This is the place where the latest and freshest news about new releases and expansions of free to play MMORPGs will be posted. Only f2p games will be listed. Enjoy the list and please do visit us again soon. This post will be constantly updated with new info.
October 2012 – New Releases, Expansions and Updates
Cyber Monster Now in Open Beta
Cyber Monster, following a popular closed beta period that saw over 30,000 players enjoy the innovative mount-focused gameplay, is now in open beta which means everybody can now play the game.
Unfolding across a beautifully crafted 3D world brimming with varied locations, Cyber Monster’s browser-based gameplay is brought to life with stunning, dynamic real-time shadows and weather effects, providing everything from glorious sunshine to chilly snowfall with real world accuracy.
An innovative mount system is central to Cyber Monster’s gameplay. There are hundreds of different pets to capture and raise, divided into three types: aqua, earth and air. Each pet has its own personality, ranging from cute and cuddly to just downright arrogant. Players can ride every pet they capture, be it a Tyrannosaurus Rex or a fire-breathing Dragon. When idle, pets can be tamed to learn living skills, such as farming for resources and mining for hidden treasures.
With tons of NPC’s, events and tournaments, players seeking a new MMORPG with cute characters, innovative gameplay and a laid back community should see what Cyber Monster has to offer.
September 2012 MMORPG News
Sevencore Open Beta
The Buggers have been squashed and the reports have been submitted: Sevencore is ready for open beta on September 6. The new MMORPG from gPotato offers players a unique mounted combat system and the power to take full control of in-game regions.
Every player selects their first permanent mount after exiting the starting city and receives a companion who will complement their battle strategy in addition to cutting down travel time. Mounts in Sevencore can fight independently with their own skills and abilities, allowing a low defense character to soak damage with a tanky pet or speed through mobs faster with a high DPS mount. Increase your selection by defeating challenging world bosses and special dungeon quests to earn even more mounts in-game.
Guilds are free and easy to join, offering numerous benefits such as passive buffs and the ability to engage in open world PvP with declared enemy guilds. Guilds that strike the right balance between expansion and power will be able to challenge each other for control of Sevencore’s five starting regions in Occupation Wars. Summon fire-breathing dragons and giant, bone-crushing dinosaurs to win the weekly 20 vs. 20 battles that determine who will rule.
All New War of Angels
War of Angels immerses players in a lush world where the choices they make during gameplay will ultimately decide their destiny as good or evil warriors. Gamers can explore the vast environment of War of Angels by land, sea and air while preparing to seal the fate of the sinister fallen angel, Dertgotz, by helping or hindering his resurrection. Players make choices throughout the game that determine their alignment on the side of good or evil, and once gamers complete the main story quest and are judged, the world opens up to faction-based, PvP combat.
AlterVerse: Rise of the Blood Clans Now in Open Beta
A new indie game that shows a lot of promise, AlterVerse: Rise of the Blood Clans is a brand new kind of MMO that is played in one week long Rounds starting every Sunday night. At the end of the round the person with the highest Total Estate (wealth) becomes the Emperor. Billed as a free to play 3D sandbox game, Alterverse is a First Person Shooter Game (FPS) and a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) combined together to create an exciting hybrid game.
Players can mine for gold, silver, diamonds and other gems. They can hunt, fish, attack other players or raid the enemy clan’s treasury. Players will also encounter many different monsters that can be quite profitable or can turn out to be quite deadly. There are also many missions and quests to complete.
In AlterVerse there is no endless leveling treadmill, no grinding or boring click after click after click. At the end of a round, game stats are reset and players keep only their Skull Level and starting arms or bonuses to play the next round. Every week everyone has the opportunity to win.
CABAL Online Anniversary Giveaway
If you have never played CABAL Online, now is the time to start since this f2p 3D fantasy MMORPG is having its month-long anniversary event and giveaway. This will run from the 27th of June until the 25th of July 2012 which means 4 weeks for you to grab some really cool prizes! Check it out at this link.
CABAL Online is one of the best free-to-play MMORPGs around. Its features include excellent battle/skill systems, epic quests, realistic 3D graphics and spectacularly animated battle moves.
All players will receive a gift pack so that they can advance their characters while at the same time earning rewards that enrich the CABAL gaming experience. Hunt monsters on every map and dungeon in Nevareth, collect trophies, and open them to find some amazing rewards. Brand new outfits for tackling high end content, items and armours for boosting through lower levels – there are items for all level of players.
Link: CABAL Online website
Pockie Pirates Open Beta Launch
Currently in its open beta testing phase, Pockie Pirates is a new pirate-themed MMO game with anime-style graphics. Players take on the role of a young pirate who dreams of becoming the ultimate King of the Pirates (a story somewhat reminiscent of the anime One Piece!). Featuring an exciting blend of strategy, tactics and an entertaining game plot, the game packs cute characters and quality-designed backgrounds, combined with dazzling skills to present players with a thrilling and epic adventure around the sea.
Players can build and manage unique crews of NPC’s to operate and fight on their vessels. These pirates are recruited via the in-game “Blue Bars” – a unique mini-game system that uses an exciting random card generator. The Blue Bars offer new recruitment opportunities every time they are entered, and they level with players to ensure that no two crews will ever be exactly the same.
Rusty Hearts Reborn Now Available
Rusty Hearts: Reborn, the first major expansion for the award-winning action MMO is now live. Players are invited to experience the rebirth of the popular, fast-paced, anime-inspired brawler.
Players can look forward to new dungeons, bosses, and challenges, in addition to a wealth of new content, including new Weapon Focuses and skill sets for each character, a new Pet System, ranked PvP with weekly rewards, and much more. The best part: Rusty Hearts: Reborn is free-to-play.
“Rusty Hearts: Reborn is by far, the largest and most ambitious update introduced since the game first launched – and is packed with new content, features, and systems tailored towards both longtime veterans and brand new players,” said Senior Product Manager Mark Hill. “With so many additions and improvements, many of which were based directly on player feedback, we’re excited to finally let players experience Rusty Hearts: Reborn for themselves.”
Link: Rusty Hearts Reborn
June 2012 News
Grand Fantasia’s Journey to Condemned Island
Grand Fantasia, a 3D fantasy free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that has anime-style graphics, has just released its latest content update called Journey to Condemned Island. The update introduces new classes, maps, bosses, pets, a huge dungeon, an increased level cap, and a new character specialization system.
Set in the magical world of Saphael, Grand Fantasia offers players a variety of engaging features, including: branching class trees, innovative pet customization and crafting systems, incredible mounts, and auction houses. This MMO game is known for its deep sprite/pet gameplay – sprites don’t just tag along and look nice, they can be used to gather resources, create items, and salvage loot for parts. Players looking for more of an action-oriented experience can also participate in player-versus-player (PvP) combat, team-based battlefields, and challenging dungeons.
Link: Grand Fantasia
May 2012 MMORPG News
Pirates in Conquer Online
Conquer Online, the first free iPad MMORPG, has released the new Pirate class and two new maps. There are also free packs for new and old players that they will automatically receive just for logging into the game. A letter will also appear in your character’s inventory to explain how you can win a new iPad.
The PC version of Conquer Online has also had its 8 Pirate Kingdoms War, a global PvP tournament.
Link: Conquer Online
Drakensang Online Doubles Game World, Attracts 5M Players
Here at MMO Worlds, we have been fans of Drakensang Online since it launched and now it seems that there are 5 million other people who also play the game. Bigpoint, the game’s developer, has more than doubled the size of the game world since its launch back in August 2011. So its been less than a year but the MMO has garnered a huge following.
For those who are not familiar with Drakensang Online, it is a free to play browser MMORPG set in a medieval fantasy world. Although the focus is mainly on combat it also has a lot of bonus features like the guilds, crafting and a pet system. The 3D graphics are very good considering that its played on your browser. All in all, it is a fun game what is worth checking out, especially since it is f2p.
Link: Drakensang Online
Elsword Harmony Festival Spring Event
The free MMORPG Elsword is offering players the opportunity to participate in the Harmony Festival in-game event. Available now through April 4, the Harmony Festival allows gamers to plow through dungeons and battle bosses with the additional benefit of powerful costumes, increased stamina and special items to recover HP. Free goodies include the Harmony Festival Costumes, the most powerful costumes released in Elsword to date.
Elsword is a fun 2D fantasy MMORPG side-scroller, with lots of fast combat action and crazy combos. This anime-themed game has stylish graphics using hand-drawn cutscenes and cell-shaded graphics.
Link: Elsword website
Blacklight Retribution Official Launch Date
A new free-to-play first person shooter (MMOFPS), Blacklight Retribution, is set to launch on April 3, 2012 in North America and Europe. This first-person-shooter developed by Zombie Inc. is a sequel to the Xbox Live Arcade title Blacklight: Tango Down.
Blacklight Retribution features cutting edge realistic 3D visuals. The FPS offers a multiplayer experience with action-packed battles, futuristic maps, and a wide variety of weapons and gear. One of the best features of the game is its customization options which shooter fans will surely enjoy. Players can customize practically everything about a weapon, from its barrel, to ammo types, stocks, muzzles, optics, colors and even weapon tags.
Link: Blacklight Retribution
New February 2012 Expansions
The fifth expansion for Perfect World International, one of the top free to play 3D fantasy MMORPGs in the world with millions of players, was recently released on February 16, 2012. The expansion, named “Descent”, is tailored more towards higher level players with new high-end PvP content for all ten character classes.
In the new expansion, players will journey from a realm of cloud-like floating islands into hostile territory in an attempt to repel the greatest threat that the Perfect World land has ever known. New features in Perfect World International: Descent content update include: new zones, new gear, three new ideologically distinct “Orders” that players can join for more training and, perhaps most importantly, new game-changing abilities.
Allods Online: Game of Gods Expansion on February 15
Allods Online, one of the top free to play MMORPGs in the world, will be releasing its latest expansion on February 15, 2012 for all EU English and North American servers. Allods Online: Game of Gods brings over a year’s worth of content to this blockbuster MMORPG with the addition of fresh zones, rich content, and revamped systems – including the brand new Bard archetype, new PvP Skirmish zone, and new end-game Dead City raid.
For those of you who are not familiar with this game, it is a free to play sci-fi fantasy MMORPG developed over four years with a budget of $12 million, making it one of the top big budget AAA MMO games of the year. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive MMORPGs ever created, featuring a vast and gorgeously realized world, 6 races, 9 archetypes, 32 classes, and over 2,000 quests. The MMORPG features unique player-built and player-controlled space battleships as well as Faction vs Faction, Player vs Player, Guild vs Guild and Ship vs Ship combat mechanisms.
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More news will be posted as they are released. Contents of this post will change as old news is removed to make way for new ones. Last update September 2012.