City of Heroes has finally switched to a free-to-play model with City of Heroes: Freedom. Starting right now, everyone who is even mildly interested in this MMO can try it out at no risk to their wallets. The game has been broken into player tiers – free, premium and VIP. Each tier has its benefits, but there is plenty of free content to try before taking the plunge.
As a free City of Heroes: Freedom player, you’ll be able to reach level 50 before your character stops leveling up. Free players can also have eight archetypes and access to over 100 power sets. Free players also have a number of restrictions. For example, free players can’t get premium in-game support and can only make two characters. If you’re just trying to get involved in the game without getting in over your head, these restrictions probably won’t bother you much.
City of Heroes: Freedom follows Sony Online Entertainment’s announcement of making DC Universe Online free-to-play.
This model has proven to be successful with games such as Lord of the Rings Online. Even World of Warcraft, which is the supreme ruler of all MMOs has gone free-to-play to an extent.
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