ArcheAge’s big 4.0 update is headed to North America and Europe later this year, featuring a 20-person naval battleground, open-world raid finder, a simplified gem system, and a crafting system update.
The navel battleground, Bloodsalt Bay, allows a ship with a crew of five to compete against other crews as well as the monsters of the deeps. Achieve dominance well enough, and you’ll be justly rewarded.
Use the raid finder to find or advertise groups anytime, anywhere, and even allows two raids to link together for even more coordination.
As for the gem and crafting systems, the gen system now has a reduced chance of random chance while upgrading. The crafting system is getting its own quest line for new crafters, and an updated interface lets you discover the range of items that players can create and allows easier searching.
You can read more about the update here.