Wildstar released almost two months ago. Players are well settled in and guides from beginner on up are already flourishing on the web. Now, Carbine wants to give even more people access to the Nexus with their offer of trial keys in partnership with Alienware Arena.
Wildstar gave Alienware a total of 20,000 keys to hand out to people registered on or willing to register on the Alienware site in North America and Europe. 10,000 keys are reserved for each continent. Getting a key is simple, but you do have to make sure you go grab one now before they are all gone.
1. Visit Alienware Arena and sign in or register.
First things first, you have to register on the Alienware website or sign in to the site if you have already registered. The registration form is pretty much standard. They will not ask you for any payment information. You also have the option of logging in with Facebook or Steam.
2. Get your key from Alienware’s site.
Go back to Alienware’s site and grab your key. Your key will be given to you then. It will also be sent to you though email. Should you close your browser window on accident or if it crashes, you can also view your keys inside Alienware’s site on your giveaways page found here.
3. Log into WildStar Site.
Next you will need to visit the WildStar site. If you don’t already have an account, you will need to sign up for a new account here. Again, information is all standard and they do not ask for any payment information. One thing to note is the password instructions are a bit misleading. You will need uppercase and lowercase letters plus at least 1 number and 1 special character. You will need to verify your email address to complete your registration.
4. Login and add your code.
After logging in on the WildStar website, you will be shown a landing screen with some options on what you can do within your account. On the right hand side, there will be three blue banners. Click the one that says “Apply a Code”. Put your code in the box and click Apply. You will be taken to a confirmation screen that will tell you that the code will show being used in the transaction history page.
5. Download the game.
Go back to your account summary page (click the profile link) and on the right side of the page above the apply code button is a button with gold lettering that says “Download Game”. Hit the button and run the installer once it is finished downloading. The installer will finish downloading and installing the WildStar game (took me about an hour on my internet speed).
You are now ready to venture into the Nexus. Go jump in-game and get started on your free trial. Keep in mind, the trial starts as soon as you input your code into the website. So don’t put it your account until you are ready to play. The key is good for a 7-day trial.