Sword of Legends Online Going F2P

Gameforge announces a roadmap for Sword of Legends Online, outlining new content coming to the MMORPG over the course of 2022. This includes a version 2.0 that will launch next month, making the game free-to-play. Word is this will not involve any pay-to-win elements, and those who have purchased the game will receive cosmetic rewards as compensation:
Gameforge will be moving Swords of Legends Online to a free-to-play model with the release of the 2.0 update in late February of this year.

“The voices of our players and community have been, and will continue to be, at the forefront of our decision making—whether it is more content rolled out more quickly, localization updates, or otherwise—and this decision is no different,” said Noemi Feller, Vice President of Product at Gameforge. “Over the past few months, player population growth has become a concern for our community—and we have listened. After careful consideration and discussions with Wangyuan Shengtang & Aurogon, we have jointly decided to remove the paywall and allow more players to join SOLO and enjoy the vast amounts of content currently available, with even more already planned through 2022 and beyond.”

With the launch of 2.0, players can now forge their own legendary adventure completely free and without restrictions. All in-game purchases will remain cosmetic, as will Battle Passes. There will not be any pay-to-win elements. Players who have previously purchased the game will be eligible to receive a variety of exclusive cosmetics. The full details can be found on the FAQ located on the Swords of Legends Online community page.