The beginning of informal summer is a favorite time for MMO launches, which also means it’s prime time for birthdays and anniversaries. WildStar, for example, has a birthday I’ll always remember, as it rather inconsiderately released while I was in the hospital having a baby. She and it are both four this year, although she isn’t getting a month of presents and events as WildStar players are. There’s a special anniversary pack in the cash shop right now too.
“Throughout the whole month we’re running a series of WildStar’s most lucrative bonus events on a weekly rotation, offering you out-of-this-world benefits from four different events back-to-back. But that’s not all! With Starfall there will also be a unique reward pack delivered to your Account Inventory just for logging in each week! Make sure you transmat to Nexus every week in June to claim your rewards and take full advantage of the bonus events.”
Gaijin’s tank MMO Crossout is celebrating three years this week too: three years since its first closed alpha (it’s currently been in open beta for a full year). It’s running deals for both PC and console to celebrate.
Finally, here comes World War II Online, which has just turned 17 years old – you might remember it from the era when it called itself Battleground Europe, but now the original game name is back. The game’s just patched in the “long awaited High Explosive and Kinetic Energy audits,” according to Steam.
“[E]xplosives are significantly more lethal and non-explosive projectiles will function according to historical properties. Several new close support vehicles have also been added to the game. The naval game has received some love and now you may ride on an FMB. We’ve also audited turret and ammunition reload speeds for tanks. This is one of the most significant updates in terms of improving the quality of game play that we’ve been able to offer in a long time. The players have been asking, and now CRS has delivered. We appreciate your support and can’t wait to see you in-game.”