F2PMeter: Is Crossout Truly Free to Play?

 

Crossout is a cross-platform free to play MMO game that lets players build their own vehicles in order to battle it out for scrap across the barren wastelands in a future post-apocalyptic Earth. You can acquire and build your own crazy contraptions and destroy your opponents across a variety of maps and game modes. In this F2PMeter test we’ll ask a few questions to find out how free to play Crossout truly is. Read on!
Does the game require an initial purchase?

'No'

To play the game players do not need to make any payment.
Does the game require any continued paid subscription?

'No'

The game doesn’t provide any subscription options.
Does the game require spending money on DLC packs or expansions?

'No'

There are no expansions or DLC content currently.
Does the game support micro-transactions? Can anything be purchased in-game using real world money?

'Yes' takes away 5%

There are two primary micro-transaction options in the form of Crossout Coins. The primary currency in the game, and Crossout Packs that provide some perks, cosmetics, weapons and a bunch of Coins as well. Players earn Coins through gameplay and typically use them to buy and sell on the market place with other players or purchase loot crates.
Do any of the micro-transactions give players an advantages?

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

With players able to purchase the primary in-game currency it allows them to dominate the player market somewhat and purchase anything they need for their vehicles, however, as active players can earn Coins through trading then the coins do edge more to pay for convenience. Only a few bundle items are better than some of the crafted gear.
Is the user interface customization restricted to paid options?

'No'

Players cannot customize the UI at all.
Does the game give access to all available factions?

'Yes'

All the current factions are available to all players.
Does the game require have limitations to how the Market system is accessed?

'No (but...)' takes away 5%

When buying and selling on the market the game adds a tax, which directly uses up Coins and can be a hindrance to players; with players able to purchase the main game currency then taxes become a smaller problem.
Are personal inventory and/or bank slots limited at all?

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

Warehouse slots carry resources and components, and can be expanded with a crafted item that uses up a lot of resources to grant 25 additional slots (up to 600 slots).
Are all dungeons and zones accessible without purchases?

'Yes'

There are no premium restricted maps.
Does the game restrict high endgame content (PVE, Raids or PvP)?

'No'

Game content and features are unrestricted.
Can the game be fully enjoyed without ever having to spend a ‘penny’?

'Yes' adds 10%

Whilst trying to acquire resources and components can be a slow grind for players that don’t have easy access to money, by and large there is no major pay to win element to the game and battles are a fairly even playing field. Whilst purchasing currency does provide an element of quick advancement, at the top end there’s no premium only high level gear, but acquiring it can take non gold spenders a while.
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