Star Wars: The Old Republic's next expansion, Legacy of the Sith, arrives this holiday


Celebrating a decade of The Old Republic

BioWare’s MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic is hitting its 10-year anniversary this year, and it has some festivities in store. The next expansion for the Star Wars MMO, Legacy of the Sith, was revealed today for a holiday season launch on PC.

Legacy of the Sith will include the aquatic planet Manaan, as players search for Darth Malgus. There’s also new collaborative missions, like a Flashpoint on Elom and an Operation in the remains of a deep-space research station.

The new expansion will also introduce Combat Styles, allowing players to independently choose a specific class story and combine it with ability sets from other tech or Force-wielding classes. There’s also an updated character creation system, updates to itemization and loadout, and streamlined class design in store.

Having launched in December 2011 for North America and Europe, The Old Republic has been running for some time now. And though it’s seen a lot of changes over the years, it seems like fans have stuck with it, and some of these new updates—like the option of being a Dark Side character masquerading as a Jedi—sound pretty rad. Legacy of the Sith will be free for all subscribers when it launches in holiday season 2021.