You can play a rather limited and slowed down version, and decide if you want to pay the full price.
“Free Edition is a new way to play and pay for the Eternal Crusade,” developers state. But we all know the sad stories behind free-to-play versions and we all can guess that Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is selling as expected. If you haven’t tried it, now you have a chance.
This version is limited with one of five classes being available and general progress slowed down a bit (three times slower than in premium version). You get the full version of Eternal Crusade when you use a total of 20,000 Rogue Trader Points or one of the premium packages.
The referral system is currently disabled as it allowed for some exploits.