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Is Eversoul pay-to-win?

Eversoul is a beautiful idle game, but how friendly is it to free-to-play players?
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Eversoul is a new idle game that has been making waves in the mobile game world, but is it pay-to-win?

Typically, this genre either requires a ton of time or cold hard cash to collect characters and push farther through the levels.

We’ll cut to the chase – Eversoul does lean into pay-to-win elements due to the nature of the game.

That’s not to say that Eversoul isn’t fun or not worth trying, because we have really enjoyed our time with the game.

But that doesn’t change the fact that players should expect some heavy paywalls in the later game.

Why is Eversoul P2W?

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Like many AFK/idle games, much of the progression in Eversoul is locked behind two things: gear and character duplicates.

While there are only a few main rarities in the game (common, rare, and epic), players will need to obtain multiple copies of Faction-specific characters to push them past that epic (purple) level.

eversoul character rarities
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Those higher-tier levels (orange, pink, etc.) are where P2W elements come in. The only way to really get duplicates is to participate in the gacha system.

And unless you are willing to slowly farm premium currency, you’ll need to swipe that credit card to hopefully obtain more copies of a character.

There’s also a player-vs-player (PVP) mode that encourages whales and other high-spenders to drop cash on the game to maintain leaderboard status.

These are the main reasons we believe Eversoul does contain heavy P2W elements.

Can F2P players have fun with the game?

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Of course, many mobile games have P2W elements, but ultimately, many gacha players love the challenge of building great teams without spending a dime.

We’re still somewhat early in our Eversoul journey and have been having a blast with the game.

The visuals, story, and characters are all great, and that’s enough for us (for now).

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