We’ve just released our next major content update on the PTR, and I wanted to take the opportunity to fill you in on some of the changes INVASION: Nexus will bring to WildStar.
Community feedback continues to be our guide to improving WildStar, and we think that this new update really shows it. INVASION: Nexus improves and expands what players love about WildStar -blasting off to new frontiers on the galaxy's most legendary planet. There you'll come face-to-face with a deadly gallery of fun and frightening rogues in an update that has something for just about everyone, whether you’re into getting sweet loot from Challenges and Quests, blazing your own path in Adventures, or throwing yourself headlong into Raids. This update also offers access to new gameplay systems, new ways to compete in PvP, and new ways to make your character look even more freakin' awesome.
But enough of my yappin’! Here are some of the big things you can look forward to:
Contracts are a whole new system of short, single-objective jobs for when you need your WildStar fix but don’t have a ton of time to play. Contracts come in three difficulty levels and allow you to make steady progress towards superb and better-quality gear, so that even short, controlled bursts of WildStar action can get you big rewards.
The Hero with a Thousand Outfits
WildStar lets you make your mark on Nexus in style - and now you'll be able to switch up that style anywhere with the new Holo-Wardrobe feature, which enables you to change your costumes anywhere you like. No need to seek out the Protostar Appearance Modificator just to change your hat anymore!
As all the most stylish Cassians know, nothing accessorizes a new look like a brand-new vanity pet! Don't want to share your adventures with others? Then share them with your own non-combatant pal.
Terror of the Techno-Phage!
Welcome to the new 20-person raid known as Initialization Core Y-83 - a mysterious Eldan facility responsible for a techno-phage virus that could turn every AI on Nexus into a crazed techno-zombie. And that means the Freebots are in big trouble! Give everyone's favorite renegade mechanicals some wholesome organic assistance to deal with the techno-phage on its home turf.
Bay of Betrayal is an all-new Adventure set in an alternate version of the Levian Bay zone, where players are set on a path to infiltrate the Ascendancy and deal with its leader, Calidor Antevian. Calidor has recently discovered technopaths, individuals with a talent for controlling Eldan technology, and seeks to identify and recruit the best of them into the Ascendancy's elite.
Step into the Sim-Core and take on the role of a technopath candidate for the Ascendancy. Enter a high-stakes competition against other candidates with technopathic abilities, taking on deadly foes and the insidious challenges to become the first to crack an Eldan vault. Victory will bring you one step closer to Brother Calidor’s inner circle, and seriously big rewards.
Dueling is all well and good, but have you ever wanted to play real PvP against your friends who are all playing characters in the same faction? Now you can! Same-faction PvP allows teams of Exiles to fight Exiles (and Dominion to tangle with Dominion) - rather than defaulting to Dominion vs. Exile.
The Battle of Star-Comm Basin
Max-level heroes from either faction can visit Star-Comm Station in Dominion-controlled Levian Bay, where things have changed a bit since the earlier stages of the game. The station is now in a state of lockdown, the dish has retreated into a silo underground and an automatic distress call has attracted some of the deadliest enemies on Nexus to battle it out for control. The Caretaker needs your help to bring order to the area and secure Star-Comm Basin before one of the Eldan's deadliest lost secrets brings doom to every life form on the planet.
Let the Invasion Commence!
These are just a few examples of some of the great things you can look forward to in INVASION: Nexus. In the weeks ahead, we’ll be getting into the nitty-gritty of these features and seeing exactly what makes them tick. But, If you don’t have the patience for all that, you can hop on the Player Test Realm right now, play around with the new content, take out some bad guys, and let us know what you think. We're hoping you like what you see.
You can also read the patch summary notes here, and learn about some upcoming class updates here. As always, we want to thank all of you who continue to play WildStar and are actively helping us to make this a great game. None of this would be possible without you.
Finally, for anyone looking to try WildStar for the first time, or return after some time away, you can activate a free ten-day trial of the game here.
See you all on Nexus!
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