According to the latest development blog entry, Fallen Earth is going free-to-play on October 12! The blog provides details on the four subscription tiers, which include a completely free option and three levels of premium subscriptions. "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 team said.
Here are the basic details and prices for the four tiers:
- Scavenger (Free): You'll have access to 100% of the game's content from level 1 to max level. The efficiency at which you advance is not quite comparable to subscribed players, and there is a limit to how many hours per day you can spend crafting and how many chips you can have. You only get one character slot, but you'll receive 50 Reward Points each month.
- Survivalist ($9.99/month): It's directly analogous to the game current subscribers are playing in terms of Reward Points and rates of advancement. You'll get two character slots and 100 Reward Points each month.
- Wastelander ($14.99/month): It provides dramatic increases to your harvesting and crafting speed, as well as the rates of gain of EXP, AP, Death Toll, and faction. It also comes with a 15% discount in the Marketplace and 300 Reward Points each month, as well as four character slots. Existing subscriptions will transition to Wastelander without players having to do anything.
- Commander ($29.99/month): Mostly similar to Wastelander, but includes a Commander aura 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 500 Reward Points each month and four character slots. The package is intended to be discounted for veteran players.
The dev blog entry mentions that veteran players will get free Marketplace items, a free subscription upgrade when the game transitions, and the soon-to-be-revealed Veteran Reward Item. It also hints at the upcoming World Event system and announces that there will be a live event to celebrate Fallen Earth's second anniversary this month.