The WildStar site has been updated with the precise date that the game will shut down for good: November 28th. The final update has been deployed that turns off all real-money transactions and offers players refunds for recent purchases. In addition, a number of events will take place between now and the final day of service including Residential Renovation, Shade’s Eve, Protostar’s Gala Winterfest Extravaganza and a special final day event for “some fun” with the devs.
Wildstar is celebrating its fourth birthday and pulling out all the stops for the entire month of June during its Starfall Anniversary Celebration. From June 1st to June 30th, several “lucrative bonus events on a weekly rotation” will be released for fun and “out-of-this-world” benefits. Players will also receive a special reward pack delivered to their mailboxes and retrievable every week just by logging in.
The WildStar site has been updated with the 2018 State of the Universe penned by Chad ‘Pappy’ Moore. In it, he takes a look back at 2017 before addressing the game’s future. Players have been wondering about WildStar going forward as NCSoft has been closing underperforming games like MXM. “Carbine and NCSoft are continuing to support the game for the foreseeable future” Moore wrote.
If you’re a WildStar player, you’ve got a lot to look forward to throughout the month of December. All the fun begins on December 8th and the Residential Renovation challenge and continues with Winterfest (December 18 – January 1). You can also gain wicked experience in the Double XP X-Plosion event running from December 29th to January 1st.
The WildStar team has announced that the next major update, Homecoming, will be ready to deploy on September 6th. The site has a brief overview of what you can expect including Communities, essentially “neighborhoods” where players can work together to create and build a unique environment. These include “expanded social features that affords players the cosmic opportunity to relocate their homes to shared land.”
The earliest iteration of the next WildStar prime raid has worked its way on to the game’s PTR. The Genetic Archives Prime Level 1 is ready for testing and will be released later in 2017. The team is looking for groups of players to assist with focused testing events. Several time slots have been provided for groups or guilds to work in so that the development team can observe progression through the raid.