MapleStory Offline! Empress Cygnus Hack the Likely Cause

Update: The re-scheduled 2x EXP times are as follows.

Rescheduled 2x EXP and Drop event hours:

Sunday, July 8

– Pacific: 10 AM – 6 PM
– Eastern: 1 PM – 9 PM


All other worlds
– Pacific: 12 PM – 6 PM
– Eastern: 3 PM – 9 PM

Update 7:00: The game is now online.

Update 6:05: Nexon has announced the 2x EXP and drop event originally scheduled today will be rescheduled at a later time.

Update 5:45: Nexon has announced all Cash Shop items will be extended by 24 hours.

Today’s 8 hour 2x EXP Bounty Hunter’s event was cut short before it even began by a last minute server check most likely to address the recent Empress Cygnus summonings by hackers. Read the official announcement by Nexon below.

Known Issue: Empress Cygnus bosses

We have become aware of an issue where hackers summon Empress Cygnus bosses. While MapleStory GMs and developers are notified and looking into the issue, please be aware that any item which is illegally generated through this activity will be removed and involved accounts will be penalized without any notice.

Sorry about the inconvenience. Thank you for being patient with us.

MapleStory team

Nexon has just announced that the server check is expected to last until 3:30 PM Pacific Time (6:30 Eastern). Whether the 2x EXP event will begin when the game goes online or if it will be extended or rescheduled is unknown.

Unscheduled Server Maintenance – July 1, 2012

[Update 2:45 PM] Due to the length of the unscheduled downtime, Cash items in your inventories have been extended by 24 hours from 10 AM Pacific (1 PM Eastern). The missed 2x EXP and Drop hours will be rescheduled – the exact hours to which they will be rescheduled will be posted at a later time.

[UPDATE 1:15 PM] The maintenance is expected to last until approximately 3:30 PM Pacific (6:30 PM Eastern).

We will be performing an unscheduled server maintenance on July 1, 2012 to address an issue involving hackers generating items, which also involved summoning the Empress Cygnus boss in towns.

Thank you for your patience.

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Pacific: 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Eastern: 1 PM – 6:30

-What will be unavailable-
All MapleStory game servers

We will keep you posted on the latest updates as they arrive.


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