Modern Combat 5: Blackout now free on Android and iOS

Modern Combat 5: Blackout now free on Android and iOS
Modern Combat 5: Blackout, one of the most popular first-person shooters for mobile devices, available for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone will change its pricing to free with in-app purchases.

Modern Combat 5 originally launched with a steep price tag of $6.99, obviously too steep for many people, and by going free Gameloft hopes to lure more gamers in and then monetize via in-app purchases.

“This update makes Modern Combat 5 available for free to millions of new players, and adds controller support, more weapons, a new class and more. All of our current players are getting Veteran status, with unlimited energy, and some other goodies as a thank you for their support. Ultimately, the switch to free-to-play means the game will have a longer lifetime, so we can invest more in the long-term update plan and in the servers which need to support a significantly larger player base. One thing we’re not messing with is the competitive balance players have come to expect in Modern Combat,” Gameloft explained in an official statement.

It’s a nice touch to give those who paid the full price of the game some privileges, while for all else we just recommend you try the game right away. The price cut is already effective on iOS, and we expect it to come in effect on Android and Windows Phone in the coming hours/days.


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25 Comments

1. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

it still says buy for Rs. 250/- ($3.99) in India!!

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes it's not free on Android. It says $3.99 here in the US! Looks like PhoneArena.com made a boo boo!

14. Shubham412302

Posts: 544; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

the update must have not rolled out

19. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

No. More like trolling its readers. Phone Arena will pay with blood.

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Still says its 4$

3. sanjaymittal

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 09, 2015

still not free. I think you have been mislead. Verify your source before writing the article

4. AhmadUllah

Posts: 4; Member since: May 01, 2013

No it is free I downloaded on my iPhone. Check now good luck

5. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Still says for RM13.24.

15. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Reichsmark? Just kidding ;)

17. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Ringgit Malaysia :v

18. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Malaysian here too

6. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

It's free now for IOS but still not for android

7. AhmadUllah

Posts: 4; Member since: May 01, 2013

I Checked on Google play it was not free but don't worry switch to iPhone on iPhone it is free hehe.

9. lekeola35

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

lies lies lies!!!!!!

10. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

The game should have been free from the start. The game didnt deserve to be a paid app because of inn app purchases and the need for internet to play JUST THE CAMPAIGN. Gameloft certainly has lost its magic after the release of modern combat 3.

24. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

This game has no in-app purchase. If you have played it you will know it.

26. KillaHo

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 21, 2015

You obviously haven't played it because it does have in app purchases!

11. El_Saam

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

wai wait hours/days read everything

13. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Someone needs to inform gameloft of this price change. I can't download without paying

16. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

If this is true, what a big slap in the face for the people that bought the game.Why buy mobile games then?

20. xperian

Posts: 411; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

€3.76 is free?

21. RaNDoM1028

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

It says it should take some more time for it to roll out on Android. Calm down guys.

22. ishamesung

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Ipaid for this app! I should have reimbursement! LoL

23. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Windows Phone isn't mentioned in the title.... If it isn't free on Android yet, Android should be removed from the title as well.

25. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

People, the article says it will be free in a couple of hours/days. How hard is it for you people to actually read the whole article? Yet you call yourselves techies.

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