Gameloft has decided to make Modern Combat 5: Blackout free in its next update on iOS and Android. The game was priced at $7 at launched and didn’t have any in-app purchases, but that’s about to change now.
In the next update, Gameloft is adding a couple of other things just making the game free. There is now controller support (I could have sworn it was there before too), new soldier class, and a new weapons class. But if you’re someone who paid for the game, you receive Veteran Status, which gets you unlimited energy for life, veteran exclusive kill sign and camo, and 200 credits.
According to Valeriu Ispir, Gameloft’s Product Manager,
“This update makes Modern Combat 5 available for free to millions of new players, and adds controller support, more weapons, a new class and more. All of our current players are getting Veteran status, with unlimited energy, and some other goodies as a thank you for their support. Ultimately, the switch to free-to-play means the game will have a longer lifetime, so we can invest more in the long-term update plan and in the servers which need to support a significantly larger player base. One thing we’re not messing with is the competitive balance players have come to expect in Modern Combat.”
The game is already free to download on iOS and should be soon on Android as well.