Nexon is adding new player-versus-player (PvP) game modes and upgrades to Dragon Nest as part of the "Theater of War" new content update releasing next Monday. The update for the online action RPG will also include two new dungeons for high level players and a host of other game improvements.
New fighting styles make their debut next week, and the game's classic PvP modes will get a makeover as well. In the new Protect-the-Captain game mode, players must work together as a team to safeguard their team captain while pressing the offensive to eliminate the opposing team's leader. Teamwork, coordination, feints and ruses are the tools necessary for the cunning team to win the day.
Also new to PvP is the free-for-all mode, where up to 16 players are cut loose to battle each other in a bloodthirsty brawl for supremacy. Players can fight, or they can flee, but they can't hide forever in this fast-paced game mode. Additionally, a new three-on-three Ladder Mode has been added, wherein teams of three players face off against each other. The Ghoul Mode, introduced with last month's Halloween update, is receiving a number of improvements. Players can now turn into mummy ghouls and access new ghoul skills, items and achievements. Finally, medals and EXP will be awarded should players wish to consume their power bar to do so.
Dungeon delvers also have a lot to look forward to with the "Theater of War" update. Located in the Garden of Eternity, Chaos Rift Kamala is a new dungeon for level 24 players and above. Playable only on Abyss Mode, the game's highest difficulty level, players are encouraged to take a friend (or few) along. Chaos Rift Viera is another new dungeon playable on Abyss Mode for players at the current level cap of 32. Unlike other dungeons, the layout in these two new dungeons changes every time a player enters presenting a fresh experience each time.
In addition to this content update, Nexon says players will also have a slew of Black Friday deals to look forward to during the Thanksgiving weekend.