Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic News for PC

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to offer a free-to-play option later this year, and BioWare has revealed the limitations to players who choose to play this way.

The full details can be found on the official website, but in summary the limitations are the following.

  • Three Flashpoints per week
  • Three Warzones per week
  • Three Space Missions per week
  • The option to buy a weekly premium pass
  • Inventory expansion and cargo hold restrictions
  • Field revivals upon death are restricted
  • Character creation restrictions
  • Limited quick travel
  • Restrictions on login wait time
  • Inability to equip most purple items unless license is bought

If you're a current subscriber, you can head here to see how many complimentary coins you'll get when the F2P version launches. Analysis

After speaking to our resident SWTOR expert, Matt Nellis, this sounds like you'll have access to all the game's content, but most things have been made more inconvenient. The only limitation that got him slightly worked up is the inability to equip most purple items unless a license is bought.

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Bloodstorm's Avatar


Still not interested.

Guild Wars 2, that is all.
Posted 13:49 on 17 October 2012


It would make more senese to limit it to 1 space mission per day IMO. They need to offer more carrot, less stick.
Posted 12:46 on 17 October 2012
FantasyMeister's Avatar


Free would still be a waste of time for me. My favourite activity was hunting down and completing my Codex Entries in the game, but the bugs that have been there since launch that prevented me from doing so - despite tons of new content being added since launch - are still there.

Not really surprising that this MMO has taken a nosedive, but very surprising that they think making it even more unattractive is going to save it. I'll give it 24 months, tops.
Posted 10:54 on 17 October 2012

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Release Date: 13/12/2011
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Sci-Fi RPG
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