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2029 Online dev diary talks battle instance tips

Jef Reahard

We haven't checked in with 2029 Online in quite a while, and what better way to take an updated glance at the game than via a new dev diary released by IGG. The free-to-play MMORTS features dozens of distinct instances to challenge players, each designed to provide ample experience and loot rewards in addition to the considerable fun factor.

Join us after the cut for tips and drop information on the Clone Factory, the Lab, Fox Ruins, and the Virtual Training Center.

Most Popular Instance: Clone Factory

Also known as the "Exp Instance," the Clone Factory is all about earning as much experience as you can manage. Level 10+ players can keep coming back for more as they gain levels without slowing down, because every 10 levels the difficulty ramps up even further. Players are awarded double exp and extra exp for defeating monsters. When you need to level up quickly, the Clone Factory is the place to go.

Entrance: players can enter from Power Core in Jungle of Bright City.

Tips: there's no need to explore the instance. Grab your weapons and start slaughtering the legions of monsters waiting inside.

Drops: experience, experience and more experience.

Most Complicated Instance: Lab

When players want a challenge that requires true teamwork, the Lab is a perfect choice. Legions of monsters wander throughout its maze-like map. Four super BOSSes will suddenly attack to prevent you from destroying the lab. If you and your teammates have the willpower needed to defeat them, your victory will be richly deserved, and just as richly rewarded.

Entrance: players can enter from the northeastern area of Naca Desert.

Tips: the map is divided into 4 areas. Each time players defeat all the monsters in an area, a BOSS will appear to stop them. As players advance from the right area to the upper area, left area, and bottom area, the BOSSes become more and more powerful.

Drops: level 40-50 green, yellow, and purple attribute equipment, plus special guild quest items.

Most Challenging Instance: Fox Ruins

When players are ready to prove they can stand with the best of the best, the Fox Ruins offer a level of difficulty unmatched by other instances. The monsters there are higher in level and possess more HP. Rare, exclusive treasures are available for teams that achieve glory there, including top equipment, trinkets, and weapons, as well as precious materials.

: players can enter from the northeastern area of Energy Field, but be careful; the way there is fraught with danger as a group of elite monsters searches for trespassers.

Tips: players must defeat all monsters and the BOSS in each area to get a key that will enable them to enter another area.

Drops: various high-level robot parts, Level 70-80 green, yellow, and purple attribute equipment.

Most Confusing Instance: Virtual Training Center

Keep your eyes open, or you may soon lose your way inside this instance. Each monster lurking there can be a tough challenge. If you survive, you will be hailed as a hero.

Entrance: players can enter from the southeast area of East Sea Road.

Tips: the hexagonal map gives players 6 sets of monsters and BOSSes to defeat before the final BOSS will appear in the middle.

Drops: Level 20-30 green and yellow attribute equipment.

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