WildStar Free-to-Play Closed Beta Goes Live Love me some beta testing! 08.11.15 - 12:01 PM
NCSOFT and Carbine Studios have announced that the closed beta for the now free-to-play WildStar starts today. Players that are granted access to the beta can access all the new features of the content patch that comes along with the free-to-play transition. The beta is available to all current WildStar subscribers, along with players who have received a closed beta key. If your still interested in joining the beta head over to the WildStar website to sign up. If that wasn't enough you can check out the awesome new trailer below:
As mentioned this isn't just a free-to-play update it also includes a huge amount of content for the game. Some of the new content in this update includes:
The Alpha Sanctum – A new instance that brings players into WildStar's world storyline much earlier in the game than ever before. Featuring creative gameplay, a unique environment, and a compelling narrative, the Alpha Sanctum introduces players to the mysteries of Nexus in an unforgettable way.
Madame Fay’s Fortunes - Discover all-new treasures with Madame Fay's Fortunes, an exciting, randomized reward system that can turn a tiny investment into big, big shinies with the help of everyone's favorite Lopp fortune-teller, Madame Fay.
New Player Experience - A revamped Arkship and arrival sequence welcomes newcomers to WildStar and offers everyone the option of choosing where to start their Nexus adventure based on their level of MMO experience. Character creation has also been overhauled, giving players a better understanding of the choices they're making and the customization options available.
Loyalty Program - Any player who has ever invested money in WildStar by subscribing to the game, redeeming C.R.E.D.D., or purchasing MTX items will now earn points in the game’s Loyalty Program. These reward points, which are also earned retroactively, give players access to additional gear, items, pets, mounts and more.
Quality-of-Life - A multitude of quality-of-life improvements have been added, including a revamped sprint function, navpoints to help players keep track of their next objective, daily player login rewards, and much more.
If you want a full list of all the new content you can find it here. If you don't get a chance to check out the closed beta, fear not as WildStar will be free-to-play soon and we can all explore planet Nexus together!