Carbine Studios announced today that its sci-fi massively multiplayer online game WildStar will go free-to-play on Sept. 29, with a second phase of the game's closed beta test kicking off today.
WildStar's transition to a free-to-play model will also include what Carbine calls "the title's biggest game update yet," which the developer refers to as WildStar Reloaded. The update promises all-new content, updated game systems and a host of other improvements aimed at streamlining the gameplay experience.
The free-to-play closed beta is designed to test out WildStar's new economic model; players who are currently active subscribers will get access to the closed beta. Interested players can also sign up for a beta key at the WildStar website. Polygon is also giving away a big stash of codes, so check our forums for details.
For more on WildStar's transition from subscription-based game to free-to-play game, check out Polygon's interview with Carbine.