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

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

Posted on 16/10/2015 - 11:48

It’s almost time for Head Start Five! The full release of Sword Coast Legends is almost here and everyone that pre-ordered SCL can jump in a bit early. Starting today 10/16 at 5:00 pm EDT all pre-orders can start their adventures and will be able to play the story campaign for the very first time.



Who gets to play during Head Start Five?
Like previous head-starts, we are currently working with store partners, but can currently only guarantee immediate access to Head Start Five 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 Five 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 Five go Live?

  • Right around 5:00 pm EST on Friday 10/16/2015


  • So What Does Head Start Five Consist Of?

  • Players will be able to experience the main campaign of Sword Coast Legends for the very first time. It should also be noted that the campaign can be played solo, or with friends.
  • During Head Start Five, players will be able to create and play campaigns built by other community members and members of n-Space. During previous head-starts, players constructed dozens of adventures, all of which will be accessible during Head Start Five (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 Five?

  • 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 Five on Friday 10/16.

  • 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.