If you’re a fan of side-scrolling brawlers and have yet to try KOG Games action-brawler Grand Chase now may be the perfect time to do so. The publisher just announced the start of the MMO’s 5th Season which brings about the largest set of changes Grand Chase has seen since its inception. We’re talking a more streamlined World Map, fluid quest progression, redesigned dungeons and smarter AI to start with. Check out the trailer above for a few glimpses of the changes intercut with some slashy CGI.
Perhaps one of the most immediately noticeable changes has to do with how new players obtain any of Grand Chase’s 19 playable characters. In the past players would need to unlock each through difficult quests or purchase them outright through the shop. Now, all new players get four character slots and can choose from any of the characters from the beginning for free. Current players will need to purchase a slot for any new character, but can then freely select one from the full roster.
A large amount of effort has gone into streamlining the dungeons in Grand Chase starting with the level and platform layouts being reworked while mob types and numbers are randomized. Dungeon mobs and bosses are now stronger too, thanks to their improved ai and greater damage output, which -coupled with the new randomization- will hopefully provide a greater consistent challenge for players. Since mobs now deal extra damage, players have also had their character’s damage re-balanced to better fit the new dungeon difficulty.
Other improvements include a new dodge skill and a new boss-rush dungeon mode called Dimension’s Door which functions like your typical tower dungeon with waves of increasingly difficult enemies and occasional boss fights thrown at you. In the future KOG Games intends to continue releasing further Season 5 updates in waves with additional dungeons and a focus on improving PvP in Grand Chase.
A full recap of all the changes and additions coming in Season 5 can be found on the official Grand Chase Season 5 page here.