F2PMeter: Is Atlas Reactor Truly Free to Play?

Atlas Reactor is a free to play simultaneous-turn based team strategy game where players get to duke it out across various maps and try to out think, out manoeuvre and out-gun their opponents. The game switched up its business model and re-launched as Free to Play title, but let’s put the game through our patent-pending F2PMeter to find out how free it actually is…
Does the game require an initial purchase?

'No'

No purchases are required to play the game.
Does the game require any continued paid subscription?

'No'

The game does not support a subscription system.
Does the game require spending money on DLC packs or expansions?

'No (but...)' takes away 10%

Players can access the free to play option, which gives them six playable “Freelancer” heroes to play games with. If they want to gain access to all the game features and all the Freelancers from the beginning, they must purchase one of the different bundles, some of which also grant access to some locked games features. However, Freelancers can also be unlocked using in-game currency.
Does the game support micro-transactions? Can anything be purchased in-game using real world money?

'Yes' takes away 5%

Players can buy the Loot Matrix chests that can provide boosts, in-game currency and cosmetics such as taunts, banners and skins. Players can also make direct purchases of individual Freelancers.
Do any of the micro-transactions give players an advantages?

'Yes (but...)' takes away 5%

It’s not a cut and dry advantage. Having purchasable Matrix chests then players can occasionally get “GG Boosts” as loot, which give them both Freelancer XP and Flux in-game currency boosts from playing. Both Flux and XP are necessary components to upgrading a Freelancer and purchasing new Mods, which in turn makes the character potentially stronger.
Is the user interface customization restricted to paid options?

'No'

The UI cannot be customized.
Does the game give access to all available classes and/or races?

'No (but...)' takes away 10%

Free players get access to six characters that will change each week and randomly rotate. Players can either buy all the needed characters with a bundle purchase, or unlock new Freelancers with Flux currency that is earned by playing matches.
Does the game require have limitations to how the 'Auction House' /Market/Trade system is accessed?

'No'

The shop is used to purchase Matrixes, though they can also be earned by playing the game and levelling up. Unfortunately free accounts are only able to open up a single chest once per 36hrs.
Are personal inventory and/or bank slots limited at all?

'No'

There are no limitations to the number of skins you can own.
Are all dungeons and zones accessible without purchases?

'Yes'

In game maps are not restricted for free accounts.
Does the game restrict high endgame content (PVE, Raids or PvP)?

'Yes (but...)' takes away 10%

Ranked matches require a player to own at least five Freelancers; players who have purchased a bundle have access to all Freelancers, free accounts gain one Freelancers once they have completed 10 PVP games, and would then have to purchase the rest with cash or Flux in order to play ranked games.
Can the game be fully enjoyed without ever having to spend a ‘penny’?

'Yes' takes away 10%

The free to play account is potentially a trial account, and it has limitations (such as opening Matrix chests), but players can still enjoy the game and learn how to play with a variety of characters, as well as being able to earn more of them with in-game currency. To get the most out of the game players will likely want to purchase one of the bundles for full access.
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