We met up with the folks from Carbine Studios during E3 2014 for a preview of the first major content update for WildStar, The Strain. In this video, we talk with Jeremy Gaffney about the kind of content players can expect to see in The Strain, and what the ongoing update cycle will look like for WildStar moving forward.

The Strain looks to be a fairly hefty update to the game, and packs in a lot of new elder game content for players to chew on. Some of the things you can expect to see include:

  • New Zone, Blighthaven: a massive new zone that includes Cankertube swamp and the gastrointestinal terrors of the Globellum!
  • New solo content: a new group event like a tower defense game (Guardians of the Grove) and a dungeon-like area for group combat called The Nursery that includes a Boss fight against the Strain-corrupted Elyona the Mad.
  • Players will also unlock new Strain-themed gear, housing items, costumes and mounts.
  • Players will be able to revisit areas from Nexus that have been drastically altered; Northern Wilds becomes Northern Wastes and is now a crash site.

We'll have more on WildStar and The Strain coming your way soon, but in the meantime be sure to drop a comment and let us know what you think of the game so far!

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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