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Star Wars: The Old Republic News

Latest Headlines for Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • Ancient Hypergate Update 1.6 Now Live

    BioWare and the Star Wars: The Old Republic team have announced that game update 1.6 "Ancient Hypergate" is now live on all servers. The latest update brings a new warzone and new heroic space missions into the game. Enjoy!

    Reported on Dec 11, 2012
  • SWTOR Livestream Q&A Thoughts

    BioWare recently conducted a livestream Q&A on Star Wars: The Old Republic's free-to-play option and the future of the game. In this week's SWTOR column, we offer a breakdown of what we learned during the Q&A along with our thoughts.

    Reported on Dec 04, 2012
  • Bioware - 'We're Listening'

    BioWare has posted a new developer blog penned by Executive Producer Jeff Hickman where he acknowledges that the team is listening to players' concerns over various aspects of the free to play option in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Hickman assures players that the dialog is ongoing and is a two way street of communication.

    Reported on Dec 05, 2012
  • An Anniversary Fireworks Display

    BioWare has announced that it is ready to celebrate Star Wars: The Old Republic's first anniversary by awarding any player with an active account on December 10th will receive faction-based fireworks to help mark the momentous occasion.

    Reported on Dec 04, 2012
  • Ancient Hypergate Warzone Preview

    We've got a sneak peek at Star Wars: The Old Republic's Ancient Hypergate warzone, which is scheduled to go live with Game Update 1.6! Read on to learn all about it.

    Reported on Nov 28, 2012
  • Heroic Space Missions in v1.6 Detailed

    The Star Wars: The Old Republic blog has been updated with a new post that details some of the forthcoming heroic space missions in v1.6. Lead Designer Michael Backus relays the information that these new missions will be 'incredibly challenging' for high level players.

    Reported on Nov 29, 2012
  • Next Live Stream Event Dated

    BioWare has announced that the next developer live stream event will take place on Thursday, November 29th. The development team will be on hand to discuss the forthcoming Ancient Hypergate update as well as the recently launched free-to-play option for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

    Reported on Nov 28, 2012
  • Ancient Hypergate Warzone Profiled

    The Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with a new developer blog post penned by Senior Designer Rob Hinkle. In it, Hinkle reveals new information about the warzone called The Ancient Hypergate and what players can expect to find there.

    Reported on Nov 27, 2012
  • The Burden of Freedom

    Now that Star Wars: The Old Republic has presented players with a 'free to play' option, many are thinking of trying it out. But, as they say, caveat emptor. In our Devil's Advocate column today, we examine the 'F2P' option and offer some thoughts. Read on before joining the conversation in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 21, 2012
  • Chatting SWTOR F2P with Blaine Christine

    We recently had a chance to catch up with BioWare senior producer Blaine Christine to discuss the newly launched free-to-play option for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Read on to find out what we learned!

    Reported on Nov 20, 2012
  • Is SWTOR Moving Toward the Dark Side or the Light?

    Now that Star Wars: The Old Republic has officially adopted a 'free-to-play option', some players are beginning to wonder if BioWare and EA went far enough. Check out what we think in our latest Free Zone column and then leave your ideas in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 19, 2012
  • F2P Option Launches Today

    BioWare and EA have announced that the new 'free to play option' for Star Wars: The Old Republic has officially launched as of today. According to the press release, players can now hit level 50 without ever paying a dime for a subscription.

    Reported on Nov 15, 2012
  • Section X and HK-51 Missions

    The Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with a new blog post about the upcoming v1.5 version of the game with specific reference to Republic & Imperial daily repeatable missions in Section X and HK-51.There are some impressive changes coming with big time rewards for players. WARNING: Visiting the official site to read the post may reveal spoilers.

    Reported on Nov 14, 2012
  • Reasons to Check Out SWTOR F2P

    Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play beginning tomorrow and we've got a couple of reasons why we think you should check it out! Read on!

    Reported on Nov 14, 2012
  • Digging into Free-to-Play

    We recently took a tour of Star Wars: The Old Republic's upcoming free-to-play option and today we're bringing you all the details. Read on for our full preview!

    Reported on Nov 08, 2012
  • The Free-to-Play Experience Detailed

    The Star Wars: The Old Republic blog has been updated with a terrific new post detailing the developers' thoughts about the free-to-play experience. Key to the success of the new model will be that players can reach level 50 without paying a dime and that their user experience is not degraded in any way from those who are subscribers.

    Reported on Nov 08, 2012
  • First State of the Game Letter Posted

    Star Wars: The Old Republic has a new feature for player to enjoy in the form of a State of the Game letter from Executive Producer Jeff Hickman. In the inaugural edition, Hickman talks about how the team came to the decision to move SWTOR to a free-to-play revenue model, why developers are leaving BioWare, bugs and Oceania among other topics.

    Reported on Nov 07, 2012
  • The Disney Deal

    George Lucas has sold the Lucas empire to Disney for the sum of $4.05 billion and we've got some thoughts to share on the subject, including what it could mean for MMO fans going forward.

    Reported on Nov 01, 2012
  • Player Feedback Integral to Update Changes

    BioWare has left a new post on the Star Wars: The Old Republic forum indicating that they will be making changes to the next update which will bring the free to play model on board. The team indicated that community feedback was integral to the list of changes that will be implemented. Additionally, several bugs have been identified as priority issues.

    Reported on Oct 25, 2012
  • BioWare Previews F2P in New Video

    BioWare has released a new video describing the free-to-play experience and restrictions for the upcoming F2P re-launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

    Reported on Oct 18, 2012