Internet Rule #1: If you have to enter credit card info it isn’t free.
If they do require credit card info that’s a dick move as it automatically excludes anyone without access to one, namely teenagers. I started playing when I was 17 and didn’t have a job. I had dick-all in terms of online payment option unless I went through my parents. Wonder how many kids are going to get grounded for accidentally charging their parent’s cards $30 because they missed the “24 hours” notice at the bottom.
It’s almost like they’re trying to introduce a 2nd gap between those who don’t pay and those who can’t.