Daybreak’s offering a $300 lifetime sub for its stable of MMOs, and it’ll probably sell out


You had to figure Daybreak was gearing up for some sort of big sub thing, what with SSG doing it for LOTRO and DDOquite successfully – under its wing. And indeed, last night the MMO company offered up a new version of its All Access pass that is essentially a lifetime sub.

“PC players, if you play EverQuest 2 or ANY of Daybreak’s All Access games, you’re in for a treat. Available for a limited time and in limited quantities, lock in lifetime membership benefits in every All Access game with the Lifetime* All Access Membership! All Access currently includes DC Universe Online, EverQuest, EverQuest 2, and PlanetSide 2. No more resubscribing. No more recurring payments. All the access. All the time. Plus, if you already have an active All Access membership, we will convert your unused time to Daybreak Cash when you upgrade to this lifetime offer!”

Like the DDO offering, this one is set for a limited quantity intended to sell out – 4000, though, not 1000. And the lifetime sub itself? $299.99.

There’s also a “bonus” tier All Access pass: a year of sub play in EverQuest 2, DC Universe Online, EverQuest, and PlanetSide 2 and “over $900” worth of bonus items in the four games (the EverQuest II items, for example, are marked as being worth $150; they include a level 110 booster, cosmetics, mount, and 120 VIP research days). That one’s $199.99.

So is it worth it? Well, if you’re a hardcore player of one of these Daybreak games, to the point that you regularly sub already, maybe. It rather depends on how much faith you have in Daybreak’s ability to keep operating your particular game in the future, knowing that Daybreak has sunsetted more than three times as many titles as it’s got live right now. As MMO players will recall, Daybreak suffered two huge rounds of layoffs just in 2018 alone and partnered with NantWorks in an investment deal to build mobile games. H1Z1’s PC version and esports have gone poorly by most accounts this year as well.

However, H1Z1 on PS4 appears to be fine, both EverQuest games received expansions this year, and DCUO put out regular updates. Even PlanetSide 2 got some love in 2018, and then there’s that whole PlanetSide Arena on the horizon, though PlanetSide Arena is not included in the pass as written.

And given the fact that DDO’s sold out already, we expect these will too.

Massively OP’s MJ Guthrie will have more in her EverQuesting column tomorrow.

Source: EQII official site, Daybreak. Thanks, Wilhelm, Denice, Seth, and Armsbend!

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Already got burned with lifetime subs once with CO, never again.

Kickstarter Donor

No way. No fucking way.

Max Sand

Does this include lifetime subscription to Landmark? oh, right…….


if SOE and Smedley were still running the company I would buy this offer quick. But, Daybreak = fuck no. its like flushing 300$ down the toilet – a toilet that leads to a russian sewer


Lifetime shackled to Daybreak games? ahhhh hell no. /puke
not even for a nickel


Who in their right mind would buy from this Russian money laundering operation?


There was a time that offer would have been pretty appealing. Unfortunately, that was probably 3-5 years ago


Coming in late to say…

…it’s probably not a good idea to touch anything this company offers with a 300 meter pole and a pigtail. Just saying. :(

Kickstarter Donor

The cynic in me looks at this and thinks that their attempt to pad their year-end financials with PS:A pre-orders isn’t panning out so they’re going to a backup plan.

Were this a few years back I’d snap one up in a hot second, lifetime subs are a stupid good deal. But nowadays? I barely play their games and I have serious doubts about the health of the company and especially their live games. Hard pass.

MJ Guthrie
MJ Guthrie

Some of my thoughts in my column I wrote right when the news popped. Crazy, but a hint of me had to pause.

Steven Williams

I’d rather not give 300 bucks to Daybreak freaking Games.