How Free-to-Play is Battlestar Galactica Online?

Battlestar Galactica Online is Bigpoint’s browser-basped RPG based on the popular sci-fi franchise Battlestar Galactica. In a distant galaxy the remnants of the human population battle against the Cylons, deceptive cyborgs that look just like the humans. But are the developers being the deceptive ones with their claims the game is Free to Play?! Let’s find out!

EN - Question 1

No. The game can be played for free.



EN - Question 2

No. The game does not support a subscription based system.



EN - Question 3

No. Content, expansions and patches are provided for free.



EN - Question 4

Yes – -5%. Players can purchase various packages of Cubits using real money, which are the games premium currency. Players can also purchase different Boosters which increase the number of Merits a player earns through different tasks such as PVP; Merits are another highly valued currency.



EN - Question 5

Yes – -15%. Players can purchase all manner of ammo, cosmetics, weapons, and upgrades to their ships that are better than standard in-game currency items. Some items can only be purchased with Cubits or Merits.



EN - Question 6

No. There are no customization options.



EN - Question 7

Yes. There are two main races in the game, Humans and Cylons, players can play as either faction.



EN - Question 8

No. There is no in-game trading at all, for free or paying players.



EN - Question 9

No. All players have infinite space in their Locker by default.



EN - Question 10

Yes. All regions in the game are accessible.



EN - Question 11

No. All regions in the game are accessible.



EN - Question 12

Yes – +10%. The game has a lot of missions and content that can be enjoyed for free, but many players will want to engage in PVP and it is the battle between the two factions that enables this. Whether in open space or through battle modes, those players that can more easily access Cubits and the gear/consumables they buy will have advantage in PVP, and that’s not always particularly enjoyable for free players.


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