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Albion Online: Hector Update now live

The final push has started in preparation for the launch of the game

Media Alert – for immediate release

Berlin, June 07, 2017 – Today, the latest major update for Albion Online, called "Hector", has gone live. At the same time, "Hector" marks the start of the final push in preparation of the official launch of Sandbox' MMORPG, which is scheduled for July 17, 2017. As the final major update before the launch, "Hector" acts as the release version of Albion Online. The team of Sandbox Interactive is using the coming weeks until the launch to optimize the game and fix remaining bugs.

"Hector" introduces some new features and improvements to the game to offer the players an even better gaming experience. The following trailer presents the most significant changes: https://youtu.be/GZ9__gbsIDk

"Hector"'s most important changes at a glance:


  • The Black Market
The Black Market merchant is a new NPC in Caerleon. But he's no ordinary NPC with unlimited demand. The number of items he's prepared to buy depends directly on the number of monsters killed in the world of Albion. All equipment bought by him is redistributed through dubious channels to mobs and chests throughout Albion, so that all items in the game are still handcrafted by players.


  • New Hellgates
These zones primarily designed for PvP battles are already highly popular among players. The revised gates contain a completely new map layout, three different kinds of Hellgates as well as various improvements of the underlying game mechanics.


  • Improvements in the Outlands
While the last update "Galahad" already introduced fundamental changes to the Outlands, the current update will bring even more improvements. For one, all cities and harbors will be removed from the black zones. Instead, there will be a portal in Caerleon connecting the city with the various parts of the Outlands. The distribution of resources in the Outlands will be adjusted, too.


  • ...and much more:
From new mounts to an updated user interface, Hector comes with a large number of changes and improvements. All details on the update can be found here: https://albiononline.com/en/update/Hector

Additional information on the official launch of the game on July 17, 2017 will follow in the weeks to come.

What is 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 all" affair. Albion Online is the first PC game to enable the exact same experience on tablets.

Additional information on Albion Online can be found at:

Website:          https://albiononline.com

Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/albiononline

YouTube:        http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9gij-VpDFWaaqn1zLM4TEQ

Twitter:            https://twitter.com/albiononline


About Sandbox Interactive GmbH

Sandbox Interactive is an independent game development studio founded in January 2012 and is based in Berlin, Germany, currently employing 50 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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