City of Heroes Freedom is the new name for NCsoft’s super-powered City of Heroes, with the name change reflecting the freedom to play and pay as you choose. Several months ago, NCSoft announced the MMO would be moving to a hybrid model with the intent to provide more value to their player base, as well as further their brand in the super-powered hero online gaming space. As of today, new players can play for free, while subscribers are automatically updated to VIP status, earning access to brand-new exclusive rewards, features, and services.

The launch coincides with the release of the latest update to the game, which includes a new zone, giant monsters, an incarnate trial, a power set, costume sets, and a new starting experience. Whether you’re a veteran or fledgling superhero, City of Heroes Freedom has you covered. For a glimpse of what awaits, just watch the video below.