MMORPG Elyon: Closing Down After Just One Online Year

MMORPG Elyon: Kakao Games is ending Elyon in North America and Europe after less than a year. Elyon, a free-to-play MMORPG in North America and Europe, is closing. The MMO will be playable for a few more months, but no new material or updates will be added.

MMORPG Elyon: When was the Game launched?

MMORPG Elyon was launched in Korea in 2020, then in North America and Europe a year later. Kakao Games, a Korean firm, also publishes Black Desert Online, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Path of Exile. Elyon’s combo-based skill system resembles action games more than World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy 14’s tab-targeting gameplay. Elyon has struggled to retain users from the start, a problem aggravated by recent high-profile MMORPG launches.

Kakao Games and developer Bluehole Studio have decided to end MMORPG Elyon service in North America and Europe due to “unsustainable KPIs.” Low player retention and a dwindling population have rendered Elyon too expensive to operate. Elyon’s all-time high player count was 15,400, however the average in the previous 30 days is 140. Elyon’s high EXP loss and forced PVP mechanics cause many to quit despite its fascinating fighting.

Elyon servers will be online until December 7, and users who bought KCoin between July 1 and September 7 may get refunds if they haven’t converted it to Rubies. Despite recent closures, there are still several great free-to-play MMOs.


This isn’t the only MMORPG Elyon to close this year; TERA ended its Western servers in June after 10 years. Bless Unleashed is shutting down console operations in November, with the PC version likely to follow because the game has lost most of its players since launch. New MMORPGs struggle to get traction when gamers are dedicated to their favourites, particularly if they’ve played them for years.

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