Hello Blade & Soul family.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the B&S family and our Discord community for always showing their passion and helping keep the game healthy and honest.

Unfortunately, there have been cases of certain players exploiting our most recent 8th Anniversary Event. We have now identified all players, exploited items, and the use of third party software to further aid in the abuse of the event.

Abusing events to acquire items in a clearly unintended fashion is an act of exploiting that affects all non-offending players and goes against the fairness of the game. Accordingly, we will plan to apply our policies and take action in order to further eradicate abusive behavior.


Here are the actions we will be taking to restore the game and remove items that should not be in the game:

  • Items acquired through the exploit will be confiscated and any gear progression from these exploited items will be reverted.

  • We’ve created a minimum and a maximum threshold for what we deem abusive behavior.

  • Players above our minimum threshold have exploited this issue beyond reasonable amounts and have taken advantage of this in extreme ways that damage the game.

  • Accounts above the minimum threshold, but below the maximum threshold are separated into two tiers that will receive sanctions based on the severity of the abuse.

  • Accounts above the maximum threshold have been permanently banned.

[Accounts under the minimum threshold]

  • These accounts are now released.

  • These accounts were temporarily banned to retrieve the exploited items and reverse any gear progression from those materials.

[Accounts above the minimum threshold, but below the maximum threshold]

  • Accounts on the lower end will be released on February 6th, 2024

  • Accounts in the median range will be released on February 13th, 2024

  • Accounts on the higher end will be released on February 21st, 2024

  • These accounts were temporarily banned to retrieve the exploited items and reverse any gear progression from those materials.

[Accounts above the maximum threshold]

  • These accounts are permanently banned.

 

We have restarted the event, and the new duration will now be from January 31 - February 21

The Blade & Soul team would like to apologize for the inconvenience this event has caused and we ask for your continued support in keeping the game and its players on a level playing field. We will do our best to create an environment in Blade & Soul that everyone can enjoy together.

Thank you.
- The Blade & Soul Team