Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) may have just celebrated its 10 year anniversary, but it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. Last week SWTOR gave us our first look at the story teaser for the upcoming Legacy of the Sith expansion. The update was originally scheduled for December 2021 but was pushed back to February 15th. Check out the trailer below, then keep reading for a few more details on what we know about the upcoming SWTOR expansion.
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT ‘LEGACY OF THE SITH’
The expansion will continue the ongoing conflict between the Galatic Republic and the Sith Empire. The teaser video hints at both new locations and characters players will encounter. The official synopsis:
The war between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire spreads to new worlds! Dangerous fringe groups rise in the dark corners of the galaxy and Darth Malgus pursues an unknown plan… Unravel these mysteries and more as your choices continue to shape the galaxy.
One of the reasons SWTOR has been able to continue for over a decade has been the ability of the game to pull players into its dynamic story. A trait BioWare has long been known for and it appears this new expansion will continue that trend.
A new location will also be introduced for players to explore, Manaan. This planet is important as it is a primary source of kolto, which Star Wars gaming should recognize as a substance often used for healing.
In addition to the new locations and story aspects, a fairly significant change is coming to character customization. Legacy of the Sith will introduce “Combat Styles”, which will allow players to separate their Class Story from gameplay style. What this means is you to play a Class (Smuggler, Jedi Knight, Bounty Hunter, Sith Warrior, etc.) and then choose any available Advanced Class (Tech or Force) as your playstyle. Here’s a quick example; you select Bounty Hunter as your story class and then select Sniper (from Imperial Agent) as your Advanced Class to take advantage of that class’s combat abilities. You still get to experience the great Bounty Hunter class story without giving up the ability to use Sniper as a combat style. This is an exciting change for SWTOR players and provides tons of customization options to fit their preferred playstyle.
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