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Wuthering Waves is launching on May 22, 2024: Here’s what you can expect

Are you excited for this game?

The highly anticipated Wuthering Waves launch date has been revealed on May 22, 2024, as discussed in a recent livestream by developer Kuro Game. This free-to-play open-world action RPG will be available on PC via the Epic Games Store, iOS via the App Store, and Android via Google Play on the specified date. In this article, I’m excited to delve into the details unveiled during the live stream, highlighting what you can expect, new features and other exciting aspects to anticipate.

The game’s initial reveal took place in May 2022 from the creators of Punishing Gray Raven. It entered its first closed beta phase in March 2023 and subsequently commenced a second round of closed beta testing in January 2024 for both Android and iOS platforms. Additionally, the developer introduced its creator program in January 2024, providing information on how interested individuals can join or apply.

Wuthering Waves Pre-registration event

Now the game is set to launch on May 22, 2024, and a Pre-registration event has garnered an impressive total of 16,000,000 pre-registrations. Achieving milestones in pre-registrations will unlock rewards for players participating in the Pre-registration milestone event. Here are the rewards for each milestone:

5 Million Pre-registrationsShell Credit x80,000
10 Million Pre-registrationsAdvanced Resonance Potion x10
15 Million Pre-registrationsAstrite x200
20 Million Pre-registrationsSigil: En Route x1
30 Million Pre-registrationsLustrous Tide x20
50 Million Pre-registrationsRanger’s Series Weapon of Choice x1
Pre-registration rewards
Image via Kuro Games

Over the past three years of development, Wuthering Waves has experienced various challenges and successes, growing stronger thanks to player feedback and honest opinions gathered from recently closed beta testing experiences.

Echo System Update

Having watched the livestream and learned about these updates, I’m excited about the improvements to the Echo System and storyline as the Wuthering Waves launch date comes close. The changes promise a more enjoyable gameplay experience, addressing common player concerns and enhancing experience.

Image via Kuro Games

During the Wuthering Waves launch live stream, adjustments to the Echo System were announced in response to your feedback from the Closed Beta Testing (CBT). Previously criticized for being overly grindy and time-consuming, the team has made efforts to make it more player-friendly and less frustrating.

One notable change is the introduction of a Data Merge Feature, allowing you to convert useless echoes into new ones through the Data Bank interface. Additionally, echo tuners will now be returned when Tuned Echoes are consumed, and Tacet Field Adjustments have been implemented to improve drop rates and loot friendliness.

Cinematic and Quest Line Enhancements

The storyline and quest line arrangements have also undergone significant improvements for a more engaging experience. Changes have been made to the initial hours of gameplay to heighten intensity and engagement, including surprises and twists to clarify and enrich the storyline.

For example, you may encounter enemies you haven’t met yet, adding depth to the narrative. Furthermore, adjustments to camera positioning in cut scenes and dialogues have been optimized for a smoother viewing experience.

Wuthering Waves Storyline
Image via Kuro Games

During the live stream, a companion quest for Yinlin was unveiled, offering an exciting experience to look forward to upon the game’s release. Yinlin, a beloved character in Wuthering Waves, presents a companion mission titled “Solitary Crusade.”

A journey of perilous discoveries alongside Yinlin as you delve into her quest is to be expected. Prepare to unravel the secrets of a mysterious undercover agent with ambiguous morals during this engaging adventure.

Sound Effects

During the live stream, it was revealed that significant changes were made to sound effects in Wuthering Waves. The development team worked on improving sound effects for characters, skill effects, and environmental audio to create more diversity and satisfaction. They also fixed syncing issues to ensure a smoother audio experience.

Wuthering Waves, Wuthering Waves beta testing
Image via Kuro Games

As someone who values immersive audio gaming, I’m excited about these sound effect improvements in Wuthering Waves. The focus on creating diverse and satisfying audio feedback is a great way to keep the game’s quality good. I look forward to experiencing how these changes elevate the gameplay and audiovisual experience.

Gamepad Controller Support

During the live stream, they revealed that Wuthering Waves now fully supports gamepad controllers. They’ve even added customizable settings specifically for controllers to improve the combat experience and gameplay. This update makes it easier and more enjoyable for players who prefer using a gamepad.

Wuthering Waves gamepad controller support

As someone who likes using a gamepad, I’m excited about this news. Customizable controller settings can make the game feel smoother. It’s great to see the developers catering to different player preferences and making the game more accessible.

Wuthering Waves launch date and time details

The Wuthering Waves launch livestream shared exciting updates for its May 22, 2024 release, which will be released accordingly as per your timezone with the pre-download details as well.

Time ZonePre-Download TimeLaunch Time
GMT+821 May 2024, 6:00 PM23 May 2024, 10:00 AM
PT21 May 2024, 3:00 AM22 May 2024, 7:00 PM
IST21 May 2024, 3:30 PM23 May 2024, 7:30 AM
GMT21 May 2024, 10:00 AM23 May 2024, 2:00 AM
ET21 May 2024, 6:00 AM22 May 2024, 10:00 PM
CET21 May 2024, 12:00 PM23 May 2024, 4:00 AM
JST21 May 2024, 7:00 PM23 May 2024, 11:00 AM
AEST21 May 2024, 8:00 PM23 May 2024, 12:00 PM
EST21 May 2024, 5:00 AM23 May 2024, 9:00 AM

With a successful Pre-registration event and enticing rewards revealed. Improvements like the Echo System updates, cinematic enhancements, companion quests, and gamepad controller support are great. The attention to detail with sound effects and gameplay mechanics makes Wuthering Waves a promising game.

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