Global Agenda Celebrates its Two-Year Anniversary

Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its award winning, free-to-play game: Global Agenda. In 2011 it became the very first free-to-play game on Steam and delivered new instanced PvP battlegrounds, PvE missions, and an entirely new Open Zone. To celebrate, Global Agenda is rewarding itsplayers with a few in game prizes.

Free Limited Edition Pet - Any player winning an instanced PvP or PvE mission between January 30th and February 6th will recieve a miniature version of the Switchblade Boss as a player Pet. 

PvP Tournament Reward - All tournament participants will receive a free dragon themed helmet to honor the year of the Dragon. In addition, the winning team will win exclusive item and cash prize.

More Flair - Over 100 back-catalogue appearance and flair items from days past are returning for sale within the Dome City Burning Fashion vendor.

Global Agenda's Recursive Colony Expansion is Live

The largest content expansion in Global Agenda's history is now live! The Recursive Colony update brings with it the new open zone of North Sonora, as well as daily assignments, new PvE instances, new PvP maps and revamped intro missions. Players can also obtain new flair, dyes, trails, pets and blueprints. Check out the patch notes for all the details.

Hi-Rez Studios has released an impressive trailer to showcase the Recursive Colony expansion. Check it out below!

ZAM Gears Up for PAX Prime with Swag Giveaway

UPDATE, 9/1: We've already given out a bunch of swag, but we still have more! We'll be giving out more prizes next week after Labor Day Weekend. Be sure to check your Twitter messages! While we have only a limited amount of physical things we can ship, we have tons of codes to give away, so keep your eyes peeled.

Gamescom may have come to an end, but the summer convention season isn't over just yet! PAX Prime will be held in downtown Seattle from August 26-28 and we'll have members of the ZAM team on the floor, including Director of Content Cody "Micajah" Bye. He'd love to give out PAX swag to some lucky readers, and all he wants in return is more followers on Twitter!

We'll be giving away PAX gear to people who follow @ZAMOfficial and @CodyBye on Twitter. The more followers the pages get before PAX, the more chances you'll have to win prizes. Check out the constantly updated prize list after the jump to see what you could get simply by clicking the "follow" button!

Major Global Agenda Expansion Coming in Early Fall

Hi-Rez Studios announced today that Global Agenda's Recursive Colony expansion will launch in early Fall and will be free to all players. The largest content update in the game's history will be themed around an electronic, hive-mind faction of robots constructing robots and intruding upon the player social hub of Dome City.

The Recursive Colony expansion will add a variety of features to the game, including a new open zone, new enemy bots, daily repeatable quests, new PvP maps, a revamped tutorial and more. You can read the full list of features after the jump and view some screenshots from the expansion in our gallery. The content will be playable at PAX Prime this weekend.

Global Agenda celebrates player appreciation month

Players are always hard to appreciate. You work hard around the year to bring out new content, but if the servers go down even once for an hour, you can erase all those good vibes in a single power failure. That being said, however, Hi-Rez Studios has decided to undertake the monumental task of showing their care with their announced "player appreciation month," where, until the first week of August, each week will feature a 50% sale for a different class for all of their AP shop purchases. This week, all Assault class items are on sale, and the next weeks will be Recon, Robotics and the Medic, in that order. So if you picked up Global Agenda from Steam recently, find out when your class is up, and start saving for those sales!

5 Free-to-Play Games Now Available on Steam

If you're a Steam user who enjoys free-to-play games, then you'll be happy to know that Valve just introduced support for five F2P titles on the digital platform. Available immediately, the launch titles are Spiral Knights, Forsaken World, Champions Online: Free for All, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Alliance of Valliant Arms.

If you're interested in trying out any of these games, be sure to keep an eye out for special deals throughout the week. Here are the details:

"Beginning tomorrow (Wednesday) with Spiral Knights and concluding Sunday with AVA, each of the five launch titles will offer exclusive in-game content to those who try the 'F2P game of the day' on Steam. In game transactions in all of the titles will be supported by Steam's micro-transaction backend system that is available to Steamworks partners and currently used in Valve's Team Fortress 2."

For more details, check out the FAQ. Which free-to-play games will you be playing on Steam?

Global Agenda Players Can Soon Fly in Dome City

Version 1.43 launches in Global Agenda: Free Agent tomorrow, June 3, and it brings with it the ability for boosted players to take flight in Dome City using jetpacks! Watch the video below to see what it's like to fly around the city.

Also in this patch, the Yuma Imports vendor has arrived in the Sonoran Desert and offers weapons available in the desert for tokens and Agenda Points. Check out the patch notes for more details.

Global Agenda's New 'Flair to Dye For' Video

Hi-Rez Studios has released a new video showing off some of the new Flair and Dyes coming soon to a Dome City vendor near you! Check it out:

Hi-Rez Offers Dino Flair, Enjoys Account Increase

Do you want to earn that piece of Pterodactyl flair over there? Then all you need to do is win 30 missions in Global Agenda's Special Ops queue through Sunday, May 22. You'll earn the flair after the event is over.

Global Agenda went free-to-play last month, and Hi-Rez Studios has revealed that "the number of daily new accounts created has more than tripled since the Free Agent update." Have you tried out the sci-fi shooter MMO now that it's free?

Global Agenda 1.41 Fixes Bugs, Adds Improvements

Today marks the launch of Global Agenda patch 1.41, which includes several bug fixes and improvements. You can get more details in the patch notes after the jump. The servers should be back up around 5 p.m. EDT. Keep an eye on the GA Server Status Twitter page for updates.

Global Agenda went free-to-play last month. For more details, check out our recent intereview with Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris and read the Free Agent FAQ.