BioWare and LucasArts announced that their massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic has gone live with the capability to play for free. Players can experience the complete storyline, up to level 50, of all eight of the games classes for free. The game still has the original subscription model if players prefer that method.
General Manager of BioWare Austin’s Matthew Bromberg stated that “We want to give our players the freedom to enjoy Star Wars: The Old Republic when and how they want,” and that “There has never been a better time to start playing with us.”
Bioware simultaneously released Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated, which adds new areas to explore, a new Companion character and more, including:
- 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.
- The ability to 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.
- Take on Operation: Explosive Conflict on Denova – 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!
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