SW:TOR 2.0 launches, early access for Hutt Cartel expansion now available

Star Wars: The Old Republic

By 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.

Source: SW:TOR

4 comments (Leave your own)

‘Upper Hand now causes the character to giggle the first time it is applied if Upper Hand is not already active.’

The hell?

Tempted to go back and finish leveling up all characters to 50 now that I’ve been reading the Thrawn Trilogy.

 

Thrawn = Best Character in star wars lore. ok.. thats my opinion of course.

 

I’ve been reading the Thrawn Trilogy.

That was a seriously good read that series. I think of all those extended Star Wars universe books they were my favourite (been a long while since I’ve read them last though!) Would love to see the new Star Wars movies use those books for inspiration.

The other Star Wars books ranged from great to boring. In particular I loved Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina andTales from Jabba’s Palace. Tales from the Republic and Tales from the Empire were also good but not the same “good” as the first two were.

I’ve jumped back into giving TOR a try again, I enjoy the stories of the characters which is what I play it for, a sort of KOTOR 2.5.

 

Hutt cartel is pretty much just more of the same nothing new in this expansion really which isn’t a bad thing lots of new and cool story which is always great.

 
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