New to Tera? Everything you need to know about the free-to-play MMO, out today on PS4

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New to Tera? Everything you need to know about the free-to-play MMO, out today on PS4

Combat, story and console improvements detailed for those looking to try a new fantasy RPG

Hello! I’m Matt Denomme, Senior Product Manager at En Masse Entertainment. I’m excited to introduce you to an amazing new MMORPG experience now available on PS4—Tera!

En Masse publishes Tera on PC, but we always saw tremendous potential for the game on console. Two years ago, we set out with the developers at Bluehole to not only bring Tera to PS4, but to deliver an experience equal to the PC experience, if not better. Our efforts have finally paid off, and we’re excited to finally launch Tera as a free to play title on PS4 starting today!

Let me tell you what Tera is all about.


Battle foes with true action combat

True Action Combat is Tera’s claim to fame in the MMO world. Your character’s skills don’t matter nearly as much as your skill with the controller. Skills require aiming, timing, and precision to execute correctly. Get sloppy and the fight will take a long time—or you’ll get killed. Position yourself just right though, and your skills will do more damage and speed the fight along. That philosophy was born from action games, so it’s no surprise it feels right at home on PS4.


Epic monster fights that’ll challenge you and your party

Then there are Tera’s trademark baddies, the Big-Ass Monsters, or BAMs, as we like to call them.

These brutes hit hard, can take what you can dish out, and are just fun to fight. A warrior wading in with her swords is going to get a surprise the first time a dracoloth takes to the sky to drop fireballs from above. A party may set up the perfect formation, but a naga battlemaster will leap around the battlefield and devastate players who are not prepared. Battles like this are the core of True Action Combat.

Quality of life improvements for PS4

Bringing Tera to the PS4 meant making some adjustments, too. We wanted players to have a smooth experience, so the team at Bluehole made lots of tweaks that improve the game without detracting from it.

For example, they added a lock-on system to keep the action centered on your screen. They simplified inventory management by automatically sorting items into categories and added a radial menu to give you rapid access to whatever you need. These little quality-of-life changes add up to a streamlined experience.


The game world, its inhabitants, its story

Life isn’t all swordfights and spell-hurling, though, there’s story in this RPG too.

The world of Tera was born from a dream. The titans, Arun and Shara, laid down to sleep through the eons and their shared dream became the world of Tera.

Their bodies became continents and their children became gods. Children squabble in any family, but when gods battle the results can be catastrophic.

The world of Tera is scarred by wars and struggles, and the races are caught in the affairs of the gods. Each race brings their own flavor to the world, too! The mischievous poporis, the honorable aman, the volatile castanics, and the (mostly) noble humans are just part of the diverse tapestry of the game.

Tera on PS4 is the result of years of hard work by many people, across vast distances, all passionate about gaming—artists, developers, writers, testers, and customer support all working together.

Of course, we couldn’t do it without our players, and so we’re excited to welcome you to the Dream. Pick your class, equip your weapon, and we’ll see you in there, fighting to take down those BAMs!


Tera’s is available now at PlayStation Store and is totally free to play from character creation all the way to level 65 and beyond. Create a hero and start your adventure in Tera today!

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  • Here’s what I need to know: it’s not available in my country

  • Are you sure it is “free” to play? Im seeing it preorders for some time. And it seems like to most expensive title ever released on the PSN?

    • It’s free to play with “extras” (character slots, exp boosts, the usual stuff) like other “free” to play games.

      The premium packs get 7 days head start or something.

    • Ok. I agree we are playing with worlds. On one hand I know what the “f2p” genre describes. I just want to point out, that these game are usually far from free to play. They are free to try. But if you want to enjoy them (avoid grinding forever) and be able to compete with other players, you have to pay. (especially in mmo)

      I just went to ps store, sorted the games by the price and the Tera is on the first place among the most most expensive ones (at least in my country). So far for free game :-D

    • Nah, it’s fully free to play, the other paid stuff is entirely cosmetic. Sure they can help you level faster, but honestly I played through Tera once on PC with mates and no bonuses what so ever, and now again on my own on PS4, and it’s not all the disparate. Not to forget the age-old fall back argument for F2P MMOs, none of the paid levelling stuff matters at end game, where everyone aims to get anyway.

  • I know it’s not crossplay with PC but what about purchases, if hypothetically your active on both will anything purchased be useable on both?

  • As MiseryPrincess says it is free to play but it has elite mode which costs money and basically gives a load of extra xp, character slots etc, the premium pack was released last week, for more than double the elite price and didn’t include elite, seemed a waste, but anyway the point was you got 1 week early access if you bought the premium pack (along with a few items) didnt seem worth it last week so this week would be a total waste to buy it.


    Its free to play

    Elite mode unlocks more than premium so if you want to support game get that instead.

    EDIT: this was meant to be a reply to Agarwel, this site is a pain on a mobile lol

  • Do you have an idea when the elin “ninja” class will be available on ps4 ? that’s pretty much the only class that could make me play right now …

  • Been on this most of the night. Enjoyed it so far, the f2p seems fair

  • Was looking forward to trying this, then I got to the bare bones abysmal character creator and quit there.

  • Good talk, thanks for clearing that up thanks developers…

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