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Albion Online Adds More Depth to Classless Combat

One of the major draws for upcoming MMORPG Albion Online is the classless combat and hardcore PvP that the game promises to offer. A recent developer update has further highlighted changes made in the game to make combat-oriented decisions all the more meaningful.

The developer video highlights changes to armor and the classless design to truly allow players to design their own style of play. Different types of armor and weapons can be combined to create unique fighting styles. This means there are no restrictions, such as mages can wear heavy armor or two-handed warriors can use light armor or even mix and match.

“There are endless combinations to find, which are really powerful and fulfill a unique role on the battlefield of Albion,” said Robin Henkys, lead game designer.

Abilities in the game have also been reworked, and each weapon and piece of armor will have a unique characteristic. The development team feels that changes to the Albion Online combat system has vastly improved the gameplay experience and will allow players to fill any niche role that they want.

Our Thoughts:

Albion Online has gone through significant changes since it began development last year. The open-world PvP and classless designs are unique elements that will appeal to a very specific audience, but it’s a niche that very few games have implemented successfully. If the Albion Online team can pull it off correctly, then they’ll true have a use experience in their hands.

Source: Sandbox Interactive

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Nick is an eSports and RPG enthusiast. He can normally be found in the deepest parts of a dungeon or in the arena slaying opponents. Nick has been a gamer since an early age and involved in the industry since 2011. He obtained a degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2015.