Is Destruction AllStars free to play?

Destruction All Stars may go free-to-play soon if the code revealed during the game’s latest update has something to offer. Developer Lucid Games is working hard to revive the player count for their arena-based vehicle combat title, and they’ve promised more news coming soon about further changes they’ll be making.

Will Destruction AllStars be free to play?

During yesterday’s maintenance, players updating and launching the game while the servers were idle saw the challenge names being replaced with code references. As noted by Reddit user u/Mr_WeeWooeach challenge had the prefix “BS_F2P_CHALLENGE” with “F2P”, a clear hint to the game’s possible move to a free-to-play model in the future.

For now, Lucid Games has made some major changes to the game to revive the player population. Many aspects of the UI have been updated, including clearer stats, clearer rewards, and a different format for character selection, avatars, and banners. Any new content that players have unlocked, such as a new story mode, new challenges, new XP level, or even just new store content will be clearly marked. The post-game process has been streamlined so that players don’t have to wait so long to enter another match. The in-game HUD has also been improved with more visual cues.

Training has been simplified and will no longer be mandatory for new players. Inviting challenges have also been added to complement the training, while videos are now available for virtually every skill players need to learn. The AllStars Pass, the game equivalent of a Battle Pass, has been removed. When asked why this was, the team said they would have “more news to share about fitting in the near future”. Other changes include bonus XP for party play, simplified voice communication, a new combo system, and a host of other balances and gameplay improvements. You can read the full patch notes on Reddit.

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