Shroud of the Avatar

Richard Garriot’s latest online RPG creation Shroud of the Avatar now has a free trial which runs for a few days.

The free trial version of the Early Access game, which has been in testing since 2014 on Steam, comes with a few limitations but should offer enough to give players an idea of what it’s ab0ut. The trial limitations are as follows:

  • Free Trial Current Time Period: March 3 – March 9, 2017
  • The term (Visitor) is appended to their character name
  • Cannot give items to other players via Trade
  • Cannot purchase nor sell items via Player Vendors nor Public Vendors
  • No ownership of property nor use of lot signs
  • Cannot interact with public chests.
  • Cannot move/interact with items on a plot even if they are given permissions.
  • Cannot flag as Open PVP
  • Cannot gain nor do they create any ransom items when they kill or are killed in PVP (in Open PVP zones)
  • Character data may be deleted after Free Trial period is over if character is not upgraded to a paid account
  • Items purchased in the Add On Store cannot be accessed after the Free Trial Period is over unless you purchase Game Access
  • Cannot play in Offline Mode

If all that sounds reasonable enough, then as long as you meet these system requirements, you’ll be good to go.


  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX9 Compatible ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT / Intel HD 4000 Integrated Graphics
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection (Not required for Offline Mode)
  • Hard Drive: 22 GB available space


  • Processor: Quad Core Processor 2.4GHz or faster
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible AMD Radeon R9 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • Hard Drive: SSD

To check it out for a few more days, head to the trial page on the official site to grab the Shroud of the Avatar client.  Also, check the game’s overview page for details on what to expect.

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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