Hi-Rez Studios today announced that “Global Agenda: Free Agent“, the latest update to the 3D Shooter MMO, will enable free-to-play access to all of the game’s current playable content and levels with no purchase required.

The version 1.4 Free Agent update, expected to go live in mid April, will support free play across all character classes through level 50.  This update also introduces a new Dome Defense Raid as high-level player content, a CTF- style Mercenary PvP game-mode with pilotable robots, revised skill-trees across all four character classes, and other changes and content.

For an optional one-time purchase of $19.99 USD/13.99 GBP/15.99€, players may upgrade to Elite Agent status, which will accelerate the rate of earning character levels, gear, and currency and also grant access to premium features such as the login priority, auction house and in-game mail. All players that have previously purchased Global Agenda will be automatically upgraded to Elite Agent status.

Global Agenda has never required a monthly subscription to play and, for a while now, we have offered a generous free trial for the game.” said Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios COO.  “Our experience with the limited free trial has demonstrated to us the great demand among free-to-play gamers for a AAA-quality Shooter MMO like Global Agenda. We believe this latest change will further broaden the game’s popularity and appeal.

With this change, we allow players to experience all of the game’s current content and levels for free. We’ve done this in a way that ensures that free players do not have to spend real money to compete on a level playing field with those who do, while still rewarding those loyal players and fans that have purchased the game or otherwise supported the game.

Below is a summary of the differences between Free and Elite versions of the game:

Free-to-Play

  • No Level Restriction
  • Ability to earn all of the game’s current items without spending real money.
  • Access to all of the game’s current playable content, including:
    • Sonoran Desert Open Zone
    • Special Ops PvE (1- to 4-person Co-Op)
    • 10v10 Mercenary PvP
    • 4v4 Arena PvP
    • Double Agent PvPE
    • 10-person Defense Raids (including the new Dome Defense Mission coming in version 1.4).
    • Agency vs Agency Gameplay (AvA)

Elite Agent – One-time purchase of $19.99/13.99 GBP/15.99€

  • Earn End-of-Mission XP at twice the rate of a Free-to-Play user
  • Earn End-of-Mission Credits and Tokens at twice the rate of a Free-Play user
  • Earn End-of-Mission Elite Loot upon winning an instanced PvE or PvP match
  • Choose which PvP gametypes you would like to play when queuing for Mercenary PvP.
  • Access the Auction House
  • Access In-Game Mail
  • Less restrictive chat capabilities
  • No ads for in-game voice
  • Ability to create Agencies
  • Higher Login priority

For more information, visit http://www.globalagendagame.com/

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  1. theemeraldshadow on November 9, 2012

    OK HERES A PROBLEM!!!NOW I PLAYED THIS GAME BUT ACCYDENTLY REMOVED IT FORM MY PC…SO WHEN I GO TO DOWNLOAD IT I DOWNLOAD IT THEN ON INSTALATION I LETS ME CHOOSE A GAME LIKE BEFORE.BUT NOW THERE IS NO GLOBAL AGENDA LIVE THERE ARE ONLY TRIBES ONLINE AND SOME OTHER GAME…IS THE GAME SHUT DOWN?

  2. Kelvin on April 11, 2011

    Damn, I cant wait to play this.
    That`s why I have one question.
    It might be a very dumb one but here I go.
    If I download the trail now,
    and the game goes free to play,
    do I have to reïnstall it then?
    Or can I just play on on the account I made on the excact same download.
    I`m asking this because I really can`t wait to play 😀

    • mmobomb Author on April 11, 2011

      I think not, probably you just need to update the client

      • Kelvin on April 13, 2011

        Ok thanks 😀
        I downloaded the trail.
        So atleast I got the biggest download done.
        Now when it comes out I only need to update the client like you said.
        And are you the owner of mmobomb by the way?

  3. Zaji on April 11, 2011

    I will definitly try this out 🙂

  4. asdrtg on April 9, 2011

    the game is cool

  5. zoren580 on April 8, 2011

    ive got characters so ill problably still have em might reinstall

  6. Mbuna on April 8, 2011

    I had fun while on the free trial, look forward to going back when they make it f2p for good. Good news for sure!

  7. Faxion on April 7, 2011

    YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS! FINALLY THEY REALISED IT!! YESSSSSSSSSS 😀

  8. BerzurcusCircus on April 7, 2011

    I seen this coming since alpha testing tbh.

  9. Germaximus on April 7, 2011

    This games pretty cool. I dont know if going free to play will help it much this late in the game but good luck to em.

    All players that already owned the game will automatically be elite agent wakadoo.
    That was the first thing i thought when i started reading it, but if you continue reading the whole thing it mentions it there. :p

    • wakadoo on April 7, 2011

      yeah i saw it when i was reading some more XD

      pretty awsome how p2p games go f2p

      champions online and pirates of the burning sea got a much higher playerbase now since they got F2P hopefully it will be the same here

  10. Brudertod on April 7, 2011

    i bought it for 15 euro last year and i don’t wont to sell it even if it’s free2play now to be an elite agent has good advantages though^^

  11. WNxArcticWolf on April 7, 2011

    It seems more pay to play games are turning into free to play games.

  12. rafaeleao on April 7, 2011

    Nice! Last year I almost brought this game, I’m happy that I’ve dont =D

  13. Tadami on April 7, 2011

    Wow! It’s good :3

  14. wakadoo on April 7, 2011

    i bought global agenda a while ago when it was 6 or 7 euro on steam whil i get the elite agent thing?

    • Rayl on April 7, 2011

      Yeah yer good to go. People who bought it beforehand will be given Elite Agent status. 😀

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