Naraka: Bladepoint Coming to PS5 and Becomes Free-to-Play

Enjoys lots of free content on day one!

NetEase Games has recently announced that Naraka: Bladepoint will be coming to PS5 and becomes a free-to-play game.

Naraka: Bladepoint PS5 Release Date

The mythical, melee-focused martial arts battle royale game will be coming to PS5. It hosts 60-players in a round and was originally launched on PC in August 2021 then later on Xbox Series X/S in June 2022 and later on Xbox One in December 2022. Now it will be making its debut on PS5 this coming July 13, 2023 after it gained 20 million players in its first two years.

Becoming Free-to-Play

Naraka: Bladepoint will also go free-to-play on all platforms on the same day. All in-game content will be available to new players who access the game for free, which includes game modes, events, cosmetics, and character customization options.

Free-to-play players will have a limit. Unlocking new characters will be capped, which can only be removed by purchasing Standard/Deluxe/Ultimate edition upgrades of the game.

Users who already have the game will get in-game currency depending on the edition of the game they purchased. These can be used to unlock new heroes more quickly.

New Features

New features are coming to the game too, which are:

  • Capture the Spirit Well: A 12v12 gang wars battle that allows players to capture locations to earn points
  • New Dual Halberds Weapon: Combines a spear and a dagger into one. It can stab straight and also strike horizontally with the ability to lock other weapons
  • Justice Chamber updates to Guild Mode: Position and more features will be added to the current guild system
  • New Hero – Tessa: Tessa is a 1000-year-old fox demon, who can charm her enemies and capture their souls
  • Veteran rewards: Players who previously purchased the game will receive in game gold equivalent to what edition they currently possess and more
  • PlayStation 5 player exclusive items
  • Anniversary in-game events and rewards
  • Collaboration with Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (based on a famous Chinese painting)
  • 3D Lobby: Players can grapple around and explore while queuing
  • New season skin theme: Classic of Mountains and Seas and the god of four seasons
  • XGP Benefits: Players with a NARAKA account via Xbox Game Pass will be automatically upgraded from the Standard Edition to the new Deluxe Edition containing in-game rewards