BioWare gave a show at E3 this year after they unveiled another trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The new expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire, showed us a new pair of brothers, one that was dressed in black and the other one in white, and they lead a brand new faction in battles. After watching the trailer a few times, IGN got to sit down with BioWare and ask a few questions. Here are 11 new things you should know before you jump into BioWare’s Star Wars MMO.
First of all, Knights of the Fallen Empire is only for subscribers. You will need to be a subscriber to have access to the new expansion. If you decide to sign up early you will gain access to the Knights of the Fallen Empire and in-game bonuses. You will not be able to have access to the expansion any other way.
Secondly, the expansion is completely free for subscribers. Shadow of Revan, Rise of the Hutt Cartel, and the other expansion packs will come with Knights of the Fallen Empire.
Thirdly, players must be at level 60 to be able to play the expansion. The recently added level acceleration will help you get on your way before the Knights of the Fallen Empire comes out in October.
Fourth, you will be able to start out at level 60. No matter if you’re an expert or a newcomer, you will be able to begin the Knights of the Fallen Empire story as a brand new character at level 60.
Fifth, newcomers should not be intimidated with being a level 60 character. The BioWare tutorial for Knights of the Fallen Empire gives you step by step instructions.
Sixth, BioWare added five more levels and the level cap has been raised to 65.
Seventh, Knights of the Fallen Empire is a single-player story. The Outlander’s story is told in a much different way than the previous SWTOR stories.
Eighth, Knights of the Fallen Empire is broken down into episodes. The first nine episodes will be available when it drops in November.
Ninth, the rest of the chapter will start being released monthly in early 2016. Players will not have to wait long between each new episode.
Tenth, BioWare has not given details about how multiplayer will work in Knights of the Fallen Empire but we know it will be using a different system then it uses now. BioWare said to IGN, “We’re not abandoning the MMO aspect. We’ll be talking about that later on. There’s a whole system that is introduced through nine episodes that hooks into all the MP aspect of the game.”
And lastly, the new level 60 character will not be able to play old story missions. If you do decide to create a new level 60 character, you will not be able to bring that character back to the original Old Republic game.