No Rest For The Wicked To Have No MTX And Battle Passes; Early Access Out On April 18

The devs are aiming for a player-friendly experience.

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  • Moon Studios Boss has confirmed that No Rest For The Wicked will have no MTX and battle passes.
  • The entry will come out in early access for Steam on April 18, followed by a console launch in the future.
  • The highly anticipated ARPG has been developed by devs behind the award-winning Ori titles.

Moon Studios CEO Thomas Mahler has confirmed on Twitter that No Rest for the Wicked will feature no microtransactions and battle passes. The business model for the studio’s upcoming ARPG was shrouded in mystery until recently. But, the new announcement has finally removed concerns from our hearts and confirmed that the devs have gone with a more player-friendly approach.

Thomas mentions that there will be no expensive horse skins and stash tabs that are sold for money. Instead, a bigger chest can be crafted to use more storage without requiring microtransactions. The instances mentioned by the CEO appear to take a jab at a select few entries that have sold stash tabs and utilized a heavy microtransaction and battle pass structure in their live service model.

The tweet further reiterates that the game will go into early access on April 18 for Steam. The choice has been made so that the devs can improve the experience by following player feedback before it launches. And as confirmed, there will be no mounts in No Rest for the Wicked.

An Anticipated ARPG Crafted By Developers Of The Ori Games

No Rest for the Wicked is in development by devs behind the award-winning Ori Games. So, a lot of expectations are riding on the small indie studio to nail the “precision-based” RPG. It will feature a hand-crafted world with brutal yet addictive combat mechanics.

In some related news, Moon Studios CEO has claimed that playing Ori Games on Xbox Game Pass does not help the studio, asking fans to purchase them instead. 


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 No Rest for the Wicked will launch for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.

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