Dec 7, 2012
Today BioWare confirmed the sixth update to Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going live on Tuesday, December 11th.
Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated, which gave players free to play access to the game, on top of other goodies, is not even a month old yet and players are already getting the next update to the game! This is a sure sign to me that the game is seeing new signs of life after the free to play switch over.
SWTOR notoriously lost close to a million players not long after it launched to mega fanfare and hype. Since then BioWare has been on its heals trying to recover with major staffing changes in the form of mass layoffs, the resignation of the BioWare founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, and eventually switching the game over to a
100% free to play model.
The Ancient Hypergate update is heavily focused on PvP additions to the game including new Elite War Hero PvP gear, and the new death-match style warzone Ancient Hypergate. There are also a load of changes coming to the space combat mini-game in the form of new heroic space combat missions (side note: I’m completely stoked about this).
BioWare had this to say about update 1.6 in their blog:
Game Update 1.6 introduces a new Warzone, Ancient Hypergate, where you can team up with other players to fight for control of powerful energy pylons to unleash the power of the ancient Gree hypergate against your enemies. Six new Heroic Space Missions are also available for each faction. These missions will be a challenge even for the greatest pilots in the galaxy!
Please Note: PvP Warzones and Space Missions are available to Subscribers at no additional cost. Players without a subscription have limited free access per week and may purchase additional access in the Cartel Market.
What do you think of the changes coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic in Game Update 1.6? Let us know in the comments below!
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