MapleStory 2 is a free to play 3D fantasy MMORPG and the upcoming sequel to MapleStory, this time with an entirely new block environment and a big emphasis on customization (including clothes, houses, and dungeons)! MapleStory 2’s background story plays before the first MapleStory’s and will have many familiar monsters from the first MapleStory, but it has its own unique gameplay and settings. If you enjoy the colorful characters, fantastic world, and engaging storyline of the original MapleStory, then this game is for you!
MapleStory 2 Key Features
New Art-Style – The new 3D art-style gives players the opportunity to explore a all kinds of colorful environments. There are a lot of chances to discover special events and hidden areas.
Interactive Environment – Environments are partly destructible. Players are able to cut down trees and knock over blocks. Objects in the players surroundings can even be used in combat.
Classic MapleStory-Style Combat – With the fast paced combat of the original MapleStory and the distributable environments, the fight will be fought on a whole other level with characters chaining together multiple abilities for great effect that will leave it’s mark in the environment.
User-Created Content – Players can participate in mini-games, including some built by other players. Using the in-game editor, players can even build special dungeons complete with a all sorts of monsters and traps.
Persistent, Non-Instanced Housing – Players will be able to build their own houses block by block, while decorating it’s interior with unique items. These items can range from chests to keep your extra gear, to mannequins which you can dress up with your favorite costume sets. This gives the players the ability to swap between these costumes while on the go.
MapleStory 2 Promises Raid Progression Adjustments are Coming
Word from Nexon America's general manager confirms that raid progression adjustments are in the works for MapleStory 2 and will be detailed soon.
MapleStory 2 Chaos Rising Brings New Raids and Thanksgiving
The Chaos Rising update introduces new boss fight-centric versions of regular dungeons, a new Thanksgiving event and quality-of-life updates.
MapleStory 2 Celebrates 1 Million Registered Downloads
1 million MapleStory 2 registered downloads are celebrated by the devs with some login bonuses and a boost to dungeon drops.
MapleStory 2 Talks Style Crates and PvP
A MapleStory 2 post-launch producer's letter offers a few words about changes to Style Crates, a timeline for PvP's return and other matters.
MapleStory 2 Review – Cute and Crustless
MapleStory 2 is a world full of big eyes, cute characters, and cheery optimism in the face of conflict that is threatening but only distantly sinister.
MapleStory 2 Kicks Off F2P Launch with Limited Time Events
A broad assortment of limited time events mark the MapleStory 2 free to play launch, including login rewards, a Halloween event and more.
MapleStory 2 Shows Off its Launch Content
Content arriving with the MapleStory 2 launch update is detailed, granting a closer look at the new Runeblade class, new zone and new dungeons.
MapleStory 2 Begins its Head Start
Today's MapleStory 2 head start launch arrives with a significant update to the MMO's systems, items, features and a whole lot more.
MapleStory 2 Pre-Registration Brings Exclusive Rewards
The MapleStory 2 pre-registration period has begun and brings with it some ridiculous rewards that you won't get anywhere else.
MapleStory 2 Producer Talks Fair Fight, PvP Gear and More
A MapleStory 2 Q&A with one of the MMO's producers discusses the Fair Fight balance system, PvP gear and a variety of other topics.
MapleStory 2 Adds GM Hunting Event to Mushking Royale
MapleStory 2's Dark GM event will task players of Mushking Royale with hunting down a powered-up GM to earn Mushroom Coins.
MapleStory 2 Shows its Future Update Plans
The next three months of content are laid out in a MapleStory 2 roadmap trailer while a producer's blog addresses pay-to-win worries.
MapleStory 2’s Design Lab Lets Players Craft a Dungeon from Scratch
The upcoming MapleStory 2 Design Lab will let those with the right know-how put together their own instanced encounters for the game.
MapleStory 2 Confirms its Launch Date
The full MapleStory 2 launch date is announced, along with dates for a pre-season of the MMO's battle royale mode and head start timing for Founders.
MapleStory 2 Closed Beta Preview
In this MapleStory 2 CBT 2 preview, Wolfy takes a look at the brightly-colored MMO's world and finds a playful, whimsical and engrossing experience.
MapleStory 2’s Second Closed Beta Starts on July 18
A date has been officially tied down for the next MapleStory 2 closed beta test, along with details on its length and the addition of the cash shop.
Dungeon Content for MapleStory 2’s Next Closed Beta Detailed
A number of MapleStory 2 closed beta dungeons are coming with CBT 2, including several max level encounters for level 50 players.
MapleStory 2 Reveals Content Coming in CBT 2
One of the MMO's producers provides a little insight into some of the new content and features coming in MapleStory 2 CBT 2.
MapleStory 2 Closed Beta 2 Announced
Nexon has announced a second Closed Beta test for MapleStory 2 in order to make sure servers are ready for the official release.
MMO Money: Mobile Revenue is Breaking Records
It's quarterly report season so it's a busy MMO Money this week. We see how mobile revenue is breaking records, yet more lootbox news, and more!
Battle Royale Mode is Coming to MapleStory 2
A new developer video from the Korean team offers a look at the MapleStory 2 battle royale mode Mush King Championship in action.
MapleStory 2 Western Launch Confirmed
MapleFest confirms a MapleStory 2 Western launch as a new site opens up inviting players to sign up for closed beta and share the news for in-game items.
Rumor: MapleStory 2’s Western Release is Imminent
It could certainly all be a coincidence, but an upcoming MapleStory Fest and a Nexon America job posting could signal a MapleStory 2 Western release.
Nexon Posts Opening for MapleStory 2 Production Manager
A new job posting for a MapleStory 2 production manager could mean that the game's Western release is still very much in the works.
New MapleStory Based Mobile Game Revealed
New MapleStory based mobile game revealed by Nexon.
MapleStory 2 Now Lets You Compose and Perform Music
Nexon adds fishing, music composition, and concerts to MapleStory 2, along with plenty of PvE content updates.
MapleStory 2 Slated for July Launch
At a media event earlier today, Nexon announced MapleStory 2 will officially launch in South Korea on July 7th at 7PM.
Attack on Titan Event Comes to MapleStory
Nexon has announced their newest anime event for MapleStory. Starting today, players will be able to join their favorite characters from Attack on Titan.
MapleStory 2 Begins Alpha Testing Next Month In Korea
Nexon Korea announces alpha testing for MapleStory 2!
Maplestory 2 First Gameplay Trailer Revealed
Nexon released their latest gameplay trailer for MapleStory 2, a sequel for the famous browser MMORPG MapleStory.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in Maplestory 2 CGI Teaser trailer.
Maple Story 2 CGI teaser trailer released by Nexon.
Beta Data: January 23, 2015
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