We recorded the Free to Play Cast last night. It’ll be up on the site in a few hours. With Guild Wars 2 going free to play, obviously that was a big topic on the show. As part of the NCSoft portfolio though, we chatted briefly about what the Guild Wars 2 expansion probably did with the WildStar free to play release date. We speculated that September made the most sense now.

Turns out we were right as Carbine Studios has announced today that their MMORPG will make the official free to play conversion on September 29th.

On that date, the Nexus will be open to any and all players that wish to try and tackle its challenges. This update isn’t JUST about the free to play conversion though and beta testing continues on the game with the second closed beta phase starting today.

If you want to try and get into beta, make sure to head over to the WildStar site and sign up.

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  1. Jäeger on September 14, 2015

    They already made a mistake with the monthly fee.

    And now they just sealed their own coffin with an absolutely disgusting Freemium business model.

    It’s like they WANT to go amass hate before they go bankrupt..

  2. Synsus on September 4, 2015

    Well if you want to create a guild you simply need to farm ingame money and buy CREED for a premium membership and than you will be able to crate one. EASYYY !!!

    • chaos on September 5, 2015

      Or even better you can buy a box copy of the game and it gives you enough cosmic points to unlock it $10 at gamestop.

    • OMGreally? on September 8, 2015

      but you have to keep doing it because I think if you don’t keep going with the subs it deletes the clan you created.

  3. koalale on September 4, 2015

    GW2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WILDSTAR

  4. swagnity on September 3, 2015

    GW2 didnt go f2p rofl it went free to try

    • MMOMAN on September 4, 2015

      it’s really f2p, you can lvl up to the max lvl, you can go to pvp wvw, dungeons in a party, etc etc, the few thing you can’t do is to buy gems, create a guild, and pretty much thats the most important stuff, but hey, its f2p right? it aint that bad

      • MMOMAN on September 4, 2015

        damn!!! this comment was meant to go for the guild wars 2 page!! but you get the idea, the restictions are almost the same anyway

        • Aza on September 4, 2015

          You forgot chat restriction,sending mails.
          Its an mmo for gods sake

          • Todoran on September 6, 2015

            its a damn 1 time buy 45 buks to unlock all the crap all the expansion…. ALL OF IT !!!!! WTF ppl how poor are u?

          • BurDemBOddies on September 8, 2015

            Then its not free if you have to spend $45 bucks to do everything in the game its lying to get people to spend money by saying its free to play better off to just keep it pay to play instead of lying about it its dirty.

  5. Player1 on September 3, 2015

    This is exactly what i want to read in any new games announcement, i don’t care about alphas/bethas, early beta access, etc. just the info as it is and i’ll be gladly to wait till the final date to start playing and spend some cash

  6. Grims Bane on September 3, 2015

    Unless they make it that I can create a guild as f2p then I see no point in playing this game because its, not going to be friend friendly because i want to be able to make a guild where I can play with my friends.

    • kek on September 3, 2015

      You don’t need a guild to play with your friends nor need to have a guild to play at all. This is what league of legends does to you guys.

      • NopnopanNOP on September 8, 2015

        But having a guild makes this more enjoyable and entertaining that locks a good % of playable content behind a pay wall which starts making it less free.

    • TORK on September 3, 2015

      well either you can join to a previous created guild or you can pay to create one, in any case if you dont like it dont play it theres lots of games with free guilds

    • yokki on September 3, 2015

      the guild this is VERY annoying. hopefully they will remove that stupid restriction before actual launch.