How Free-to-Play is Vikings: War of Clans?

Developed by Plarium, in Vikings: War of Clans players build up a base, train an army and play in strategic combat where they battle against each other for supremacy. The game is marketed as being completely free to play, but starting at 100% free to play, we’ll ask a number of questions and find out some of the more premium elements and reduce the score accordingly!

EN - Question 1

No. The game is free to access through web browser.



EN - Question 2

No (but…) ― -10%. The game doesn’t have an on-going necessary subscription, but it does offer a VIP optional subscription system. Players can purchase a VIP status for 24hrs, 7 or even 30 days. When activated players gain various perks and boosts based off their VIP level, which is also increased through various game purchases.



EN - Question 3

No. There is no available DLC for the game.



EN - Question 4

Yes – -5%. Players can purchase a wide variety of things using real money. Ranging from replenishing resources for crafting and training, or rushing production and researching, or buying various boosts and items that can improve their combat prowess. The VIP system is also microtransaction focused.



EN - Question 5

Yes – -15%. Microtransactions give advantages in every possible way, allowing players to get ahead of other players and be stronger than them in combat both offensively and defensively. The impact these advantages have range from the surrounding neighbours own gold spending, to the level of the player themselves. Early game cash purchases are more convenience based, but at late game it can have a much greater impact.



EN - Question 6

No. Players cannot customize the UI at all.



EN - Question 7

Yes. There aren’t any race or class variations for paying or free players.



EN - Question 8

No. Players are able to free trade with one another.



EN - Question 9

No. Storage for resources and cash are not hindered by the free to play options.



EN - Question 10

Yes. Every area within the game is accessible for free.



EN - Question 11

No. There are no restrictions to PVE or PVP content.



EN - Question 12

Yes – +10%. The level of enjoyment is dependent on what the player is expecting from the game. If playing casually just to build up their own settlement and battle with players from time to time without trying to get ahead then it is fine. For those players who want to play competitively and match the players at the top of the leaderboard then it is highly likely that cash spending becomes more of a necessity to keep up with others and the advantages they get.


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