Everquest II now free-to-play

Beginning today all PC users will be able to download, install, and launch Everquest II for free, according to an announcement from Sony Online Entertainment.

The announcement coincides with the release of Everquest II‘s eighth expansion, “Age of Discovery.” The base game is free, and will now include all expansions up to and including “Sentinel’s Fate.” The new “Freeport Reborn” update is also packaged in with the free bundle of content.

Along with the free-to-play announcement came a new tiered membership system, typical of most free-to-play models. The details for each membership are as follows:

  • Free – All new players or “Bronze” level members from EverQuest II Extended will have two character slots to max out at level 90. Some game features will be restricted, including available races, bag slots, spell tiers, equipment grades and more.
  • Silver – Any player who purchases the Silver Upgrade token for 500 Station Cash (or $5) will have fewer restrictions than “free” users. This level does not expire and includes all of the Free membership features plus additional features including character slots, bag slots, spell tiers, unlimited chat options and more.
  • Gold – Gold membership is available for $14.99 per month and provides access to 16 classes, 15 races, seven character slots, six bag slots per character, access to Legendary and Fabled equipment, and more.
For those looking to start their free adventure, head over to the Everquest II website to download the client and create an account.


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