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  Rappelz Epic 9.6: The Siege of the Citadel Is Live
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Seoul, Korea - 19 March, 2019 - WEBZEN, a global developer and publisher of PC and mobile games, today announced that the latest expansion for popular dark fantasy MMORPG Rappelz is now live on European & American servers.


At the end of the scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, 19 March, 2019 (UTC), Epic 9.6: The Siege of the Citadel was delivered to the Rappelz community, bringing the new Rondo Citadel Attack, class balance changes, and improvements to multiple aspects of the game such as pets, progression, dungeons and UI.


First of all, this new expansion brings an entire new location to Rappelz: a citadel built on the ruins of the Rondo Arena, just outside the city of Rondo, together with a new sieging system. The Citadel Attack is a competitive PvE speed-run mode. Guilds can bid in order to participate in 1 of the 6 sessions every Saturday (2 a.m., 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.). For the highest-bidding guilds, the mages of the Luciad Society will break the barrier of the citadel and the guilds can enter.


At the end of every week, guild members receive a medal depending on their rank in the Attack. Medals are a new kind of equipment with their own slots. Rewards are given once all of the Citadel Attacks are over for the week, on Saturday night. A medal is given to all guild members, even those who did not participate. Furthermore, the Guild Master of the guild that finishes 1st also receives the Cloak of the Rondo Commander.


Epic 9.6: The Siege of the Citadel also includes balance changes, with the rework of many important classes such as the Slayer, Void Mage and Templar, which were highly requested by the Rappelz community.


In addition, this expansion marks the return of the Classic Pets with the first pet of the Epic type: the Death Gladiator. This pet is very powerful but equally hard to tame, as it requires the rare Epic Pet Cards. The Death Gladiator is a powerful melee pet with high Evasion, and the Epic Pet Cards required to tame it will drop from the Gladiator itself.


With the arrival of this expansion, the Rappelz team is running a +25% EXP event, plus the It's the Pet Season! event until 1 April, 2019.


For more information, including patch notes and ongoing events, interested players are invited to check out and join the official Facebook community at

About Rappelz

Rappelz is a free, global MMORPG where over 6 million players adventure and battle in a dark and devastated fantasy world. Rappelz combines a striking fantasy art style with deep character customization, tactical pet taming & training, and extensive player-versus-player and player-versus-environment gameplay. Rappelz is available in North America and Europe in English, German, French, Polish, Turkish and Italian on the portal. For further information, visit the official Rappelz website at


Webzen Inc. is a global developer and publisher of a variety of PC and mobile games such as MU Legend, MU Origin, MU Online, Rappelz, Flyff, the Metin series and an array of exciting game titles listed for release in the global game market. WEBZEN has expanded its publishing services to Europe, North and South America and other countries by operating its global game portal "", hosting 60 million players from all over the world. WEBZEN is currently working on the upcoming release of MU Origin 2 amongst other game titles. Further information on WEBZEN and its games can be found at:

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