Carbine Studios have made good on their promise and have made their MMORPG Wildstar free to play. Now you can explore the planet Nexus totally free of charge.
On top of converting business models, the WildStar shift to free to play came with the biggest update the game’s ever had, with new content, revamped loot and stats, and a heck of a lot of quality-of-life improvements.
The switch over had its fair share of hiccups, however. Some players experienced problems with long queue times and in-game lag. “Frankly, our megaservers are not handling the load they should,” says the WildStar website. “This means our server capacity isn’t keeping up with demand.”
“While we’re making progress, it’s clear we need to do more,” the post continued to say. “In the next 24 hours, we’ll be adding new hardware that will enable us to open up four realms across the United States and Europe. Adding these realms will significantly increase the amount of players who can get into WildStar. We believe that this will address the issues above, dramatically improving the game experience, reducing lag and improving queues. Once we have resolved the current issues, we plan to merge these additional realms.”
Are you still experiencing bad lag when playing WildStar for free? Let us know in the comments.