Every day you log in you'll earn a new reward—from OmniBits, to XP-boosting potions, to pets and mounts. Put aside the fact that you’re getting to play the most incredible, mind-blowing MMO gaming experience of your life—just logging in gets you cool rewards! It almost feels like cheating. But it’s not. We checked.
LAST CHANCE LOCKBOXES
Completing a Dungeon or Adventure presents you with an additional chance at loot from that instance. The keys to open the lockbox can be purchased from the in-game store with cash, or by using OmniBits.
We’ve streamlined dungeons to provide consistent small-group content throughout the leveling experience. But don’t jump in expecting to press a couple buttons and pick up loot—WildStar continues to offer a new level of challenging gameplay.
All of the game’s world bosses have been brought up to max-level, and offer coordinated groups of level-50 players extremely challenging raid content in the outdoor world. Once defeated, the bosses won’t reappear for a day or two, but you can force them to reemerge by spending Progenitor Access Particles, a new item earned from tackling outdoor 5-player content.
WILDSTAR IS FREE-TO-PLAY!
We’re tearing down the walls of a subscription service and offering unrestricted access to the game and its content. New Signature service offers bonuses on top of the base game, which can also be unlocked with gold-purchased C.R.E.D.D. And the new in-game store offers optional boosts, bonuses, and cosmetic items you can buy for cash or with OmniBits—a new free currency earned alongside XP when defeating enemies.
If you’ve ever spent money on WildStar in the past, or ever do spend anything in the future, you’re awarded with points in our new Cosmic Rewards system—unlocking bonuses, benefits, and cosmetic items!
COMBAT STAT REVAMP
What was Moxie, anyway? Our stat system wasn’t always the easiest to understand, and with the Reloaded update we’ve gone back over the games core stats to make them all a bit clearer in name and function.
EARLY GAME IMPROVEMENTS
First impressions are always the most important, and we’ve gone back and completely redone the character creation, tutorial, and intro leveling experience for all characters. Whether you’re new to MMOs or a WildStar veteran, you’ll find a new intro experience tailored just for you.
Crafting in WildStar offers a lot of freedom to create customized gear, but it was also sometimes a fairly convoluted process. We’ve gone over crafting again to smartly integrate the new stat changes, keeping things deep and rewarding while removing some of the unnecessary complexity.
Runes are the bite-sized pieces of equipment that let you customize your stats and even some of your abilities. The original Rune system could get pretty complex and time-consuming, so for the Reloaded update we focused on making it more accessible to new players, less painful for veterans, and just more fun in general.
MAKING LIFE EASIER
Alongside all the hundreds of nitty-gritty balance and systems changes, we also added a handful of new quality-of-life improvements just to help make your time on Nexus more enjoyable. No need to thank us. But you can if you want to.
We’re not just focusing on this update, we’re planning for what’s next, and in-game bonus events are going to be rolling out until the end of this year—and beyond! Like leveling faster? Like getting your PvP gear faster? You'll love the new bonus events! And take a quick sneak peek at the upcoming Shade’s Eve, Protostar’s Gala Winterfest Extravaganza, and Hoverboard zPrix Invitational holidays.
WildStar has a galactic-sized narrative, and you'll get into the epic saga even sooner with a new level-15 single-player instance—the Alpha Sanctum—that serves as a prologue to the game’s World Story.
Discoveries are small cracks in the ground you might discover while adventuring throughout Nexus, and they'll give you rewards for digging them up. We added a lot more of them, spread them around, and added a ton of new rewards.