Rise above the storm clouds of ceaseless war, and breathe in the innovation and opportunity of a wondrous land. Follow the rise of a dynasty, of its heroes and warriors, through years of chaos and war to a time of order and prosperity. Behold this golden age in Season VIII: Dynasty, a new era of Conqueror’s Blade beginning with a free update on July 8!

Inspired by the real history of the Tang Dynasty—whose near 300-year rule brought a cultural and cosmopolitan golden age to China—Season VIII: Dynasty features an anthology of stories across a new Campaign, spotlighting crucial moments in time that gave rise to the mighty Qian Dynasty. Discover these legends as you traverse Longting, a new starting region influenced by the ancient lands of East Asia, and its capital—the thriving metropolis of Hao Jing, a huge city where warlords can meet in peace away from the battlefield.

With a new age of warfare dawning, we’re upgrading our arsenal. The roster of available Weapon Classes will soon expand to 12 with the introduction of the Pike! This thrusting spear can dish out long-reaching attacks to keep enemy units out of melee range, while its devastating combos hammer the point home.

Unlock and command three new Seasonal Units inspired by the heroes and legends of Longting’s history: Cudgel Monks (3-Star), peaceful protectors skilled in martial arts who detest war yet heed its call when there is no other way; the Greyhair Garrison (4-Star), weathered yet doggedly determined veterans of a doomed siege; and the Modao Battalion (5-Star), a disciplined and elite force deployed often as first-wave attackers. The Unit Tree will also bear new fruit, with Shenji Grenadiers arriving as an unlockable 5-Star unit!

Deploy your new warriors to defend or attack Linwu Fortress, a legendary stronghold whose defenders once held out for 40 years in the face of insurmountable odds. This new Siege map invites two teams of 10 players to battle for supremacy over it, and is certain to be the theatre for countless epic battles throughout the season and beyond.

The Season VIII Battle Pass will be available to pre-order from June 24, alongside instant rewards when purchased before July 8. Over 100 levels of Premium rewards await warlords who complete Seasonal Challenges, amass Glory, and level up during Season VIII. Battle to claim the treasures of the Qian Dynasty, from spectacular Hero and Unit Attire to Emotes, weapon skins, and so much more. Conqueror’s Blade is of course a free-to-play game, so if you don’t want to pay, there are plenty of rewards to be found on the Free Pass.

Additionally, the Rune system introduced in Season VII: Wolves of Ragnarok returns! You can further augment your loadout with all-new sacred relics inspired by Wuxing philosophy and its Five Phases.

We’ll reveal more details about Season VIII: Dynasty over the coming days and weeks before its launch on July 8. In the meantime, you can get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox by subscribing to the official newsletter, or by following Conqueror’s Blade on Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Discord. Can’t wait to get started? Conqueror’s Blade is now available to download and play for free on Microsoft PC via MY.GAMES and Steam!