Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited is a free-to-download, free-to-play MMO based on the role-playing game of the same name. It is a re-branding of the initial version of the game Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach which was a commercial title. It was the ninth main revision of the game, following eight smaller module updates. This version of the game removes the purchasing cost and the subscription fee, and relies on microtransactions instead. It also increases the level cap to 20. The majority of the game is available for free, but certain elements need to be unlocked through gameplay or by purchasing Turbine points.
The game contains three tiers of players: those who pay nothing at all (free players), those who use microtransactions for additional purchases (premium players), and subscribers who pay a monthly fee (with optional microtransaction as well). Those who subscribe receive 500 Turbine points per month, can unlock all classes and races in the game, get access to all locations and adventure packs, have room for ten character slots and a shared bank slot, get priority on the login queue, receive full customer service and have high beta priority. For the two others types of players these features are not available, limited or need to be paid for, with further limits for free players. There were differences between the European and American versions, as in Europe it was published by Codemasters who continued to require a subscription fee and where the game was still called Stormreach. The game content however, is identical with the same reward. European players however have no access to the store as it does not exist in that version of the game. Players were also free to register the American version of the game to play for free.
You can team up with your friends to explore the city of Stormreach as well as islands, jungles, deserts, and even Shavarath, the Plane of Battle. The game has deadly dungeons where you need to disable traps, solve perplexing puzzles, and collect legendary loot. You can battle classic Dungeons & Dragons creatures like mindflayers, beholders, rust monsters, and powerful dragons using DDO’s action-oriented combat system.
On 25th June 2012 the game concept was altered extensively when the developers introduced content based on the Forgotten Realms D&D setting combined with commercial expansions packs. From then on the game was rebranded a third time as Dungeons & Dragons Online without a subtitle.