- Category: Developer Blogs
- Last Updated: Thursday, July 1st, 2021
- Published: Sunday, November 29th, -0001
We are thrilled to announce the next era for Star Wars: The Old Republic! The year-long celebration of our 10th anniversary kicks off with Legacy of the Sith, a new expansion that marks the starting point to a full year of galactic intrigue, conflict, and mystery. Legacy of the Sith will send players to the darkest depths and farthest reaches of the galaxy and unlock the ability to choose your personal combat style, allowing for more options than ever before when it comes to living and breathing your own Star Wars fantasy.
An Ongoing Conflict
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.
More Choices in How You Play
Introducing Combat Styles! Players can now separate their Class Story from gameplay style for an even greater customization experience. This frees up Advanced Class options as characters can choose any Advanced Class within the Tech or Force playstyle! Play as a Trooper wielding a Sniper Rifle, or a Sith Inquisitor with a lightsaber in each hand, or even secretly use Dark Side powers while posing as a member of the Jedi Order. Loadouts will increase your ability to customize, allowing you to swap between playstyles and gear with a click.
Return to the Underwater Depths
The Sith Empire has invaded Manaan to seize its abundance of kolto, a vital medical resource on all sides of the war. Battle through underwater facilities for control of the planet with separate Imperial and Republic Storylines. Completing the Manaan storyline will unlock a new base of operations for your faction, along with a new daily area!
Explore a Ruined Sith Fortress
The story continues on the planet Elom with the discovery of a ruined Sith Fortress that was mysteriously erased from all records. Rumors persist that Darth Malgus--on the hunt for ancient relics throughout the galaxy--may have found something critical to the future of the Jedi and the Sith. This new storyline will be available both as a solo experience as well as a multiplayer Flashpoint!
Gather Your Allies in Deep Space
An obscure Sith cult is harvesting technology from an ancient weapon of terrifying power. In the new R-4 Anomaly Operation, players will need to gather their allies to take down this galactic threat in deep space!
Shadows of the Underworld
Legacy of the Sith kicks off the next Galactic Season: Shadows of the Underworld! A new batch of rewards themed around the Shadow Syndicate--including Fen Zeil, a Duros Gunslinger and first Duros Companion in The Old Republic --will be available to all participating players. The new season will also come with a host of quality-of-life improvements, thanks to player feedback from our inaugural season in Game Update 6.3.
Improved Player Experience
As we head into our 10th year of service for The Old Republic, we're taking a deeper look at improving the overall player experience for both newcomers and veterans alike! This initiative begins with the Legacy of the Sith expansion, but will continue throughout the entire year-long celebration. Players can expect a completely new character creation experience, along with new looks for the character sheet, inventory, and much more.
Legacy of the Sith is free to all subscribers and launches Holiday 2021!
The Celebration Continues!
Legacy of the Sith is just the start of our 10th year celebration, and you can expect so much more throughout next year, including regular story updates, Master Mode R-4 Anomaly, further UI updates, a PvP System revamp, more Galactic Seasons, a new Flashpoint, new locations, tech modernization, visual improvements, and maybe even a few more surprises!
We cannot thank you enough for the years of support, and we can't wait for you to get your hands on Legacy of the Sith this Holiday. Subscribers will get the chance to check out the changes as soon as the expansion hits our public test server in the near future. Keep your eyes on swtor.com for more Legacy of the Sith updates!
-The SWTOR Team