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January 08, 2013 - Leading online game developer and publisher, Joymax, today announces the upcoming launch of a major update for the world-renown free-to-play MMORPG, Silkroad Online. "Ignite Silkroad Part 3: Undead’s Revenge" is the third installment of many changes that started in late 2012 which also features a variety of large-scale events.  Silkroad Online has been on a roll of changes and surprises for the past two months with skill balance enhancements, permanent beginner benefits, and much more.

This month's update brings an ominous approach with the introduction of a new terrifying monster: Death Bone!  Following the death of last month’s raid monster event, “Roc Time Attack!”, the rage and terror of so many deaths has had an unintended consequence. Born from the Roc’s ashes Death Bone arises --  a massive skeleton monster with powerful skills that will instantly knock the players silly. Death Bone will claw all players close to it, and then launch a near-death attack for the unfortunate players who did not flee in the following 5 seconds.  Players must always be alert and aware when fighting Death Bone.

Death Bone is the most challenging boss yet, requiring a full raid at maximum level; the epic event “Roc Time Attack!” will feel easy in comparison.  Residing deep within the Roc Mountain, players who have both defeated the Roc and completed a challenging quest chain can call up this undead monstrosity.  The effort is well worth the investment, as Death Bone not only rewards the best EXP gains, but also 13 th tier equipment, the highest gold reward, and more.

Starting January 15 th for a limited time, this dungeon will be open to all players above level 80. A Key of Bloodline- an item which allows players to enter the dungeon- will be given for free (the key is usually obtained through high-level quest).  Rewards such as Monster Summon Scrolls and Pandora’s Box will be given just for participating in a battle and posting a screenshot to the official Silkroad Online Facebook page!

Missed the “Roc Time Attack!” event?  The Roc will return on January 8 th for a limited time.  Players can find out more by visiting Silkroad Online's official website at or follow Silkroad Online's Facebook which is now accessible through the game with the click of a button!


About Silkroad Online

Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling across Jangan, from China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters.

About Joymax

Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging online game industry of the 21st century. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC market.  With its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, the game has grown to offer service in over 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is a proven global entertainment company, providing multimedia content for all. For more information, please visit