WildStar Gets Another Beta Weekend Starting April 25

NCSoft and Carbine Studios have added another closed weekend session to their rotation of WildStar beta sessions, allowing players to jump in and try the new MMO on Friday, April 25.

After wrapping up an extra-long beta weekend that ended Monday, the plan was previously to launch WildStar’s next session on May 2. This new session means there will be one on each weekend for at least three weeks straight, and with the April 25 session comes a raise in the beta level cap to 25.

That means players checking out WildStar in its early state will get access to new content, according to a Turbine press release:

  • New Adventure – Northern Wilds Adventure is a MOBA style group content experience for you and four of your buddies. Take over the whole map and destroy the enemy base to win, but watch out for the defending faction… they’ll viciously fight to win so come prepared to kick ass.
  • Whitevale – The Dominion version of Alcatraz, Invading Alien scientists (…that dissect anything that moves), and a sunken ship filled with treasure hungry Marauders are waiting for your arrival. Oh … and a nuclear teraformer explosion has unleashed brain controlling squid on the Exile and Dominion military forces. No big deal.
  • Hoverboards – Like hoverboarding? Duh. Of course you do. Get your hoverboard at a mount vendor in the capital city!
  • Abilities and AMPs – Get new abilities to put in your Limited Action Set so you can continue to customize the way you destroy baddies, and unlock more perks in our AMP system.
  • Unlock more clues to the history of the Eldan – Where did this hyper-advanced race go? What kind of technology and secrets are out there? Where can you get a solid space fish taco on Nexus? Get out there and find out, Spanky.

If you’re interested in getting into the WildStar beta, you can get instant access by preordering the game at wildstar-online.com, where you can also sign up for the beta key list. You might also try showing up for GameFront’s May 2 livestream of the game, where we’ll be giving away codes as well.

Already played a little WildStar? Let us know what you think in the comments. I personally have been shooting forest creatures up to about level 10, and I must admit I still haven’t taken the time to really learn how abilities and AMPs work just yet. I’m pretty good at shooting forest creatures, though.

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8 Comments on WildStar Gets Another Beta Weekend Starting April 25


On April 22, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Loving the cartoony feel to everything… and who does’nt want to be a pink haired raver chick flinging spells around while lashing your tail and flicking your ears around.I am hoping to pre-order the game next week when I get paid.
Wanted to say thanks to the gang for giving out keys. We have played 2 sets of beta weekends all thanks to the generosity here. :) If I could I would send you baked goods for life!!


On April 22, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Yep I really am excited to try this out…


On April 24, 2014 at 2:36 am

just preordered yesterday… hoping for my first try of the game soon! omg.


On April 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Too anyone trying out the game for the first time i would just like to say dont pass final judgement until you are atleast level 20 and have ran a dungeon. That is were wildstar sets it self apart.


On April 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm

This game is just ok. It has no wow factor in the game, the mounts arent a big speed improvement. if your looking for a time waster then this game is for you


On April 25, 2014 at 12:34 am

@HonestMan, and why does the game have to have a WoW feeling to it? WoW fanboys…. talk about not being open minded about things.


On April 25, 2014 at 3:33 am

@OK – I’m not sure he meant WoW. He may have meant ‘wow’ as in “Wow!” If he did mean WoW then I agree with you, there’s already too many glorified WoW clones out there at the expense of original ideas. If he meant ‘Wow!’ then I’m included to agree with him, it doesn’t really stand out as anything too impressive, in fact it looks like the definition of “solid but unspectacular.” Not that that’s a bad thing necessarily, as long as it’s engaging, which we’ll only discover by playing it.


On April 25, 2014 at 5:46 am

@OK & Drem, I’m pretty sure the wow factor they’re talking about is that something that sets it apart from other games in it’s field. Not WoW the game. I myself haven’t played enough of it to pass solid judgement, but I hear instances/dungeons set the game apart in it’s own way. Guess I’ll see when/if I hit 20.