As we mentioned last week, Hi-Rez Studios were making Global Agenda free to play and today the update launched.
The version 1.4 update now allows players to download the game and play for free as part of the GA: Free Agent plan. Hi-Rez has also updated the official website, forums and web store with the Free Agent branding to welcome new players to the game. Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios COO added: 
“Today Hi-Rez Studios delivers exceptional class-based shooter combat for free, To a free-to-play audience tired of click and wait fantasy MMOs, or unbalanced pay to win shooters, we think that the advanced sci-fi visuals and balanced combat of Global Agenda: Free Agent will be very refreshing.  We’ve seen a very positive response from our announcement and have invested in server capacity to handle the increased demand.”
This latest update is not only about the new Free Agent pricing plan, Hi-Rez has also updated the game with new content including.

New revised skill trees for Recon, Assault, Robotics and Medic classes to encourage specialization and build diversity.
New repeatable missions from Operative Vanik and Ava Lockhart in Dome City
New end-game content, Dome Defense, added as a Raid challenge for players level 40 and above.  Dome Defense requires a highly skilled and coordinated team to maintain the health of the hero NPC Dalton Bancroft while defending Dome City from waves of Recursive Colony robots
Mercenary PvP matches for players level 30 and above now grant separate and better rewards.  Increased drop rates for Epic items as well as increased drop of Crescent Jetpack.  New Tier-5 Dyes now drop from 30+ Merc PvP
PvP game-type Demolition has been re-implemented as Acquisition in which one team must capture a robot from the enemy and take it back to their base; our Global Agenda version of the class Capture the Flag game-type
Many PvP and PvE instance maps have been adjusted to fix exploits and promote more varied and balanced gameplay. 

If you fancy taking the game for a spin then head to the Global Agenda site where there is also a new FAQ about the Free Agent plan.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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