Naraka: Bladepoint PS5 Release Date, Switch to Free-to-Play Announced

Upcoming Naraka: Bladepoint Release on PS5 with Cross-Platform Free-to-Play Access

The highly anticipated melee-focused battle royale game, Naraka: Bladepoint, is expanding its availability by making its way to PlayStation 5. Developed by 24 Entertainment, the game will also be transitioning to a free-to-play model on all platforms. Fans of the game can mark their calendars for the Naraka: Bladepoint PS5 release date, which has been announced as July 13.

What to Expect: Cross-Platform Access and Exclusive Items

During the recent Naraka Fest announcement, 24 Entertainment confirmed that the game will be cross-platform accessible with all systems. While details regarding the extent of cross-platform features are still vague, players can look forward to connecting and battling against opponents on different platforms. Moreover, the PS5 version of the game will offer exclusive items, although specific details about these items have not yet been revealed.

Exciting Updates and Features

Aside from the new port and business model, Naraka: Bladepoint will introduce exciting gameplay updates. Here are some of the upcoming features:

  • Capture the Spirit Well: This new 12-on-12 mode requires players to capture specific locations.
  • Dual Halberds: Introducing the combination of a spear and a dagger, providing players with a versatile weapon choice.
  • Justice Chamber Updates: Enhancements to guilds, offering more engaging features for players.
  • New Hero: Tessa: A unique 1,000-year-old fox demon capable of charming enemies and capturing their souls.
  • Exclusive Rewards: Players who purchased Naraka: Bladepoint before the free-to-play date will receive in-game gold equivalent to their current edition, along with additional rewards.
  • Anniversary Events and Rewards: Enjoy special events and rewards to celebrate the game’s anniversary.
  • Collaboration with Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains: A unique partnership with Huang Gongwang’s famous painting from the mid-14th century adds an artistic touch to the game.
  • 3D Lobby: While waiting for a match, players can explore a visually stunning 3D lobby.
  • New Season Skin Theme: The upcoming season will feature the Classic of Mountains and Seas theme, along with the god of four seasons.

Impressive Player Count Milestone

Naraka: Bladepoint has quickly gained popularity since its initial release in 2021, accumulating a massive player base of 20 million. The game first launched on PC in August 2021, followed by its debut on Xbox Series X|S in June 2022 and Xbox One in December 2022. Although 24 Entertainment previously released some gameplay footage of the PS5 version, further updates remained scarce. It’s worth noting that Naraka: Bladepoint has already made its mark on PlayStation through its crossover DLC with Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty.