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Star Wars: The Old Republic News

Latest Headlines for Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • Rise of the Emperor Coming Tuesday, April 28th

    The latest Star Wars: The Old Republic update will be arriving on Tuesday, April 28th. Called "Rise of the Emperor", the update brings a new planet and storyline into the game. Players will need to have purchased the Shadow of Revan expansion and a character at level 60 to be able to access the new content.

    Reported on Apr 27, 2015
  • A Missed Opportunity at Celebration

    This past weekend saw the advent of Star Wars Celebration, the Star Wars version of BlizzCon or SOE Live, only bigger and let's be fair, better. Hosted in the same venue as BlizzCon in Anaheim, CA, SWCA featured more stormtroopers than you could shake a Jawa at, Star Wars celebrities ranging from Mark 'Luke Skywalker' Hamill to Anthony 'These aren't the droids we're looking for' Forrest.

    Reported on Apr 22, 2015
  • Fallen Empire - First Image Revealed

    Bioware teased an expansion at the recent Star Wars: The Old Republic Cantina Tour stop in Anaheim, California. Today, the first image from "Fallen Empire" has been revealed possibly heralding an official announcement of an expansion.

    Reported on Apr 20, 2015
  • Bioware Star Wars Games Not Canon

    Kotaku is reporting that Disney has admitted that all of Bioware's Star Wars games fall outside of the official canon for the intellectual property. Anything that is considered the 'extended universe' is now non-canonical to the overall Star Wars story. Disney had announced several months back that most novels, comics, and video games would be considered part of the unofficial, unvisited part of Star Wars.

    Reported on Apr 20, 2015
  • The Daily Quest - Will SWTOR's 12X XP Bring You Back?

    Behind all the major Star Wars excitement last week, one little detail came out of the SWTOR camp: 12X experience gains on class quests is coming back for all subscribers starting May 4th. Will it be enough to get you playing, and more importantly, paying?

    Reported on Apr 20, 2015
  • 12x XP For Class Quests Returns May 4th

    As part of the livestreamed Anaheim Cantina event at Star Wars Celebration this week, Bioware devs announced something that'll make SWTOR fans very happy - the return of 12x XP for Class quests.

    Reported on Apr 19, 2015
  • Anaheim Cantina Live Stream This Saturday

    Hot on the heels of all the big Star Wars news this week comes the Star Wars: The Old Republic Cantina Tour making its own stop in Anaheim, California. The team has big plans for Saturday, April 18th that you won't want to miss. Thanks to a special edition live stream, you won't have to.

    Reported on Apr 17, 2015
  • The (B)Austin Cantina Tour Stop, Including Spoilers

    Fulfilling their promise to make up the canceled Boston Cantina Tour stop with a livestream on Twitch, BioWare Austin's team presented a rather meaty event that promises better, more fan-satisfying events in the future. In this one, jokingly referred to as the (B)Austin Cantina Tour, they went over many of the details of Game Update 3.2.

    Reported on Apr 01, 2015
  • Balance Threads, v3.2 PTS Notes & Outfit Designer Posts

    Bioware has posted a series of forum threads for specific classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic. The threads are the beginning phases of class balancing throughout the game and are an effort on behalf of the development team to keep its thoughts on balance in the public eye. In addition, the PTS notes for v3.2 have been posted, as well as a short introduction to the Outfit Designer.

    Reported on Mar 23, 2015
  • The Top 21 Locations in SWTOR

    Not every article has to be an in-depth discussion of gameplay, offering commentary on press releases, or speculating what big reveal BioWare might choose to unleash at Star Wars Celebration next month.

    Reported on Mar 17, 2015
  • Cancelled: ESL Operation Victory Competition

    The ESL Operation Victory competition has been cancelled according to a new post on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site. The contest was designed for teams of players to race through operations in an effort to submit the best time to Bioware. However, issues cropped up in the Coratanni encounter that produced issues for those attempting to move through quickly. While tomorrow's patch will address some of the issues, the team felt that others remained.

    Reported on Mar 02, 2015
  • The Outfit Designer Won't Save Crafting

    In the recent Producer's Roadmap, Bruce Maclean dropped the news we'd known about for awhile, Star Wars: the Old Republic would have some kind of Outfit Designer. Coming in the spring with Game Update 3.2, it's supposed to be an 'awesome new feature'. Let's speculate as to how this new feature will work and how it will integrate with the existing crafting system.

    Reported on Feb 25, 2015
  • Operation Victory Tournament Announced

    Bioware has partnered with ESL to announce a brand new tournament called Operation Victory. Teams of eight will be challenged to complete a story mode operation from Shadow of Revan as quickly as possible. Teams will have two weeks in which to complete the run and submit the time to Bioware. The fastest teams will advance to the finals to compete for both in-game and real world swag.

    Reported on Feb 25, 2015
  • Boston Community Cantina Cancelled

    Because of freezing weather in Boston, the Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina event has been cancelled.

    Reported on Feb 20, 2015
  • New Trailer Invites You to Choose Your Own Path

    A new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic has been released that invites players to "Choose Your Own Path". Check it out and let us know your true path.

    Reported on Feb 18, 2015
  • Does It Actually Matter if SWTOR is Canon or Not?

    Like the rest of the EU, Star Wars: the Old Republic was slapped with a 'Legends' imprint and sent on its merry way, and quite rightly the fans worried that it meant doom for the BioWare Austin MMO. Almost a year later, SWTOR's status has become an increasing question of debate as the new movies approach and the announcement that there will be a Cantina Tour stop at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA.

    Reported on Feb 11, 2015
  • The Roadmap Through 2015

    Star Wars: The Old Republic Producer Bruce Maclean has posted a brand new blog article that lays out the roadmap for 2015. The letter reminds players of the four pillars that SWTOR launched with: combat, exploration, progression and story. As previously announced, 2015 will be focused primarily on bringing more story to players, a process that began with December 2014's Shadow of Revan expansion.

    Reported on Feb 09, 2015
  • Preliminary Patch 3.1 Notes Posted

    On Tuesday, February 10th, Star Wars: The Old Republic servers will be brought down for maintenance and the deployment of the v3.1, "Conflict on Rishi", update. The update brings several notable things into the game, including the Relics of the Gree event which will run from February 24th through March 3rd.

    Reported on Feb 09, 2015
  • Ravager Exploit Sanctions Explained

    As part of the transparency between players and developers, the BioWare team has revealed the process and reasoning behind recent bans of Star Wars: The Old Republic players for participating in the so-called "Ravager Exploit". The exploit was discovered late last year and allowed players to skip the final boss of The Ravagers and gain access to high-end loot and rare crafting materials.

    Reported on Feb 02, 2015
  • Cantina Tour at PAX South: A New Hope

    This past weekend, several members of BioWare Austin descended upon San Antonio for PAX South in the latest Star Wars: The Old Republic Cantina Tour stop. In it, guests were treated to the usual Q&A interspersed with prizes for correctly answering trivia questions. Unusually, the event was actually held on-site at PAX and required a badge although it wasn't a part of official programming.

    Reported on Jan 28, 2015