Wakfu, the once “Freemium” turn-based MMO set in the DOFUS universe, has now entered its Free-to-Play Open Beta, unlocking the door to a wider set of fans waiting to get in, with an updated world and other incentives to entice new players to join up.

Wakfu, from Ankama Group, is an open-world endeavor that spans multiple pieces of media, including a cartoon series and comic books.

Players explore the world of Wakfu following a disaster known as Ogrest’s Chaos, and use their own unique powers to strategize and work together to restore balance to their once peaceful world, defeating the creatures in the world of Twelve along the way.

If you’re already familiar with Wakfu, you probably already know you can create laws, make decisions that affect the world, and interact with others in the world in interesting ways as well, making Wakfu an intriguing choice if you’re looking to put down roots in another MMORPG.

“As we open the updated world of WAKFU to an even broader set of fans, we will continue to focus on the core and essence of our gameplay – the players,” said Olivier Comte, managing director and chief operating officer, Ankama Group. “In addition to a broad range of classes to suit varying tastes, colorful environments and our well-known sense of humor, WAKFU gives players a chance to impact the entire game world through their strategic and even political decisions.”

If you’re interested in signing up for the open beta or want to learn more, check out the official site at wakfu.com.

By Brittany Vincent

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. I checked the shop for Wakfu now and it still seems to be a bit of a freemium. There’s a booster pack you can buy with cash, let me quote stuff from it:

    “Get exclusive early access to latest areas and content”
    “And vote for governor’s elections”

    Not to mention it provides other benefits which could be pay to win such as: “You can fill your health with one click (using Bread)”

    And here are the other things you get from booster which I don’t really mind all that much:

    “Earn 30% more EXP points in combat and quests
    Get 10% more chance to drop items at the end of combats
    Earn 30% more Kamas at the end of the combat
    Your secondary characters will receive an EXP bonus according to your main character level
    You will get 1 Mystery Box bonus item (see description in the Composition area below)”

  2. Hey, maybe I’ll finally be able to play.
    I started playing Dofus with the intention of subscribing, but Ankama’s cash shop wouldn’t allow me to purchase anything for Dofus or Wakfu. So I submitted a ticket, and then I got bored and stopped playing. It’s been a year now, and I still have not heard back form Ankama…Hopefully a free to play alternative would be better than a freemium one. It would be even better to have a free to play Dofus, of course.

    • I’ll be checking this out again, I remember playing it back when it was -actually- in beta, and having so much fun, but then I found out after release, that it was a subscription game, and dropped it completely.

      This game was so much fun, and I’m happy that I can finally enjoy it again.

  3. after almost 3 years of close beta, it’s finally entering open beta

    I’ll wait and see if it takes another 3 year before it hits release.

  4. I’m still incredibly confused by this “change.”

    About a month or two ago I redownloaded both Wakfu and Dofus since I remembered I liked the games but didn’t play them very long. This change and the posts/faqs on their site say that Wakfu is moving from a subscription based MMO to a free to play MMO. I NEVER paid a subscription to play Wakfu a month or two ago, hence my confusion about this…

    • Dofus and Wakfu were great games that I played pretty much my entire childhood, but the subscription part was towards you as a player to explore more areas as well as having the ability to use 2 or 3 locked classes. Pretty much you could play the game up to a certain level for both stats and equipment (not counting the limited area that you could explore if you weren’t subscribed). Both of the limitations were pliable to both Dofus and Wakfu. I hope by being an actual free to play that can change. Sincerely Wakfu is probably one of or The One game that applies turn based strategy into a open world and in the same time being a MMO. Going back to some articles back is this game could be considered to be one of the games that social interaction is predominant.

    • it was freemium, many of the content you had no access… but I think this f2p beta is there for more than a month, so you probably entered when it changed


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