Star Wars: The Old Republic Free to Play Over the Weekend

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 06 April 2012 14:30
Star Wars: The Old Republic

If you've been wanting to try out Star Wars: The Old Republic, this weekend is your chance. Neither payment information nor game cards are required, simply just sign up and start playing. When the free period ends, you'll just not be able to log into your account. If you want to keep playing from there, all your character information will be saved and you'll be able to pick up from where you left off. Sadly, if you've played a free-trial before, you'll have to sign up for this free period with a different e-mail and you won't be able to access any of your characters from that free trial.

There are a few restrictions on the free account, but they are to be expected. They are:

  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character cannot exceed level 15. The player will be notified via in-game notifications and chat message once they have hit the maximum level for the trial experience.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will only be able to play on their Origin World, Capital World, the Fleet, all Warzones, and in their first Flashpoint. A message box will appear if a character attempts to go outside of these areas.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will not be able to use general chat, trade chat, or PvP chat. The character will only be able to use local chat, group chat, guild chat, and reply to whispers.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will not be able to send or reply to mail by other trial characters. However, your character will be able to receive in-game mail during the trial.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will not be able to use the Galactic Trade Network or trade with other players.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will only be able to level their Crew Skills ranking to around 40.
  • A Weekend Pass Free Trial character will not be able to earn Legacy XP.
The trial actually started yesterday (sorry for being behind on the times), and it goes until 2:00AM CDT on Monday, April 9. You can read the whole FAQ here and sign up here