Great News! On October 13th, the Steam version entered Open Alpha! This is when the game became free for anyone to join in the Early Access period. Players who join in during Open Alpha and beyond will not receive the currency or exclusive goodies unless they purchase one of the packs on Steam. Starting in Open Alpha, there will be no more full wipes, but we may still have limited resets/rerolls depending on what we add or change to the game.
We do not currently have a free-to-play date for the PlayStation 4 version of Dungeon Defenders II, but we are still currently planning to transition the game to free-to-play at a later date.