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Star Wars: The Old Republic can now be played for free

9:30 PM on 11.15.2012 // Jordan Devore
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Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated goes live

Today is the day that Star Wars: The Old Republic added its free-to-play option. While the game's eight classes are playable up to level 50, there are a number of restrictions that non-paying players have to put up with which will slow down their progress or simply lock out features. Not exactly ideal from our perspective, but it's understandable.

Additionally, Game Update 1.5 went out today, adding everyone's favorite HK-51 as a potential ally and Section X of the prison world Belsavis. Have any of you new players gotten the chance to try out The Old Republic? Still worth checking out, from that perspective?

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destructoid's previous coverage:
Star Wars: The Old Republic


  Feb 04

Two expansions planned for The Old Republic in 2014

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  Dec 03

The Old Republic 'Galactic Starfighter' expansion is live

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  Oct 08

12 vs. 12 space battles are coming to The Old Republic

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  May 08

Free-to-play has 'doubled' income for The Old Republic

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