MapleStory RED
Initial release: 2013
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Cygnus Returns
Mark of Honor (SEA)
 RED, Revolution, Evolution, Delight (Defiance in GMS and SEA) is an update following Cygnus Returns (Mark of Honor in SEA). It is unveiled in MapleStory 1st Festival at COEX on May 19, 2013. 

Part 1: 1st Impact

Overhauled Explorers

  • All Explorers (except for Cannoneers and Dual Blades) are completely overhauled, and given their own storyline.
  • Cannoneers and Dual Blades are now considered normal Explorers.
    • Their Cash Shop inventories are now shared with all other explorer classes.
    • Phantoms are now able to steal their skills.
  • The Open Advancement System was added.


  • New mastery booksMastery Book 20 and Mastery Book 30, have replaced separate books, allowing players to obtain a Mastery Book of their choice.
    • Classes no longer require skill-specific skill books; they will be automatically learned upon advancing to 4th job. This includes Hero's Will.
    • The new Mastery Books include Maple Warrior.
    • Books obtained from the new Mastery Books have a 100% success rate.
    • Both books are sold by Luna in Henesys or Illiad in Leafre.
      • Mastery Book 20 costs 7 million mesos.
      • Mastery Book 30 costs 10 million mesos.
    • Dual Blades’ 2nd~3rd job skills that require mastery books can be obtained through the Dual Blade Training Book. This book is sold by Taeha in Kerning City's Secret Garden for 100,000 mesos.

Other Additions and Changes

  • Profession Revamp
    • Level 11 (Craftsman) and Level 12 (Meister) was added to Professions. 
    • Players can now simultaneously learn mining and herbalism. 
    • New items can be created when reaching Level 11 or 12.
      • Alchemists are able to craft new potions and extractors. 
      • Players with Accessory Crafting are able to craft new accessories and Flame of Reincarnation (KMS only).
      • Players with Smithing are able to craft new cubes and new Level 145 Meister weapons. 
  • Maple Mileage System
    • Allows characters to fund 30% of Cash Shop items when completing certain tasks (KMS only).

Part 2: Child of God

  • New Feature: Auction House
    • Similar to GMS's Maple Trade System (MTS), with searching and sorting functions, purchasing with mesos and auction capabilities. 
    • A limit of 5 items can be placed into the Auction House at one time. 
  • New Class: Zero
    • The Child of God, Zero, starts at level 100 and has two personae, Alpha and Beta. 
  • New Area: Mirror World (Shadow Temple)
    • A new area, created by the Black Mage, has been added for Zero's storyline. It features renewed background music and 'mirrors' the Maple World.
  • Other features:
    • Customizable training areas
    • Premium Hunting

Part 3: Kritias

  • New Area: Kritias
    • Kritias is a world merged area with high level monsters. 
  • New Major Boss: Hekaton (1 vs 100)
  • Real time PvE system, Commander's Invasion
  • Bamon's League


  • GMS changed the third part of RED, from Delight to Defiance. This was due to the lack of connection with the other update names.
  • GMS will receive the Trade Republic of Commerci area, an expansion to the Dawnveil region.


Availability of RED
Korea Japan China Taiwan Global SEA
Available Available Available Available Available Available
Update Patches
MapleStory Big Bang Big Bang (Jul 2010) MapleStory Chaos Chaos (Dec 2010) MapleStory Jump! Jump! (Mar 2011) MapleStory Legends Legends (Jul 2011)
MapleStory Advance of the Union Advance of the Union (Oct 2011) MapleStory Justice Justice (Dec 2011) MapleStory Tempest Tempest (Jul 2012) MapleStory Unlimited Unlimited (Dec 2012)
MapleStory Cygnus Returns Cygnus Returns (Jan 2013) MapleStory RED RED (Jul 2013) MapleStory FLY FLY (Sep 2013) MapleStory You & I You & I (Dec 2013)
MapleStory Coordinator's Touch Coordinator's Touch (Jul 2014) Maple Ice & Burn Maple Ice & Burn (Dec 2014) MapleStory GiSeungJeon12 Giseungjeon12 (Feb 2015)
MapleStory Reboot Reboot (Jun 2015) MapleStory Heroes of Maple Heroes of Maple (Nov 2015) MapleStory V V (Jun 2016) MapleStory Beyond Beyond (Dec 2016)
Nova Logo Nova (Jun 2017)

Others: MapleStory Mark of Honor Mark of Honor (Jul 2012) MapleStory Season2 Season 2 (Apr 2013) MapleStory Spark Spark (Jul 2013)

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