CHAOS ENSUES, AS THE "SHARD OF HATE" IS RELEASED IN EVERQUEST® II GAME UPDATE #44

WHAT:

EverQuest® II game update #44 gives players a chance to embrace their evil side as the Shard of Hate will be accessible to all mortals throughout the high-fantasy, online world of Norrath. The Shard of Hate is open to high-level raid groups, resulting in increased hostility and unbridled hate amongst the virtual population.

It’s the age-old tale of good vs. evil as battles break out all over, when disciples of hate and love quest online for what they feel is right. Players can access a portal to the Shard of Hate from Neriak or the Nektulos Forest, where the additional power granted to the Dead will help in their fight against good.

In addition, two new armored mounts are available, and players will also be able to customize their Norrath homes with items such as a hate filled soul box, or a tranquil version of the soul box, completing their allegiance for good or bad.

WHEN: Game Update #44 is scheduled to launch Tuesday, April 8, 2008.

WHERE: www.everquest2.com

EverQuest II is rated T (for Teen) by the ESRB with content descriptors for suggestive themes, use of alcohol and violence.

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