Today, the latest major update for Albion Online, called “Hector”, has gone live. At the same time, “Hector” marks the start of the final push in preparation of the official launch of Sandbox’ MMORPG, which is scheduled for July 17, 2017. As the final major update before the launch, “Hector” acts as the release version of Albion Online. The team of Sandbox Interactive is using the coming weeks until the launch to optimize the game and fix remaining bugs. “Hector” introduces some new features and improvements to the game to offer the players an even better gaming experience.

“Hector”‘s most important changes at a glance:

  • The Black Market: The Black Market merchant is a new NPC in Caerleon. But he’s no ordinary NPC with unlimited demand. The number of items he’s prepared to buy depends directly on the number of monsters killed in the world of Albion. All equipment bought by him is redistributed through dubious channels to mobs and chests throughout Albion, so that all items in the game are still handcrafted by players.
  • New Hellgates: These zones primarily designed for PvP battles are already highly popular among players. The revised gates contain a completely new map layout, three different kinds of Hellgates as well as various improvements of the underlying game mechanics.
  • Improvements in the Outlands: While the last update “Galahad” already introduced fundamental changes to the Outlands, the current update will bring even more improvements. For one, all cities and harbors will be removed from the black zones. Instead, there will be a portal in Caerleon connecting the city with the various parts of the Outlands. The distribution of resources in the Outlands will be adjusted, too.
  • …and much more: From new mounts to an updated user interface, Hector comes with a large number of changes and improvements. All details on the update can be found here:

Additional information on the official launch of the game on July 17, 2017 will follow in the weeks to come.

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