Developer Flagship will be taking the Hellgate: London servers offline today to implement a new patch.

Downtime is expected for a couple of hours between 4pm and 6pm GMT, after which you should find some new features to play with and plenty of fixes to niggling problems.

Chief among them is access to 24 character slots for absolutely everyone, a privilege previously restricted to those paying a monthly subscription. It benefits those of you eager to tinker with class builds and that sort of stuff, although make sure you realise you cannot use your single-player character online but have to start from scratch - better to make an early start than realise this late on.

Elsewhere there are countless bullet-points mopping up chat, connection, movement, quest, item and other fixes - best pop over to the official site if you want to bone-up on these. Incidentally, Flagship does know about and has a solution to the invisible party member bug, but it just missed out on being included in this update, patch 0.5. Word is to look out for this one soon.

The other message is for you to keep your feedback rolling in, as it helps Flagship know what to address in its on-going patches. Oh, and Guy Fawkes celebrations will be brought to and end, but thank you very much for taking part and we have learnt a lot, says Roper and team.

Hellgate: London is an action role-playing game with a meaty online offering. If you enjoyed Diablo or Titan Quest in the past, then you might want to pop over to our Hellgate review and find out what it is all about.

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