Free Edition is a new way to play and pay for the Eternal Crusade. The free version of the game was previously known as Free to WAAAGH! but the limitations of one class of one faction did not provide value to neither paying or free players, so we changed the design.
It is not changing the game to Free-to-Play, it is providing a version of the game that can be upgraded to the Premium versions when you want. The store, what is sold for Rogue Trader Credits, and the not being Pay to Win is still the case.
The difference between Free and premium versions.
Only 1 of 5 classes is locked and progression is at normal speed in the free version.
You can play all factions.
The premium version has everything unlocked and progression is 3 times faster. As a free player, you bank the progression difference. Your banked progression will be unleashed when you upgrade.
Purchasing a total of 20,000 Rogue Trader credits will upgrade your account, or buying one of the premium packages.
Referral and Campaign RTC does not count towards the upgrade to premium. It must be purchased for now.
Referral system will be changed to adapt to the new system, so it is currently deactivated as it is exploitable.