Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Getting a New Expansion Called Onslaught This September
While the reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (alongside the teaser trailer for Episode IX) took the spotlight at last weekend’s yearly celebration event, that wasn’t the only news for gamers who are into the saga created by George Lucas.
At a ‘Cantina Event’ (fully recorded by YouTube channel Boomy Nation, as you can see below) BioWare also announced that a new expansion called Onslaught will launch this September for its MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Included for free for active subscribers, Onslaught will increase the character level cap, add new abilities, two new planets, a new Flashpoint (the equivalent of a dungeon in Star Wars: The Old Republic) and a new Operation (the equivalent of a raid in Star Wars: The Old Republic).
The War Reignites!
War between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire blazes across the galaxy. Crucial resources dwindle as piracy and crime escalate dramatically. Amid this chaos, the Alliance Commander has the chance to tip the scales in favor of either faction, committing their elite forces to decide the fate of the galaxy.
As the Sith Empire prepares to make a decisive strike against a newly-constructed Republic shipyard on the planet Corellia, members of the Dark Council see victory on the horizon and begin plotting against one another in anticipation of the spoils. Meanwhile, Republic forces must race against time to muster reinforcements from across the galaxy in order to defend Corellia from the Sith.
A Classic from the Old Republic
The search for allies leads to Onderon, a planet of untamed jungles and savage beasts. For centuries, Onderon has been a loyal member of the Republic – but will the planet’s newly-crowned King maintain that ancient allegiance?
Travel to Mek-Sha, an independent fueling station and boomtown built in the hollows of a mined-out asteroid once controlled by the Hutts. This lawless den of smugglers, pirates, mercenaries, traders, and refugees has become a crossroads for the entire galaxy – a place where opportunity and danger can be found in equal measure.
Return to Corellia
In the dramatic finale of the expansion storyline, you will see Corellia like never before! This new Flashpoint will bring players to a new area on the classic Star Wars: The Old Republic planet Corellia for both solo and group players.
Play with Friends
Dxun, Onderon’s largest moon, is teeming with wild jungle-life – drawing the attention of the unscrupulous Czerka Corporation as well as a band of fanatical Trandoshan hunters. The Operation will be available at launch, so gather your friends and prepare for one of the galaxy’s greatest challenges!
The Spoils of War
Our philosophy for this expansion is, play your way. Items have always been an important part of your character’s identity, but for the first time we are offering true depth and choice with exciting new items that let you decide how to play in the upcoming battle.
One of the ways that we’re adding this depth is with an entirely new type of gear slot – Tactical items. These build-defining items directly alter your abilities and playstyle. Taking these new items, players will be able to pair them with numerous new set bonuses to choose from, including general sets that can be used by everyone.
These item sets can be acquired through multiple paths. Acquire your gear no matter how you choose to play: Player vs Environment, Player vs Player, Galactic Command, and Crafting are all viable. New set items, Tactical items, and more open a pathway to limitless depth allowing you to play your character exactly how you want!