ArcheAge and ArcheAge: Unchained finally made their long-awaited debut on December 3rd under Kakao Games, the new acting publisher for the groundbreaking MMORPG published by XLGAMES.

Fresh servers greeted players of both ArcheAge and ArcheAge: Unchained, offering a day-one experience for nostalgic long-timers, and a place for those new to the game to compete and thrive on a level playing field.

Four total merged servers per region for both versions of ArcheAge will allow veterans with long-developed characters to continue their journey in Erenor.

With the December reset comes fresh content in a number of forms. First, the arrival of a brand new skillset, Spelldance, which exudes healing powers to allies on the battlefield, and causes damage to enemies. Details on Spelldance and its various utilizations can be found here.

Second, teams of five can test their might in Black Thorn Prison, a harrowing dungeon full of dangerous demons and deadly bosses. As you increase the dungeon’s power level, so too does its difficulty grow. Do you and your companions have what it takes to reap its rewards? Learn more here.

Finally, the much-anticipated addition of Guild Residences will now be available at Guild Level 5 as a Full Kit in the Prestige Shop. Learn more about Guild Residences here. 

To celebrate the transfer launch, a large number of events and gifts await players both old and new, including one free premium ArchePass given to every player for a limited time. A detailed, comprehensive list of December 2nd launch events, rewards and timelines are available here.

To join in the adventure, players must transfer their gamigo accounts to Kakao Games accounts to play, and can do so by visiting gamigo’s Glyph gaming platform. Once a data transfer code has been obtained, users can access the Kakao Games transfer website to create a Kakao Games account (if they haven’t already) and enter the transfer code to complete the process.

As has been previously announced, ArcheAge: Unchained now follows a subscription model, with the monthly subscription set at 9.99($,€) for 30 days. A discount can be obtained by purchasing subscriptions for longer periods. Additionally, players who paid for either the original purchase and/or DLC will be compensated with free time:

Free time is cumulative, meaning a maximum of 150 days will be awarded to everyone who purchased all DLC. The above compensation reflects the value of the DLC.

Players both new and experienced will also receive a free 30-day trial, meaning the potential for up to 180 days of total free time. Learn more about the subscription model, including the Patron System, ArchePass and more here.

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About ArcheAge

ArcheAge is a highly-lauded MMORPG developed by XLGAMES, featuring deep customization of skills and experiences across the mystical land of Erenor. Launched in 2013, ArcheAge has gone on to become a mainstay in the world of MMOs. ArcheAge: Unchained was released in 2019.

About Kakao Games

Founded in 2016, Kakao Games is a leading publisher of online and mobile games, responsible for releasing titles including Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert Online (serviced in North America and Europe until early 2021), KRAFTON’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (serviced in Korea), Bluehole Studio’s MMORPG Elyon (serviced in North America, Europe and Oceania), Kong Studios’ Guardian Tales (serviced in North America, Europe, Latin America and Oceania), XLGAMES’ Moonlight Sculptor (serviced in North America and Europe) and ArcheAge (serviced in North America, Europe and Oceania), also developed by XLGAMES.


XLGAMES was established in 2003 by Jake Song, the developer behind the classic MMORPG, Lineage. In 2006, it developed XL1, an online racing game, and in 2013, the online MMORPG ArcheAge, currently in service worldwide. In 2019, Moonlight Sculptor was released in Korea, based on the light novel The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor, successfully reiterated into a mobile game. Moonlight Sculptor was released globally in 2021. XLGAMES has a vision of linking the beginning and the end of RPG games, and hopes to achieve its mission of enriching lives through its games.