SWTOR Free to Play Launch Date Announced

SWTOR F2P Launch DateBioWare have announced the launch date for the switch over to its Free-to-Play option. November 15th is the day and it’ll be a simultaneous launch across all territories. Subscribers or those who re-activate a subscription by December 20th, also get their booty on that day:

If you’re a paying Subscriber at the launch of the Free-to-Play option on November 15th, you will be granted all of the Complimentary Cartel Coins currently listed on your Cartel Coin Ledger page, plus a one-time grant of 250 Complimentary Cartel Coins!

Additionally, we are extending the Rewards Program! All former subscribers who reactivate their subscription by the new date of December 20, 2012 at 11:59pm CST will be granted Complimentary Cartel Coins for their prior paid months up to November 15, 2012. For more information on all of the rewards you could potentially receive, visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/FREE.

 Now over to you: is F2P bringing you back to game? If not, why not? We’d love to hear your thoughts.


Read the full info here.


  1. Didn’t leave, have been happy to wait and see how this MMO would evolve. It’s nice to get a bit of extra loving from BW but would be keen to see what happens with the populations on the Oceanic servers.

  2. Coming back, nope..

    I have no interest in ‘Pay-to-Win’ games, thanks for the enjoyment but the lack of end-game content updates and now the Pay-to-Win or ‘Free-to-only-just-be-able-to-Play'(because 80% of the things you need you have to buy) model has ruined any and all hopes I had for this game.

  3. I’ll give them $15 just to get the Cartel Coin stash from when I was subbed. I like the idea of the Cartel Packs, sounds interesting, but the general consensus of opinion seems to be the drop rate of anything good is veeery low. I was looking forward to their F2P going live but with what they’ve come up with it seems too darn restrictive. They say that they give you the 1 to 50 content but really how can you enjoy it with next to no bank slots and you even have to pay for tool bars! They have turned basic necessary game functions into purchasable items and that just really sucks.
    So, probably won’t be back after the month I buy runs out but will wait and see if they offer a F2P package that’s more enticing than what they are currently proposing.