Cartel Coins and a new title to reward early adopters.
By Alice Lynton on September 14, 2013 at 7:50 am
BioWare and EA have elected to make recent expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel free to all Star Wars: The Old Republic subscribers – although free players will still have to fork out USD$20. This change comes into effect on October 1, when update 2.4 goes live.
This is rather nice of them, of course, but it’s a bit of a kick in the teeth to loyal subscribers who had already shelled out above and beyond their monthly premium to nab the extra content, so BioWare has come through with 1050 Bonus Cartel Coins for those who paid up. If you got in before September 12 and were still subscribed at the cut off time, you’ll also get a new title, The Risen. If you are among those who already ponied up a handful of clams, keep an eye on your in-game mail; you should have received your bonus coins overnight, with titles to be distributed by September 25.
The update also brings some jolly new content – the Dread War story missions on Makeb, new PvP action, a level cap increase, and new devices.