Technically, Atlas Reactor is not going to be free-to-play anymore. The guys and girls over at Trion Worlds made this announcement back in May. Instead, players have to spend some money in order to delve into the mix between X-COM and MOBA. Shortly before the gamescom, the studio made a slight adjustment to their business model. They announced the so called Free Mode for the online game. It is basically a slimmed down version of the main game. Players can continue playing Atlas Reactor for free, but with some major restrictions. They can only choose between six different characters and cannot participate in ranked PvP matches among many other things. However, free players can still play on all maps, complete daily contracts, and play co-op games.
Here are the main differences between Free Mode and the full game:
Free Mode is a great way for all players to take a peek into Atlas Reactor and find out whether it’s worth spending $30 on. Since last week, anyone interested in the online game has been able to download it and check it out without any restrictions. Trion Worlds has started the online game’s open beta. Players no longer need a beta key or invitation to choose a hero and battle it out against each other in 4v4 matches.
The official launch date for Atlas Reactor is October 4th, and it will cost $29.99 upon its release. During its open beta there will be a $10 discount on the title.
Source: Official game homepage