Is The First Descendant Free to Play?

Will The First Descendant be Free to Play? The co-op MMO looter shooter, The First Descendant, seems like it has the makings of the next big hit. The game’s reveal trailer has already been seen by hundreds of thousands. The game looks like an interesting mix of Destiny and Anthem with a little bit of Warframe and Outriders. The looter shooter market is ripe for a fresh game to make a disturbance and challenge the current domination of Destiny 2. However, a question remains – is The First Descendant free to play? The success of the game very much depends on the monetisation system publisher chooses for it. Here’s what we know about The First Descendant price, monetization, and microtransactions.

▼Article Continues Below ▼
Is The First Descendant Free to Play?

Will The First Descendant be Free to Play?

Yes, The First Descendant is a free-to-play game. You will be able to play this third-person co-op shooter for free on all platforms. This includes PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Publisher, NEXON Korea, has made a smart move by making the game F2P. This will bring a bigger player base at launch, which is essential for cooperative shooters to survive. We’ve seen dozens of live service games flopping in recent years even with a F2P model, let alone with a premium upfront price to pay.

So, what type of monetization will the game have then? The details are still scarce in that regard. In the game’s official Steam description, the developers mention “various customizable elements such as skins for each character”. Thus we are fairly certain that you can expect a standard array of cosmetics. Such as weapon and character skins, banners, emotes, celebrations, and other miscellaneous stuff in the same vein.

In addition, we can probably expect a Battle Pass system, which is a go-to monetization in modern online games. Furthermore, the game will probably feature an in-game shop with various bundles, “starter packs”, and so on. We will make sure to update the article as soon as the publisher shares more info regarding the monetization system.

Author Chronocrator profile picture
Nikola's been playing video games since his father bought him the NES and the Sega Mega Drive in the early '90s. Later, he became a predominantly PC gamer who enjoys narrative-driven RPGs, real-time strategies, and psychological/survival horror games. Nevertheless, he appreciates any game that's worth his time.With over 12 years of experience in esports & gaming journalism, I like to think that my guides once helped a NASA scientist to beat a game. What I'm trying to say is that I should be credited for NASA's Mars missions. (I'm just kidding, please don't shoot me). In my free time, I dream of the day when I will finally start clearing my Steam backlog.