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NEO is an update following Awake. This update introduces EXP reductions, Level/Damage/Meso cap increment, as well as New Nova Archer Class, Kain. It also focuses the main story plot towards the post-Black Mage era, where both Maple World and Grandis has merged with the introduction of Continental Grandis regions such as Cernium and Hotel Arcus.

1st: Signal

  • Neo Growth Revamp
    • Level cap increased from 275 to 300
    • EXP reduction by 20% from Level 210 to 250
    • Damage cap increased to 150 billion
    • Meso cap increased to 100 billion
    • Monster Park: Dream City Lachelein
    • Arcane symbol rewards increased (Vanishing Journey, Chu Chu Island)
    • Tenebris bosses (Gloom, Verus Hilla, Darknell and Black Mage) will have a chance to drop Arcane Umbra equipment.
  • Quality of Life Updates
  • Grandis map updated and now consists of Continental Grandis along with two sub-areas.
  • New Authentic equipment system (Similar to Arcane Force) for Continental Grandis map.
  • Neo Castle Event

2nd: Chaser of Darkness, Kain

  • New Nova Archer, Kain
  • New Area: Toolen City, beside the polluted seas of Savage Terminal

3rd: Hotel Arcus



  • Continental Naming Difference:
    • GMS: Neo
    • KMS: NEO (네오, Neo)
    • JMS: NEO
    • MSEA: NEO
    • TMS: NEO
    • CMS: 新纪元 (New era, Xīn jìyuán)
  • Before the first NEO Tespia client, a 64-bit client was released for public testing. According to it's Tespia notes, this is planned to be released and scheduled for September 2021.

Availability of MapleStory: NEO
Korea Japan China Global SEA Taiwan
Available Partial Partial Available Available Partial


Major Updates

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MapleStory Tempest.png Tempest (July) MapleStory Unlimited.png Unlimited (December)


MapleStory Mark of Honor.png Mark of Honor (July)


MapleStory Cygnus Returns.png Cygnus Returns (January) MapleStory RED.png RED (July) MapleStory FLY.png FLY (September) MapleStory You & I.png You & I (December)


MapleStory Season2.png Season 2 (April) MapleStory Spark.png Spark (July) MapleStory Gentleman.jpeg Gentleman (August)


MapleStory Star Force.png Coordinator's Touch: Star Force (July) Maple Ice & Burn.png Maple Ice & Burn (December)


MapleStory GiSeungJeon12.png Giseungjeon12 (February) MapleStory Reboot.png Reboot (June) MapleStory Heroes of Maple.png Heroes of Maple (November)


MapleStory V.png V (June) MapleStory Beyond.png Beyond (December)


Nova Logo.png Nova (June) ARK Logo.png ARK (December)


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Glory Logo.png Glory (June) RISE Logo.png RISE (December)


Awake Logo.png Awake (June) NEO Logo.png NEO (December)


Maple Live Logo.png Maple Live (June)

Mainly based on Korean MapleStory timeline and title

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