- Discord is launching a cheaper version of its ‘Nitro’ subscription service for UK users on the desktop later today (August 18), dubbed ‘Nitro Basic.’
- Nitro Basic will bring Animated and Custom Emoji, file upload limit raised to 20MB, Special Stickers and a special badge for its subscribers.
Discord, a platform for chatting with users from various servers about games and other topics, is launching a cheaper version of its ‘Nitro’ subscription service for UK users on the desktop later today, dubbed ‘Nitro Basic.’
Nitro Basic price
Discord said it received feedback that users wanted to access the most popular features without having to pay $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year for the regular Nitro plan, which starts at $2.49 per month.
According to Julie Park, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Discord, the cheaper plan will be available later today for desktop users and in the coming weeks for iOS users.
While there are only four features to begin with, they may entice some users who did not want to pay for Nitro at its regular monthly or annual price.
Nitro Basic is is priced at approximately £2.49 and $2.99.
Nitro Basic features
We asked Park why the test is starting in the UK to begin with, and he said it was because of the wide range of age ranges and how Servers are used across the platform, as well as the UK being one of Nitro’s most popular markets recently, which is why the location of the test made sense for the team.
Using Discord while playing a game has arguably become second nature to some, owing to its availability on Xbox and PlayStation 5. Nitro Basic, on the other hand, appears to offer users the best of both worlds: a lower monthly fee combined with four popular features:
- Animated and Custom Emoji
- File upload limit raised to 20MB
- Special Stickers
- A special badge indicating that you are a Nitro Basic subscriber.
You could argue that a cheaper Nitro subscription would be almost useless without these four features to begin with. Fortunately, many Discord users will find each of these appealing.
Emoji is a feature of the platform, and the ability to use custom and animated emojis will entice many users. Nonetheless, the increased file upload size limit, special stickers, and even the ‘Nitro Basic’ badge make this an appealing price for what you get. You do not, however, receive one of the adorable fake-Funko-Pop-esque figurines used in Discord’s marketing material, which is a shame.
Park also stated that there are currently no plans for Discord to be released on Nintendo’s console.
Regardless, Nitro Basic will be an appealing plan for many, particularly casual gamers who may play a multiplayer game once a week. However, for others, the ability to use custom and animated emoji may be enough to persuade many other users that you are willing to pay for the service.