Swords of Legends Online FAQ

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    Pre-Release

    When will the game be released?

    • Swords of Legends Online releases on July 9th, 2021.

    On what platforms will the game be released?

    • SOLO is available via the Gameforge Client, Steam and Epic Games Store.

    What will be SOLO's business model? Is it a free-to-play game?

    • SOLO is a buy-to-play title. You buy it once and can then play it forever. There are 3 game editions at different prices with game access starting at $39.99 USD / €39.99

    In which regions will the game be available?

    • The game is available in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, North Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

    I don't see SOLO on Steam. Why is that?

    • If you are unable to see the game page on Steam, it means your country is not serviced by us and we are unable to offer you the game.

    Will it release on consoles too?

    • There are currently no plans for a console release.

    What is the Gameforge Client? Where can I learn more about it?

    Will the game have all the updates from the current Chinese version?

    • We are releasing with the most up-to-date client in terms of stability and bug fixes as well as polished features (extensive housing, flying mounts) and class balancing. However, while we will have most of the quality-of-life improvements available, we will not be on content parity with other versions of the game due to revamped content progression. We wish to bring the vast majority of the content to our players over the following weeks, months and years.

    Does SOLO support cross-platform play?

    • The servers are shared among all services, so you can play with all your friends across all platforms!

    About the Game

    What is Swords of Legends Online?

    • Swords of Legends Online is an action MMORPG originally developed in China by Wangyuan Shengtang & Aurogon. It's set in a breathtaking fantasy world with sophisticated combat mechanics and a unique storyline based on Chinese mythology. It offers 6 unique classes, an extensive housing system and many other features for MMO veterans and newcomers alike. Find out all about it here: https://gf.link/SOLOPreorder

    What is SOLO's business model?

    • SOLO is a buy-to-play title. You buy it once and can then play it forever without any additional costs (no subscription).

    Will there be microtransactions?

    • SOLO features a plethora of purely visual items (costumes, mounts, weapon-skins, etc.) that can optionally be purchased. These will have no effect on gameplay and are on top of the already extensive visual customisation available in the game.

    Is character customisation only possible through microtransactions?

    • Not at all! SOLO features a huge amount of customisation attainable through regular gameplay.
    • Each weapon, piece of armour etc. that you pick up throughout the game is unlocked permanently as a skin that you can mix and match to your liking, giving your characters a high variety of different themes and looks!

    What is the difference between the three editions?

    • Each of the game versions grants you permanent access to the game upon release as well as closed beta access if purchased before the end of the beta schedule.
    • The Deluxe and Collector's Editions come with additional vanity items. You can compare all 3 versions here → https://gf.link/SOLOPreorder

    Will I have a disadvantage compared to players with a more expensive version?

    • All items obtained through these versions are of a purely visual nature, though they are exclusive to these packages.

    Can I upgrade my package version at a later point?

    • Yes, that is possible in the Gameforge Client and Steam.
    • Unfortunately, it is not possible in the Epic Games Store.

    How do I redeem my package bonuses?

    • With the launch of the game, we will send you the bonus items through the in-game "Collect Gift Pack" feature (icon below the minimap).

    Will I get the package bonuses only for one character?

    • Mounts/costumes/weapon skins are unlocked for your whole account (you only need to claim it once per region), so you can enjoy their unique looks on every one of your characters.

    What languages are supported?

    • The game is fully translated into English, German and French. Voice-overs are provided in English with subtitles in English, German and French.
    • An option to switch to the original Chinese voiceover will also be available at launch.

    How is the world structured? How do I get around?

    • The game world is split into large zones which are separated by loading screens. The main methods of movement are either by mount or teleporting.

    How many different classes are there to play?

    • At release, there will be 6 different classes available – each of them playable in 2 different roles (Ranged, Melee, Tank, Support).

    How many character slots are available?

    • There are 6 character slots available upon release.

    Are there any different races?

    • No, all characters are human.

    Is there any gender lock?

    • All the classes we’re releasing with can be played as both male and female.

    Will the game feature the holy trinity?

    • Yes, to excel in SOLO, it's best to have a group composed of 1 tank, 1 healer and 3 damage dealers for 5-player content. PvE combat scales up to 20-player raids where you might have more room to adjust your composition a little more.

    Is there PvP? If so, is it open-world or in a separate game mode?

    • There are several PvP game modes for small to large groups to enjoy.
    • Upon release, open-world PvP can be experienced either through consensual duels, faction PvP, or the rampage mode (all of which are explained in more detail in our PvP posts).

    Can I change the game language?

    • In the Gameforge Client, you can select which language your client starts in (Settings > Game language). The client needs to be restarted for the changes to take effect.
    • In Steam, you can change the client language in the game setting (Properties… > Languages) by either right-clicking the game in the library or, if you have the game page open in the library, by clicking on the manage wheel icon.

    What servers will be available?

    • We offer two region clusters – one in Europe (Germany) and one in North America (Eastern US).
    • Each server cluster will be composed of multiple servers able to support several thousands of players!

    Can I play with friends on other servers?

    • While cross-region play (NA/EU) is not supported, all players of the same region will be able to play together.

    Can I transfer to another server to play with my friends?

    • You can always create a new character on a new server, as the 6 available slots are per server.
    • Moving a character from EU to NA or vice versa is not possible.

    Can I change the server/region I’m playing on?

    • Through the Gameforge Launcher, you can quickly select which region your client should connect to (Settings > Region). The client needs to be restarted for this change to take effect. Existing characters will not be transferred, so you need to create new characters in the new region.
    • On Steam and Epic Game Store, the first time you launch the game a Region Selection launcher will pop up, where you can choose your desired region.

    Technical Questions

    Can I play with a Gamepad?

    • The game features partial controller support. While we have custom settings for gamepad usage, some parts of the UI might not be fully optimized for controllers.

    Can I play on Mac or different operating systems?

    • SOLO is only supported on Windows (64-bit).

    What are the system requirements to run SOLO?

    • The minimum system requirements are:
      • CPU: AMD / Intel CPU running at 3.4 GHz or higher: AMD FX-6300 or Intel Core i3-4130 or newer is recommended.
        RAM: 8GB
        GPU: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated graphics card with at least 2GB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 11.0 and Shader Model 5.1 support (GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7870 or newer is recommended)
        Sound: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible sound card
        OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Recommended system requirements are:
      • CPU: AMD / Intel processor running at 3.5 GHz or higher (AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel Core i5-6600K or newer is recommended).
        RAM: 16GB.
        GPU: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated graphics card with at least 6GB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 12.0 and Shader Model 6.0 support (Radeon RX 580 or Nvidia GTX 980Ti or newer is recommended)
        Sound: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible sound card
        OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)

    Community Channels and Support

    Are there any central news channels I can follow for updates?

    Are there any video and streaming channels I can follow?

    Is there an official Discord?

    • Yes! You can join the official Swords of Legends Online Discord Community right over here → Join our Discord!

    I encountered an issue with my payment. Who can I contact for help?

    I encountered an issue with the Gameforge Client. I’m having a technical problem in the game or with my account. Where can I find help?

    • We offer in-house support in English, German and French. You can find our support here → https://solo.support.gameforge.com
    • During the beta phase, we won’t be providing any game support, except for issues relating to your account.

    Steam

    Is it coming to Steam?

    • Yes! You can already add SOLO to your wishlist on Steam! → SOLO Steam page

    Can in-game currency be bought through Steam?

    • You are able to purchase premium currency in-game using your Steam Wallet.

    Can I play with people using the Gameforge Client, even though I am on Steam?

    • Yes, both launchers share the same game servers.

    Can I connect my Steam Account with a Gameforge one to play the game on either?

    • No, connecting accounts won’t be possible.

    Will SOLO have Steam Trading Cards?

    • Yes, you are able to collect SOLO trading cards, which are unlocked through playing time. Please note that these will only be available at launch, not during the betas.

    Epic Game Store

    Is it coming to Epic Game Store?

    • Yes! You are able to buy and play the game on release

    Can in-game currency be bought through Epic Game Store?

    • Yes, however, please be aware that currency in the EGS will be offered as "Add-Ons" and is therefore limited to 3 packages.

    Can I play with people using the Gameforge Client, even though I am using Epic Game Store?

    • Yes, all platforms are connecting to the same servers.

    Can I connect my Epic Game Store Account with a Gameforge one to play the game on either?

    • No, connecting accounts won't be possible.