Post-Apocalyptic MMO Fallen Earth goes Free-to-Play

On the morning of October 12th the servers of the post-apocalyptic MMORPG Fallen Earth will go down for maintenance, nothing out of the usual. When the servers go live however, a huge remodelling will take place. GamersFirst announced that Fallen Earth will be changing to a Free-to-Play subscription model.

Fallen Earth Post-Apocalyptic F2P MMO

Players will be able to experience all of the content available in Fallen Earth, level 1 to max level. There are only a few restrictions for a free player, you are limited to the amount of time you may craft, how many chips you can have on your character and how many character slots are available. 

There will be four subscription models available:
  • Scavenger – Free
  • Survivalist – $9.99 per month
  • Wastelander – $14.99 per month
  • Commander – $29.99 per month

GamersFirst announced that each subscription model will provide benefits to the player which only increase the rate in which they advance in the game. To truly experience the full Fallen Earth experience players are encouraged to subscribe to the Wastelander package, as it provides the most well rounded experience for players. 

Fallen Earth Post-Apocalyptic F2P MMO

Descriptions on each package and the benefits they provide were released:

This is a free account, the default starting level for all new accounts. This is for those who are new to Fallen Earth, or returning players that aren’t sure what to expect. You’ll have access to 100% of the game content from level 1 to max level. The efficiency at which you advance is not quite comparable to subscribed players, there is a limit to how many hours per day you can spend crafting, and how many chips you can have (this is to limit gold farmer impact, and goes away if you ever subscribe or buy anything, which essentially just "validates" your account). You do receive Reward Points each month, which you can take straight to the Reward Points merchants and spend right away, or save up for something bigger. Your primary reasons to purchase a Premium subscription will be to maximize your rate of advancement, to get unlimited crafting time, more character slots and reward points, and because you want to show support for Fallen Earth’s continued development 🙂

The entry level Premium Subscription, Survivalist, is directly analogous to the game current subscribers are playing in terms of Reward Points and rates of advancement (except for the addition of a 5% marketplace discount), but costs $9.99 — $5.00 less than the current subscription. You probably want to go Survivalist if you’re into playing Fallen Earth enough to want to remove the minor restrictions to which "Scavenger" accounts are subject, and don’t mind playing at the current default advancement rates. Your biggest reason to upgrade is that you want to improve all of the aforementioned gain rates plus you want a bit more Reward Points to spend at the Reward Merchants (which isn’t a bad idea, as we’re adding more stuff to them all the time).

This costs $14.99 — the same as a current subscription — and provides dramatic increases your harvesting and crafting speed, as well as the rates of gain of EXP, AP, Death Toll, and faction. You want to go with Wastelander if you’re a current player who understands the game and wants to benefit from the efficiency increases this Premium subscription provides. If you’re truly a solo player, this is all you need — it comes with a 15% discount in the Marketplace and 300 Reward Points (versus the current 100 Reward Points you already get with a subscription). Note: If you have an existing subscription, it will transition to Wastelander without your having to do anything.

The Commander Premium Subscription is what you’ll want if you’re someone whom others look up to as a leader. While it is in most respects similar to Wastelander, the key difference here is that this package includes the Commander aura, a stackable buff that increases salvaging speed, EXP, Random AP, Death Toll, and Faction gain rates for all players in the Commander’s group. It also includes a massive 500 Reward Points. You probably want to go Commander if you have friends that you want to help out with your aura, and/or you plan on buying a lot of items from the Reward Shop (which includes marketplace items as well).

Fallen Earth Post-Apocalyptic F2P MMO

Fallen Earth has taken on many impressions as the closest thing to a FallOut MMO, and the game does feel like it draws inspiration from that world. Hopefully this change in subscription models will maintain a balanced experience for all players while allowing everyone to enjoy this post-apocalyptic MMORPG no matter the budget. Don’t forget to check back for a full review as Fallen Earth goes Free-to-Play!

Visit the Official Fallen Earth Website site today!

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