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Berlin, December 21, 2017 – Sandbox Interactive is kicking off the new year with a spectacular winter event in Albion Online. From January 10, 2018 winter will spread its white blanket over the world of the sandbox MMORPG when the "Breath of Winter" Event commences with a series of exclusive activities and rewards. The event will feature a unique, event-related quest chain, a new PvP battlefield, a winterly version of the famous "Three Sisters" expedition, special rewards, and much more. All activities and rewards will be available exclusively during the Breath of Winter Event, so players can look forward to an exciting winter season.
Overview of the "Breath of Winter" activities
Good Deeds: Winter is the perfect opportunity to do something good. "Good Deeds" is a quest chain that leads the players all around the Royal Continent. In every royal city, they have opportunities to do good deeds and thus progress in their quest. As a reward, they can look forward to an exclusive winter mount – the Yule Ram.
Icy Battleground: The "Icy Battleground" is a new PvP battlefield that is only accessible during the Breath of Winter Event. It is a frost-covered battlefield following yellow unrestricted PvP rules and featuring regular chest spawns.
Ice and Fire: This new version of the famous "Three Sisters" expedition is only accessible during the Breath of Winter Event. With icy weather conditions and new opponents, adventurers are faced with even bigger challenges in this group expedition. Clever tactics and discipline are crucial requirements in order to succeed.
Tokens and Rewards: "Breath of Winter" comes with limited-time rewards that are only available during this event: Two vanity armor sets, new furniture items and more can be purchased from the respective vanity merchant in the major cities using snowballs, the event currency. Snowballs may not only be used for purchases, players can also throw them in other adventurers' faces!
Time to go Home: This is a time-limited event that is accompanied by Yule Stag raffles. Uncle Frost wants to prepare his departure since winter is going to be over soon. But his wife, the Ice Queen, sees no reason for departure yet and wants to stay in her castle. Uncle Frost is now asking the players to help him persuade his wife to go with him and make way for spring. The players must enter the icy keep, avoid traps and artillery fire and avoid the Keepers loyal to the Ice Queen in order to take her to her husband.
Community Events: The Albion Online Community team will prepare additional community events for the Breath of Winter period.
All details to the "Breath of Winter" Event and various related activities are available at: https://albiononline.com/en/update/Breath-of-Winter
About Albion Online?
Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG from Sandbox Interactive, set in the medieval fantasy world of Albion. Whether playing a hardened fighter, a farmer, a merchant or a master craftsman, in the player-driven world every single weapon and every single building is created by the players. Thanks to a "you are what you wear" system free of typical class restrictions, a skilled archer can instantly become a powerful mage, and the players define their own role within the game world. PvE, PvP or the battle guild vs guild, every action in the game has a meaning … as well as consequences. PvP battles in the danger zones of the game world are a "winner takes it all" affair. Albion Online is the first PC game to enable the exact same experience on tablets.
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About Sandbox Interactive GmbH
Sandbox Interactive is an independent game development studio founded in 2012 and is based in Berlin, Germany, currently employing 56 full-time and 12 freelance programmers and designers on their cross-platform sandbox MMO Albion Online. Sandbox Interactive follows the belief that the creation of your own world and interaction with other players are paramount to entertainment – and, that these ideas are truly brought to life in the sandbox genre. With Albion Online, they are making a game with compelling gameplay and the player’s experience squarely in the foreground.
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