MapleStory 2 – Awakening update brings Striker class and more new content

[Steam page] Nexon today announced it has rolled out the highly-anticipated “Awakening” update for its popular MMORPG, MapleStory 2. This massive content update gives players the new melee-focused Striker class, increases the max level cap, adds a second job rank for all classes, introduces new Chaos Raids and Hard Dungeons and unlocks the Eye of Lapenta, including Ascendant tier weapons, the strongest gear in the game! Do note that MapleStory 2 is still IP-blocked in some countries, and you can find the full list right here.

The astounding Striker class uses a fearless combination of kicks and punches in close quarter combat brawling. All players will receive a free character slot to begin using Striker!

MapleStory 2 is increasing the level cap from 60 to 70 for players to further hone their skills. All players will also have the ability to unlock Rank 2 job skills that expand the robust experiences of all classes. The expansive content update will thrust players into new Hard Dungeons and Chaos Raids, both in Normal and Hard variants. Six new Hard Dungeons will give players the chance to earn the Frontier, Tidemaster, and Demonwing epic gear sets. With three new Chaos Raids, players can challenge Pink Bean for the very first time and earn legendary gear sets such as Enigma, Behemoth, and Dark Vanguard!

Last and most exciting comes Eye of Lapenta, a new area with a riveting and engaging storyline containing four Dungeons more challenging than Chaos Raids. Along with the new area comes a new customizable skill system that uses Lapenshards. Lapenshards are unique gems in one of three colors that introduce a new set of passive and active skills players can customize to unlock their full powers. Players will also be able to obtain the new level 60 Ascendant gear by clearing the last dungeon in Eye of Lapenta. Fight on!