Ultima Online Free To Play Patch, Endless Journey, Now Live
Earlier today, on April 5, 2018 Publish 99 for Ultima Online went live worldwide. The new update comes with a host of features, the most notable of which is Endless Journey -- a free to play account tier for the previously subscription-only MMORPG.
Ultima Online was first released in 1997 and is credited with bringing the MMORPG genre to the mainstream. The game required a subscription to access and has undergone significant updates since its release.
New and returning players taking advantage of Endless Journey will have access to all Ultima Online expansions through Stygian Abyss. Additional expansions can be purchased individually.
While Endless Journey imposes no restrictions on character progression, it does come with a few glaring issues. First and foremost, free players will not be able to access their bank storage. Additionally, free players will not be able to place, own, or co-own a house. These two restricts will severely limit the ability of free players to accumulate and store items. Unless they are eased in some way, these restrictions will limit the appeal of Endless Journey severely.
For a full list of restrictions and other information on Endless Journey and the rest of the features included in Publish 99, check out the official link below:
Further Reading: Publish 99 Notes