Awesomenauts, the 2D MOBA originally released in 2012, is going free to play on PC starting May 24, developer Ronimo Games announced today. The game also received an update today that allows current players to beta test changes before the switch officially launches.
New features in the free to play update include an overhauled tutorial mode, a progression system that tracks levels for players’ accounts and individual characters, a co-op versus bots mode, and medals that show off certain milestones achieved. The new in-game currency, Awesomepoints, can be earned by completing matches and buy playable characters, profile portraits, and drop-pods. Character skins must be bought with real money, but can also be used for characters and drop-pods.
Existing players will not lose any previously unlocked content, and be granted “Founder” status with an exclusive medal and portrait. Those who own the base game and both Starstorm and Overdrive expansions before May 24 will be upgraded to the “Awesomenauts All Nauts Pack” which offers all present and future characters. The new pack can be bought by other players as well.
The Awesomenauts All Nauts Pack is available now on Steam for $24.99, while the two expansions have been discounted 40% off for those who would like to completely own all characters before the title becomes free to play.
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