Star Wars The Old Republic story recap drops ahead of new expansion

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Plan on diving back into Star Wars The Old Republic but you’ve completely forgot what happened? EA and BioWare have you covered, dropping a handy story recap ahead of the MMO’s new expansion, Legacy of the Sith.


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Every major story event from the game’s 10-year history has been conveniently chronicled in this 7-minute catchup video.

While it doesn’t explore all the memorable story beats from each class quest line, there’s enough here to get you up to speed when Legacy of the Sith launches on February 15, 2022.

About Star Wars The Old Republic: Legacy of the Sith

An Ongoing Conflict

The war between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire spreads to new worlds! Dangerous fringe groups rise in the dark corners of the galaxy and Darth Malgus pursues an unknown plan… Unravel these mysteries and more as your choices continue to shape the galaxy.

Combat Styles

Players can now separate their Class Story from gameplay style for an even greater customization experience. This frees up Advanced Class options as characters can choose any Advanced Class within the Tech or Force playstyle! Play as a Trooper wielding a Sniper Rifle, or a Sith Inquisitor with a lightsaber in each hand, or even secretly use Dark Side powers while posing as a member of the Jedi Order.


The Sith Empire has invaded Manaan to seize its abundance of kolto, a vital medical resource on all sides of the war. Battle through underwater facilities for control of the planet with separate Imperial and Republic Storylines. Completing the Manaan storyline will unlock a new base of operations for your faction!


The story continues on the planet Elom with the discovery of a ruined Sith Fortress that was mysteriously erased from all records. Rumors persist that Darth Malgus–on the hunt for ancient relics throughout the galaxy–may have found something critical to the future of the Jedi and the Sith. This new storyline will be available both as a solo experience as well as a multiplayer Flashpoint!

SWTOR was a huge undertaking by EA and BioWare, building on the Mass Effect developer’s beloved corner of the Star Wars universe. A majority of the MMO’s content is completely free to access though some expansions and game features are locked behind a subscription paywall.

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