Free to Play

May 1, 2014 | Etaew | Viewed 45,862 times |

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Details of the move to Free to Play.


Defiance is moving from a Buy to Play model to a Free to Play model. This means that new players will no longer have to purchase the game in order to play it.

PC players have already had the transition to Free to Play on PC June 4 and is expected to go Free to Play on consoles July 15 (PS3 and XBOX 360).

  • All Free Trial clients will be upgraded to the full game
  • All people who have previously purchased the game will receive benefits.
  • All DLCs will remain purchasable. The Free to Play release also comes with a patch to alter several game systems and fix bugs.
  • No-one will lose character slots, loadout slots or inventory slots if they already have them in use. Even if the inventory slots are above the maximum 300 you they will retain what they have purchased.
  • Consoles will turn Free to Play a month after PC, but all platforms will receive the 1.6 Patch at the same time.

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Endless Trial Players

All trial members will be upgraded to free to play members without additional benefits. This applies to PC only as there was no trial on consoles.

Full Game Players

People who have previously purchased the full game will get the following as they log in:

  • 1000 Arkforge in claims
  • 30 Day Patron Pass
  • 3 Loadout Slots in claims
  • 20 Inventory Slots in claims
  • 15 Inventory Slots in claims

Note: Any slots purchased will be retained and will not need to be claimed again. Even if the previous total of inventory slots exceed 400 they will be kept.

Free to Play Account Restrictions

  Free to Play PlayersExisting Game Owners Total Upgrades

Character Slots

2

4

6

Loadouts

2

5

6

Max Keycodes

50

75

125

Inventory Slots

35

70

400

Patron Pass

What patron pass holders gain:

  • 10% discount on the Defiance Store
  • Arkforge in Daily/Weekly login boxes
  • 20% boost to Skills
  • 20% boost to Scrip
  • 20% boost to XP
  • 20% boost to Salvage
  • 20% boost to Reputation
  • 10% boost to Score
  • Daily grab bag of two-hour boosts

Source

The patron pass starts on the following:

  • PC: Your first login after June 4th.
  • Consoles: Your first login after we go F2P (July 15th).

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New Store Items

Additional Character Slots

Additional character slots will be available up to a max of 6

To purchase these you will need:

  • to be at the current maximum limit of character slots
  • have less then 6 total character slots
  • have the appropriate number of bits in your account
  • to select the option on the character select screen

Personal Plus Boosts

Personal Plus Boosts – These are improved versions of the current personal boosts which will stack with the original boosts. These will be available for Scrip, Salvage, Reputation, Score, XP, and Skill.

Patron Pass holders will receive one of these in their Paradise Patron Weekly Supplies chest.

Patron Pass

The Patron Pass will provide a boost to Scrip, Salvage, Score, Reputation, XP, and Skill. This will stack with all other boosts.

The Patron Pass will provide a 10% discount on all Defiance Store purchases and provide Paradise Patron Daily Supplies and Paradise Patron Weekly Supplies lockboxes. 

All players who have purchased the full game before the conversion to Free to Play will receive 30 Days of Patron Pass.

Paradise Patron Daily Supplies:

  • 1 random Personal Boost
  • One of the following 
    • 10 Arkforge
    • x Scrip
    • x Salvage
    • x Keycodes

Paradise Patron Weekly Supplies

  • 1 random Personal+ Boost
  • One of the following 
    • 50 Arkforge
    • x Scrip
    • x Salvage
    • x Keycodes

Boost Amounts

  • 20% XP
  • 20% Scrip
  • 20% Reputation
  • 20% Skills
  • 20% Salvage
  • 10% Score

Costs:

  • 15 Day: 400 Bits (360 with 10% reduction)
  • 30 Day: 800 Bits (720 with 10% reduction)
  • 90 Day: 2160 Bits (1944 with 10% reduction)
  • 180 Day: 3840 Bits (3456 with 10% reduction)

Keycode Capacity

Ark Keycode capacity upgrades will allow you to purchase up to a capacity of 125 keycodes.

  • Full Game Players will have a total of 75
  • Free to Play Players will have a total of 50
  • All players will start with 50, and Full Game Players will have to claim back the +25.
  • Incrase Keycode Capacity unlocks are sold on the Defiance store up +25 at a time up to a total maximum of 125 for 400 Bits per upgrade.
 

Loadout Slots

Loadout Slots

Loadout Slots will be available for to a max of 6.

  • Full Game Players will have a total of 5 Loadout Slots
  • Free to Play Players will have a total of 2 Loadout Slots
  • All players will start with 2, including Full Game Players they will have to claim back the loadout slots from the Claims Section.
  • Loadout slots are sold in the Defiance Store for 240 Bits per slot.
 

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rgcrogue ()

Etaew posted:

rgcrogue posted:

i played this game when it first came out and then i had to stop playing for a while for unavoidable reasons and now i started back up and im into it again and is still fun and a great game. i have a question though i paid for every thing that i have but i didnt have to pay when i first started playing is this free to play gonna have an affect on me or am i considered " old school " as i seen on the title it was gonna give people that werent free trial or that had first started.

If you were a free trial before the move to F2P, you'll be a full member now. If you purchased the game before F2P, you'll be a full member still with a few added extras.

Thanks i appreciate it 

3 years ago

Etaew (PC-EU) - Site Admin

rgcrogue posted:

i played this game when it first came out and then i had to stop playing for a while for unavoidable reasons and now i started back up and im into it again and is still fun and a great game. i have a question though i paid for every thing that i have but i didnt have to pay when i first started playing is this free to play gonna have an affect on me or am i considered " old school " as i seen on the title it was gonna give people that werent free trial or that had first started.

If you were a free trial before the move to F2P, you'll be a full member now. If you purchased the game before F2P, you'll be a full member still with a few added extras.

3 years ago

rgcrogue ()

i played this game when it first came out and then i had to stop playing for a while for unavoidable reasons and now i started back up and im into it again and is still fun and a great game. i have a question though i paid for every thing that i have but i didnt have to pay when i first started playing is this free to play gonna have an affect on me or am i considered " old school " as i seen on the title it was gonna give people that werent free trial or that had first started.

3 years ago

ceoiii1117 ()

......so I guess I'm coming back when this goes to F2P. Turns out the game wasn't screwing with my connection. 

 

So yeah.

3 years ago