Head Start Four: Info and F.A.Q.

Head Start Four: Info and F.A.Q.

Posted on 07/10/2015 - 19:29

Head Start Four is almost here and there is a lot to talk about! This weekend from Friday 10/09 at 2:00 pm EDT until Sunday 10/11 at Midnight folks that have pre-ordered SCL will be able to create content and experience Sword Coast Legends with other adventurers from all over the world. Here is some more information about HS4.




What is Head Start Four?

We recently announced a shift in SCL’s release date to 10/20. The 4th head-start is for all players who have pre-ordered Sword Coast Legends. During Head Start Two and Three thousands of players from all over the world created and shared their respective modules. As we stated at the beginning of head-start three, our team learned a lot from data we gathered and player feedback on our various social channels. Over the past several weeks n-Space has been reading your comments and combing through various bug reports in order to improve people’s experiences during Head Start Four. The good news is that we we’ve managed implement over 2,100 fixes (give or take a few) and were able to address a number of the community’s concerns. Again, we thank you for your support and for your dedication to SCL (patch notes on the way soon).


What is the Tentative Plan for Future Head Start(s) Now that SCL’s Release Date has Been Changed?
Just to be clear, this info is subject to change, but here is the plan for now.

  • 10/9 – Head Start 4: – All Pre Orders (Character Creation, DM Mode, Campaign Creation, Dungeon Crawl)
  • 10/16 – Head Start 5: – All Pre Orders (Full Live Build for all Players)
  • 10/20 – Sword Coast Legends Goes Live!


  • What Big Changes Will We See in Head Start Four?
    We will release our full patch notes prior to the launch of Head Start Four. As always we are logging all player feedback on our official SCL forums [HERE] and will be evaluating all feedback before and after launch. If you have a suggestion or comment, please head to the forums and let us know. We are listening!


    Who gets to play during Head Start Four?

    Like Head Start Two and Three, we are currently working with store partners, but can currently only guarantee immediate access to Head Start Four through full price pre-orders via Steam and the Sword Coast Legends official website. Customers who choose to pre-order from stores that do not charge until the game launches may not be issued keys from those stores until then, either. For any and all key related Head Start Four access issues, please contact our customer support desk. We thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing you in-game!

    Why am I getting Invalid messages and Issues with login?
    Most of the login issues should be rectified, however if you are still having issues logging in, please use the following customer support desk link.

    When does Head Start Four go Live?
    Right around 2:00 pm EST on Friday 10/09/2015


    So What Does Head Start Four Consist Of?

  • During Head Start Four, players will be able to create and play campaigns built by other community members and members of n-Space. During Head Start Two and Three, players constructed dozens of adventures, all of which will be accessible during Head Start Four (as long as they are shared).
  • Character creation is available, as are the DM tools.
  • It should be noted that many aspects of the DM tools have been altered for balance and to prevent story spoilers, so not EVERYTHING will be available during these head-start programs.
  • Versions of some of the companions found in Sword Coast Legends will be available should you wish to adventure alone.


  • Will Your Progress, Characters, Modules, etc. Carry Over?
    We are confident that shared campaigns/modules will be just fine. As for your characters, we’re doing our best but cannot currently guarantee they will carry over from previous Head Starts.


    I purchased the Limited Edition Collector’s Pre-Order Pack (or) the Limited Edition Collector’s Campaign Pre-Order Pack, do my additional keys get access to Head Start Three?
    Yes, they do - All keys associated with the Limited Edition Collector’s Pre-Order Pack (or) the Limited Edition Collector’s Campaign will have access to Head Start Four on Friday 10/09.


    What if I've Purchased SCL From Someplace Other Than SwordCoast.com?
    To be included in the Head Start program, players must have linked their game purchase to an account on SwordCoast.com.