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Ashes of Creation Frequently Asked Questions

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There are a ton of things people want to know about Ashes of Creation. While a lot of people are looking for deep dive details, there are still people who are new to Ashes of Creation and want to ask the big picture questions. These are the commonly asked questions for Ashes of Creation.

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General Questions


What is Ashes of Creation?

Ashes of Creation is an MMORPG that is currently in development by Intrepid Studios.


What is Ashes of Creation Apocalypse?

Ashes of Creation Apocalypse is a stand-alone testing mode for Intrepid Studios to test various parts of the Ashes of Creation MMORPG development including action combat, server stability, stability and architecture, back-end architecture, store functions, account management deployment and launcher/patcher deployment.


What happened to Ashes of Creation?

Ashes of Creation originally had a release date of before 2020. Unfortunately when Creative Director Steven Sharif made this statement he had yet to hire on any Producers with industry experience. After hiring on new key staff members, compounded with the nine month delay from having to restart their server backend from scratch, has left Ashes of Creation approaching Alpha 1 Testing in the Fall of 2020.


What Stage is Ashes of Creation in? What Phase is Ashes of Creation of Creation in?

Ashes of Creation is currently in Alpha 1 QA testing/Alpha 1 Pre-Testing. The Phoenix Initiative members have done two testing sessions providing Intrepid with much needed data. In these early stages Intrepid has discovered some collision issues that were previously unseen in internal testing.

The roadmap at present is to have individuals who own a Leaders of Men Kickstarter package join the testing in August 2020.


When is Ashes of Creation release? When does Ashes of Creation release? When will Ashes of Creation come out?

We do not have a release date for Ashes of Creation. Intrepid Studios has decided given the flux of game development they no longer want to give dates they are not 100% sure they can meet. So, we only know that Alpha 1 is going to be in the fall of 2020. Beyond that, we have no future dates.


Ashes of Creation What do we know?

There is so much that we already know about Ashes of Creation there is no way to add a short answer to this. I recommend:

Ashes 101 - My Educational Website on Ashes of Creation

Ashes of Creation Wiki - Basically the definitive source of quotes and citations for Ashes of Creation

Ashes of Creation Official Website - There’s not a lot of meat here, but it is the official site



Business Model


Is Ashes of Creation free? How much will Ashes of Creation Cost? How much is Ashes of Creation? Is Ashes of Creation F2P or P2P?

Ashes of Creation is not intended to be a free-to-play game. Although Ashes of Creation will have no box price and there is no currently planned price for DLC and Expansion packs, there will be a monthly subscription of $15 per month.


There is also an optional cosmetic cash shop that people can make purchases from. Intrepid has pledged this will be a cosmetic cash shop only, with no pay-to-win or even pay-to-conveience mechanics.


How to Play


How to Play Ashes of Creation? Can you play Ashes of Creation?

Right now Alpha 1 sales are closed, however, there is a chance that Intrepid may reopen sales in the future. Kickstarter and Summer backers still have the option to upgrade.

If you are a backer with Alpha 1 access, be watching the Official Discord, the official social media channels and your email for your invitation.

LOM will be getting their invites in July 2020 for play testing that is due to begin in 2020.


How to Play Ashes of Creation Apocalypse?

Right now Ashes of Creation Apocalypse is offline. After running three seasons of Chapter 1, Intrepid decided to move Alpha 1 testing before Castle Siege testing. With a shift in the testing roadmap, Apocalypse was taken offline until they are ready to deploy Castle Siege testing.


If you have not registered for Ashes of Creation/Ashes of Creation Apocalypse you can register now at the Ashes of Creation website and support the Paradox Gaming Network.


System Requirements

Can I run Ashes of Creation?

The system specs for Ashes of Creation are not out yet. The recommended specs for Alpha are:
Operating System: Windows 10 64-Bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz / AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury with 4GB and DirectX 12
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 15 GB of available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card


Will Ashes of Creation be on XBox? Will Ashes of Creation be on Playstation 5? Will Ashes of Creation be on Stadia? Will ashes of Creation be on Console?

Right now there are no plans to put Ashes of Creation on console or on Stadia.



Game Content

Will Ashes of Creation have Pve Content? Will Ashes of Creation have Dungeons? Will Ashes of Creation have Raids? Is Ashes of Creation PvP or PvE?

Yes. The goal of Ashes of Creation is to be a themebox style game. There will be dungeons and raids. Roughly 80% of the dungeons and raids will be open world. The other 20% will be instanced.


Ashes of Creation Races?

Ashes of Creation is going to have 9 Total Races. 4 Main races with 2 sub-races and then the Tulnar.

For more information on races click here


Ashes of Creation Classes?

Ashes of Creation is planning to have 64 Total Classes, however, given the nature of class creation each character will only have access to eight of them.

A class in Ashes of Creation is made up of picking a Primary Archetype and a Secondary Archetype. The 8 Archetypes are: Bard, Cleric, Fighter, Mage, Ranger, Rogue, Summoner, Tank.

Your primary Archetype selection determines your role in parties, and your secondary archetype forms your class and determines how you fulfill that role.

Your Primary Archetype is fixed and unchangeable, while your secondary is changeable if you complete certain prerequisites. A special note, you do not get any of the abilities of your secondary archetype, but you do get augments that make how your skills work vary.

For more information classes click here.