Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wizard101 Summer 2016 Update Goes Live


The Wizard101 Summer Update is live and it's filled with awesome new additions to the game, including a new Level 50 Boost Elixir, streamlined quests in Celestia and Zafaria, Tournaments for Gold, new Astral Magic spells, interface changes, new Make-a-Wish Boss fight and quest, Fishing quests and spells in MooShu, and a ton of other welcome changes!

Boost to Level 50
There's a brand new elixir in the Crown Shop for players who already have a level 50+ Wizard on their account. The Level 50 Elixir allows you to head straight to Celestia and start your adventures in the second story arc of Wizard101:
  • Instantly be granted level 50 on one character;
  • All main quests up to and including Dragonspyre will be completed;
  • All trained spells of the Wizard's school through level 50 will be added to their spell book;
  • A new set of level-appropriate gear, a mount and a pet will be awarded to the character;
  • Additional training points will be added to the character;
  • The access pass for the Survey Camp, Celesta Base Camp, and the Grotto is awarded to your account if you did not already own it;
  • A new quest will be added to your quest log: Visit Merle Ambrose to begin your new adventures!

How do I qualify?
  • You must already have a Level 50+ Wizard on your account;
  • The Level 50 Elixir can only be applied to a Wizard character under Level 50.

NOTE: Purchasing a Level 50 Elixir from the Crown Shop cannot be undone, and you will not be able to change your decision or refund this action. All sales of this elixir are final!

Changes to Tournaments
The fee for entering PvP tournaments has been changed from Crowns to Gold for members! Additionally, a second chance "Roll Again" button has been added, where you can pay an incrementing amount of Crowns, for more attempts at loot after your tournament. There's also a new lower tier of cosmetic (Defender, Guardian, Protector, and Challenger) tournament armor, for stitching.

New Astral Spells
Librarian Fitzhume in the Arcanum has a new quest for high level players, who would like to train in Astral Magic. Fitzhume will escort you quickly over to Qyburn Stellargaze, who will introduce himself and offer you a plethora of new spells. Get ready to make your damage spells much more "Epic"!


Advanced Friends List & Interface Improvements
First, the Friends List is now larger, easier to use, and contains more information. To access your new friend list features, click the "More Friends" button from within the friends list. Click "Less Friends" to return to your basic friends list.

Second, you can now see a list of all the charms, wards, and other effects that are applied to characters, during combat. Roll your mouse over your character label while in combat and you'll see a complete list!

Third, you'll now notice a new option to the side of your chat window, which will allow you to darken the transparency of your chat window background to provide more contrast, so you can see text more easily in areas where white text is difficult to read. And there's also a brand new option to make chat much larger in the chat window! See your options interface to try out this new feature.

Fishing Update
Ryoshi in the Jade Palace of MooShu has two brand new fishing quests for you! Please note, however, that you must have completed the quest "New Fishing Buddy" from Grizzleheim to begin Ryoshi's quests. Ryoshi also has a couple of new winnow fishing spells that will make isolating those prized catches a bit easier! Furthermore, new Doodlefish have arrived in your favorite magic-school-themed houses of Wizard101. Take a housing tour and add them all to your collection!


New Boss in Polaris
KingsIsle recently played host to another amazing Wizard, thanks to the Make-a-Wish foundation.

You'll find Brandon in Forlorn Tayg and he has a brand new quest, "Trial by Dragon's Fire", for those Wizards who have completed the quest "Into the Bleaks". Brandon will also be able to help you on your journey through a minion spell, and you'll even be getting a free treasure card with the Brandon spell right when you first accept the quest. If you like to hunt for cool gear, don't miss the new Dragonborn Helms you have a chance to get from repeating this awesome boss fight! 


New Spells
Brandon's minions can cast new School-specific spells: Athena Battle Sight, Hephaestus and Queen Calypso. These spells are dropped by the Loremaster and can be crafted; the recipe is sold by Grady, in The Wyrd (Avalon).


And there are many more changes to the game! For a complete list of updates, click here.

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