Star Wars: Old Republic Update 2 will be 'much bigger'

'Much more of team focussed on March update,' says BioWare

Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting its first game update tomorrow, but the second release in March is going to be "much bigger in scope".


That's according to game director James Ohlen, who told CVG in a recent Old Republic interview that Game Update 2 will include three major pieces of content, as well as "full" Legacy game content.

Ohlen said: "Game Update 2 is much bigger in scope. It's further out from launch, so we can have much more of the team focussed on it. There's Part 2 of Rise of the Rakghouls, a brand new planet called Denova which has an 8-16 man Operation and a new Warzone.

"We might also be able to get some new space game missions into it. In addition to that we have single player content that you'll be able to go through as well..."

Update 1 releases tomorrow and the highlights include level 50 bracketing for PvP WarZones, the addition of anti-aliasing and changes to Open World PvP on Ilum.

Regarding the "full" Legacy game update, Ohlen explained: "It's a system that really benefits players who like to play alts - instead of having characters who have no relation to each other you can create a family, and when you're playing any member of that family you earn experience points for your Legacy tree.

"Those then unlock abilities and perks that help improve all your characters. I think that's going to be popular. Characters can be related to your main character in all kinds of ways - siblings, father, son, friend, you could be married to them..."

He also touched on Guild Banks, as well as the addition of PvP rankings for the competitive-minded players.

Read the full Old Republic interview for more.

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