New Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Arriving This Year

Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Onslaught

Star Wars Celebration has been in full swing in Chicago over the past few days, with fans from all over the world coming to celebrate the franchise that has changed the lives of many. Many announcements have arrived during the festivities, including a trailer for Episode IX, the reveal of Respawn’s single-player Star Wars game, and we now know that there is a new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic that will be arriving later this year.

For those who don’t know, The Old Republic is set during a time that is about 300 years after the events of the popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video games. The upcoming expansion Onslaught will place players right in the middle of the reignited war between the Galactic Empire and the Sith Empire. Here are more details about the inbound Onslaught, according to BioWare:

“As the Sith Empire prepares to make a decisive strike against a newly-constructed Republic shipyard on the planet Corellia, members of the Dark Council see victory on the horizon and begin plotting against one another in anticipation of the spoils. Meanwhile, Republic forces must race against time to muster reinforcements from across the galaxy in order to defend Corellia from the Sith. The search for allies leads to Onderon, a planet of untamed jungles and savage beasts. For centuries, Onderon has been a loyal member of the Republic – but will the planet’s newly-crowned King maintain that ancient allegiance?

“Travel to Mek-Sha, an independent fueling station and boomtown built in the hollows of a mined-out asteroid once controlled by the Hutts. This lawless den of smugglers, pirates, mercenaries, traders, and refugees has become a crossroads for the entire galaxy – a place where opportunity and danger can be found in equal measure.

“Dxun, Onderon’s largest moon, is teeming with wild jungle-life – drawing the attention of the unscrupulous Czerka Corporation as well as a band of fanatical Trandoshan hunters. The Operation will be available at launch, so gather your friends and prepare for one of the galaxy’s greatest challenges!”

The devs also noted that the idea behind the expansion is to “play your way.” One way they are building upon this is with the addition of another slot for a new gear type, Tactical Items. “These build-defining items directly alter your abilities and playstyle,” reads the description. “Taking these new items, players will be able to pair them with numerous new set bonuses to choose from, including general sets that can be used by everyone.”

Star Wars: The Old Republic Onslaught will arrive this September, and it will be free to subscribers. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

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