Everquest's twentieth expansion, Call of the Forsaken, will introduce the Heroic Adventure system and bring with it new mercenary and player advancement options.
Everquest may be more than fourteen years old with one sequel released and another in the works, but that doesn't mean the game is ready to toss in the towel. With the game still retaining a dedicated fan base it continues to live on and grow. Point in case, its twentieth expansion, Call of the Forsaken, is currently in the final stages of being readied for its launch. Originally planned for late September, the expansion has now been confirmed for an October 8th release.
In operation for 13 years and counting, the iconic EverQuest is the MMO that started it all. With 16 unique races, 16 classes and a whopping 18 expansions on top of the original game, EverQuest offers a massive amount of fantasy MMO content, with hundreds of unique zones and thousands of creatures to battle ion exciting realms filled with mystery and adventure. And because it's now free-to-play, with options for a one-time account upgrade or a monthly "have it all" subscription, you can embark upon an epic journey across the lands of Norrath without spending a penny.
The expansion itself is set to introduce several new features to Everquest, expanding, for instance, on the abilities of Mercenary NPCs. Following the release of Call of the Forsaken, Mercenary characters will have access to a bevy of new gear. They will also be able to take advantage of new alternate advancement options. Player characters meanwhile will be introduced to the new Heroic Adventure system which will create unique quests scaled to match a party's experience level and equipment. In addition to these features, the expansion will add shared bank slots, fresh spells, new alternate advancements, raids, gear and trade skills.
Players interested in getting a taste of Call of the Forsaken prior to its October 8th release can still sign up for a chance to partake in the expansion's ongoing beta, which is currently scheduled to run until October 7th. Users who pre-order Call of the Forsaken prior to the beta's end will receive an exclusive piece of Mercenary armor when the expansion finally launches.