Today, BioWare™ a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), and LucasArts announced the new Free-to-Play Star Wars: The Old Republic Digital Expansion, Galactic Starfighter, is now available to all gamers. Early access was previously granted to Subscribers and Preferred Status Players, but now everyone can jump right into the intense 12v12 Player-vs-Player (PvP) dogfighting combat. With no character level requirement, new players can jump into Galactic Starfighter and into battle quickly. Personalize your Starfighter to suit your play-style with a variety of unique customization options and join others in intense Star Wars space battles. To celebrate the official launch of the new Digital Expansion, all players will be able to access Galactic Starfighter along with new gameplay being added today, including:
- New Gameplay Mode: Team Deathmatch – The goal is to destroy the most enemy players and acquire power-up items to turn the tide of battle.
- New Starfighter Role: The Bomber – Decimate enemies playing as the Bomber, featuring the strongest hull of any Starfighter, and launch proximity mines and automated drones to defend your team.
- New Tactical Flashpoint: Kuat Drive Yards – Join your friends to fight through a highly contested orbital shipyard with one of the most prolific warship manufacturing facilities in the galaxy. Available to players Level 15+, this new ‘Tactical Flashpoint’ is balanced for any type of group, comprised of any combination of the four class roles, ensuring you can get into the action quickly. Combat scenarios can change with each play-through and players can earn valuable rewards like the "KDY Orbital Lifter" mount, unique Starfighter Paint Jobs and more!
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