legacy update 616x225 custom Star Wars: The Old Republic Gets Huge UpdateStar Wars: The Old Republic players were treated to Game Update 1.2 today, known by the nicer-sounding name “Legacy”. The update adds plenty of new content, including Flashpoint: Lost Island and Operation: Explosive Content for players over level 50 and Warzone: Novare Coast for players over level 10. To thank supporters of the game and lure new members, BioWare announced a number of in-game rewards for players including an exclusive pet and free game time. A number of other improvements requested by the community, like guild banks, UI customization, and gameplay balancing, have also been added.

Game Update 1.2: Legacy is a huge milestone for The Old Republic and clearly demonstrates what we mean when we talk about this game being a full-fledged, ongoing service,” said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, General Manager of the BioWare Label’s MMO Business Unit and Co-Founder of BioWare. “Not only is Game Update 1.2 the largest update for The Old Republic, but it also addresses a lot of the game features and enhancements our players have been asking for since we launched a little over three months ago, We are incredibly proud of the team for being able to deliver an update of this size and quality, in a relatively short amount of time.”

At the heart of the update is the addition of the new Legacy system. This feature allows players to link all of their characters together regardless of class, level, or faction. In doing so, they can work towards earning Legacy-exclusive items and abilities, unlock new characters and races, and gain bonuses to strengthen companion character affection and moral alignment. For more information about the game and the update, visit the Star Wars: The Old Republic website.