Aion is about to be released (September 22 in North America September 25 in Europe and NCsoft has made some of the final changes for the launch version. Among them one stands out, the disappearance of GameGuard, a game security program used to prevent cheating but also known for upsetting legitimate users. However, it may still be used in Aion in the future.

Here is the complete list of changes:

- Aion now features all three languages French, German and English. To select your language simply right click on Aion within your launcher and go to Properties->Language Options. Please select which languages you wish to download and which you wish Aion to display.

- After analyzing our open beta test results Aion will not feature GameGuard at launch. We will however continue to pursue ways to effectively utilize GameGuard within Aion in the future. Right now we're focused on providing players with the best possible Aion experience.

- The level cap is now level 50 (previously 45).

- Players will be able to reserve 2 character names during Preselection and create 8 characters in total once Head Start begins and beyond.

- Channels will be set to 10 instances for the beginning 2 zones of each faction. Please note that these will be lowered as characters progress and spread throughout Atreia.