What is ArcheAge?
ArcheAge is an open-world sandbox MMO unlike any other. In ArcheAge you can raise your own mount, fight your way through a dungeon, craft the best armor in the game, build your own open-world farms and houses, sail your ship on the high seas to trade with foreign ports, swoop in on airships and fight other players for loot, claim land for your guild (then fight to defend your territory from rival guilds), form your own nation, and tons of other incredible things.
You can download and play ArcheAge for free. All players are able to attain maximum level, travel to all zones, form guilds, run families, found nations, and participate in battlegrounds, arenas, raids, and dungeons. In addition, all of ArcheAge’s content updates have always been free for all players.
Our paid Patron subscription offers incredible benefits, including offline Labor regeneration and the ability to own land. For a full list of the benefits, please visit our Patron page. We also offer an optional in-game marketplace that features a variety of items.
You can get Patron time or purchase items from the marketplace by using APEX purchased with in-game gold.
What is ArcheAge: Unchained?
ArcheAge: Unchained is a buy-to-play alternative to the free-to-play ArcheAge. ArcheAge: Unchained includes all of the patch updates that ArcheAge receives and is currently matched to the same update that ArcheAge is.
ArcheAge: Unchained includes the new ArchePass, a system that upgrades in level and grants unique items such as Diligence Coins (a new AAU exclusive currency used to buy mounts and all kinds of cool power items) as you play! You can read more about the ArchePass here.
The ArchePass upgrades in level through quests completed through normal gameplay, such as “use labor” or “kill monsters” and each higher level can grant more and more amazing rewards.
How does housing and farming work?
ArcheAge’s open-world housing is a compelling sandbox feature.
As the housing is non-instanced, there needs to be a balance between available land and players who wish to place farms and houses. To protect against infinite free placeholder accounts being used to claim land, ownership of real estate is reserved for Patrons on ArcheAge but is available to all players who purchase ArcheAge: Unchained.
In addition, players can only have two unbuilt homes at once; if you want to claim land, you need to use it!
Free players on ArcheAge are still encouraged to participate in the crafting and farming aspects of this game. They can use public land, as well as share farms and houses with friends who give them access.
Remember, not all the housing areas are marked on the map, so explore a bit to find the best places for your farm and house!
Are there any limitations on my classes or equipment?
There are no limits on how you mix and match ArcheAge Skillsets to build your class; you can pick your Skillsets by flavor, or to maximize a certain attack or defense type. By level ten, you will be able to select three different Skillsets out of a list of ten options. If you want to be an assassin/warrior/mage who throws fireballs and then jumps out of range, only to throw another fireball – or sneak up on your enemy to stab them in the back – you can build your class that way!
Are players allowed to scam other players in-game in ArcheAge and ArcheAge: Unchained?
Yes. ArcheAge is a highly competitive PvP game and skullduggery is a weapon of choice just as sharp as a sword (and possibly even more potent).
Keep in mind that this ONLY applies to trickery conducted within the confines of ArcheAge and its gameplay mechanics. We do not condone nor support any attempts to scam players through outside channels.
How many characters can I have per account?
On ArcheAge, players can have as many accounts as they would like and each accounts start with 2 character slots which can be expanded using a Character Slot Expansion Scroll.
On ArcheAge: Unchained a player can have a maximum of 3 accounts with up to 3 characters per account.
ArcheAge – Patron
Does ArcheAge have a Patron Program?
Yes! Read more about the ArcheAge Patron program here.
What is Patron Status?
Patron Status grants all sorts of game boosts including improved labor regeneration, an experience bonus, the ability to own a house or farm, and loyalty rewards.
What is APEX?
APEX is an in-game item that grants Credits when consumed. Unlike regular Credits, APEX can be traded with other players or sold on the Auction House, allowing free players to purchase Patron time, get items from the marketplace, or take advantage of premium services (like server transfers and name changes) by using in-game currency.
For more information, you can visit the APEX page.
What can I buy with Credits?
On ArcheAge: Credits allow you to purchase all sorts of goods from the in-game store (Marketplace) including consumables, unique gliders, costumes, crest design reagents, and more. Patron Passes, which grant 30 days of Patron Subscription benefits, are also available for Credits in Glyph.
On ArcheAge: Unchained: Credits can be used to purchase all manner of image items, UCCs and cosmetic items that can help you look your best whether you’re fighting, farming or foraging!
Please note that purchasing Credits on ArcheAge can only be used on the ArcheAge free-to-play servers and purchasing credits for ArcheAge: Unchained can only be used on Unchained servers. They cannot be swapped or exchanged.