Bioware unveil SWTOR Rise of the Rakghouls update
Bioware have revealed that the first major update for the newly released mmorpg Star Wars: The Old Republic will be launching on January 17.
The update will be called ‘Rise of the Rakghouls’ and will a new flashpoint and operation, but as well as this there are a number of changes made throughout the game, including level 50 bracketing for PVP warzones, the addition of anti-aliasing and changes to open world PVP on Ilum.
The new flashpoint and a new operation called Kaon under Siege and Karagga’s Palace. Check below for more details on both these new additions.
- Flashpoint: Kaon Under Siege, is a completely new and unique group combat experience located on Kaon, a planet in the Tion Hegemony, a strategically important sector of the galaxy that has remained neutral, groups of up to four Republic or Imperial players must race to Kaon to eliminate the Rakghouls outbreak, securing the allegiance of the Tion Hegemony for their respective sides. This Flashpoint will be available for level 50 characters only and will feature Normal and Heroic modes.
- Operation: Karagga’s Palace, is a continuation of the game’s second launch Operation. In the Operation, teams of 8 or 16 players will face off against Karagga and the Hutt Cartel after the Hutts abandon their famous neutrality and breach agreements with both the Republic and Empire. Concerned by the threat of another combatant in the war for galactic control, both factions send teams of their most powerful heroes to confront Karagga and determine his intentions. This Operation will feature Normal, Heroic and Nightmare difficulty modes.
Bioware has also released a trailer featuring the Kaon under Siege operation and new screenshots that show of the operation and how the game looks with anti-aliased turned on.
The next major update for SWTOR following this is planned for March 2012 and it will include new flashpoints, operations, warzones and new game systems.
Source: Bioware Press Release
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