A mammoth update for free to play MMO Mythos is set to add new player vs. player arenas and a Dungeon Master mode that challenges you to wipe out dungeons as fast as possible for bonus loot. The patch, spotted by Massively, will also hike the level cap from 50 to 51, giving top tier players room to become even more powerful and opening up impressive new armour sets. You'll find the extensive patch notes below, taken from the Mythos site, where you can also sign up to download and play the game for free.
Imagine a fast-paced action-RPG that combines the brutal, satisfying combat of Diablo with the detailed character building of World of Warcraft. It’s a top-down MMO that takes place in an intricate and storied world full of mythical enemies and powerful loot. It’s a game that sends you and dozens of friends dungeon running together, obliterating hordes of enemies with kaleidoscopic spells. You slay enormous bosses, you level up and you contribute to the glory of your guild.
There’s a great big space in MMO land where that game should be. Mythos spectacularly fails to fill it.
Mythos has been officially released today. That trailer was created to celebrate the occasion. Apparently, you probably shouldn't watch it if you're a noob.
You can download the MMO from the official website or, if you have any issues, via these mirrors. If you're more into your physical media you can purchase a boxed version that comes with £10 of in-game credit for a bargainous £9.97.
Even better, the kind people at Frogster have given us 50 boxed copies to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, post your own PC Gamer myth in the comments. The most legendary myths win the game.
Mythos is due to go into open beta at some point today.
Frogster's hack and slash MMO won't be officially released until April 28, but anyone who wants to sample the game just needs to sign up. The level cap has been increased to 50 and the snowy region of Umbral Peaks has been unlocked. According to Frogster, there's still plenty of tuning to be done before the final release.
Mythos will eventually be available as a free download or a boxed copy that'll retail for £9.99. The latter will come with exclusive items and pets, and will let you play two days early.
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Mythos is a new free-to-play MMO originally designed by some of the minds behind Diablo and Torchlight. It's about to enter closed beta. All PC Gamer readers will get exclusive access to the beta for 24 hours, starting at 17:00 GMT today. All you have to do to sign up and play is click the link below.
The hack and slash MMO Mythos now has a European release date: April 28. The game will be available as a free download, and as a boxed copy for £9.99. The boxed copy comes with £10 worth of in-game items and will grant you access to the head start period kicking off on April 26. There's no news yet on plans for a US release.
The game was initially created by the creators of Diablo and Torchlight, and has been rebuilt as an MMO. You'll find plenty more information on the game on the Mythos site. If you'd like to try the game before it's released, an EU open beta starts on April 12. You can get involved by entering your details into the Mythos beta sign in page. There's a trailer below showing some in-game footage of the creatures you'll be fighting.
Mythos started out as an action RPG, created by the lead developers of Diablo and Torchlight. It was created to test the network technology for Hellgate: London, and ended up being more fun than the game it was built to test. After a long hiatus, Mythos is set to return as an MMO. A closed beta is about to start, and we've got 150 keys to give away. Read on for your chance to win.