November 2018


Empyrea Part 2 Out Now!

Empyrea Part 2 is out now! This update also includes a Level Cap Increase to 130 and New Pets, Quests, Gear, Crafting Recipes, Trees of Magic Ranked Spells, a New Whirlyburly mini-game, and more! Have a look below at the update notes for all the big changes.

The Wizard must embrace an ancient destiny, fight the evil schemes of Shadow, and venture to the farthest reaches of Empyrea... and beyond! All the while, the final conflict between Grandmother Raven and Grandfather Spider looms, threatening to destroy all of creation. Can the remaining two Paradox Chains be saved? Can the Wizard really hope to stand in the way of not one but two cosmic forces? Can Order and Chaos be reconciled? Find out in this exciting conclusion to our Empyrea story and arc 3 of Wizard101!

There’s much to cover in this month’s newsletter, so let’s get to it!


What's New?


Wizard101 News

Let’s take a quick look at some of the incredible things that have happened this past month:

  • Empyrea Part 2 was on the Test Realm and is now Live, thank you testers! See the Update Notes Here.
  • We released a cool Teaser Video of Empyrea Part 2 on YouTube. Check it out at www.youtube.com/kingsisle!
  • The Halloween holiday spooked wizards across the Spiral. See below for some players submitted screenshots of the activity!
  • Also Halloween themed, MMO Bomb has given wizards a chance at getting the ultra rare (and ultra cool) All Souls Pegasus Mount!
  • And while we usually put community news towards the bottom of the newsletter, we wanted to say right upfront that all of you livestreaming and blogging efforts are very much appreciated! If you want to keep updated on what the community produces, be sure to follow Wizard101 on Twitter.

Celebrating Halloween

We celebrated Halloween at the office with a variety of costumes you might recognize! We want to hear from you on what you dressed up as for Halloween (please keep it kid appropriate). Tweet us at @Wizard101 and we may share your photo!

Here are some screenshots from in-game and other events that you've submitted to us!

KingsIsle and Extra Life – Supporting Kids Care

We are proud to have raised over $17,000 for Extra Life this year! As a thanks for your contributions, we awarded some great prizes to members of the KingsIsle Extra Life team, who will be receiving those prizes in the next few days.

KI Live With Sparck & Falmea

This month’s KI Live was focused on Pirate101’s 6th birthday, but there was more juicy news about Empyrea Part 2 that you don’t want to miss. Happy birthday to all of the Spiral’s pirates!


Zone of the Month


Introducing the World of Empyrea

We’re now moving away from covering Wizard City and its revamp, and beginning to focus on the new world of Empyrea with the zone of Aeriel Shores! Now that Empyrea Part 2 is out, you'll be able to fully explore all that this area has to offer. Have a look below at some of the useful background about Aeriel Shores:

Name:Aeriel Shores

Location: Aeriel Shores is the first location you will visit upon entering Empyrea.

Description: Travel to and from Empyrea is extremely difficult, but not impossible. After Captain Coleridge returned from Empyrea, brave souls from across the Spiral braved the Aethyr storms, hoping to travel to the legendary world. Most of them ended up shipwrecked on the shores of Aeriel. The ragged castaways banded together and built a new home out of debris, as well as a stout wall to keep the Beastmen of the Aeriel Jungle far away. The castaways, joined by wayward Kalamar and Dwarves from within Empyrea, founded a new community: the village of Nowhere.

The castaways have a precarious relationship with the Beastmen: little grows in the bitter sands of the beaches, so food is rare, and the Beastmen make forays into the jungle dangerous. The jungle, however, is marshy enough that most of the water in it is not fit to drink. The castaways of Nowhere have rigged up a cistern and filter that produces pure water – the best source on the island. The castaways and Beastmen could forge a mutually beneficial relationship... but only if they can overcome the Beastmen’s hostility.

When the Spiral Ark crashed on Aeriel shores, the Wizard helped set up a new World Door that gives easy access to Empyrea from the rest of the Spiral. What effects this new access will have remains to be seen. In the meantime, Aeriel Shores serves as a crucial travel hub for the Wizard and the Spiral Ark’s crew as they explore the wonders of Empyrea and try to end the conflict between Grandmother Raven and Grandfather Spider.

NPCs to check out: Presporo and Miranda

Quests: The Beastie Boys gauntlet (it’s triggered in Aeriel Jungle, but plays here).


Screenshots of the Month!


Fan Screenshots of the Month

We love to see your screenshots every month! Photomancy is now live with thousands of Wizards capturing unique instances of their gameplay experiences! Send us your best and high-res screenshots to community@wizard101.com (three max please). We can’t wait to see what you capture!

This month’s Screenshot of the Month comes from multiple wizards, including from Dakota and his pet dog, Scout. All are especially spooky themed!

Screenshot from Dakota and Scout

Screenshot from Brett

Spooky Halloween Mansion

We’ll be uploading all the screenshots received over the past month to Facebook soon!


Community Spotlight


Fan Art Spotlight

This summer has seen a good increase in fan art with some amazing works! Our spotlight this month goes to JaliSkyx for this fantastic concept art of a fellow wizard:

This is really unique work JaliSkyx, thank you for drawing this for a fellow wizard.

We need to see more art from our fans! Do you have something to share? Send it to us in an email to community@Wizard101.com!!


What's Up in the Community?


Community News

Newly launched fansite, Final Bastion, created a wizard’s collection list including everything you may want to collect from PvE battles in each world.

With Halloween approaching, Vanessa Mythdust shared the five spookiest locations throughout the Spiral on MMORPG.

WoodenWolf1 shared a music video of wizards singing to ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ by Randy Newman.

Iridian Willowglen showed the best way to use house guests and create a monstrology garden.

Swordroll created a three-part series filled with theories and speculation on what was coming in Empyrea Part 2:

The Great Detective Bundle is now available at GameStop and wizards were excited to see what it had to offer:

Wizards around the Spiral celebrated the holiday season this October:

The new Elven Nightmare Pack introduced spooky new items for Halloween:

Empyrea Part 2 has been released on the Test Realm, and we would love feedback in addition to the many wizards that have already been exploring (WARNING: Spoilers ahead!):

The unaffiliated-with-KingsIsle “Community Newsletter” had a great selection of Wizard101-related links this month from around the web. NOTE: Be sure to visit and follow their Twitter page for more information. To subscribe to their newsletter, send a Direct Message to them over Twitter inquiring to be added or email them at community.newsletter.101@gmail.com. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending them an email with the phrase “UNSUB”


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