Raid Shadow Legends is a mobile game that is in the dark fantasy genre. In its essence, it is a character collection game mixed with a turn-based mechanic. You need to build your champions to face multiple types of enemies and bosses, and this requires the player to collect champions with different skills and abilities and equip Gear on them like a weapon and shield. The game advertises itself as Free to Play. But the question is, is it “Pay to Win” or can everything in the game be completed “Free to Play”? we will answer that question here.
When players play these types of games, they are bombarded with exclusive offers to buy items in-game like Shards, energy, and gear, with either in-game currency or real monies. These are called Micro-transactions. Micro-transactions are often used in free-to-play games to supply a revenue source for the developers, they allow developers to continue supplying free updates, making their games better or sometimes worse in some games cases. So, instead of the player being charged a large amount to buy the game, they offer these “packs” as a way to get ahead in the game.
Compared to what Raid was a year ago and to now, the game has offered much more resources to the free to play players than ever before, with the addition of the Advanced Quests, continuous daily login rewards, Clan shop, and the Bazaar, you can get resources, like legendary champions, energy, shards, and brews by just playing the game. Raid has also recently started to give out “promo codes” for some free items. It would appear that the developers at Raid: Shadow legends are making the game freer to play.
However, that does not mean the game is not pay to win and in fact, if you started playing the game today and were free to play, you will never catch up with the pay to win players at the top of the game. The gap between the free-to-play and pay to win players grows every day and will only get bigger as time goes on. But if you are not interested in the top level of the game and just want to enjoy it, you do not need to spend money to do that.
Players that pay to win basically want to get all the best champions and have the best gear quickly, they are not prepared to grind it out and slowly make progress. Of course, there are a lot of advantages to this, as previously mentioned, but with raid, it is all RNG. You can spend thousands in this game and still not have the best champions and the best gear. I have seen many accounts from Pay to win players, they are very champion-heavy, but the gear is terrible, and I have seen free-to-play accounts with not many top-tier champions with amazing gear. It’s all RNG.
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