Game Update 1.5 released to celebrate.
By Tim Colwill on November 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm
We all knew it was coming, they announced the date and then, just like magic — here it is. Yes, Star Wars: The Old Republic has gone free-to-play as of right now, and to celebrate they’ve rolled out Game Update 1.5: ‘HK-51 Activated’.
The new Game Update, as you might have guessed, adds HK-51 to the list of available companions. HK-51 can be found on Belsavis in the wreckage of a derelict ship, but Belsavis also has a new ‘Section X’ where you can explore the prison world and help (or presumably, hinder as well) the Dread Masters’ servants as they search for a “powerful and ancient weapon”. How many powerful and ancient weapons can one universe have?
Also, there’s a new Nightmare Mode for Operation: Explosive Conflict, and teams who complete in this mode will earn the final pieces of the Dread Guard gear set — and a new mount that “will be sure to cause tank envy”. Is it a tank? Sources say: yeah, probably.
Anyway, what’s important is that the game is now free-to-play, finally! So hit up the official website and get in.
Source: Press Release