With a promise of a desert landscape and a cyberpunk-ish city, the Tower of Fantasy will expand its territory. Here are what you need to know.
A recent tweet from the official Tower of Fantasy Twitter account showed us what we could expect for the 2.0 update. This includes a massive map of the Vera region. If we follow the lore of Tower of Fantasy, Vera is a region under the rule of The Seventh District of Hykros before the events of the Cataclysm. This region is a vast barren desert with post-apocalyptic infrastructures. What stands out on this gigantic map is a pyramid floating at the center of the desert.
The reveal was after the unveiling of Vera by publisher Level Infinite and developer Hotta Studio on the recent Gamescom 2022. It also provided a glimpse of new world bosses, terrain, and new characters that can be expected together with the update.
What to know about Vera region, the Gobby desert and Mirroria
This city is called Mirroria and is suspended just above the desert. The city is home to most of the human populace of the region. The city’s center is a pyramid made of mirrors, thus the city’s name. On the outskirts of the pyramid are myriad futuristic buildings teeming with colorful lights and gorgeous skyscrapers.
Given that the Chinese version of Tower of Fantasy was released on December 16, 2021, and Vera 2.0 was released on April 25 of this year; we can use the Chinese version as a baseline of the updates for the global version. Of course, it is expected that Hotta Studios will include more content for their global users and will have special events different from the Chinese version.
Vera’s hot and dry terrain is home to many passive and aggressive monsters, similar to the current lands of Astra, Banges, and Navia. Again, using the Chinese version of the game, we can expect the vast desert to showcase scattered oases with caverns and rock formations that will hold many treasures for the Wanderer. An array of new monsters will also mean a set of new drops and loot for the Wanderer to use for both story progression and boosts in Combat Strength (CS).
When to expect the updates
If we follow the game’s progression using the Chinese version, the Wanderer’s adventure will start at Mirror City. It will traverse the cyberpunk city through a set of skyscrapers and a multitude of infrastructures. After leaving the city, the Wanderer will be introduced to a vast desert known as Gobby. Given the large map of this vast desert, there will be more space rifts to discover together with one (or possibly more) Omnium Tower on the map.
The Chinese version is roughly four months from when the game was released to when the Vera update happened. If Hotta Studios follows the same format, the Vera 2.0 update should drop either mid to end of December or at the start of the new year. However, there have been unconfirmed speculations of the game update dropping this fall. Neither Level Infinite nor Hotta Studios have provided the final date for the update.
In the meantime, seasoned players of the game can continue to anticipate more confirmed updates the game has lined up. A new character familiar with the main storyline will be introduced on September 1. Friggs, the loyal servant of the Sage, is a mysterious character of the game that the protagonist has once crossed blades with during the Wanderer’s quest to save Shirli.
Tower of Fantasy is available now on PC.