NARAKA: BLADEPOINT Update – September 29th, 2022

Dear players,

The servers of NARAKA: BLADEPOINT will be suspended for maintenance from 09/28/2022 23:00 (UTC) to 09/29/2022 03:00 (UTC). We suggest that you log out in advance and enter the game again after the maintenance.

The details for this update are as follows:

Brand-new content!

Ⅰ. Ziping Yin

Her new skill [Aromatherapy: Protection] and ultimate [Saving Grace: Gauze] are available to unlock now.


II. Map Updates of Holoroth

1. Brand-new area: Boomerang Cliff

There has been something wrong with Yushan Ruins recently. The thick iceberg is becoming loose with its edge gradually melting. When the ice is melting, a new place where players can move around takes shape on the left of Yushan Ruins, called Boomerang Cliff. A dangerous mountain road leads to the area, in the middle of which currents of chill air are blowing. Be careful and don't fall off. 


III. Time-limited Nightscream BOT Mode is now available

In Nightscream BOT Mode, AI opponents are more skillful than in the Hard level, and won't attack each other actively. Besides, Rebirth will remain usable till the end of the third Shadow Corruption. Come challenge them with your skill and wisdom!

Nightscream BOT Mode is a time-limited mode. We'll continue to train AI opponents and will reopen it someday.


Ⅳ. Brand-new Event: Mystery of Plumed Castle

Glory once belonged to the Plumed Castle before the downfall of Holoroth. There was the great eagle-like castle stretching to the sky, and the mysterious treasuries housing world's fortunes. But all were annihilated with the doom of Holoroth. All there left were the broken wings of the Falcon Statues, and the floating stones with strange force. Now Holoroth is confronted with desert bandits wreaking havoc, power division and faith loss to the once gloried Aquila. There, people struggle to make a living.

Event Time: 09/29/2022 update – 12/10/2022 20:00 (UTC)

Event Rules:

1. During the event, the theme of the preparation phase is changed to the Auspicious Clouds Celebration. Up-currents from specific clouds can help players jump higher! You can pick up [Crystal Stones]> in the scene of the preparation stage, or get them by looting gold and green Troves in the match, with a maximum of 10 every day.

2. Consume [Crystal Stones] to randomly unlock a location on the event page. You'll get corresponding rewards after unlocking all locations in an area. There are 7 areas in total waiting to be unlocked.

3. The first match of Nightscream Bot Mode every day earns you 1 [Doom Smasher Giftbox]. Every [Doom Smasher Giftbox] must contain 1 [Crystal Core], which can be used to unlock a designated location. Besides, you can get more rare rewards randomly from [Doom Smasher Giftboxes].

4. Participating in the external event [Forerunner GO!] can also get you [Crystal Stones] and [Crystal Cores]. Besides, you can also obtain [Dawn Treasure] and Event-limited Avatar from it.

5. After all 7 areas are unlocked, you can still use [Crystal Stone] and [Crystal Cores] on the event page to get Tae and Spectral Silk awards.


Hero Adjustments

I. Tianhai

1. When casting [The Divine Bell] and all its Skill Talents, Tianhai is immune to debuffs. But those taken effect before casting the skill will not be affected.

2. Increased the Damage Multiplier of [Ground Stomp] from 10 to 12 when Tianhai grabs two enemies in the transformed state of all Ultimate Talents.


II. Wuchen

When Wuchen is casting [Tai Chi Rift] and all Ultimate Talents, players now can press the Ultimate button to turn off Aim.


III. Valda Cui

Improved her ability to interrupt the Focus grade by her water spear when casting [Nether Nightmare] and [Nether Nightmare: Bind], now she can interrupt the golden Focus strikes.


IV. Temulch

1. Changed the airborne effect of Temulch's [Zephyr Wisp] and all his Talents to the Control effect (can ban the skills that can be cast when under attack, but can be broken by attacks with stagger effect) and optimized the performance of the action.

2. Adjusted the Ultimate [Zephyr Prison] and all his Talents. Now when Zephyr Prison takes shape, enemies in it will be imposed with the [Slowed] effect.


V. Yoto Hime

Decreased the flying/staying time of [Spirit Slash: Vortex] from 5s/5s to 3.5s/3.5s.


VI. Viper Ning

1. Viper Ning's [Yushan Enigma] can now be used while under attack and can interrupt golden Focus strikes, and the cooldown has been adjusted to 25 sec.

2. When casting [Twilight Crimson: Unchained], Viper Ning will get a 40% damage reduction.


VII. Other Adjustments

Optimized the prompt effect of some skills when the target is beyond their range.


Weapon Adjustments

I. Longsword

1. Slightly shortened the startup frames of Longswords' charged attacks.

2. Extended the duration that players can perform combos after charged attacks.


II. Spear

1. Extended the stagger time after Horizontal Strikes while sprinting, running and standing.

2. Decreased the Damage Multiplier of Airborne Horizontal Strikes from 2.01 to 1.6.


Ⅲ. Greatsword

Optimized the special effect of the second Horizontal Strike.


Souljade Adjustments

I. Longsword Souljade

Added a new Legendary Souljade: [Hepta-Detach].


In-game Adjustments

I. Combat Adjustments

1. Greatly increased players' sliding duration and max distance on the ice in Snowy Peaks.


II. Holoroth Map Adjustments

1. Increased the resources in Inn of the Dunes, Jade Pass, Altar of Tranquility, and Emberhawk.


III. Holoroth Mechanism Adjustments

1. Players can trigger the Spikes by hitting them instead of triggering them passively. The CD of triggering was decreased to 5s.

2. Added a wide-range Silence effect to Ghostly Hands after they are triggered. The Silence duration was adjusted to 8s.

3. Expanded the hit radius of the Cactus to 10m.

4. Shortened the time needed to set a Trap Clip to 1s.

5. Shortened the blinding time of Sand Konjac to 5s.

6. Adjusted the refresh locations of Spikes, Frost Moth and Trap Clip.

7. The Ballistas at the bottom left and bottom right of Plumed Castle now are refreshed randomly.


IV. Weather System Adjustments

1. Optimized the occurrence time and duration of weather at each stage.

2. Renamed "Sandstorm" as "Howling Gale", where players' ability to run toward a wall and the max range of Grappling Hook will be improved.


V. Feature Optimizations

Added the See-through effect when your teammates are blocked. (You can turn on the feature in Settings - Assist Settings - Ally See-through Effect.)


VI. BOT Mode Adjustments

Adjusted the behaviors of AI opponents at the Easy level in BOT Mode and lowered the difficulty appropriately.


VII. Omni's Nightmare Adjustments

1. Hero Echo: Explosive Shot can take effect on ranged weapons only.

2. Adjusted the airborne distance and recovery frames of Evil-Ents' Charged Horizontal Strikes.

3. Revised some expressions of in-game prompts.


Ⅷ. Spectating Adjustments

After being defeated in the Survival Modes, Killer’s info page will be shown to player automatically. You can manually close it, or it will be automatically closed as you start spectating.


Out-game Adjustments

I. Hero Badge System

1. You can check completed and ongoing phases for each Hero Badge on the Hero Badge Page.

2. Added a new Hero Badge: [Veteran].


II. Friend List Optimization

Now displays the last online time of your close friends.


III. Settlement Page Optimization

Now players can check Hero Badges and the progress of quests on the settlement page.


Ⅳ. Optimized Match History

1. Added Damage stats into the Match History Interface.

2. Rank in Match History will be shown as party rank after all party members are defeated.  

3. Added Match Details into The Herald's Trial mode, where players can check detailed stats of the match.

4. You can now view other players' Match History.

5. Added "Battle Stats Setting" under "Settings-Social Settings-Privacy Settings". You can choose whether to make your Match History public.

6. Damage stats of matches before this update will not be provided. We are sorry for any inconvenience.


V. BGM Adjustments

1. Added the song "From The Ashes" by JJ Lin to Lobby BGM.

2. Replaced the BGMs in the Hero Cultivation Page of Viper Ning, Matari, Valda Cui, Justina Gu and Ziping Yin.


Feature Optimizations

I. Client

1. Improved the efficiency of loading action resources in combats to further reduce the memory usage of actions.
2. Reduced the memory usage of weapons in combats.

3. Fixed the stuttering caused by the shift of weathers in Holoroth Map.

4. Optimized some Outfit resources to reduce CPU time.


Store Updates

Ⅰ. New Packs

1. Added new Justina Gu Exclusive Pack [Summer Snowflakes], which includes Justina Gu Legendary outfit [Summer Party·Summer Snowflakes], Justina Gu Epic Pose [Piacevole], Justina Gu Legendary Accessory [Summer Party·Sunhat]. The Pack's standard price: 3,500 Gold; Now: 2,600 Gold.

2. Added new Viper Ning Exclusive Pack [Rosy Meridiem], which includes Viper Ning Legendary outfit [Summer Party·Rosy Meridiem], Viper Ning Epic Pose [Cozy]. The Pack's standard price: 2,300 Gold; Now: 1,750 Gold.

3. Available on October, 9th: Matari Exclusive Pack [Aureate Spoondrift], which includes Matari Legendary outfit [Summer Party·Aureate Spoondrift], Matari Epic Pose [Surfing]. The Pack's standard price: 2,300 Gold; Now: 1,750 Gold.


II. Added New Discounts

1. Added new Katana Legendary Skin [Gale's Edge]. Standard price: 1,500 Gold; Now: 1,250 Gold.

2. Added new Epic Background [Sunshine Waters]. Standard price: 200 Gold; Now: 160 Gold.

3. Added new Epic Base [Summer Beach]. Standard price: 400 Gold; Now: 320 Gold.

4. Wuchen Legendary Outfit [Incompletion Robe]. Original price: 1,800 Gold; Now: 1,500 Gold.

5. Yueshan Legendary Outfit [JTeam·Mountain Shaker]. Original price: 1,800 Gold; Now: 1,500 Gold.


III. Discounts End

1. Tianhai Legendary Accessory [Operatic Legend·Crown]  has returned to its original price of 1,200 Gold.

2. Valda Cui Legendary Accessory [Summer Party·Teashades] has returned to its original price of 1,000 Gold.

3. Tianhai Legendary Pose [Operatic Legend·All Existence] has returned to its original price of 900 Gold.

4. Tianhai Legendary Accessory [Longmen·Stone Statue] has returned to its original price of 4,800 Gold.

5. Tianhai Legendary Accessory [Longmen·Gargoyle Glow] has returned to its original price of 900 Gold.

6. Dagger Legendary Skin [The Breaker·Myriad Edge] has returned to its original price of 1,500 Gold.

7. Katana Legendary Skin [The Breaker·Dazzling Sun] has returned to its original price of 1,500 Gold.


Bug Fixes

I. Weapon-related Bugs

Fixed an issue where the hit range and special effect of Nunchucks' Scale Rush didn't match.


II. Omni's Nightmare-related Bugs

Fixed an issue where Evil-Ent Lord could be stuck at Ballistas.


III. Hero-related Bugs

1. Fixed an issue where Kurumi may link to a target outside the range when using her skill [Binding Prayer].

2.Fixed an issue where Temulch may replay the ultimate animation after casting it already.