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Special event gives renewed access to rare items and PvP fans receive a ranking and progression system

Sydney, Australia – July 1, 2015 – Today, Ubisoft® and Blue Byte® celebrate midyear with a brand new in-game seasonal event for The Settlers® Online. This special also gives players renewed access to rare items that were only available during previous seasonal events. A new PvP leaderboard enables players to compete with each other in three different ranking types.

During the next three weeks, former event resources can be converted in the Provision House into tokens. Those tokens allow players to purchase popular buffs, specialists or buildings from previous events that aren’t otherwise available.

Leaderboards give the player’s rank in terms of efficiency (a player’s won/lost unit ratio), average time (needed for all Expeditions maps a user has played), and fastest time (fastest finished Expedition map). The Water Castle is also given to PvP players as a reward, providing a visualization of experience status. Upgrades of the Water Castle are unlocked with every second increasing PvP level.

Players are invited to view the newest Blue Byte Backstage Episode, offering a preview of the seasonal event and additional PvP content, online

Join the fun and start playing The Settlers® Online for free now at


About Ubisoft

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About Blue Byte, a Ubisoft studio

Having opened their doors in 1988, Blue Byte’s first hit came in 1991 with Battle Isle, followed by the ever-popular development strategy game The Settlers® – which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013. Following their acquisition by Ubisoft in 2001, the studio continued to work on The Settlers® series, and began overseeing the production of ANNO® in 2007. Winner of 2012 “Best European Studio” award (European Games Awards), Blue Byte expanded in 2014 with the acquisition of a new branch in Mainz. The teams are developing and operating HD, browser-based and mobile games, including Might and Magic® Heroes® Online, ANNO® Online and The Settlers® Online, captivating millions of players worldwide. In 2014 the studio successfully launched ANNO®: Build an Empire on mobile devices. The Settlers®: Kingdoms of Anteria for PC and Assassin’s Creed® Identity for smartphones and tablets are currently in development at Blue Byte’s Düsseldorf studio, while the Mainz teams are working on ANNO® 2205, which will bring the acclaimed city-builder series into space. To learn more, please visit

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