Recently Pappy shared an overview of some of our major development projects currently in the works for 2017. Today we’re excited to announce that a number of these features are coming in the 1.7.1 game update, which we plan to make available for PTR testing tomorrow, April 25! We hope you’ll experiment with these changes and report your thoughts back to us on the PTR forums.
Shared Realm Bank
There are many veteran players among you who have become multi-character masters; but even the most skilled adventurers tend to struggle with the delicate art of inventory management, which is why we’re introducing a new Shared Realm Bank feature in 1.7.1 to help you keep your valuables in order.
This new bank allows you to deposit or withdraw items using a storage space that’s shared among all characters of the same realm on your account. To unlock your own Realm Bank, purchase the Shared Realm Bank Unlock from the In-Game Store and visit an Account Depositron wherever personal banks are found. Need even more space? No problem! The Realm Bank can be expanded to provide plenty of room for all your unbound and account-bound belongings.
The 1.7.1 game update also brings with it an expansion of the existing Leaderboards feature to now track top PvE performance. You’ll be able to see how you measure up against other solo players or groups in Prime Expeditions, or how your group compares to others running Prime Dungeons. You can view completion times, medals, and group members for each instance, as well as browse individual Prime tiers to check out the competition at any level. See how you stack up against your peers for top bragging rights!
Prime Content Expanded
As we mentioned heading into the Power of the Primal Matrix launch, our goal is to continue bringing existing dungeons and Expeditions into the Prime Difficulty system, giving you an expanded rotation of Prime instances to tackle at your discretion. With this in mind, we’re adding one dungeon and two Expeditions to the Primal mix in 1.7.1 with Skullcano, Rage Logic, and Outpost M-13. We hope players will enjoy the ability to venture through even more instance classics to experience new levels of challenge and reward!
Madame Fay’s Island Paradise Fortunes
1.7.1 presents the perfect opportunity for Madame Fay to fully overhaul her Fortunes inventory. This refresh ushers in an “Island Paradise” theme featuring all kinds of unique pets, costumes, housing décor, dyes, and an all-new Astrosaurus Nex mount available in four color variants. Preview the Madame's new inventory.
More to Come!
Following the release of 1.7.1 we plan to introduce the first Prime Raid with the 1.7.2 game update. Y-83 Prime Level 1 will offer raiders an increased challenge for a chance at more powerful rewards. Stay tuned for more info on 1.7.2, Prime Raids, and our other development plans for WildStar in 2017!
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