Star Wars: The Old Republic's First Expansion In 3 Years Has Been Revealed
The Star Wars MMO The Old Republic launched all the way back in 2011, and it continues to get new content. The game’s seventh expansion and its first since 2016’s Knights of the Eternal Throne, has been announced. Called Onslaught, the expansion is coming this September.
“Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught puts you at the center of the reignited war between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire,” reads a line from its announcement. “Will you remain loyal to your faction or work to undermine and sabotage their war efforts? The choice is yours.”
Onslaught adds two new planets, a new Flashpoint, and a new Operation, and more abilities, while the level cap increases with the expansion as well.
Players will travel to places like Onderon and Mek-Sha in search of new adventures and opportunities. The new Flashpoint, which is The Old Republic’s version of a dungeon, is set on Corellia, while the new Operation (or raid) takes place on Onderon’s biggest moon, Dxun.
“Our philosophy for this expansion is, play your way,” the developer said. “Items have always been an important part of your character’s identity, but for the first time we are offering true depth and choice with exciting new items that let you decide how to play in the upcoming battle.”
There is a new type of gear slot available in the update in the form of Tactical items. “These build-defining items directly alter your abilities and playstyle. Taking these new items, players will be able to pair them with numerous new set bonuses to choose from, including general sets that can be used by everyone,” BioWare said.
Players can acquire the new sets through PvE, PvP, Galactic Command, or Crafting.
Onslaught is free for The Old Republic subscribers, but a price point was not mentioned for those who are playing without a subscription.
Onslaught is The Old Republic’s seventh expansion; it follows Rise of the Hutt Cartel (2013), Galactic Starfighter (2014), Galactic Strongholds (2014), Shadow Revan (2014), Knights of the Fallen Empire (2015), and Knights of the Eternal Throne (2016).
In other Star Wars news, EA just recently detailed Respawn’s new Star Wars action game Jedi Fallen Order–get all the details here.
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