WildStar Free to Play Comes Tonight and So Does New Lighting

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
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Carbine Studios is having a busy today. Tonight, at Midnight Eastern US time, WildStar will officially join the ranks of free to play MMORPGs. The still running Twitch stream currently shows the countdown clock but at 9 PM EST expect the channel to go live and the festivities will be under way.

Tonight's conversion doesn't just bring the free to play model though as WildStar will undergo quite a few changes come Midnight. "Reloaded" is the largest content update made to the MMORPG to date including redesigns of quest flow, character creation, environments, and a total overhaul to the level 1-15 experience. The Loyalty program just adds some extra icing.

In addition to content, WildStar's transition also comes with a whole new lighting design in game. This is a drastic visual change from the single point lighting used in the game to date and should help the graphics pop just a bit more...here's to hoping that the client is optimized.

You can patch your client to the free to play version now.

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About the Author

Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
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.

Discussion (21)

idontlikemyname 7 years ago
I see many people complaning about this and i hope most of you read this reply i have been playing wildstar since launch and the game never disapoint me, FOR THOSE who wonder is this game gonna be pay to win? or like swtor paywall? IT IS NOT THE GAME IS TOTALLY FREE YOU ONLY PAY FOR SOME PERKS LIKE EXTRA BANK SLOTS, COSTUME SLOTS ALL THE CASHOP IS FULL COSTMETIC WITH, COSTUMES, PETS, DYES, RENAMES NO PAY 2 WIN WALL HERE. i really feel like shame about some people posting "this is p2w" without even AT LEAST try the game out the game is totally free and it is also PLAY TO PAY you farm the currency for the store, you can get the perks by just farming gold and buying creed. for the love of god DONT dare to say something bad about the game without even try it, yea the queues takes a little bit but lets be honest that always happen if a new game launches.

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anti crap 7 years ago
FAKE FRE TO PLAY faking asian scam mers without brains, another asian generic copy paste SHI T like plenty this crap will go down like arche sh it, same destiny, its a pure pay to win also, place for btrrainless nerds who cant win without pay to win cheats, u loosing cooldown by 50% when not pay to win and many more, ignore that cra p, its even worse then arche sh i t.

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arrakiss 7 years ago
Servers are full to the roof, only 2 were made for EU... Ive got myself into 50minutes long queue, looks like you'll have to wait 2 weeks for them to prepare proper and stable servers -.-

maaslander 7 years ago
queue is horrible, archage all over again. i advise to check it out when all of ur other games are boring you and you dont mind to wait 33 hours atleast

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Terranova667 7 years ago
Only one server per region and the queue for them are insane two hour wait to play no thank you, come on Ncsoft you knew F2P was coming and with that more people willing to give it a go so why not have the servers to support that, not a great start for them if people have to wait crazy long times to play, even those that have a sub account have to wait even with priority over f2P users.

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Jevith 7 years ago
I'm keen! that lighting actually changes so much!
if you go to their website and see the before and after, it's pretty cray!!

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ILoveMmorpg 7 years ago
So,,,,hmmmm... This game gonna be another Star Wars online, i mean FREE TRIAL game or full Free to play exp ? So i think need wait till midnight.

ILoveMmorpg 7 years ago
So,,,,hmmmm... This game gonna be another Star Wars online, i mean FREE TRIAL game or full Free to play exp ?

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