The Old Republic gets free-to-play weekend

The Old Republic gets free-to-play weekend
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

March 14th 2012 at 8:31PM

Players can climb up to level fifteen for free this weekend in BioWare's hit sci-fi MMO

BioWare has announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be free to play this weekend.

Customers will be allowed access to the hit MMO at no cost from 5:01am GMT Thursday to 7:00am Monday, with a few restrictions.

  •     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.