Although the hotly anticipated WildStar closed beta testing started on April 10th, 2013, judging by the response on fansites there are still many more potential players who haven’t received an invite yet. So when should we start hitting the F5 key on our inboxes again?
Carbine has been tight-lipped about the next batch of beta invites, but a featured post by Jeremy “Gaffer” Gaffney from April 17 says that the company is aiming for a “Big New Deployment” of beta patches every 5 weeks. Each beta invite is for a limited time, so it makes sense that a new wave of invites would go out around the same time to test the new content.
It’s coming up on 4 weeks since the first round of invites, so we can all start eagerly checking our email inboxes soon!
Want to get a jump on the action? The last beta tester pool was taken from newsletter subscribers who also filled out a survey about their computer hardware, so now is a good time to subscribe if you haven’t yet. That could put you in the running for an invite, but don’t get your hopes up just yet — Carbine has said in the past that they had over 200,000 beta signups, and implied that they sent out only 1000 invites in this first batch.
Those aren’t great odds, but it should be worth the wait.