LEGO Universe players will now enjoy a new level progression system, earned as players complete in-game missions. Doing so will unlock achievements and points, allowing minifigs to rise through the ranks up to level 40.
Leveling a character will grant new rewards such as new equipment, abilities and backpack slots.
“We love to challenge our LEGO Universe builders. We’re regularly adding new content and new bricks for players to continuously evolve and tap into their innermost creativity,” said Jordan Itkowitz, Design Director of LEGO Universe. “With the addition of the leveling system, we’re looking to inspire players to explore deeper into the universe, and tackle more difficult goals than they may have considered before.”
The latest update will also introduce four new Faction Kits: Specialized Adventurer, Shinobi, Inventor and Space Ranger. Each of the kits are available to players who have aligned with one of the four Nexus Force factions, and players are called upon to power up through three ranks to explore the new gear, powers and abilities.
The update also debuts a new challenge in which players will battle a massive Spider Queen in the Avant Gardens, and will encourage out-of-the-box thinking to defeat the monster.
LEGO Universe recently went into a free-to-play, microtransaction-based model.