Sandbox Interactive released the first major post-launch update for Albion Online. Since this content update is called “Joseph”, available now for all players of the sandbox MMORPG. Releasing the games further content across Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows.
So among other things, “Joseph” includes an action-packed Arena mode. This features a thrilling new battle system where players compete against each other in 5v5 matches. Therefore there will be additional PvP opportunities with “Treasure Sites”. Including two new group expeditions, further UI/UX improvements and Smart Casting. While including new weapon abilities for more variety and a range of other improvements.
So I have to admit, these changes are an improvement. While the Three Sisters Expedition is worth checking out as well as the Arena Mode, creating a MOBA-like experience. So think Battlerite gameplay.
Albion Online | Joseph Update Trailer:
Features and improvements of the Joseph update:
- Arena Mode
While in the new Arena, players face worthy opponents in 5vs5 matches to gain control points. The winning teams receive Arena Sigils which can use for exceptional rewards. Such as the Armored Sabretooth mount.
- “Treasure Sites”
The old Relic Locker sites around Albion are now “Treasure Sites”. More than ten of these locations are available throughout the yellow, red and black zones. Due to additional opportunities for PvP battles.
- Eternal Battle Expedition
An ancient city is overrun by undead soldiers of a defending army from a battle from long time ago. It is the job of the players to regain the city for the living.
- Three Sisters Expedition
A Royal Guard who is said to have committed treason has disappears and must be found. Can the players resist the Three Sisters?
- Smart Cast
The Smart Casting mechanic now allows intuitive use of special abilities.
- UI/UX Improvements
A facelift to some of the menu interfaces and improvements in various menus like the social menu.
- New Abilities
Five new abilities are available for bows, daggers, cursed staffs, swords and spears starting at tier 5. They will offer even more variety to these weapons’ play styles.
- New ability effects, Dungeons and Mob Camps have treasure chests. Essences can be used in potion crafting, plus dozens of minor improvements and countless bug fixes.
So the Albion Online Joseph update is available now for Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows. Further details about the games update are available here. And if you do not own Albion Online, check out the Starter Packs.