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Free-to-Play Checklist

Written by Team WildStar on September 25, 2015

The WildStar: Reloaded update is just a few more days away, so here’s a checklist to help make sure you’re ready to rock.

Ok, First Step…

The first step is to get your account set up, and if you’ve ever played WildStar before, then you’re set! And if you’ve ever played Aion or Lineage 2 and have an NC Account then that’ll work too. Go ahead and log in to alter any settings you want, and then begin downloading the client. If you aren't signed up yet, no sweat! Just create a free account and you’re ready to begin.

If you have additional questions visit our “How do I create my WildStar account?” support article.

 

Start All the Downloading

Even if you aren’t planning on playing until September 29, we highly recommend getting the client installed and patched as soon as possible. It’ll save you a bunch of time for when the update actually releases. Do keep in mind that the WildStar: Reloaded (1.4.0) update is a sizable update, and we plan to make the update available on September the 28th after the servers come down for maintenance. Be sure to check back on the 28th to make sure you’re patched up.

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If you’re having problems installing or patching, refer to our Installation and Patching knowledgebase articles.

 

Is It Secret? Is It Safe?

Account security is important to us, and to ensure it’s important to you too, we’re shamelessly bribing you to set up 2-Step Verification, which you can add from account management.

In addition to the added security, for getting it set up we give you a title, a unique mount, a cosmetic eyepatch you can wear, as well as a 2% bonus to your earned XP, Renown, and Prestige. Have a safer account and get some big benefits—it’s a no-brainer.

Get more info on supported devices and how to get it set up on our “Two-Step Verification” support article.

 

Add It Up

WildStar supports the use of UI addons—user-created modifications to the user interface. When any update releases—and especially if you haven’t played in a while—it’s a good idea to make sure your addons are up-to-date and disable them if not. Outdated addons can cause a wide range of issues, including errors and slower framerates.

Curse.com hosts the majority of WildStar Addons, and you can tell if they’ve been updated by looking at the “updated” date and making sure it supports the newest version releasing September 29. One other way you can ensure your addons are always up-to-date is by using the Curse Client, but you’ll still need to check when they were last updated by the addon authors.

 

To NCoin a Phrase...

With the free-to-play transition you can use NCoin to buy items through a new in-game shop. Buying as well as spending NCoin rewards you with Cosmic Points, which then unlock additional perks and benefits. If you want to get all set up before launch you can buy NCoin now in account management, and it’ll be ready and waiting for you in WildStar on the 29th.

 

Put On Your Fancy Pants

Speaking of perks and benefits, our subscription system rolls over to the new Signature service, providing additional benefits. Signature can be purchased monthly or earned by redeeming C.R.E.D.D.—an in-game item you can purchase for in-game gold. Purchasing Signature or redeeming C.R.E.D.D. also provides Cosmic Points, which unlocks additional perks and rewards on-top of the Signature benefits.

 

What is This I Don’t Even

Not entirely sure what all the game has to offer? Well good thing you stopped by! Here are a couple videos we made a bit ago to answer just that question.


Class Acts

If you haven’t played WildStar before it’s a good idea to spend a little time thinking about what character you’re going to play. Picking your character’s race will determine what classes it can be, and then the only other required option (although a very important one!) is choosing your Path—a choice that will provide you with different types of gameplay based on your choice.

Whether you’re a Cassian Warrior who embraces the completionist attitude of an Explorer, or a Granok Medic who enjoys the lore-hounding aspects of a Scientist, the combination you pick can greatly impact your gameplay experience.

 

Parting Gift

If this didn’t quite cover everything you needed to then please reach out to our customer support team for help or head to the official forums to see if other people are chatting about your question.

Be sure to keep checking back here for news and info as we get closer to the free-to-play launch—and as we show off all the cool super-secret stuff we’re working on for after September 29.

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