Just as Electronic Arts previously announced, Star Wars: The Old Republic now features a free-to-play option along with the original subscription model. Now players can experience the complete storylines of all eight Star Wars classes, all the way to level 50 for free.
Along with the F2P option, BioWare launched the Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated, which introduces new areas, a new companion character and more. Here are the official details taken from the official SWTOR website:
– Get ready for an action-packed adventure to earn control of one of the galaxy’s most deadly Assassins, HK-51. Submerged beneath the icy surface of Belsavis lies a derelict ship and if you are brave enough to venture through the wreckage, you will embark on a mission that ultimately rewards you with a powerful new, yet familiar, ally the ruthless Assassin Droid, HK-51.
– Explore Section X, a previously untouched area of the prison world of Belsavis. The Dread Masters’ servants are searching for a powerful and ancient weapon. Fly to Section X and secure the target of their search to be richly rewarded.
– Travel to Denova to take on Operation: Explosive Conflict – now with a Nightmare Mode! Teams who complete in this new mode can earn the final pieces of the Dread Guard gear set and a brand new mount that will be sure to cause tank envy!