Trion World’s New World Expansion “Silicon Valley” for Defiance Now Live!


Trion World’s New World Expansion “Silicon Valley” for Defiance Now Live!

The Mysteries of the Valley and the Pilgrims of the Guiding Light Available for PC and Console Gamers

Redwood Shores, CA – August 6th, 2014 – Ready yourself, Ark Hunters! Prepare for new battles and adventures in “Silicon Valley”, the first-ever world expansion for Trion World’s hit free-to-play MMO shooter Defiance.

Within this new, post-apocalyptic expanse, paradise isn’t what it seems. Unsettling developments in the Defiance universe spell trouble: since having escaped into the Valley, Karl Von Bach’s discovery has heralded a new EGO, where he and his enigmatic Pilgrims of the Guiding Light anticipate your arrival into the Silicon Valley with worrying relish. Not only is the valley overrun with Grid, but Karl’s cult has taken firm footholds across the zone, where their true intentions are still shrouded in mystery. It is only Ark Hunters, the last defiant few, who can penetrate the Valley’s secrets and prevent its impending doom.

Discover within the new world expansion:

  • Silicon Valley – Explore the vast new expanse of the Valley, from the eerie edge of Pacifica to the cultist temples guarding key areas of interest on either side of the buckled San Andreas Fault!
  • New Missions: The Guiding Light – Dive deep into five new missions to discover the perils of Silicon Valley and the cult that calls it home. Are the Pilgrims of the Guiding Light simply a New Earth oddity, or do they hold a sinister purpose?
  • New Dynamic Events: Invasions – The Grid are using converted 99ers to erect Evangel devices across the zone. These constructs, if left unchecked, will turn its key areas into hives of Grid activity. Can you stop the Grid before they conquer the valley?
  • New Synergies and Outfits: Corporate Espionage – Themed after the works of William Gibson, the Corporate Espionage Lock Boxes contain vanity outfits and headgear as well as weapons and shields loaded with three new synergies, each suited to specific uses.
  • New Feature: Encryption – Certain advanced weapons and shields will now drop with the Encrypted trait, which confers a 3% bonus to damage or capacity. Additionally, when the Salvage Matrix is used to increase the rarity level of a shield or weapon, it will become Encrypted. This can only happen once; the Salvage Matrix will not be able to increase the rarity level of items that are already Encrypted.
  • EGO Rating Cap: 5900 – EGO rating has been increased to a maximum of 5900, which is possible to achieve without completing all Pursuits. Fear not: when the max rating is increased again, any additional points you’ve earned will automatically be added to your rating!

Available now for all players on PC and console, new challenges, discoveries, and rewards lie in wait.

An all-new trailer for the Silicon Valley content can be seen here.
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About Defiance

In Defiance, players embark on a journey into a futuristic online open world shooter where the survival of Earth relies on their skills as an Ark Hunter, as they level up in massive co-op battles and fierce multiplayer combat. Players can also hunt alone while improving skills and unlocking powerful modern and alien weaponry that is essential for survival in the constantly evolving online world. Defiance invites gamers to explore vast landscapes on a variety of vehicles while leading the charge in huge co-op battles. Immerse yourself in the world of Defiance as the game impacts, and is impacted by, the Defiance TV series on Syfy.

About Trion Worlds

Trion Worlds is the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era.  Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played and sold. Trion’s world-class team delivers high-quality, dynamic and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres and devices; including the critically acclaimed blockbuster Rift®, the groundbreaking cross-media Defiance™, the highly-anticipated ArcheAge and the upcoming open-ended voxel adventure Trove™. Trion is located in Redwood City, Calif and Austin, Texas.

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