ASTA’s First Major Content Update Arrives on the 19th of April

WEBZEN, a global developer and publisher of free-to-play MMO games, today announces the first new content release for the Asian fantasy MMORPG ASTA – The War of Tears and Winds, currently in Open Beta.

ASTA – The War of Tears and Winds is a classic fantasy MMORPG with gameplay that offers an essential MMORPG experience, combining traditional features such as customizable attributes and server-first achievements with modern comforts including group finder and automatic matchmaking.

Following on from the Open Beta launch on the 2nd of March, this content release includes a brand-new Team Arena Map and an additional difficulty mode for the current 10-player raid dungeon, providing additional challenges and new ways to enjoy the game. More details and release notes can be found on the official site at

Overall, ASTA offers a wide variety of unique playstyles: Whether you’re looking for action-packed solo PVP play or team-focused group raids, this game will deliver. From battlegrounds to daily raids, ASTA is filled with content and ready from the outset. There are 10 unique areas, 3 races and 5 classes available for each of the 2 factions. Engaging quest lines and thrilling adventures will prepare you for raids and guild battles later on.

Richard Moon, Head of Global Business at WEBZEN, commented: “ASTA has received a fantastic response from current and new WEBZEN players and we are extremely pleased with how much fun players are having.” He is also keen to note that: “We are nowhere near finished improving ASTA. This content update is the first of many based on player feedback and analytical data, and we are striving to make the best game possible for our players.

The release of this new content update also coincides with the 7th anniversary of, a leading gaming portal for free-to-play online video games and MMOs. The portal was launched with the objective of providing multiple games to players via a single login account. Since its launch in 2009 there have been many MMO games released, including the full-3D MMORPG MU ONLINE, the hugely popular Age of Wulin and the classic MMORPG Rappelz. More details can be found on the official site at

ASTA is often praised for its rich, detailed content, and is seen by many as one of the most promising new MMORPGs. ASTA‘s oriental world and vibrant soundtrack will provide even the most seasoned players with a new and immersive experience. Players can download the English language Open Beta client on the official ASTA website and dive straight into the game.

For more information on the game and the content update, interested players are invited to check out ASTA‘s official website at, and join the official Facebook community at:


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