Star Wars: The Old Repbulic Patch 1.2 Going Live on Thursday

    April 10, 2012
    Sean Patterson
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Subscribers to Electronic Arts (EA) and Bioware’s Star Wars MMO have been waiting months for many of the features that were promised at the launch of the game in December. Users won’t have to wait much longer, since Patch 1.2 for the game will be released to live servers on the morning of Thursday April 12th. The game servers will be down from 12:01 am CDT until 8:00 am CDT in order to deploy the patch. The “Star Wars: Old Republic” Website will remain available during this time, though. Different versions of patch 1.2 have been available for a few weeks now on Bioware’s public test server. According to Bioware, the patch will be a whopping 1GB in size, depending on when you last updated the game.

The patch is much-anticipated by players for the wealth of game-changing content it will bring. Additions to the game will include new armor types, guild banks, and new content for users to experience. Content updates will include a new “flashpoint” for up to 4 players, a new “operation” for 8 or 16 players to tackle, and new daily missions on the planet Corellia.

Player vs. player combat will be expanded in the patch with rated PVP, in which players will be ranked and matched against similarly skilled players. Players will be able to compete in a new “warzone” called Novare Coast.

Patch 1.2 is also the launch of a feature Bioware has been bragging about since last year: the “Legacy System.” The system will reward players with new abilities and perks for having and leveling-up multiple characters in the game. Players will be able to unlock “legacy abilities” based on their “family tree” of characters and their “legacy levels.”

The imminent release of the patch was announced on a blog post on the “Star Wars: The Old Republic” website. The post was linked to by The Old Republic Twitter account:

Game Update 1.2 will be going live on Thursday, April 12th! Learn more: http://t.co/8gDgLpUj 27 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

What do you think? Will Patch 1.2 bring more users on board with The Old Republic for good, or is it not enough to hold onto those subscribers who might be leaving to play Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2? Let me know in the comments below. In the meantime, check out the Patch 1.2 preview video shown at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference.

  • Willstot

    That is great. But the real question is what does it do for players on the dead servers….We gibe you great content bit sorry you wont see it because no one plays our server. So do what everyone else is doing roll a took om The fatman server. May 15th is coming fast. Thank you D3

  • Paul

    I think your spellchecking at the very least needs help. Spelling and grammar both count when trying to pass yourself off as a journalist.

  • Councillor Chris

    The game is great at the moment so any improvements are the iceing on the cake. The guild bank is a great addition and if your in a large guild it will be a great way to gear up and help others. Willstot if thats the corect spelling for your name yes you should invest in a spell checker or get your dad to proof read it for you lol.

    May the force be with you all