Atlas Reactor goes back to free-to-play of sorts

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We can’t say we weren’t expecting this, but so soon? After ditching the free-to-play model to go buy-to-play in May, Trion Worlds has just announced that Atlas Reactor will include a free mode starting August 9.

So, what is this Free Mode? Honestly, it’s pretty much free-to-play in all but name, bar a thing or two.

The Free Mode makes the game free for everyone with a weekly free rotation of the Freelancers (characters), which is unique per player. Playing gets you reward caches, where you can find “hundreds of cosmetic banners, icons, emotes, titles, skins, styles, taunts, and more”. However, Free Mode players have a limit on how frequently they can open a cache. Buying Atlas Reactor for the current $19.99 price tag unlocks all the Freelancers, removes this cache limitation, enables custom and ranked games, and allows entry in future tournaments.

So, you can try Atlas Reactor for free and play as much as you want, but if you want to go competitive you’ll have to purchase the game.

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  • JUSTER

    Really absurd and shameful, I could not show myself facing the public…

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  • http://shibdib.com TheMysticalNinja

    LMAO you have to pay or be a loner. Atlas Reactor’s community will be dead in a year (might be generous).

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    • DemonsRiot

      You get to play with people, However you dont get to play CUSTOM – IE you make a full team of the 8 players you want to play with, and RANKED – IE the end game that is way to hard for casual players anyways.

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      • http://shibdib.com TheMysticalNinja

        When I said loner, i didn’t mean sorely “just play with AI”. Alas, I don’t see this as a game casuals will stick with, espically when there are other MOBAs that don’t ask you to cough up monies play Custom and Ranked matches, the same MOBAs which have an end game that is too tough for casuals.

        If Atlas Reactor proves me wrong. Then so be it and good for them and the community. But this flip-flopping of which model to go with doesn’t exactly inspire me with confidence.

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        • DemonsRiot

          They changed buisness models due to community reaction. Not to mention this game is NOT a Moba. It my BE the Moba words, BUT it is not a “MOBA” as a Moba genre game MUST have Creeps, Towers, Inhibtors and a Nexus. None of which Atlas Reactor has, If you wish to call Atlas Reactor a Moba, then ALSO call CS:GO a Moba and NOT an FPS. And as much as the flip flop is worrying. The custom games and ranked are not all that anyways. its either just whoever you want to play with, or far harder people to play with. thats it. THhs game is good for people who are looking for an imbetween where Challenge is concerned.

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          • http://shibdib.com TheMysticalNinja

            Why must a MOBA have “Creeps, Towers, Inhibtors and a Nexus”? I get they are the staple of the genre but must they have that to be considered one? and changing the way you work due to community reaction has not always ended up working for the best.

            But alas you’re enthuasism and defensive passion have made me decide to give this game a chance. Perhaps this is case of me judging a book by it’s cover 😀

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          • DemonsRiot

            A MOBA must have those to be classified as a MOBA otherwise people would call Atlas Reactor and every FPS game in existence along with many other similar play style games. When you give the game a try, Please bear in mind you will lose games a whole lot. You will not always enjoy the play. But there will be times when you make an amazing play and just love what happened. Please keep in mind that this game is quite a hard capped game but if you stick with it, you will get better at the game. and you will enjoy it

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          • http://shibdib.com TheMysticalNinja

            Hmmm…I still think a MOBA does not have to have those things but I respect your opinions and so lets leave it at that.

            I wasn’t expecting to win much anyway but thanks for the heads up 😀

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