SWTOR E3 announcement– New level cap, news species, new ops, etc coming this year

A write up of of the E3 SWTOR announcement with pictures and videos etc!

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Is it an expansion? Do I have to pay for it etc?

  • Nothing mentioned officially but there was this survey about an expansion posted a while back that had some information that was spot on with the announcement!

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When?

  • Coming this year, no specific date announced other than July for the unlimited trials

Stuff we kinda already know

  • 520 Million hours played.
  • Nightmare Ops coming (name not given but it is going to be Denova first and then maybe Terror from Beyond)
  • Group finder
  • Ranked PvP
  • Character transfers
  • Free unlimited trial up to level 15

New Stuff

  • Level cap increase (not mentioned what level, but survey said it is 5 additional levels)
  • New planet Mekab (storyline involving the shady and dangerous Hutt Cartel)

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  • New masks?

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  • New space mission: Space Station Assault

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  • New Operation: Terror from Beyond (some color coordination? oh badass boss!)

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  • New Companion: HK-51

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  • New Warzone: Ancient Hypergates (kinda misty!)

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  • New Race (Cathar, first ever species obtained exclusively through the legacy system- survey)

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