There’s been a lot of hype around the upcoming 11GB update for SWTOR. The update’s going to deal with a ton of issues, increase the graphic capability for high-end machines, and even add a bunch of new flashpoints and operations. They’re even adding this thing called a Legacy family tree where you can make your characters related to each other. What does this mean? To make a long story short, if your dad was a jedi character, and your a smuggler, you may be a smuggler that can use the force. This new option has never been done in an MMO and I’m super excited to try it out.
The update is set to release some time in april, but if you can’t wait or just even want to see it for yourself, it’s been released on the Public Test Realm. If you do this be sure to leave yourself a big chunk of time because it requires an 11GB download and install. To do this simply click the gear in the bottow left corner of the log in screen (not in game) and check the Public Test Realm option. then after you log in, click the splitting arrow icon in thebottom left and click Public Test Realm again.
Because I didn’t have a character on the PBR already I had to start a new game so all I was able to test was the graphic changes and let me tell you, It looks a looooot better. Better textures, better draw distance, and more fluid movement, make for a better game. I’m very excited for this new update and if you try it out before it’s released, let me know what you think!