The Best Upcoming Free-To-Play Video Games in 2019

Note: This article was updated in May of 2019.

There are a ton of great video games scheduled to launch in 2019. In fact, you can check out some of our other lists featuring these video games down below. However, not everyone can jump on the latest releases once they come out into the market. If you’re looking to save a bit of money to enjoy gaming while still being able to enjoy a new release then we suggest looking at free-to-play. We have a few video game titles slated to launch in 2019 or potentially launching within the year. These games don’t cost players anything to enjoy at the start though some titles may offer in-app purchases to further enhance the gameplay experiences or cosmetics.


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Unreal Tournament

  • Developer: Epic Games
  • Publisher: Epic Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: TBA

Unreal Tournament is a classic video game franchise that’s been around for years and it’s soon going to have a new installment. The game is still retaining the first-person shooter where players must face against each other in a number of different video game modes. For instance, you’ll find the standard Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Duel, Showdown, and more.

Development for the game started out back in 2014 on the same day for when development studio Epic Games announced the title to the public. With a community focus being put towards the video game development process, Epic Games is not charging for Unreal Tournament when it releases likewise it won’t have any micro-transactions. However, there is a slight catch as developers will charge for select modifications to the game. In fact, the community of developers can also set up shop on the marketplace and sell their own modifications for gamers to enjoy. At the very least, the base game won’t set players back with a monthly fee but we’re interested in seeing just how much modifications will play a role with the game after it launches.


Caravan Stories

  • Developer: Aiming Inc.
  • Publisher: Aiming Inc.
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: 2019

Caravan Stories is an MMO title that has already released on the PC and mobile device platform. This Japanese MMORPG is set in a fantasy world known as Iyarr which feature a wide range of creatures and races. Players will embark on different quests with the help of NPCs in your party. As you progress you’ll be able to build up new skills and take on new heroes. Apparently there will be over a hundred heroes and all are said to be a puzzle piece to fit in the grand story and mystery of the world.


The Cycle

  • Developer: Yager
  • Publisher: Yager
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

The Cycle comes from the development team that released Spec Ops: The Line, a video game title that is beloved and an emotional roller coaster. For The Cycle, gamers can expect a competitive match-based first person quester. Overall, gamers are tasked with grabbing as many resources as possible in order to claim planets. With factions claiming land from around the galaxy, players are taking on the role of a contractor who takes on bids from factions to gather all the resources from a planet and claim the land for their buyer’s faction.  Of course, the competition is brutal and you’ll come across opposing enemies that will need to be dealt with.

Unfortunately, The Cycle doesn’t have any particular release date attached at the moment. Back in December of last year, the game entered its fifth alpha stage so we may not see this title release until the end of the year. However, it will be a free-to-play title and one well worth keeping tabs on.


Dauntless

  • Developer: Phoenix Labs
  • Publisher: Phoenix Labs
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

If you’re looking for a free-to-play MMORPG experience that has a similar concept as Monster Hunter then Dauntless from developers Phoenix Labs may be well worth looking into. This is an upcoming fantasy-based video game which features players becoming Slayers, humans who are tasked in taking down Behemoths around the world, which are giant dinosaur-like animals.

With the game being a free-to-play online title, players can choose to enjoy a cooperative gameplay experience with friends or they can go through the video game narrative by themselves as a single player video game. Currently, the title is available as early open beta but the full game has yet to be released. At the moment, it looks like the game may not hit the market fully until early 2019, but nothing official has been confirmed.


Project TL

  • Developer: NCSOFT
  • Publisher: NCSOFT
  • Platforms: PC, Mobo
  • Release: 2019

Lineage Eternal is the sequel to Lineage, a video game that launched all the way back in 1998. This is one title that has been in the works for a long time with the first gameplay videos surfacing online in 2011 after being shown off at a gaming convention in South Korea. If you enjoyed the first title then you’ll find that Lineage Eternal has kept up with the same isometric RPG style with siege warfare.

While the game has been in developed and suffered a number of delays, developers are still pushing through with an upcoming release. In fact, the game is being named as Project TL for the time being and players can expect it coming out sometime in the future.


Bless Online

  • Developer: Neowiz Bless Studio
  • Publisher: Neowiz Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018

Bless Online is an MMORPG that launched within Korea but is slated to see a release in the west through the Steam client sometime this year. Within the game, Bless Online players will be taken to another fantasy world that follows a war between two factions, the Hieron and Union.

Visually, the game is beautiful and one that will likely attract plenty of players to at least give the game an honest try. Bless Online offers seven different races with their own unique stories and likewise, there is a wide selection of activities to try outside of the main campaign.


Apex Legends

  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 4, 2019

Much like Fortnite, Apex Legends is a battle royale video game title. It’s quickly becoming the latest and greatest within the genre due to the fact that is also another free video game title to download. Likewise, Respawn Entertainment kept this game a secret which generated a ton of hype when it was released into the market. Gamers quickly downloaded this title and it gathered millions of players within its initial launch week. Again, the game is a battle royale title so ultimately this first-person shooter will have players striving to be the last man standing.

Players will find that the game will focus on teams of three and that the characters featured are hero classed based which offers their own unique attributes and abilities. Likewise, if you enjoy the Titanfall series then you will find that this game actually takes place in the same universe. Apex Legends takes place approximately thirty years after the events of Titanfall 2. If you never really tried a battle royale title then honestly we save give this title a try. It’s currently the biggest hit right now and as a result, you’ll find that there is a massive community actively playing the game. Best of all, if you have a few friends then you can easily start a squad together for online matches.