Star Wars: The Old Republic now free-to-play

Today Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play, in a move by developer BioWare and publisher LucasArts to try to bolster the game’s audience.

[img_big]center,5446,2012-11-15/swtor_freetoplay_live_pr.jpg,Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free to play today[/img_big]

For the great price of free players can now experience the eight class stories of SW:TOR, albeit with quite a few caveats: though free players can get up to level 50, they cannot sprint, have limited chat functionality and access to Flashpoints, are slower to level up and have to deal with vendors selling things for higher prices, amongst other limitations. For a full breakdown check out the Feature list on the SW:TOR website.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a story-driven, massively multiplayer online (MMO) game with a Free-to-Play option from BioWare and LucasArts. Set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars movies, players team up with friends online to fight in heroic battles, explore a galaxy of vibrant planets, and experience visceral Star Wars combat, all set to a sweeping musical score.


Players are asked to join forces with either the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and choose one of eight iconic Star Wars characters, including the Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent.

If SW:TOR tickles your fancy but you haven’t had a chance to try it yet, now would be a good time to do so!  You can sign up for Star Wars: The Old Republic on

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