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BioWare lays out specific SWTOR free-to-play restrictions

Oct 17 // Jordan Devore
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Life isn't easy in The Old Republic

BioWare and Electronic Arts held off admirably, but implementing a free-to-play model in Star Wars: The Old Republic seemed inevitable to keep the player base from falling off. If you're looking to swoop in without paying a subscription fee, take a look at this chart -- it details the restrictions you will face, of which there are many.

Yes, you will still be able to get your class up to level 50 -- and that's pretty good, I might add -- but Flashpoints, Warzones, and Space Missions are limited on a weekly basis. Other things, such as a longer quick-travel cooldown and restrictions on inventories and cargo holds seem like they could add to make for a less-than-ideal player experience.

Of course, that's the intent, as they've got to make money somehow. At the same time, there's nothing to say BioWare can't tweak these restrictions going forward.

SWTOR delineates restrictions on F2P players [Massively via VG247]


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