Critically-acclaimed MMORPG MapleStory 2, has rolled out its eagerly
anticipated Awakening Expansion Update this weekend via the Nexon Launcher and Steam. The
massive content update gives players the new melee-focused Striker class, increases the level
cap, adds a second job rank for all classes, introduces new Chaos Raids and Hard Dungeons
and unlocks the Eye of Lapenta, including Ascendant tier weapons, the strongest gear in the
The astounding Striker class uses a fearless combination of kicks and punches in close quarter
combat brawling. All players will receive a free character slot to begin using Striker! In addition,
MapleStory 2 is increasing the level cap from 60 to 70 for players to further hone their skills.
All players will also have the ability to unlock Rank 2 job skills that expand the robust
experiences of all classes.
With more skills come more challenges. The expansive content update will thrust players into
new Hard Dungeons and Chaos Raids, both in Normal and Hard variants. The update features
six new Hard Dungeons that give players the chance to earn the Frontier, Tidemaster, and
Demonwing epic gear sets. With three new Chaos Raids, players can challenge Pink Bean for
the first time in MapleStory 2 and earn legendary gear sets such as Enigma, Behemoth, and
Dark Vanguard. There’s a lot to earn in this update!
Last and most exciting comes Eye of Lapenta, a new area with a riveting and engaging
storyline containing four Dungeons more challenging than Chaos Raids. Along with the new
area comes a new customizable skill system that uses Lapenshards. Lapenshards are unique
gems in one of three colors that introduce a new set of passive and active skills players can
customize to unlock their full powers. Players will also be able to obtain the new level 60
Ascendant gear by clearing the last dungeon in Eye of Lapenta.
In addition, players who login before June 26, will receive a Striker Daily Wonder on the first
character they log in with. Players who log-in everyday will receive even more items including a
Canola Bonito ground mount, a Floating Lotus air mount, a specially made Iron Fist Knuckles
weapon skin for a Striker class, and a full Hysteria Outfit skin.
Through June 26, Maplers with designated new characters will also be able to earn 3 levels
every time they level up through the Summer Burning Event and earn new gear at level 60 to
prepare for the challenges ahead.
About MapleStory 2
The latest addition to the MapleStory universe, MapleStory 2 takes players to colourful new
dimensions with vibrant 3D block graphics, a robust set of playable characters, a vast skill
progression system, refined customisation, and world-building mechanics. MapleStory 2 is an
expansive and player-centric MMORPG that offers challenging new adventures with a
charmingly charismatic MapleStory twist. For more information about the game, please visit http://maplestory2.nexon.net/.