Star Wars: The Old Republic hasn’t had the smoothest of rides since launch. The MMORPG by Bioware has been both praised and criticized by fans and critics for its focus on certain areas over others. To try and remedy this, Bioware has been working hard this year to add more multiplayer content to the game and refine its gameplay mechanics so that it’s more fun for all. And today, they revealed that this initiative is about to grow in a big way.
For on November 8th, they will release the United Forces update, which will further improve the multiplayer aspect of the game. With the immediate goal to make it “easier for you to join or reconnect with friends, discover new guilds and jump into multiplayer battles.” As for how they’re doing this, they’re going to merge some servers together, thus allowing players to be “closer” and thus allowing queuing and other aspects of multiplayer to be smoothed out.
In fact, this is a major change in the way that Star Wars: The Old Republic will go from seventeen servers, to five. Just five, one for each major language according to Bioware.
Now, as this is a major change, they’re going to be offering rewards once the update goes live. You can get a free pet by loggin in, you can get new companions by completing certain missions, there are new achievements, and, you’ll be able to get bonuses on things like XP and more!
If you’re wondering how this will affect you and your character, Bioware listed out pretty much every question you’ll likely think of and answered them, so do check out the full page to see if yours was answered.
Either way though, this is indeed a huge change for the game, and it’ll be very interesting to see just how fan react to the new servers when they launch next month.