Lock it in! NCSoft has announced that Blade & Soul will officially release in North America and Europe on January 19th. For you Founder’s Pack purchasers, this means you’ll get to access the free-to-play MMORPG on January 15th as your head start begins and you can start reserving your character name on January 11th.

“This is a big day for us, as we’re able to share the official launch date of Blade & Soul for all Western players,” said Tim Granich, senior director of Marketing at NCSOFT West. “We’ve already had tens of thousands of players in our first two closed beta weekends, and look forward to welcoming many more beginning with the next beta weekend on November 24th and all the way through launch.”

Blade & Soul will launch with 7 classes, 30 dungeons, a level cap of 45, and the much anticipated 1v1 skill-based Arena. This Arena was a highlight of the 2015 World Championships in Korea and North American and European players will have a chance to qualify for the 2016 event.

If January 19th is too far away for you, visit the Blade & Soul website to sign up for beta as the next Closed Beta test will run from November 24th to November 30th.

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  1. Zingler on November 20, 2015

    i think I’m a little bit more hyped for Black Desert now than B&S.

    • Vlad on November 22, 2015

      I am the exact opposite. BDO just seems like a graphic fetish game while BnS has actually really good PvE/endgame and pvp

  2. paytowin on November 19, 2015

    pvp game, max lv ppl b4 others get 2 play? pay2win right there. fck that.

    • Malice on November 20, 2015

      Open world pvp is only activated when you wear faction clothing, you can ignore pvp almost entirely.

    • Risea on November 20, 2015

      Another comment ignorant of who even watched what he was doing while playing the beta, and did not play, he should keep quiet to avoid talking about things you do not know.

      • Risea on November 22, 2015

        Another comment ignorant of who even speaks english i like run on sentences and giving head to overweight men at truck stops avoid talking about things you are a Ḟucking idiot.

  3. starrk94 on November 19, 2015

    Good to know. Actually I thought it will take more time for them to actually release this, was hoping for march at least march. It’s awesome tho that we can get our 45 lvls before other players even get access to servers, at least it’s something for players who bought game and gave them some money 🙂