WildStar: Primal Matrix Update Releases 3/8!
In the announcement posted this morning, Carbine Studios have stated that The Primal Matrix update will go live on March 8th! The patch, which has been on the Play Test Realm for quite sometime now, will include several new systems and updates including:
- The Primal Matrix
- Prime Difficulty
- Evil from the Ether (Expedition)
- Coldblood Citadel (5-man Veteran Dungeon)
- Other updates and fixes
A New Road to Power
The Primal Matrix is an entirely new system built to be post-level cap character progression. You’ll reach new levels of power through finding different types of Essences while doing daily activities in the game. When you spend those Essences in the Primal Matrix interface, you’ll eventually gain AMP points, Ability Points and even two new abilities for your class. Prime Difficulty will tie into the system because as you turn up the Prime difficulty of an eligible instance, you’ll get rewarded more Essence.
Rise to the Challenge
Prime Difficulty lets you choose a difficulty number when queuing up for supported Dungeons and Expeditions, increasing the Health and damage of enemies, while simultaneously increasing rewards. When you queue for Prime 1, if you get a Silver medal you’ll be eligible for Prime 2, while if you get a Gold medal you’ll unlock the next two levels. Only the Dungeons Ruins of Kel’Voreth and Stormtalon’s Lair and the new Coldblood Citadel will be available for Prime difficulty at launch with updates for other Dungeons coming in the future. The new Expedition, Evil from the Ether, as well as They Came From Fragment Zero and The Gauntlet will also have Prime Difficulty supported, with more to follow. For more information on how you can get amazing loot upgrades in Prime Difficulty and even use your Lock Box keys to help, check out the official look at Prime Difficulty located here.
Explore New Places
The new instanced content, Coldblood Citadel and Evil from the Ether will also go live. Coldblood Citadel is a 5-man Veteran Dungeon with a run time similar to that of Ruins of Kel’Voreth or Stormtalon’s Lair Dungeons. As the name suggests, players will find themselves back in Arcterra, but fighting the forces of a resurrected Harizog Coldblood who you may remember killing in the solo instance Vault of the Archon. On the other hand is Evil from the Ether, an Expedition that will further explore the story and history of the Mordesh, and wherein a ship that was thought lost appears out of nowhere near Nexus, and players must investigate.
But That’s Not All!
Many other updates will be coming including class balance updates, an (again) revamped medal system for Dungeons, rewards for scaling down to help lower level players in instances, and more! If you’re looking to get the most Essence, be sure to check out the bonuses of being a player with a Signature Account status, because a large boost in Essence gains will be yet another perk of doing so!
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