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The 6 Most Profitable Free-To-Play Games Ever Made

The 6 Most Profitable Free-To-Play Games Ever Made

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For many years it was believed that if you didn’t have the money, you couldn’t be a gamer. Consoles and PCs are extremely pricey and games are even more so. For those of you that want to get involved in the gaming community but can’t afford to pay for some of the newer and pricier games, you may feel disheartened. However, if you are lucky enough to have access to a console or PC, you’re in luck. Among the long list of expensive games that are being released every year, some kind of companies has looked out for those among us that are unable to afford these games and released plenty of free-to-play games. A lot of people are hesitant to get invested in these games as their price may suggest a lack of quality, however many of these games could go against the rest on the market and remain popular.

 

But, with all of these games being free, how do the companies manage to profit?

A lot of the games that are free to play manage to make money through several routes. First of all, a lot of the free to play games that are available on the market may offer customizable character skins, which are often purchasable at a small price. They also use a lot of focus on advertising and ingame purchasing to allow them to continue to update their game and maintain the quality.  But which free to play games are profiting the most?

 

Fortnite

Everyone has heard of Fortnite. Over the last few years, this game has really pushed itself into the spotlight and has really earned its place as one of the most popular games on the market. Fortnite is a classic example of a free to play game done well. It is hard to differentiate Fortnite from some of the more expensive pay to play games on the market right now and there are no monetary limitations. The main way that Fortnite makes a large margin of its profit is through the sale of a ‘battle pass’. The battle pass allows players to advance in the game and win cool skins and harvesting tools that really make them stand out from other players. Fortnite also does a lot of collaborations with performers, which allows them to gain money from advertising.

 

League of Legends

League of Legends has been around for over a decade and has been an integral part of a lot of people’s childhood. A lot of people wonder how the game has managed to survive all of these years and remain so popular without any monetary gain, but this is in fact not the case. Though you are under no pressure at all to put any money into the game, there are ways in which you can spend money to further your experience. It is impossible to know just how many skins are in league of legends, so there is bound to be one that appeals to you. The game allows you to use real-life money to buy in-game currency, which can be used to purchase these skins along with other items.

 

Player Unknown’s Battleground

Though PubG used to be a pay to play the game, a few years ago it joined the list of games that are available to play for free. This battle royale style game has been very popular among gamers for years and allows you to test your reactions and accuracy in high-pressure situations. You can learn how to work as part of a team or take on your enemies single-handedly.

 

Unturned

Unturned may not be as popular as it once was, but it still remains to be one of the most successful free to play games to be created. Unturned takes the magic of all of your favorite PVP zombie games and combines it with the simplistic appearance of games such as Minecraft. Unturned has never required money to play and has continued to update and move with the times, which its cult following has loved. Though you have never been required to spend money on the game, you can invest in interesting gun skins and clothing for your character.

 

Among us

Among us is one of the newer games on the market but it has really made an impact on the gaming community. This game allows you to play both teams as both an impostor or crewmate. You can either complete difficult tasks or go out of your way to sabotage them, either way, you are bound to have a good time. This game is completely free to play, however, there are ways that you can use your real money to help the developers. You can buy pets to run around with you that really adds to the fun elements of the game.

 

Pokemon Go

This game differs from the rest of the games due to the fact it is a mobile game, but there is no denying that it is an extremely successful free to play the game. Pokemon go allows you to travel around in real-time and discover pokemon hiding around your city and battle other trainers. This game has been around for a few years and has never required any monetary investment. However, it is possible to put some money into the game to skip past pesty wait times that you may encounter.

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