It’s official: WildStar is going free-to-play!

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The rumor about Wildstar going free-to-play turned out to be true, and those stock recalls were actually a sign of something big, just as it happened with Elder Scrolls Online; NCsoft has just announced that this MMORPG will transition to a free-to-play model this fall. The official site has all the details, but we’ll give you a rundown on the most important bits.

Just as is the case with most, if not all F2P games, WildStar will offer “completely optional in-game purchases that cover a wide range of player services, convenience options, and cosmetic offerings.” The game will be fully open to all players, they will be able to ” create characters of every race, class, and path while choosing any tradeskills they like”, and achieve level 50 and path level 30.

WildStar will feature two different accounts: Free and Signature. Signature accounts get everything free players get, as well as the extras noted below. Signatures are pretty much a subscription model, and “require a payment plan offered in 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month increments including C.R.E.D.D., Game Time Card, or recurring payments.” While all updates will be available for Free and Signature players, NCsoft is considering the release of full expansion packs for purchase in the future.

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There are more details on the official post, including how to proceed for inactive accounts, or the benefits that free players and box purchasers get. Check them out and enjoy the announcement trailer below.

Some say that NCsoft chose to bet on WildStar instead of Blade & Soul for the western markets, and while it’s not as simple as saying that the bet didn’t pay off, late 2015 we’re now going to get both games, and both free-to-play, as Blade & Soul was re-announced just a few days ago.

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  • Wyzak

    Too many “cannot invite into or create a …” on free.

    Also only 3 buy and 3 sell orders is probably too restrictive.

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    • Muhammad Yasir

      buy and sell in auction house u mean ??

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      • Wyzak

        yes, and commodities exchange

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        • Muhammad Yasir

          ok. have u played the game?

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          • Wyzak

            Yes, I played it for the free month you get when buying the game.

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          • Muhammad Yasir

            was it GREAT ?
            is it fun..?

            im casual gamer not hardcore! will i like it?

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          • Wyzak

            It was fun, but I’m suffering from MMO burn-out at this stage, and it was too much of a regular MMO.

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          • Muhammad Yasir

            hmmm…
            ok, thaNks..

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          • Sander Hiemstra

            Im a filthy casual myself and im enjoying the game loads

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          • Muhammad Yasir

            hehe!
            then i CANT WAIT for this!

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          • Muhammad Yasir

            hey any idea when’s the Beta starting ?

            ALSO , is this game optimized to run on an i3 and 2gb ram ?

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  • Muhammad Yasir

    as long as NOTHING keeps the free players from ENJOYING the game AND nothing is too restricting and if NO areas/missions are pay walled , i expect a GREAT F2P MMO!
    YAY!

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  • Lex

    Yep its not as messed up as SW:ToR , but not far off.

    The fact that you can not create party ,hm thats prolly the turnover, no good players and people overall will join those kinds of releases.
    The End

    Tera sucked out the last bit of grindy creepers out of the nolife community anyway with its steam release, so Wildstar is a tad too late.

    Single-Play RPG’s this year rock untill next-gen mmo-s hit next year.

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    • kasparsk16

      warparty isn’t your regular party for questing dungeons etc. its for 40 men warplots

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  • Detlev Jakob

    haha lel its only a fail^^ swtor 2.0

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