SWTOR Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion releases April 9 for early access

Release date for SWTOR Rise of the Hutt Cartel Digital Expansion with patch 2.0 and Makeb.

SWTOR Rise of the Hutt Cartel Digital Expansion will be launching Tuesday April 9, 2013 for players who have pre-ordered (early access) and Sunday April 14 for everyone else.

Makeb NDA lifts on March 26, 2013 11 am CDT (noon EST) so stay tuned for a stream of content from related to Makeb, Macrobinocular and Seeker Droid quests.

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

17 replies on “SWTOR Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion releases April 9 for early access”

for the seeker droids, it is another rep. group. mostly treasure hunting, you buy 5 droids for 25k and find stuff, probably boxes with credits and rep. items to increase your rank. Just Speculation, the vendors and waht not are on the PTS if you go to nar shadda

Note, I have a pre-order, but I don’t believe I’ll be getting early access. I think you had to pre-order by a certain date (end of January?) to secure the early-access.

Yeah. I came back to the game on January 14th. I saw a page saying that there were free cartel coins for previous months of subscription, buying the digital deluxe edition, etc. I found out later that I missed out on all those as well because that promotion also ended January 7th.

And when comms will be converted to Classic for preorders?
And vendors will change prices and currency?
9th of April?
So after 9th of April i can not buy anything for BH comms?
and what about all other players – non preorders?

I’m really looking forward to playing 2.0!

But I have one question I hope you could answer me, because I haven’t been able to test it myself on the PTS:

From our raid group 2 people didn’t preorder before January 7th, so they won’t have Early Access. We are wondering if we can raid EC together at April 9th nevertheless because it seems to be for chars from 50-54, which, as far as we understood this, would include the two chars without early access. Anyone know if this will work or if we would have to wait a week until everybody can play? Or does EC count to the “new” content that comes exclusively with the addon just because the level is raised?

Yeah, I’d like to know that, too, because my raid group has the same problem so we’re also wondering if we can run the “new” EC in the first week together with our guildies that didn’t preorder the addon. I’d really appreciate it if anybody knows this and shares his wisdom! 😉

does the extra 5 levels and gear also come in april 9th for early access?? Or rather is update 2.0 coming out on 9th April for early access?

Copied this from the SWTOR news article about RotHC

“Rise of the Hutt Cartel will be available for download beginning April 14 or for players who qualify for Early Access*, beginning April 9. To start the download, simply log in to the game and click Play.”

I’m disappointed we won’t be able to download before the start of early access.

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