WORLD OF FLASHPOINT IS FREE We have exciting news about our upcoming 40th episode: World of Flashpoint! This episode will be free to all players, permanently. As we look to this Summer, we are planning a major Membership update, and right now we want to explore a world where our content is not gated by purchase. You may be wondering, why make World of Flashpoint free now if we haven't also updated Membership? It is a fair question. We want to see how this works for World of Flashpoint and for you, and we also don't want to sell you an episode now and then give it away to everyone a few months later. We absolutely understand that access to all episodes is an important part of the value of Membership, and that this will be accounted for in our Membership update if we continue in this direction. For now, though, get ready to enjoy World of Flashpoint for free and with all of your friends, who won't need to make a purchase either. EPISODE 40: WORLD OF FLASHPOINT will launch FOR FREE in April 2021 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Your feedback is important to us, so please join the discussion and ask questions below! ---- There is a lot of merit in wanting the membership update before a free episode, but ultimately we decided that we wanted to give away our 40th for free and learn more about what that membership update could/should be. There are issues either way, and we see this single-free-episode as an opportunity to get your feedback and make a new membership offering better than it might otherwise have been. Let me clarify a few things: This only impacts Episode 40. Full access to every other episode still requires purchase or membership. This doesn't change the structure or content of this or any future episodes. We are looking forward to sharing and discussing the future membership update once it exists in a more concrete form. Also, current membership benefits include far more than just access to episode 40 - access to all episodes, $10 in currency grants, unlimited cash cap, slots, and much more. Paying for membership during 40 vs. during 39 gets you the exact same experience - it's just others who are not paying also have access to this one episode - and you will perhaps have more friends to play with. All that is to say, there's quite a difference between what we are doing with 40 - not requiring a purchase for one episode - versus what some of the comments seem to imply - as if we are removing episode access from membership and requiring some other purchase elsewhere to have the same benefit, which is not at all what is happening.