Defiance goes free-to-play on PC starting in June, PS3 in July

Thursday, 1st May 2014 17:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Defiance, the MMO shooter from Trion Worlds, will become free-to-play starting in June on PC. The PlayStation 3 with go F2P in July.

The free-to-play version on Xbox 360 will be announced at a later date as the developer is “currently discussing details” regarding the Xbox 360 release.

Existing players will be rewarded with various items and boosts upon the game’s transition, with patrons being granted the following:

  • Boosts to skill, XP, scrip, salvage, and reputation gain rates that stack with the matching boosts available in the store.
  • 10% store-wide discount – boosts, costumes, lock boxes, all of it!
  • A grab bag of one-hour boosts or Arkforge from Daily and Weekly Ark Hunter Bonus Lock Boxes. Console players will need to link their account to acquire this bonus.

These bonuses listed above are also granted to all existing Defiance box or digital copy owners.

New players will be able to play completely for free and brand new missions are which will further unfold the unique storyline are in the works.

The new content will compliment the second season of Defiance on Syfy.

Players who purchase a new box or digital copy of Defiance will be granted the following bonuses:

  • A grant of 1,000 Arkforge, a currency redeemable for resetting weapon mastery, upgrading your weapon’s power rating, or even bumping an uncommon weapon to epic rarity.
  • 4 Character Slots, 5 Loadouts, up to 75 Ark Keycodes, and a minimum 70 Inventory Slots.
  • They will also enjoy thirty days of Paradise Patron status when Defiance begins its free-to-play service.

“The first of Defiance’s new crossover storylines is coming to Defiance in the coming weeks,” said Trion Worlds in the announcement.

“The world of Defiance is rocked when the hope of Tranquility, the first Earthling-Votan hybrid on record, lies dying in Eren’s emergency facility. As players track down the half-human and half-Irathient crossbreed’s medical history, they’ll quickly discover other forces are working to cover them up for a dark purpose.”

Defiance, will become free-to-play June 4 on PC and July 15 on PlayStation 3.



  1. CyberMarco

    13 months after release. Let’s see how long will take to TESO too. :P

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Hcw87

    TESO is nowhere near the clusterfuck of this game. TESO actually has content.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Xbone

    @Hcw87 I heard otherwise. Also, what does content worth with low playerbase?

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Obernox

    Motherf***er! I want my $2.75 back!

    #4 8 months ago
  5. budoshi

    that was expected. thats the fate of every mmos these days TESO will not be far behind.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Hcw87


    There is no ”small playerbase” with megaservers. Places/caves etc are ALLWAYS heavily populated in ESO.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. TheWulf


    Didn’t you say similar about SWTOR? I think it was you.

    #7 8 months ago

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