This week En Masse Entertainment announced a trifecta of Tera news items. This includes the Counterpunch update that includes the male brawler, Xbox and Playstation versions of the game, and Federation Gem Crates
Counterpunch – March 13, 2018
While the Counterpunch update brings the male brawler character to the game, there are many other features included in the update.
- Male brawler character now available
- 7 new hairstyles
- Return of Runious Manor, normal and hard modes
- Battleground leaderboards for Fraywind Canyon, Corsair’s Stronghold, and Champions’ Skyring
Console Open Beta – March 9, 2018
Xbox and Playstation Owners are invited to participate in the Tera Open Beta on their consoles. The open beta test lasts from March 9 to March 12, 2018.
Federation Gem Crates
The Federation Gem Crates are available in the Tera Store for 195 EMP. Inside you might find either 15-100 sapphires, 30-200 rubies, 750-800 emeralds, or 75-80 diamonds. These will only be available until February 27, 2018.
New content is always welcome in a game and the Counterpunch update is no exception. The addition of the male brawler looks exciting, and decreasing the number of gender locked characters should disappoint no one.
On the other hand, the addition of the Federation Gem Crates is concerning as the gems can be converted into gold. This introduces a real money to gold transaction and is frowned upon by a lot of players. On the other hand, they are not a permanent addition to the game and go away (for now) on February 27.