Bioware just announced a new Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion

Legacy of the Sith will release later this 2021 as part of BioWare's celebration for The Old Republic's 10th-year anniversary.

In what has to be one of the most surprising pieces of news to come out in recent weeks, BioWare just dropped a brand new Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion.

Legacy of the Sith will continue the hunt for the rogue Sith, Darth Malgus.

Legacy of the Sith is a new expansion that will be released as part of the game's 10th-anniversary celebration.

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What is the new Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion about?

Legacy of the Sith is just a small part of BioWare's year-long celebration of The Old Republic's 10th-year anniversary.

Star Wars: The Old Republic was released back in 2011, after being announced in 2008. Although the game has remained relatively quiet in recent years, Bioware just revealed a new expansion that's sure to bring players back to the game in droves.

BioWare Austin announced Legacy of the Sith via a press release. It's set to launch later this year and will add a new story chapter and numerous quality of life improvements to the game. Surprisingly enough, BioWare says that the update aims to make the 10-year-old MMORPG cater better to new players.

Over the years, BioWare's expansions for The Old Republic have made the story somewhat confusing. Previous releases introduced The Eternal Empire. However, in Legacy of the Sith, the conflict between the Empire and the Republic takes center stage once again. In the expansion, players will continue their pursuit of the rogue renegade Sith, Darth Malgus.

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The Old Republic has set up Malgus as a big threat from the start and the Legacy of the Sith finally shines the spotlight on him.

While hunting for Malgus in the latest expansion, players will find themselves exploring a variety of locales across the Star Wars universe. This includes the watery world of Manaan, to the enigmatic world known as Elom, which is characterized by its mountaintop tomb. The expansion even sees players exploring a deep space research station.

The latest The Old Republic expansion will also be raising the level cap to 80 and introduce new Operations, as well as a Flash Point, for players to team up and complete together.

However, while some quality of life improvements will be welcome, what is perhaps the most interesting addition courtesy of the expansion is the Combat Styles. In a nutshell, this new feature will let players mix and match different abilities to create their own preferred playstyle in The Old Republic.

Unfortunately, BioWare did not confirm an exact release date for Legacy of the Sith, instead, they left excited fans with a holiday 2021 release window.

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