After months of silence due to further game development and changes, one would have thought Bless still requires a few test phases. Apparently not, as developer Neowiz Bless Studio and publisher Neowiz Games announced the Final Test phase for the Unreal Engine 3 masterpiece will begin from 17 till 25 September, with a minimum age requirement of 18. There is a new trailer as well.
The Final Test phase will welcome 2 new playable classes, Mage (ranged AOE DPS) and Assassin (melee burst DPS). It was mentioned there are over 800 different mounts and pets to tame, with some even able to do quests on the player’s behalf! There will be also be more materials to gather from the environment, used to craft items such as potions, weapons, armors, and even dishes!
Bless’ core feature is focused on PVP, which is also known as Realm vs Realm (RVR) here. With the addition of the Mage and Assassin classes, the battlefield will now be vastly different from previous test phases. Not just for personal glory and collecting PVP medals, influence points will also be awarded to the guilds players belong to, allowing more guild features to gradually be available.
Due to the Faction vs Faction PVP, there will be maps where open PVP is allowed. Most of the low level maps will remain as safe zones to protect newer players. A new desert region, known as White Desert (not Black Desert), will be open for the Final Test phase. Tougher bosses awaits players in the revamped and new PVE dungeons. Bless is currently only signed to China and Taiwan overseas.