So let’s just get this out of the way upfront: ArcheAge Unchained’s rollout a year ago did not go as well as Gamigo was hoping. It’s changed its business model twice now since the launch, not even counting the original ArchePass situation, doing so while admitting that Unchained stumbled and Gamigo needs it to unstumble. And that means getting more people into the game, which Gamigo is hoping to do with yet another free trial event this weekend.
“Starting today, players can experience the world of gamigo’s Sandbox MMORPG ArcheAge: Unchained free of charge for three full days. This limited trial is available via gamigo’s own platform, Glyph, until November 16th. During this period, players can download the game and enjoy their three days of gameplay in which they’ll explore the exhilarating landscapes of Erenor, its scorching deserts, ancient forests, barren mountains and endless oceans. […] To participate in the trial period, players need simply to create an account via the ArcheAge: Unchained website and use the voucher code FALLTRIAL. The trial will be available for free on Glyph starting Friday 16th at 4 pm CEST. Upon registering, players can play the game for a full 72 hours. Players interested in continuing their adventure after the free trial can purchase the game on Glyph at any time, while retaining their progress and titles. The game is available on the Glyph store at the newly discounted price of 15,99 EUR/USD.”
The free trial comes just a day after the launch of the game’s new Chronicle update, which offers a new lore-centric questline, vehicle customization, and new old bosses. It also comes just a day after a controversial update to Unchained’s ArchePass that has been roundly criticized for being excessively pay-to-win when Unchained itself was advertised and sold as being anti-pay-to-win and former ambassadors denounce it.