Kritika Online moves to full launch on Steam with today’s Fractured Memories patch

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Lots of big stuff is happening today for Kritika Online. First of all, the game’s servers are going down at 9:30 a.m. EDT to apply the game’s next major patch, Fractured Memories. That’s a big thing right there. Then, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, the game will be available on Steam. And at the same time, the game’s launch on Steam means that the game will have fully launched, no more open beta tag. So that’s three big things all happening today.

Forming the core of the Fractured Memories update, the Fractured Memories dungeon is far more than just a dungeon. Pulling from all of the game’s content, the dungeon creates a unique experience each time players level 15 and up enter by varying map layouts, enemy variety and placement, difficulty levels, and rewards to ensure that players never run the same dungeon twice. Players won’t just gain experience points and gear from Fractured Memories, they will also gain ability points that can be used to grant account-wide buffs. Points are earned based on how quickly players complete a Fractured Memories dungeon and can be used to unlock and upgrade passive bonuses including reduced cooldowns, increased gold drops, and increased damage when attacking from the back to help them tackle higher difficulty levels. Those with the fastest times can earn a spot on game-wide leaderboards, where the top players receive rewards at the end of each 12 week period before the leaderboards are reset.

You can check out the full patch notes right here, if you’ve already been playing the game in open beta away from Steam and thus mostly want to see what actual mechanical changes are coming. Still, you have to admit that these are all big shifts for the game. And if you were waiting for the game to formally launch or to be available on Steam, well, here you go. Life is fun.

We have a #Kritika Online update incoming one hour from this tweet! We expect downtime to last about two hours.

— Kritika Online (@KritikaGame) September 28, 2017

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