16 Aug 2021 5:08 PM +00:00

Is Naraka: Bladepoint free to play on release?

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Naraka: Bladepoint is an impressive hack and slash battle royale game. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, it managed to rack up hundreds of thousands of players in months, making it one of the most played games on Steam. It has finally launched and there's now tonnes to do. This being said, price is always a barrier to entry and, with so many free battle royale games, what sets this apart?

Is Naraka: Bladepoint free to play?

Naraka: Bladepoint is not free to play on launch. This being said, it makes sense why players might think it was.

With tonnes of small betas and lots of time to test the game for free, players assumed the full release would be too, operating in a similar model to the likes of Splitgate. Not only this but tonnes of battle royales currently on the market are free so it's understandable why some might think this.

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How much is it?

You can purchase the game for yourself right now for 19,99€ / $19.99 / £17.99.

This leaves the cost as fairly similar to the price of a modern indie game, not a bad price point.

Editions

Going up in price from standard, you have Deluxe, Asura and Ultimate editions of the game. Here's what's in them.

Deluxe edition

  • Base Game
  • Exclusive Spear Skin
  • Immortal Treasure x 10
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Asura edition

  • Base Game
  • (Summit1g) Temulch Special Outfit
  • (Lirik) Tianhai Special Outfit
  • (Shroud) Tarka Ji Special Outfit
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Ultimate Edition

  • Base Game
  • Matari Exclusive Outfit
  • Exclusive Spear Skins
  • Exclusive Grappling Hook
  • Immortal Treasure x 10
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Digital Art Booklet
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Although it means little now, for preordering the game, you get the new hero, Yoto Hime and and exclusive Tarka Ji Outfit. Luckily, all that special stuff is almost entirely cosmetic, with little affect on the game. The jury is still out on how good that pre order hero is.