We will go free to play when the game is ready for it. I see you saying there is 100 different answers but the answer is always the same: It's missing features we want to be ready before that happens, including the stability of the game.
If we went F2P now, there would be a surge of players in the short term, sure, but that's not what we want.
We still need a bot mode and interactive tutorial for new player onboarding instead of just dropping them straight into PVP. This is essential and something we are actively working hard on. This could be the best game ever made, 0 bugs, perfect balance, 1000 heroes covering every single play style imaginable, but if you force new players into a real game and they get dunked on from the get go, they will not want to keep playing.
Mastery system and other player retention incentives are also needed to keep players engaged.
Another thing is making sure we have finalized our content release pipeline to make sure th...