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Champions Online To Go Free-To-Play

October 27th, 2010 by

It’s a very trendy thing for an MMO to switch to a free-to-play business model. Either that or a lot of MMOs are desperate for new players.

First it was Global Agenda and Lord of the Rings Online that were scrambling for free-loaders. Now Champions Online wants to open up to people who “see subscription fees as a barrier to entry.”

The switch is scheduled for Q1 of 2011 but there will be a closed beta starting on November 9 which will be open to some current players and new folk (although Cryptic Studios don’t specify how to get in).

We are assured that the entire game will be available to play for no cost. But as usual there is a catch. Way down on the relevant FAQ page they mention that non-subscribers (called Silver Members) are limited to playing as an “Archetype” which feature a pre-built skill tree as opposed to the more open skill selection and Custom Classes which are only available to subscribers (Gold Members – ha).

There are some other provisos, as can be expected, which you should probably check it out if you already play and are thinking about down-grading. Or even if you’re new and interested in giving it a go.

One Response to “Champions Online To Go Free-To-Play”
  1. Looks interesting this. May have a dabble in the new year when the official freemium goes live.

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