MapleStory Launching Nova Update on Nov 29th - Adding New Character and more!

MapleStory is launching its Nova update on November 29th, 2017 and will continue releasing parts of the update up until January 3, 2018. The first bit, titled Nova: Liberation of Cadena which launches November 29th adds a new playable character class to the game called "Cadena" along with new 5th job skills for all classes. As with any MapleStory update, players can also expected new events to keep players busy! This time around anyone leveling up a new character can get periodic rewards along the way during the "Breakthrough Nova Event". Part 2, 3, and 4 of the Nova update are being rolled out on December 14th, 2017, December 20th, 2017, and January 3, 2018.

The most important date for the the rest of the update seems to be December 14th as Nexon is launching yet another "MEGA Burning EXP" event then which rewards players 2 additional levels every time they level up. I'll personally be trying out the new class for sure on December 14th during the Mega burning event.

Check out Cadena's Skills Here:

Full schedule of MapleStory Nova Updates:

Nov. 29 - Nova: Liberation of Cadena

  • New Playable Character: Cadena

Whip it good with this brand-new character class, Cadena. The lone survivor of Magnus’s attack on the Heliseum royal family wields a menacing chain to fend off her enemies. The Shadowdealers raised her with a streetwise edge, too, so don’t take her lightly.

  • Unlock 5th Job Skills

New skills are getting added to the 5th job for all character job categories (Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Thief, Pirate).

  • Breakthrough Nova Event

Players leveling up any new character can earn additional free gifts during this event.

  • Spirit Savior Daily Dungeon

Head back to Arcana for this timed dungeon event. Players must save as many Rock Spirits as possible to earn Spirit Coins that are exchangeable for a new Arcane Symbol.

Dec. 14 - Nova: Winter Bard

  • Grand Athenaeum: Winter Bard

Learn about the forgotten hero in episode 4, Winter Bard, a brand-new story coming to Grand Athenaeum.

  • Mega Burning and Hunter’s Arena Events

Quickly level up your new characters with the Mega Burning event’s experience (EXP) boost. Players can also explore a special area to hunt monsters and earn tons of EXP in the Hunter’s Arena event. Players can also complete Step Up missions to receive more rewards.

Dec. 20 - Nova: Brilliance of Illium

  • New Playable Character: Illium

The second brand-new character class, Illium, needs to take his magic skills to the next level. Once he encounters the ancient Crystal he can awaken his amazing power.

Jan. 3 - Nova: Morass

  • Morass Comes to Arcane River

Explore the depths of Arcane River to new area, Morass. The Swamp of Memory takes on the appearance from the memories of those who entered it, but has been overwhelmed by the mysterious Tana.