The Culling: Origins was an update which was ment to bring the game back to it's roots, but also makes the game free-to-play. It was announced shortly after the "Day 1 Reference" Servers went online. On 23. August 2018, the official Twitter Account of The Culling posted a Tweet that said, the Origins-Update should arrive in September 2018. The Origins Update was released on the 14th September 2018.