Upcoming Free-To-Play Games That’ll Blow You Away

Free-to-play games sometimes get a bad rap:
microtransactions, pay-to-win, and money walls are seen as frequent problems with the model. But the truth is: people like free stuff,
and several game developers are testing the F2P market in hopes that they can gain a playerbase
that titles like Fortnite Battle Royale and Hearthstone have already amassed. This means the competition in the free-to-play
market is ramping up. Let’s take a look at some upcoming free-to-play
games that you should keep an eye on. A modern take on a classic Magic: The Gathering Arena is looking to bring
the classic collectible card game to online gaming to compete with the likes of Hearthstone. This is not a watered-down version of Magic,
either: Wizards of the Coast has promised the full experience of the game, and plans
to release at least 1,000 new cards to the game every year. Obviously, the free-to-play version of Magic
will see some serious changes to the way cards are obtained. Wizards of the Coast is still playing with
how the in-game economy will work – the closed beta offers eight card booster packs,
some of which contain “wild cards.” These wild cards can be traded in for cards
you need to complete the deck you are working on, which will hopefully allow more players
to be competitive even if they are not spending a lot of money. Hunt down the perfect deck Gwent, a full game spun from the side game
in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, takes an interesting approach to the world of collectable card
games. Every match is a best of three, and units
do not directly attack one another. Bluffing your opponent into overcommitting
is an extremely viable strategy; if they use too many resources to try to win the first
game, you can use the powerful cards you held back to clean them out in the next two. There are a lot of cards in the open beta,
but the free-to-play model is relatively generous with card drops and crafting materials, and
it is not quite as overwhelming as the card pool in Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering. Play together, slay together Announced in early 2017, Dauntless is the
first game from development studio Phoenix Labs. Each player in this co-op action-RPG is put
in charge of a character called a “slayer.” The planet has been overrun by gigantic beasts,
and it’s each slayer’s job to work together with their fellow players to hunt these creatures
in order to protect humanity. If this sounds a lot like a free-to-play Monster
Hunter: World, that’s because Dauntless draws heavy inspiration from that title, along with
Dark Souls and World of Warcraft. A new breed of MMO Developed by Bluehole, who brought us the insanely popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,
Ascent: Infinite Realm — or AIR — is a steampunk-inspired MMORPG that focuses less
on grind and more on PvP Realm battles. The trailer makes AIR look like absolute chaos:
gigantic beasts, huge mecha battles, airship combat, and more. PCGamesN reports that the level cap for Ascent:
Infinite Realm is set at 30, and it will take players about 30 hours of gameplay to reach
that mark. Once there, however, the real game begins,
with massive, objective-based multiplayer battles taking place on the ground and in
the skies above. A simplified strategy classic The first F2P game in the Total War series
sees the game scaled down and simplified a bit, but that doesn’t mean it sacrifices its
emphasis on large scale battles and clever tactics. Total War: Arena features 10v10 battles, with
each player controlling three units of up to 100 soldiers each. That’s 3000 soldiers per side, which is admittedly
small fries compared to what the Total War series generally offers. However, with separate factions, units, and
commanders to choose from, there is still a good deal of strategy to be had in this
one. Save the world in Fortnite It’s hard to deny that Fortnite: Battle Royale
is one of the biggest games in the world. “Fortnite’s objective? Players in the game’s free-to-play Battle
Royale version join teams and battle up to 100 others to be the last person standing.” Although the Battle Royale mode is free-to-play,
there is actually an entirely different way to play Fortnite: a PvE mode called Save the
World. In fact, Save the World was the original conception
of Fortnite, releasing on July 25, 2017, while the Battle Royale mode was not released until
September 26. Fortnite: Save the World is a PvE tower defense
game that utilizes the same irreverent sense of humor and cartoonish look of the Battle
Royale mode, but tasking the player with defending their fortresses against hordes of AI-controlled
enemies. Fortnite: Save the World is available to play
right now, but for a cost; it is available when you load up Fortnite. However, Epic Games has said that they plan
to release Save the World for free at some point in 2018. Thanks for watching! Click the SVG icon to subscribe to our YouTube
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