New hairstyles, hair color, facial customization options, and additional skintones will be available in the launch client.
All Founder’s Pack owners will be able to access the game more than three full days before the game launch, then you can get some Blade & Soul Items, providing additional time to level and increase their character power before anyone else.
Head Start begins January 15 at 10am PST / 7pm CET for both NA and EU servers and will directly transition into launch with no planned downtime.
Our launch celebration begins at a live event in Southern California, at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana, where we’ll have limited edition swag, giveaways, contests, game stations, and a livestream counting down to the game’s launch. More details to come, but if you’re looking to attend ensure you’re free the evening of January 18 to help us celebrate!
Blade & Soul launches at 12:01am EST, January 19.
We do expect that while Head Start will help even out players across a wide range of levels and content before launch, we do anticipate there may be queues to log in for those who don’t have Premium Membership queue priority, either from the included amount with a Founder’s Pack, or purchased separately. We’ll be closely monitoring server stability and capacity at launch, and will be providing up-to-the-minute service information and updates from Blade-Soul.
We’ll be continuing to sell Founder’s Packs through Head Start and up to launch on January 19. At launch we’ll begin offering Starter Packs which will provide a different selection of bonuses and benefits for those who missed out on a Founder’s Pack.
Be aware that your Founder’s Pack items will be refunded from your beta characters, and will need to be reclaimed from account management at Head Start.