EA and BioWare may have whiffed quite a bit with the release of Anthem, so they’re hoping the arrival of a new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic will put the gaming companies back in your good graces. After arriving way back in the ancient past (of 2011), Star Wars: The Old Republic is an MMORPG that allows players to create a morally flexible character who exists either in the Sith Empire or the Galactic Republic. The game saw six expansions from 2013 to 2016, but things have been rather quiet on that front … until now.
The new expansion, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught puts players in the middle of the reignited war between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Loyalties will be tested (and sabotage will be an option) as BioWare, EA, and Lucasfilm hope to give current players some more content while welcoming newcomers into the ongoing game.
In the expansion, two new planets will be available for exploration, with new instances on both Corellia and Dxun, plus an updated itemization system, new abilities, and a raised level cap. The devs promise “true depth and choice” in order to let players play their way and live (or die) by their choices. Sounds promising … but so did Anthem.
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught, free for all subscribers, is coming September 2019. Check out the “Onslaught” expansion details at the game’s site, or follow along below for more:
War between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire blazes across the galaxy. Crucial resources dwindle as piracy and crime escalate dramatically. Amid this chaos, the Alliance Commander has the chance to tip the scales in favor of either faction, committing their elite forces to decide the fate of the galaxy.
As the Sith Empire prepares to make a decisive strike against a newly-constructed Republic shipyard on the planet Corellia, members of the Dark Council see victory on the horizon and begin plotting against one another in anticipation of the spoils. Meanwhile, Republic forces must race against time to muster reinforcements from across the galaxy in order to defend Corellia from the Sith.
The search for allies leads to Onderon, a planet of untamed jungles and savage beasts. For centuries, Onderon has been a loyal member of the Republic – but will the planet’s newly-crowned King maintain that ancient allegiance?
Travel to Mek-Sha, an independent fueling station and boomtown built in the hollows of a mined-out asteroid once controlled by the Hutts. This lawless den of smugglers, pirates, mercenaries, traders, and refugees has become a crossroads for the entire galaxy – a place where opportunity and danger can be found in equal measure.
In the dramatic finale of the expansion storyline, you will see Corellia like never before! This new Flashpoint will bring players to a new area on the classic SWTOR planet Corellia for both solo and group players.
Dxun, Onderon’s largest moon, is teeming with wild jungle-life – drawing the attention of the unscrupulous Czerka Corporation as well as a band of fanatical Trandoshan hunters. The Operation will be available at launch, so gather your friends and prepare for one of the galaxy’s greatest challenges!