Millions have played the EverQuest franchise, one of the most immersive online game worlds ever created. EverQuest II is the next generation of massively multiplayer gaming, a huge online world where players come together for adventure and community – now it's available for free!
Players enter this world by creating their own unique character from up to 20 races and 25 classes, using a powerful customization system for unprecedented player individuality. Players will encounter thousands of creatures as they travel across a majestic landscape of enchanted forests, deadly volcanic plains, rolling hills, and bustling cities.
Yes! Any EverQuest II expansion that you previously purchased will continue to be available to you, subject to your current EverQuest II membership level (Free, Silver, or Gold).
As a Free player, you start with two character slots. You can also purchase character slots individually. Additionally, if you upgrade to Silver, you'll have four available slots in total, and if you upgrade to Gold, you'll have seven slots available.
Free members can't use any of the "broadcast" channels, such as /auction, /level, /shout, or any other chat option that broadcasts to a large amount of other players. Silver and Gold members have access to all chat channels. Free and Silver players can receive in-game email, but can't send any until they upgrade to Gold. Broker access is restricted to Gold members only.
Absolutely! EverQuest II includes a number of opportunities for you to join with others to explore, fight and socialize. If you have a Silver or Gold membership, you are able to form your own guild and invite friends to join. Anyone who plays EverQuest II can join a guild.
Previous EverQuest II subscribers who did not have an active subscription during the Free-to-Play conversion were automatically converted to the Free membership level. Certain restrictions are placed on this membership level. Click here to find out more.
Players who subscribed to EverQuest II prior to the Free-to-play transition have been granted Silver Membership.
Being an SOE All Access member you receive the Gold membership benefits. However, Gold access is only available while you have an active SOE All Access subscription. If you cancel or your subscription lapses, you will be converted to the Free membership.
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Yes! Any EverQuest II expansion that you previously purchased will continue to be available to you, subject to your current EverQuest II membership limitations.
Yes! The Station Cash shared wallet works between EverQuest II and several other SOE games. For more information, click here.
Basic access in EverQuest II is free! This includes access to a large portion of the game. All players get access to years worth of gameplay and diverse zones released from EverQuest II's launch through EverQuest II: Destiny of Velious expansion. The most recent expansion pack, EverQuest II: Tears of Veeshan (which includes EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity) are also separately available for purchase. There are also paid memberships available that grant access to additional features and content. Silver Membership is available for a one-time purchase of 500 Station Cash ($5.00). Gold Membership can be obtained using a Game card, a Krono, or by purchasing a recurring subscription ($14.99 per month).
A credit card is not required to play EverQuest II as a Free member. You can log into the game without entering any payment information. If you do decide to purchase a Silver or Gold membership or buy items from the marketplace, you will need to fund your Station Cash wallet through one of the available methods of payment (including credit card, a Station Cash card, PayPal, or SMS).
Station Cash is Sony Online Entertainment's virtual currency. It's simple and easy to use. All of your Station Cash is stored in a digital wallet. Once your wallet has been funded, you can use Station Cash to purchase premium in-game items through the in-game marketplace. The in-game marketplace is an integrated store where you can purchase an assortment of items, services, content and features to enhance your gameplay experience. For example, you can purchase mounts, appearance items, a variety of helpful potions, and more. For more information on Station Cash, you can view the FAQ here.
No, purchasing Station Cash is completely optional. However, if you would like to buy additional in-game items (including the Silver Membership) from the marketplace, you will need to use Station Cash.
Your Station Wallet is your digital wallet where you store Station Cash. Station Cash can be used across a wide variety of SOE games. You can fund your wallet within EverQuest II. From in the game, click on the EQII menu button on the bottom left of the screen and select "Marketplace" from the list. Alternatively you can click the button with the letters "SC" (for Station Cash store) on the bottom right of the main bar in the user interface. The marketplace is the destination for in-game purchases and where you can fund your wallet. Once in the marketplace, click "Add Funds" and follow the on-screen instructions. The system will verify your credit card on file or you can add a different credit card. You can also use Station Cash cards and SMS to fund your wallet.
There are a variety of items available in the EverQuest II marketplace. You can purchase everything from mounts, appearance armor, house items, potions, popular services, and more. Some of these items are created by EverQuest II players participating in the Player Studio program. These are all optional items and are not required for a great gaming experience.
Yes! The Station Wallet works between EverQuest II and several other SOE games. For more information on the games Station Cash will work for, click here.
The features and benefits of Free, Silver, and Gold memberships are detailed on the EverQuest II membership matrix page.
When you begin playing EverQuest II, you default to the Free level of membership. That means you have access to a lot of content in the world of Norrath. You can create characters in any of twenty four classes, from 19 different races, and you have tons of gameplay at your fingertips. However, there are certain content, feature and service limitations that are only unlocked through a la carte item purchases or by upgrading your membership (view matrix).
To become a Silver member there is a one-time item purchase which costs 500 Station Cash. Silver membership grants you two additional character slot, better chat options, gives you the ability to create guilds, and more. Once you purchase Silver membership, you are permanently raised to that membership level. There is no recurring fee for this membership (view matrix).
A Gold membership is $14.99 per month (view matrix). Players can also achieve a Gold membership level by consuming an item called a Krono from within the game. You can find more information about Krono here. Gold membership includes:
Quite simply, better features! Buying a Silver membership pack is a one-time purchase of only 500 Station Cash ($5.00) that adds two extra character slots, access to Expert-level spells, and unlimited chat access.
Upgrading to Gold membership lets you use the game's most powerful items, upgrade to the most powerful spells and skills, seven character slots, access to the player-to-player Broker trading system, in-game email privileges, and more!
As a Free player you start with two character slots. You can also purchase character slots individually from the marketplace. Additionally, if you upgrade to Silver, you'll have four character slots in total and if you upgrade to Gold, you'll have seven slots available.
Free members can't use any of the "broadcast" channels, such as /auction, /level, /shout, or any other chat option that broadcasts to a large amount of other players. Silver and Gold members have access to all chat channels. Free and Silver players can receive in-game email, but can't send any until they upgrade to Gold. Full broker access is restricted to Gold members only.
The online self help knowledge base at http://help.station.sony.com/ will be accessible to all players regardless of their EverQuest II membership status. As clearly outlined in the membership benefits matrix, customer service is only provided to players who have made a monetary transaction in EverQuest II or have a Gold membership.
You don't lose anything permanently, but Gold membership content will become inaccessible to you until you repurchase a Gold membership.
With a "Try Before you Buy" Heroic Character your will have access immediately to 100 AAs already assigned using the Solo Character Advancement template.
Once you purchase or upgrade an existing character to a Heroic character, you will have 280 AA available and the ability to earn a maximum of 320 AA.
In response to both former and current player feedback, we wanted to provide an opportunity for players to return to EQII without worrying about an overwhelming level gap. We've also been asked by all kinds of players for a way to try out high-level classes before committing valuable time to leveling one.
Ultimately we want a fun and easy option for everyone to play or experiment with our various classes and have immediate access to high-level content.
EverQuest II is available exclusively on PC.
Minimum: Windows XP with SP3, Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or greater, 512 MB RAM (1 GB for Vista), DirectX 9 compatible video card. Pixel shader and vertex shader compatible hardware with 64 MB of HTMLure memory, DirectSound compatible audio hardware, 56k Internet connection, 14 GB hard drive space.
Recommended: Windows Vista/XP/Windows 7, Intel Core 2 2.4 GHz or greater, 2 GB RAM (XP), 4 GB (Vista/Windows 7), DirectX 9 compatible video card, NVIDIA 8800GTS/ATI 3850 pixel shader and vertex shader compatible hardware with 512 MB of HTMLure memory or greater, DirectSound compatible audio hardware, Broadband Internet connection, 14 GB hard drive space.