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.

Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.


  1. 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. 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 !!!

    • 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

          • 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?

          • 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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


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