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WildStar News

Latest Headlines for WildStar

  • Free-to-Play and You

    Greetings readers! I'm Mike Donatelli, Product Director for Carbine Studios' WildStar. We are less than a week away from a major moment in our game's history as we'll be switching over to a free-to-play business model on September 29. The decision to change business models was not a light one, and we put a lot of thought and debate into when, why and how we were going to do it.

    Reported on Sep 23, 2015
  • Come On In & Give It a Whirl - Closed Beta No Longer Closed

    Due to some closed beta tester keys expiring, Carbine has decided to remove the need for a key altogether and has opened the doors wide for anyone who'd like to download and try out WildStar's F2P version before it hits live service next Tuesday.

    Reported on Sep 23, 2015
  • Livin' After Midnight - F2P Launches at 12 am Eastern 9/29

    At the stroke of midnight on September 29th, the WildStar free to play version will go live along with a special live stream broadcast by Carbine Studios. The team has a slate of activities planned including a Times Square countdown to F2P launch.

    Reported on Sep 23, 2015
  • Making Life Easier: Selling Junk, Rapid Travel & More Coming

    The WildStar site has been updated with a new blog post that outlines some of the many welcomed quality of life improvements coming to the game with next week's free-to-play launch. Among other things, fast travel (aka 'rapid transit'), a sell junk button, nav points and content finder are all included.

    Reported on Sep 23, 2015
  • Rock Out and Reload

    WildStar's road to Free-to-Play is nearly at an end. In the final weeks before the switch, we take a look at some of the upcoming holiday events, including the Hoverboard zPrix Invitational

    Reported on Sep 16, 2015
  • Crafting - Keep It Simple, Cupcake

    The WildStar site has been updated with a new deep dive article that lets players know that crafting will be meaningful, robust, and simplified when the game goes free to play later this month.

    Reported on Sep 15, 2015
  • Free-to-Play Set to Launch September 29th

    Carbine Studios and NCSoft have announced that the free-to-play iteration of WildStar will officially launch on Tuesday, September 29th. Players will be able to check out firsthand the massive number of changes and quality of life improvements in the game that have been implemented in the past several months.

    Reported on Sep 02, 2015
  • The Chompacabra Is Out of the Bag - F2P Launch Announced

    The chompacabra is out of the bag: WildStar will be going free-to-play on September 29. After announcing the switch back in May, Carbine Studios feels that the update is almost ready for prime time.

    Reported on Sep 02, 2015
  • CBT2 to Begin Tomorrow, Runecrafting Changes Detailed

    With the first phase of closed beta testing complete, the WildStar test server is now closed pending a significant update prior to the beginning of phase 2 slated to start at approximately 1:00 am Pacific / 4:00 am Eastern on September 3rd. During phase 2, players will be able to purchase Ncoin that will result in PTR Ncoin to use as currency for in-game shop purchases. When the F2P iteration launches, players will receive the 'real deal' Ncoin.

    Reported on Sep 02, 2015
  • Making the Early Game More Accessible

    Carbine's Brianna Schneider, Lead Game Designer, has penned the latest 'Deep Dive' on the WildStar site. This week's topic is the new player experience and, as the title indicates, making the early game more accessible.

    Reported on Aug 25, 2015
  • Cosmic Rewards Program Laid Out

    The WildStar team is prepping players for the upcoming free-to-play conversion by posting several topics of interest. In today's, the Cosmic Rewards program is detailed with information about how players can 'level up' through the tiers by making purchases from the WildStar store or from the upcoming in-game shop.

    Reported on Aug 19, 2015
  • Closed Beta for F2P Transition Begins

    NCSoft and Carbine Studios have announced that the closed beta for the forthcoming free-to-play transition for WildStar has officially kicked off. Players will get a hands on look at the new features in the game's largest update thusfar, as well as many of the quality of life improvements made for the F2P version.

    Reported on Aug 10, 2015
  • Free-to-Play Opens for Testing

    About 4 months ago, Carbine Studios announced that WildStar would be going Free to Play. Since then, we've learned a lot about what the transition would look like, including a sneak peek at E3, and a deep dive into character stat refactoring. But the studio was also eager to get fan feedback, promising a beta period for new and existing players to give feedback on this reloaded version of WildStar.

    Reported on Aug 11, 2015
  • Micah 'Bashiok' Whipple Headed to Carbine?

    Last week, long time Blizzard community manager Micah "Bashiok" Whipple announced he was leaving the company after over a decade. In a new Twitter post, Whipple posted a photo of one of WildStar's plush goats on his dashboard with #FirstDay as his hashtag.

    Reported on Aug 03, 2015
  • Deep Dive Reveals Class Stat Refactor

    Wildstar's Lead Combat Designer Steven Engle has penned a new "Deep Dive" post on the game's official site. In it, Engle details the forthcoming class stat refractor and why it is a necessary step for WildStar.

    Reported on Jul 13, 2015
  • The Great Stat Reboot

    As part of WildStar's free-to-play transition, character stats are getting a radical overhaul. Terms like Moxie and Finesse are out, and secondary stats are being revamped. To help understand the reasons behind the change, Gareth "Gazimoff" Harmer caught up with Lead Designer Steven Engle.

    Reported on Jul 21, 2015
  • Signposts on the Road

    Carbine Studios has started to reveal what's on WildStar's Road to Free-to-Play. In this week's column, Gareth "Gazimoff" Harmer takes a closer look at that journey, and asks if there are any blind corners ahead.

    Reported on Jul 15, 2015
  • Exploring Endgame

    How does WildStar's endgame experience stack up, now that it's a year since launch? Armed with a freshly leveled alt, Gareth "Gazimoff" Harmer goes on a mission to find out.

    Reported on Jul 01, 2015
  • E3 2015: Take a Look at WildStar’s Free-to-Play Transition, Cupcake

    WildStar has always been a terrific candidate for a non-subscription-based business model, and at E3 2015 last week, we got a chance to chat with Carbine Studios about their flagship MMORPG's upcoming free-to-play transition. It's no surprise that they've received a great response to the transition since their announcement of it a few weeks ago, with over 100,000 free-to-play beta signups in the first day.

    Reported on Jun 24, 2015
  • Content, Quality of Life Improvements & More Coming with F2P

    Carbine Studios is ready to unveil what it has envisioned for the upcoming F2P iteration of WildStar. Among other things, players can look forward to new content, an improved tutorial system, item and stat systems will be overhauled, more consistent challenges in dungeons, and new areas including Alpha Sanctum and Cryo-Plex PvP Arena.

    Reported on Jun 24, 2015