Vanguard free-to-play relaunch this month

With the huge number of free-to-play MMORPGs hanging around nowadays, loitering in shopping centres and being mouthy to security guards, one could play nothing but their typically-better starting levels and still not run out of games. If you're speeding through them, though, fear not, as SOE has dated the free-to-play relaunch of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes for Tuesday, August 14.

"Over the past couple of months, we have been working hard to improve the game in order to prepare for the influx of new and returning players," Vanguard community relations manager, ahem, 'Zatozia the Torturess' said in the announcement.

As is customary for Sony Online Entertainment's F2P offerings, there are optional subscriptions--but only one tier this time. Free players face certain restrictions which you can get past by paying the old fee of $15 per month or coughing up microtransaction money.