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Star Wars: Old Republic free to play this weekend

Build a character up to level 15

New players will be able to download and play BioWare MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic for free this weekend, the developer's announced.

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From 5:01am GMT on Thursday until 7:00am Monday gamers who don't already have a previously-active Star Wars: The Old Republic account will be allowed to make a character and build it up to level 15.

Restrictions include:

  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character cannot exceed level 15. The player will be notified via in-game notifications and chat message once they have hit the maximum level for the trial experience.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will only be able to play on their Origin World, Capital World, the Fleet, all Warzones, and in their first Flashpoint. A message box will appear if a character attempts to go outside of these areas.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will not be able to use general chat, trade chat, or PvP chat. The character will only be able to use local chat, group chat, guild chat, and reply to whispers.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will not be able to send or reply to mail by other trial characters. However, your character will be able to receive in-game mail during the trial.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will not be able to use the Galactic Trade Network or trade with other players.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will only be able to level their Crew Skills ranking to around 40.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will not be able to earn Legacy XP.

For more info and to download the client, visit the SWTOR website.

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