WildStar Goes Free-to-Play September 29th

NCSOFT has revealed that, as of September 29th, the MMO WildStar will be going free-to-play in an update they’re calling WildStar: Reloaded. WildStar initially launched back on June 3rd, 2014 to relatively positive reception while following a more standard subscription based model. With this update, they’re bringing some big changes to the game that they hope will improve the experience for all players, old and new alike.

Update Features Include:

  • New character creation
  • New intro experience
  • Improvements to dungeons
  • Improvements to itemization, tradeskills, world bosses, and group content
  • A class stat revamp
  • New quality of life features
  • Bonus events
  • Cosmic Rewards program

There is even more on top of that, and there is emphasis on the fact that all of it is free.

Following a similar model to other free-to-play games, they’re introducing a signature service that gives added features as an optional subscription. As well, they’ll have a store full of cosmetic items and otherwise that can be bought with real cash, or their OmniBits, the currency you can earn in-game.

Overall, the set-up is nothing people familiar with a free-to-play system aren’t used to.

If you’re interested in WildStar, you can learn more at the official website, and of course, you can download the game for free and give it a go starting on September 29th. More details on what will be included in the WildStar: Reloaded update will be revealed in the coming weeks.