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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: NCSoft
Developer: Carbine Studios
Release Date: June 3, 2014

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'WildStar' Servers Shutting Down In November, Final Update & In-Game Event

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2018 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT

WildStar offers epic high adventure, where players make their mark as Explorers, Soldiers, Scientists or Settlers and lay claim to a mysterious planet on the edge of known space.

WildStar’s iconic visual style and “Momentum Mechanics” immerse players in a deep world stacked with content, challenges and rewards that respond to the play style choices of individual players.  Depending on a combination of faction, race, class and path, WildStar will present gamers with unending surprises, mini-quests and challenges, ensuring that their experiences are fun and fresh.

WildStar takes place on the planet Nexus, a mysterious world vacated by the ancient Elden but left rich with treasures and technologies to discover and acquire.

With the closing of developer Carbine Studios, NCSoft has announced when the servers will finally shut down.

The WildStar game service will be coming to a close on Nov. 28, 2018. Beginning today, real money purchases will be disabled through both NCSOFT and Steam – those who have made any in-game purchases since July 1, 2018 will be eligible for a refund. As WildStar comes to a close, there will be a celebration of events around Nexus.

From now until then we’re going to do everything we can to honor the WildStar community, and show thanks for your support. In an attempt to recognize your dedication and love for WildStar and for those of you who have come to call Nexus your home, here are our plans from now until the servers close:

Refunding Recent Purchases

  • All real money purchases have been disabled on the website and in-game store.
  • Refunds for the purchases will be processed by October 3, 2018.
    • Real money purchases (including Protobucks, C.R.E.D.D., and Signature) made since July 1, 2018 will be refunded, and we will also process refunds for prepaid Signature Memberships that still have time remaining past September 26, 2018.
    • C.R.E.D.D. that remains unused and where the account holder has been active within the last 90 days will have their C.R.E.D.D. converted into equivalent NCoin for each unit.
    • C.R.E.D.D. that has been used to redeem Signature and where remaining active days extends beyond September 26, 2018 will be reimbursed in NCoin for each day remaining on a prorated basis.
  • Steam purchases have been disabled, and all purchases made on or after July 1, 2018 will be reimbursed in full.
    • Steam users who made purchases through Steam using funds from their Steam Wallet will have the funds returned to their Wallet.
    • Steam users who used other payment methods will be issued refunds to their original payment method.
    • If there are any issues, please contact the Steam Support team.
  • If you have any questions regarding refunds, or if your qualifying recent purchase was made with a non-refundable payment method, please read through our Sunset FAQ before contacting Customer Support.
Final Update

The final update to the game was released today, which introduced a few changes aimed at ensuring you can enjoy everything WildStar has to offer.

  • Any Protobucks you have will be converted to Omnibits at a 1:1 conversion.
  • Omnibit drops are being increased.
  • The Omnibit cap has been raised substantially.
  • All in-game store items will be purchasable with Omnibits.
  • All seasonal store items and rotating costumes/mounts will be available on the store.
  • All Signature Station items will be available on the regular store.
  • Everyone will receive Signature status.
  • Gear drops from Prime instances and raids have had their base ilevel increased higher than they normally would be.
  • Primal Essence gain rates are being substantially increased.
  • Select endgame reputations can be maxed out, letting you access everything the faction vendors have to offer.
  • And more!

Be sure to check out the full game update notes for what changes to expect.

Returning Events

The seasonal in-game events are some of our favorite content, and we know you agree, so we’ll be increasing the rotational speed of the planet Nexus (not really) to fast forward and ensure you can enjoy your favorites one last time.

September 26–November 28

  • Double XP, Glory Days, Power Prestige and PvP, and Blessing of Essence will be on from now until shutdown.

October 12–19

October 19–November 2

November 9–23

November 24–27

November 28

  • Join us in-game for the final few hours as we have some fun. More details to come!

We are truly grateful for the vibrant community that grew around WildStar, and for all of your support throughout the life of this game. Our hope is that in these last couple months we can all celebrate the great adventures you’ve had on Planet Nexus—and have some fun along the way.

Again, a most heartfelt thank you goes out from all of us to you for sharing this wild, intergalactic ride with us, and to helping make WildStar an experience that truly could not have been possible without you. Thank you.

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