Following the news of the new Unreal Engine 4 upgrade for the Korean server of Blade & Soul, NCSOFT has made a statement for the Western server. This summer, the Western server of Blade & Soul will be upgraded to Unreal Engine 4 visuals! The change in the game engine will bring improved performance to Blade & Soul, reducing lag and loading times, and adding depth and clarity to in-game graphics.
The Unreal Engine 4 update will apply to the live service of the game later this summer, and players will keep their progression once the update goes live. The Unreal Engine 4 upgrade is not the only big content update happening for Blade & Soul this year, on the horizon is a new character class, third specializations for existing classes, new dungeons, and new systems.