Today's a huge day for Albion Online with its free to play launch. Veterans and the new generation of players will be able to enjoy all of the numerous updates made to Albion since launch, up to and including the recently released Oberon update. F2P doesn't mean that development stops either. Sandbox Interactive has big plans for large updates throughout 2019, so it's a great time to dive into the innovative game world.
Of course, a milestone of such major importance must come with a brand new trailer, so without further ado, check this out:
Phew...exciting, isn't it?
So, What Does F2P mean?
From today forward, players will no longer have to purchase the game but can play through without any restrictions. This means that all of Albion Online's celebrated features are available to everyone.
Significant features include:
- a robust player-driven economy
- hardcore full-loot PvP
- no class restrictions on gear
- a single, massive server for all players worldwide
- play on one account on PC, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS (beta) devices
- a brand new tutorial system, perfect for those just joining the fray
- crafting, gatherin, farming and combat skill paths
- a wealth of content delivered through six major updates since launch
- the Randomized Dungeon system with procedurally generated dungeons hidden around the game world
- the Fishing System that can yield common fish or rare sunken treasure
- Crystal Realm Battles in a gorgeous new arena with 5v5 guild battles for rewards and energy
- Faction Warfare where players sign on with one of the game's 5 factions to gain access to new opportunities
Today's update also brings a number of fixes and improvements to Albion Online, most notably anchored by the big changes to the Outland portal system, with each of the Royal Cities receiving its own portal to the Outland. There are other improvements to the respawn system, island updates and much more.
Veteran Albion Online players will be able to leverage the new Referral System to earn sweet loot including the White Tiger mount, the Merlyn Cube and the Recruiter's Pile of Tomes that is worth 100,000 Fame. Simply send out a referral code to a buddy. When they register, play and purchase 30 days of Premium time, a reward is triggered for the referrer! Simple as that! This season lasts through June 1st, so plenty of time to score this beauty:
That's just the tip of the iceberg too! The best way to see all that Albion Online has to offer is to get started playing today!