Most new content restricted to level 55 players.
By Tim Colwill on April 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm
From now until April 14, anybody who pre-ordered Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel on or before January 7 can jump in and start playing the latest expansion. Rise of the Hutt Cartel adds five new levels, a whole new planet by the name of Makeb, new content, and of course same-sex romance options.
As part of the launch SW:TOR 2.0 has been released, which brings with it a number of new features — most of which seem to be restricted purely to level 55 characters, at least according to the official patch notes.
Since you can of course only reach level 55 by purchasing the Hutt Cartel expansion, this means that free-to-play players will not get access to a lot of the new content. That said there is of course a huge laundry list of changes, tweaks and bugfixes, so make sure to read it in full if you’re keen on getting back into it.
BioWare revealed last month that the APAC server for SW:TOR were to be shut down, a decision not well received by the community.