Even though there is still a week before Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s fifth digital expansion “Knights of the Fallen Empire” is officially released on October 27th, 2015, current subscribers to the space opera MMORPG can get early access now! Pretty cool, right?
In case you haven’t seen it yet, watch the trailer for SWTOR’s latest digital expansion below.
What does the new SWTOR expansion have in store for the Old Republic?
The major bullet points of this expansion include:
- A new story with choices that will affect the outcome of the game.
- New personal class stories.
- The ability to build a team of allies.
- The release of new chapters on a regular basis*.
- The option to start at level 60 as the new Outlander class.
The official patch notes for the new SWTOR expansion and Game Update 4.0 also state that the level cap has been raised to 65, a new tutorial with a new story has replaced the old one, a new leveling experience for the level 1-60 level bracket has been introduced, all four primary stats–Strength, Willpower, Cunning and Aim–have been replaced with one new one (Mastery). Veterans of SWOTR may not even recognize the game they have early access to, but it’s nothing a quick skim of the official mini-site can’t fix.
And if you are a veteran of SWTOR, what are you still doing reading this? Become the Outlander now!
*You have every right to be skeptical of the promise to release new chapters on a regular basis but just know that eleven chapters have been unveiled with at least five more in the pipeline. Does that make you feel a little bit better knowing that BioWare has at least five planned?