The Albion Online team has sent word that the Merlyn Update will be released on July 31st. The update is a significant one that brings a host of new features into the game including the highly-anticipated Faction Warfare system. The Faction Warfare system will allow players to sign up with one of five factions that are located in the cities of the Royal Continent. Once done, the ability to engage in open-world warfare with other factions unlocks as well as the ability to earn faction points to use in faction-based shops. Players can purchase faction resources “that can be used as substitute materials in crafting” or can be used to “create all-new capes”. Other notable components of Merlyn include: Outposts & Trading – outposts are faction-based and are placed around the Royal Continent. Each has a unique boss that needs to be brought down in order to purchase “valuable resources”. Resource distribution has been updated “to encourage travel and transport throughout the Royal Continent” Marketplace UI has been overhauled a new dungeon, costumes, trophies and update weapon skills are also included Read the full post on the Albion Online site.