While WildStar may have only just launched earlier this month (a tad earlier for pre-orders), developer Carbine Studios is already preparing for their first massive content update and its a doozy.
Titled "The Strain," the first content patch since launch of WildStar will be making its way to the game's public test realm later this week, with a final date expected during the week of June 30th. Strain will kick off a monthly update schedule, which executive producer Jeremy Gaffney told Polygon
is already planned with 16 months of content from the game's launch.
Content-wise, Strain will be adding literally a whole mountain of new, mostly end-game-focused content. Players will be getting two new zones, one of which is Blighthaven, a level 50 zone that will introduce the devastating Strain infection that covers the planet Nexus with ooze and spooky monsters. Not only will we be getting zones, the content update also brings new gear, a rather awesome looking infected hoverboard and a number of player housing options centered around the Strain update.
One of the new features coming in Strain is within the new Blighthaven zone, whereby a new open-world dungeon titled The Nursery will entice players with six subwings intended for on-the-fly group play. Once the players take down each of the elemental-infused wings, the Strain-corrupted Elyona the Mad will spawn. This boss has a number of adds and phases, but was ultimately designed for casual parties.
Check out the new Flick below, and swing by the official website
where more information on the new zones and features will appear over the next few weeks.