If your first memory of playing Anarchy Online consists of a horrifying slog through alpha, as mine does, then you might be wondering how the heck the first big sci-fi MMORPG has made it all the way to 17 years old. I’m gonna call it gumption plus Funcom’s singular ability to withstand how every article about AO over that long span of time has to mention the worst alpha test of all time.
But Anarchy Online is still here, 17 years later, and that’s something to be proud about!
To celebrate, Funcom is turning all accounts on for free through July 5th, which means you can log in right now and check out how Rubi-Ka has been doing since you last played. Current and long-term subs can pick up some sweet loot on the side.
“Additionally, until July 19th, Ganimedes Personal Jetpack & Nano Crystal (Balloons) are available in the shop, and an array of new membership offers and new armor that increase stats as you level up!”