The Game

  • Game Features

    • Will there be [feature]?

      We are always keeping our community up to date with what we have planned for the future. Please see our most recent development roadmap here.

      If you’d really like a particular feature/mechanic to be in the game, let us know in our feedback and suggestions forum section, and tell us why you think it would be a good fit!

    • Is there a cash shop where I can buy items?

      No. Sandbox Interactive will never sell items that give a combat advantage to players for real world money. We do have a cash shop, but this holds cosmetic and vanity items only. All weapons, armor, buildings, and other items are crafted by and bartered between players as part of our player-driven economy.

  • Game Mechanics

    • I'm a solo player - what's there for me to do in Albion Online?

      Lots, is what we’re aiming for. Though Albion Online is geared towards group PvPers, we want to dramatically diversify the player experience to cater to solo and PvE only players as well, to allow all kinds of players to enjoy Albion Online, whether they’re a veteran guildie, or a lone wolf.

    • Is there open, unrestricted, full loot PvP? / What if I don't like this/don't want it all the time?

      Absolutely! We’re big fans of old school MMOs, in which hardcore PvP with heavy losses was the standard. We think MMOs of recent years have been made too easy, with little to no punishment for death, and we believe that no risk means no reward: If a player can lose everything when he or she dies, he or she will find victory so much more rewarding!

      i) What if I don't like this/don't want it all the time?

      Don’t worry! If your thirst for blood clocks off at weekends, you can explore Albion Online’s PvP-restricted regions, where you can flag yourself hostile/friendly. If a hostile player attacks you, he or she will lose reputation and become a criminal. Criminal players may find themselves unwelcome in safe, yellow and red zones, and unable to unflag.

      We also have regions in which there is no PvP allowed at all, giving you the freedom to decide how much PvP you’d like to do, and when.

      Be aware, though, that your progression will be faster if you venture in the open PvP zones, so at some stage you will likely have to engage in the kind of PvP we’re in to – but you have some time to gain confidence, first!

      Albion Online has different zones:

      Safe – Easy PvE content, no PvP allowed
      Yellow – Easy to medium PvE content, limited PvP. Your gear loses durability when you get knocked down.
      Red – Medium to hard PvE content, semi-limited PvP. Flagging friendly is still possible, but you will die if you lose a PvP fight.
      Black (Outlands-only) – Free for all PvP, no reputation loss or criminal system