Earlier today, BioWare announced that the latest patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic would be deployed Thursday April 12th, along with an extended period of scheduled maintenance.

All servers will be down for eight hours on April 12th, from 12:01AM CDT. As ever, predicted maintenance times are just that, and the roll out may take longer than expected.

Update 1.2 adds extensive Legacy options to your characters, allowing a greater range of freedom in character creation in addition to various quality of life perks such as mailboxes aboard your ship and bonuses to your companions. The patch also adds a new flashpoint, new operation and new warzone, new daily missions and a fully customizable interface.

The patch is expected to clock in at 1gb, so if you’re on a slower connection, prepare yourself for a waiting period before you can dive in.

The official announcement can be found here, with the coming changes also documented.


  1. You forgot to point out the fact that they just pulled the one redeeming quality of this patch at the very last minute, namely the Rated Warzones.  A cynic would say this was a money grab for additional subs, enticing former players to return to the game with a promised revamped and improved pvp system. Hop over to the official SWTOR boards and see how the community as a whole is taking it.