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TERA: Rising subscription-free date set for Feb. 5

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TERA, Bluehole Studio's fantasy massively multiplayer online game, will no longer require pay-to-play subscriptions after Feb. 5, the company announced via press release.

TERA: Rising, as the game is called, will launch in North America and Europe with new content: the Crucible of Flame, a multi-level dungeon, and three new PvP battlegrounds.

Rising will also include three player status types for a customizable experience. Standard will give players full access to in-game content for up to two characters per server. Consumable, cosmetic and convenience items can be purchased from the in-game store.

The Founder status grants all current subscribers additional character slots and bank tabs, as well as a special mount. Players can still get founder status after launch by buying a special retail package.

The last status type, Elite, is given to players who still pay every month. Elite bonuses cover dungeons, additional daily quests, special mounts and more.

Bluehole Studios announced TERA's leap to a free-to-play subscription model earlier this month. The company hopes to widen the game's potential audience.