BioWare™, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), and LucasArts
announced today that the new, Free-to-Play option for the
critically-acclaimed, massively multiplayer online game Star Wars:
The Old Republic is now live. Players can experience the complete
storylines of all eight, iconic Star Wars™ classes, all the way
to level 50 for free. This new option complements the existing
subscription offering, providing players with maximum flexibility in how
they choose to experience Star Wars: The Old Republic.
“We want to give our players the freedom to enjoy Star Wars: The
Old Republic when and how they want,” said Matthew Bromberg, General
Manager of BioWare Austin. “There has never been a better time to start
playing with us.”
Also today, BioWare released Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated,
which adds new areas to explore, a new Companion character and more,
Get ready for an action-packed adventure to earn control of one of
the galaxy’s most deadly Assassins, HK-51. Submerged beneath the
icy surface of Belsavis lies a derelict ship and if you are brave
enough to venture through the wreckage, you will embark on a mission
that ultimately rewards you with a powerful new, yet familiar, ally:
the ruthless Assassin Droid, HK-51.
Explore Section X, a previously untouched area of the prison world
of Belsavis. The Dread Masters’ servants are searching for a
powerful and ancient weapon. Fly to Section X and secure the target of
their search to be richly rewarded.
Travel to Denova to take on Operation: Explosive Conflict – now
with a Nightmare Mode! Teams who complete in this new mode can
earn the final pieces of the Dread Guard gear set and a brand new
mount that will be sure to cause tank envy!
Star Wars: The Old Republic is a story-driven, massively
multiplayer online (MMO) game with a Free-to-Play option from BioWare
and LucasArts. Set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars movies,
players team up with friends online to fight in heroic battles, explore
a galaxy of vibrant planets and experience visceral Star Wars
combat, all set to a sweeping musical score. Players are asked to join
forces with either the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and choose one
of eight iconic Star Wars characters, including the Jedi Knight,
Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty
Hunter and Imperial Agent.
For more information on the different ways players can now experience Star
Wars: The Old Republic, including the Free-to-Play option, please
As always, be sure to check StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com
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