The well-known Nexon free-to-play MMORPGs MapleStory and MapleStory M celebrated their fifth annual MapleStory Fest 2022 this past weekend with a full-day live event that was streamed and broadcast in-person, as well as news about the upcoming Explorer class revamp for MapleStory M and the November 17 Ignition update for MapleStory. During MapleStory Fest, there was also a small drop of MapleStory x Champion products available for purchase.
5th annual outing of MapleStory Fest 2022 was the biggest and best one yet
Adam Kruger, the event’s host, entertained the packed room and spoke with community managers and a senior producer on the seriously fun nature of working on the MapleStory game series. Members of the Bean Brigade, a committed group of MapleStory influencers, were also presented to the crowd by Adam. They were present to meet and greet fellow Maplers, respond to inquiries, show off their in-game skills, and discuss bossing tactics.
The six-hour celebration of Maplers of all ages included on-site activities built around a single theme, several game announcements, trivia, and an exclusive unveiling of in-game reward packages for both MapleStory and MapleStory M. Audiences present at the event, and those watching online were also given a sneak glance at the future MapleStory Worlds creation platform.
After three weeks of Twitch streams between three teams of brand-new MapleStory players, Peterpark, Blaustoise, Zizaran, and Bajheera, as they trained for the ultimate bossing showdown live on stage at MapleStory Fest, the action-packed day came to a thrilling conclusion with the MapleStory Boss Blitz tournament final. In the end, Team Orange Mushroom (Savix and Stooppz, coached by Mimi, a member of the Bean Brigade), emerged victorious in the inaugural MapleStory Boss Blitz competition, and they were awarded the trophy.
MapleStory Fest 2022 revealed upcoming updates in MapleStory and MapleStory M
The new Explorer Remaster update, which features a new artistic design direction, redesigned skills, and better skill animations for all Explorer classes, was shown to the audience during the MapleStory M panel. Regarding MapleStory, Cygnus Knights Redux received attention as the Cygnus Knights classes were renovated and received new skill animations. A first-of-its-kind Hyper Burning event was also revealed, enabling Maplers to advance their characters up to Level 250 three times faster than usual!
Misty Island Legacy debuts in the second half of MapleStory’s Ignition update, which will be released in December, and is featured in a special new map outside of Maple World. Part resource gathering, part tower defense, part survival. With regard to previous MapleStory releases, Misty Island Legacy is unique.