Order & Chaos is well-known for being one of the most comprehensive massively multiplayer online role-playing games to hit a mobile platform, but unlike many of its desktop contemporaries, the game doesn't charge players a monthly subscription fee (having done away with them in 2012). Instead, the upfront cost supplies players with all of the available content. This price has generally sat at $6.99, but it regularly dipped to 99 cents over the past few months. Now it's gone entirely free-to-play.
This shift leaves us curious how the company plans to rake in money going forward. Order & Chaos already contains in-app purchases that allow players to purchase gold and runes, but doing so isn't required. Nevertheless, Gameloft is celebrating this transition by offering runes for 50 percent off and launching an in-game shop sale. Clearly, it wants players to grow accustomed to spending real money on virtual content even if it isn't required.
Change in pricing aside, there are other goodies contained within this update, such as a new PVP battlefield, the ability to join leagues, and new equipment. So new and long-time players should be sure to check that out.
For people who previously paid, we see no mention of some form of reimbursement or reward. Let us know if you experience anything different.