Overview[edit | edit source]
Archeage Unchained was announced on 19th August 2019. It has the same content and the same updates as legacy Archeage, but features a new monetization model:
- You pay once upfront.
- No patron status or subscription model, everyone is effectively a Patron.
- Rebalancing and reworking of the Marketplace, so that it doesn't offer gameplay advantages anymore, but rather is purely cosmetic.
- Archepass was added, similar in style to a Battlepass on many various platforms for FPS games. Using a tier system, there are two paths just like other Battlepass systems. One is the basic free path where all items which may be considered P2W previously is housed. The other is a premium path which houses cosmetic items.
All future content updates will be shared by the legacy version, and the Unchained version.
There are no plans for carrying over characters and items, it is a completely new beginning.
Archeage Unchained is launching October 15.
Pricing[edit | edit source]
The game has 3 seperate pricing tiers for the preorder:
Silver Chainbreaker: $25.99
Gold Chainbreaker: $49.99
Archeum Chainbreaker: $79.99