BioWare has released a new trailer for its 2.1 update of Star Wars: The Old Republic, a content patch based around player character customization.
The trailer shows the variety of new Dye Modules that players can use to paint their armor and uniforms to their desired color scheme, whether a more hardcore-looking red and black or a softer-seeming pink and white. Players will also be able to customize their characters' physical appearances in-game.
Update 2.1 also adds a new playable species, the catlike Cathar. This is not the first time Cathar have shown up in a BioWare game; Knights of the Old Republic optional party member Juhani was a Cathar.
Update 2.1 is now live.
A video released today for Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, offers a glimpse of the new customization options and playable Cathar characters coming in update 2.1.
Check out the video above to see how you'll be able to customize your character with the latest galactic fashions and fight as the cat-like Cathar species. The game's recent 2.0 update brought tweaks to the bolster system, new player versus player brackets and changes to the Jedi Consular and Sith Inquisitor classes.
The Empire and Republic have a new threat to contend with in this new launch trailer for Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the first expansion to BioWare's MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.
The interstellar gangster Hutts violently stake their claim to the resource-rich planet Makeb with a blockade, and begin heavy mining for the powerful Isotope 5, a substance which would give them power to directly challenge Republic and Empire alike.
Rise of the Hutt Cartel is out now for Windows PC.
BioWare Austin has released a video with a pair of Star Wars: The Old Republic developers walking viewers through the planet Makeb, the primary location of the game's first major expansion pack, Rise of the Hutt Cartel.
Makeb is a planet rich in resources, and those resources are scarce in the ongoing war between Republic and Empire. The sluglike, oft-criminal Hutts are eyeing Makeb themselves, meaning that the Empire and the Republic must send their best heroes and agents (read: the player) to try and secure some of Makeb's precious resources to fuel the war machine.
Rise of the Hutt Cartel is slated for release sometime this spring.
A new teaser video for the recurring event in Star Wars: The Old Republic, known as "Relics of the Gree," offers a sneak peek at the enemies players will be pitted against on the ice planet Ilum.
First announced last month, Relics of the Gree allows both subscribers and free-to-play users of level 50 to assist the Gree race in gathering information. Players can either work in teams or alone, helping the Gree search the ice planet for details regarding an ancient starship called the Gray Scant. The event will finally grant players access to high-powered weapons and armor developed by the Gree race.
The Relics of the Gree event begins today.
Players previously enrolled in the Preferred Status program for BioWare's now-free-to-play MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic will have special unlocks available only to them, producer Cory Butler shares in a new video released today detailing these changes.
In the video above, Butler runs down how those already enrolled in Preferred Status will benefit, and how new players can get in on the action. Butler also details other changes that have been made to the game, including the additional of more character slots and quick bars.
Star Wars: The Old Republic's first expansion, Rise of the Hutt Cartel, is slated for release in spring.
Star Wars: The Old Republic's update 1.6 is live, adding a new player vs. player Warzone and new space flight missions to BioWare's massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
The new Warzone, The Ancient Hypergate, has two teams of players squabbling over energy pylons on a massive battlefield to power their team's portal. Once activated, the portal will summon friendly reinforcements to the battle, further tipping the odds in your favor. The update also adds Heroic-level space missions to the game; six difficult flight encounters that players can repeat for experience and rewards.
Check out the trailer above for a brief rundown of the update's new content.