A new Naraka: Bladepoint update has launched, featuring the debut of the new Koi Bonanza event and a new "Reputation Score" system that will punish leavers who prematurely exit a game.
Naraka: Bladepoint is a Battle Royale game featuring Asian characters using a wide array of fantastical weapons and ancient magic. The game first launched all the way back in August and it was popular even before then -- it hit a stunning 136,000 players during its final beta test prior to launch. The game has since launched its first new hero, and now there is a new event (and some new rules for players) debuting in an update today.
Naraka: Bladepoint Koi Bonanza Event Promises Premium Rewards for Top Players
The Naraka: Bladepoint Koi Bonanza Event will mix up the standard gameplay a bit in The Herald's Trial and Quick Match. The Preparation Phase now has several Koi Tokens spread around and it's up to you to collect them.
Players who manage to collect the Koi Tokens will net themselves some neat rewards during the Settlement Stage. And that's not all -- the Top 30 players in Solo or the Top 10 players in Trio will get premium rewards. In either case, these rewards are limited to 3 times per player per day.
If you're not too excited about this event, there's still a good reason to play: Daily Quest Rewards are paying out double XP and Hidden Treasure XP from now until October 7, 2021, at 4:00 PM Eastern Time.
Naraka: Bladepoint Update Debuts Reputation Score, Penalizes Leavers
Aside from the debut of the Koi Bonanza Event. today's Naraka: Bladepoint update is launching a brand new Reputation Score system for players. If you've been annoyed by leavers in your games, you'll find that that problem will likely be brought under control in the coming days and weeks.
All players will begin with a Reputation Score of 8,800. Playing and completing matches will increase your Reputation Score; conversely, you will lose Reputation Score for leaving a game during the Preparation Stage, leaving a game in progress, or leaving a game in Trios when your team has 3 members. That latter part means that the first player to leave a team will be penalized, but the other two players (who are now stuck with an undermanned team) can leave without penalty.
So, what does Reputation Score do? For now, there are only negative effects: players with a Reputation Score below 7,500 will be unable to join The Herald's Trial queue. Players who drop below 6,000 Reputation Score will be unable to join Quick Match.
The Koi Bonanza Event and the Reputation Score system are the major additions, but these are far from the only changes; you can read the full Naraka: Bladepoint update patch notes for all the fine details. You can buy Naraka: Bladepoint for PC on its official website starting at the price of $19.99 or your regional equivalent.
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