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Star Wars Game Update 1.2

The Old Republic gets a spring clean.

EA, LucasArts and Bioware have today announced the Game Update 1.2 - Legacy, for MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.

The announcement came as part of the inaugural Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild Summit. It was revealed that the update will go live in April and will introduce new content and community requested features (including PvP Warzone Rankings, Guild Banks and improved UI customisation), as well as enhancements to the Legacy System.

Dr. Greg Zeschuk, one of Bioware's co-founders, said: "Prior to release, our main priority for Star Wars: The Old Republic was to deliver a high quality game and service, right from day one. Now that we've achieved that, we have shifted our focus to adding more content to the game and improving and refining the experience for our fans. Legacy is our biggest update yet and a great example of the kind of content players can expect for the months and years ahead."

The 1.2 update will give players the ability to link their various characters on a single family free. This will let gamers customise their characters further and unlock and share special Legacy only abilities. The updated system will also provide new convenience items for player ships (including an on-board mailbox and Galactic Trade Network terminal).

Bioware has also announced a new ‘Friends Trial' system, that will allow subscribers to offer their friends a free one week taste of life in The Old Republic. This will be made available from March 6. For more information regarding the ‘Friends Trail' visit here.

Here are some details regarding the 1.2 Legacy update:

"Flashpoint: Lost Island continues the Kaon Under Siege Flashpoint from Game Update 1.1 - Rise of the Rakghouls. Players must survive a menacing island of mystery on Ord Mantell as they hunt for clues to the Rakghoul virus outbreak that ravaged the Tion Hegemony. But the answers to this riddle may prove fatal!

Operation: Explosive Conflict sends groups of eight or sixteen Imperial or Republic players to a new zone on the planet of Denova, where traitors and mercenaries are selling the rare explosive mineral baradium to the highest bidder. Players will battle through hordes of Droids, mercenaries and deadly creatures all fighting for control of the planet and its valuable resources.

Warzone:  Novare Coast pits two teams in an epic battle to control multiple mortar locations and use them to bombard vulnerable enemy bases.  Like the Huttball Warzone, Novare Coast can be played Republic vs. Empire or with players of the same faction fighting each other in a thrilling contest of wills to determine each side's greatest champions."

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