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Is Tower of God: New World pay-to-win?

Tower of God: New World is the latest idle game to hit the scenes – but do you need to pay to have fun?
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Tower of God: New World is the latest idle game to hit mobile devices. But, is the game free-to-play friendly or is ToG: New World pay-to-win?

With idle games, there is always a massive chance that the game rewards big spenders, and it seems to be the case here, as well.

We’ll cut to the chase – Tower of God: New World definitely leans into pay-to-win (P2W) mechanics.

From our early playtime, plus additional research, Tower of God: New World definitely feels like a P2W experience, especially if you care about PvP content and pushing end-game content.

Like many of the idle games out there, New World relies on players to collect duplicates of units to level them up to higher tiers. You’ll need these dupes if you want to participate in higher-level content and PvP.

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The reason this is a pay-to-win element is that to get the number of copies required to max out a character, you’ll need to continue to participate in the gacha system.

Yes, you can earn some of the premium currency (Suspendium) from playing the game, but ultimately, you’ll not be able to get enough to max out many units unless you get extremely lucky or pump real money into the game.

Can you still have fun without spending money?

So, even if Tower of God: New World is pay-to-win, is it still enjoyable if you don’t spend money? Yes!

We are big fans of the graphics and idle gameplay. It’s not for everyone, but there’s definitely something satisfying about it.

Netmarble (the publisher) is also rather generous with the premium currency and free pulls early on. However, we’re not sure if this will hold true in the late game.

Overall, it’s a fun game and it recently released, meaning players that download it won’t feel left behind.

Tower of God: New World is available on Android, iOS, and through emulators like BlueStacks.

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