Several days ago the first major content update for Wildstar has been made available to players. Affectionately called the Strain update it updates the game build to 188.8.131.5260. We have two new zones to play with and earn Elder Gems in. Enormous amount of fixes and adjustments have been made as well and you can read about it all in the patch notes we posted a few days ago.
What we wanted you to know is that we updated Wildstar Life with information from the latest Live client build. Our Wildstar item database now has new items from this patch (166 items have been added in comparison to older client build and an unknown number has been updated). Fact is that many items needed for the Strain update have been present in previous client builds so there was no need to add an enormous number of items when the patch dropped, but all of that data has been polished for the launch of this update. There are new housing decor items and costumes available, but we’ll discuss those in another article.
New quests have been added due to new zones being introduced. You can now see all quests available in the new zone Blighthaven, and we added screenshot walkthroughs for most of them. Same goes for Northern Wastes and its quests.
Last, but not least, we have updated our Action Set Builder with the latest patch data. Both amp and skill tooltips have been updated. We did not disable old builds this time, so they are all still available, but you might want to update them due to some of the balance changes.
Datacube, Journal and Tale maps didn’t need an update because most of the data was already present previously. You should check out our Blighthaven Datacubes, Journals and Tales Locations page, which contains a map and screenshot guides for locations of all collectibles in the new Blighthaven zone.
We hope you enjoy the new content introduced with this patch and that our guides and maps will help you along the way.
The latest WildStar’s Patch notes show off the changes available after the first Ultra Drop – Strain, on July 1st, 2014. Patch notes are included below:
- Blighthaven – Hello level 50 players, and welcome to Blighthaven!
The door to further adventure and excitement has been kicked the !@#$ down. Shimmering, golden death? It lurks around every corner. The water? It can eat your mind! Discover the origins of Drusera, and collect mountains of Elder Gems—that is, if you’re up to the challenge!
While adventuring through Containment Facility R-12, Northern Malgrave, players will come across 3 rare mobs. Although Malgrave is level 40-45 leveling zone, all Rare Mobs are level 50, and can be found in Northern Malgrave in close vicinity of Containment Facility R-12 area.
After defeating all rares, you will complete achievement “I like it rare: Containment Facility R-12” listed under Achievement » Kill » Containment Facility R-12. In the table below, you’ll find the list of all rare mobs available in Containment Facility R-12, Northern Malgrave, their spawn locations, and possible loot.
While adventuring through Western Grimvault, players will come across 9 rare mobs. After defeating all rares, you will complete achievement “I like it rare: Northern Grimvault” listed under Achievement » Kill » Grimvault. For some reason this area is listed as Northern Grimvault in achievement section. In the table below, you’ll find the list of all rare mobs available in Western Grimvault zone, their spawn locations, and possible loot.
While adventuring through Malgrave, players will come across 7 rare mobs. After defeating all rares, you will complete achievement “I like it rare: Malgrave” listed under Achievement » Kill » Malgrave. In the table below, you’ll find the list of all rare mobs available in Malgrave zone, their spawn locations, and possible loot.
While adventuring through Southern Grimvault, players will come across 22 rare mobs. One of them The Vultch drops 16 slot inventory bag. After defeating all rares, you will complete achievement “I like it rare: Southern Grimvault” listed under Achievement » Kill » Grimvault. In the table below, you’ll find the list of all rare mobs available in Southern Grimvault zone, their spawn locations, and possible loot.
Runecrafting in WildStar is the only way to customize your gear, attribute-wise. Almost every piece of gear has rune slots where you can put runes, and each rune gives a certain amount of one attribute – primary or secondary and some even grant powerful bonuses. You probably completed level 15 quest for runecrafting after you had visited your capital city for the first time, but honestly, that quest doesn’t explain the rune system completely. So let’s go over it one more time.
Everyone gets it at level 15, and there is nothing to level up, nothing to discover, no skill tree, talents, schematics… Pretty simple, craft and put runes in corresponding gear slots – fire runes into fire sockets, air runes into air sockets, etc. You do that at the engraving station in Illium/Thayd. Interacting with the station opens a screen with two tabs: Create Runes and Equip Runes.