Star Wars: The Old Republic launches ‘Friends Trial’, update in April
Starting on 6 March, it’ll be possible for subscribers to Star Wars: The Old Republic to invite a friend to come and play the game too. The ‘Friends Trial’ system gives every subscriber three passes which allow free play of everything in the game, for seven days, up to level 15.
Alongside this announcement, BioWare has revealed that the next major update for the game (dubbed ‘Legacy’) will be coming along in April. This 1.2 update will add the following exciting missions bits (the following is just snagged from the press release):
· Flashpoint: Lost Island continues the Kaon Under Siege Flashpoint from Game Update 1.1 – Rise of the Rakghouls. Players must survive a menacing island of mystery on Ord Mantell as they hunt for clues to the Rakghoul virus outbreak that ravaged the Tion Hegemony. But the answers to this riddle may prove fatal!
· Operation: Explosive Conflict sends groups of eight or sixteen Imperial or Republic players to a new zone on the planet of Denova, where traitors and mercenaries are selling the rare explosive mineral baradium to the highest bidder. Players will battle through hordes of Droids, mercenaries and deadly creatures all fighting for control of the planet and its valuable resources.
· Warzone: Novare Coast pits two teams in an epic battle to control multiple mortar locations and use them to bombard vulnerable enemy bases. Like the Huttball Warzone, Novare Coast can be played Republic vs. Empire or with players of the same faction fighting each other in a thrilling contest of wills to determine each side’s greatest champions.
It’ll also “enchance” the game’s ‘Legacy system’, allowing players to link characters they’ve created in a common family tree. This enables you to unlock ‘Legacy only’ abilities.
Have a read of what we think of the game, a couple of months down the line from its release.