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On 28th February, 2012, Gameforge took on AION's European
operations and switched the multiple award winning MMO to
free-to-play. Since then updates have constantly extended the
already expansive game with new content and extra functionality.
For example, version 3.0 brought housing and mounts to Atreia,
whilst the latest 4.0 update increased the squad of hero classes
with the arrival of the Artist (with "Bard" specialisation) and the
Engineer (with "Gunner" specialisation).
There’s also been progress where language versions are
concerned: the population of Atreia has studied hard since the
switch and now can also speak Spanish, Italian, Polish and Turkish
alongside English, French and German.
Appearing in Europe on 9th April, update 4.5 will see the second
Engineer class specialisation, the Rider, alongside a lot of other
fresh content. On top of this, players can also look forward to
in-game offers, the chance of additional AION Coins as well as
boost events in celebration of the anniversary. Finally, between
26th February and 5th March, there’ll be an increased
experience point gain or an increased drop chance for items
Which class is most popular amongst the players? How many
characters were created in the second year of AION Free-to-Play?
The accompanying infographic gives you an insight into our most
important facts and figures.