Star Wars: The Old Republic has been updated to v5.9.3 “Fame & Fortune”. Most notably, players can look forward to the brand new 8v8 Huttball Warzone called The Sky Shredder. Players will duke it out “atop a deadly flying barge set over the mining planet of Vandin”.
The Fall Roadmap for Star Wars: The Old Republic has been posted to the official site that lays out the first details about what players can expect over the next several months. A new story chapter, Jedi Under Siege, will “kick off with a bang on the ancient Jedi World” and will feature both Republic and Imperial storylines. “We will see the return of several fan-favorite characters as well as the introduction of some exciting new characters,” the blog reads.
Game Informer has a new “post-mortem” interview with former BioWare developer James Ohlen. You may remember that Ohlen left the studio last month after 22 years to take on other challenges. In the interview, Ohlen touches on a number of hot topics when it comes to any discussion of BioWare: Star Wars: The Old Republic, the influence of EA on game development at BW, and what, if anything, the recent departures of longtime employees means.
BioWare’s James Ohlen has retired from the company after 22 years. In a brief Twitter post, Ohlen wrote, “After 22 years, I have retired from BioWare. I’ve loved my time with Anthem, Star Wars, Dragon Age and Dungeons & Dragons. But I need to take a break from the industry and work on something a little smaller and more personal.”
The Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with a lengthy post to reveal the summer roadmap for the game. Players will see a number of changes in PvP as well as the addition of quality of life improvements. Lastly, and in celebration of the release of “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, players will see the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event return and a number of Cartel Market items added, including a sale of Scoundrel-specific items.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting ready to celebrate the May the 4th (be with you…) holiday by giving its players a nifty M4-Y7 Astromech Droid just for logging in by May 7th. In addition, anyone who is or becomes a Premium Player by May 31st will take home the TF-4 Rampage Speeder. Lastly, from May 1-10, all players will earn Double XP, Double Command XP and Double Starfighter Requisitions.
During an interview with Star Wars: The Old Republic Central, BioWare’s Eric Musco and Charles Boyd confirmed that the 6.0 expansion is in the works and, in fact, already has a release date, though he would not specify when. However, Boyd did mention this: “We’re definitely going to be getting back to a Republic vs Empire core storyline getting back to that war, revitalizing it into the core original SWTOR conflict”.
BioWare’s Eric Musco has posted a lengthy look at changes coming to the Conquest System in Star Wars: The Old Republic Game Update 5.8. Players will see big alterations via the reworked UI, with separate tabs for Solo and Guild Conquests with clear progression through each. In addition, Conquest objectives have been retooled to provide different types of rewards, as well as a rebalance of point values for all objectives.
BioWare is running a special event from now through the end of the month in Star Wars: The Old Republic. During the Share Your Love of SWTOR promotion, players can hand out a special referral link to friends. Those who use the link will be treated to 30-days free game time and players will earn Cartel Coins, Battle Droids and more. Premium players will also receive the Chiss Talon Interceptor Airspeeder and the Force Veteran’s Armor set on March 1st.