Star Wars: The Old Republic's 2.4 update confronts the Dread Masters

The all-powerful Sith Lords, the Dread Masters, have left the galaxy trembling throughout the life of Star Wars: The Old Republic. However, the upcoming 2.4 update is teasing a conclusion to their story arc, as Jedi and Sith take up arms for The Dread War on October 1.

The Dread War will introduce two new Level 55 Operations, taking players to the outer moon of Oricon to traverse through the treacherous Dread Fortress and Dread Palace. The Dread Fortress will pit players against one of the six Dread Masters, while the Dread Palace promises an end to the Masters' saga.

If you've let your SWTOR monthly subscription lapse, you may want to consider jumping back in, since subscribers that take part in the next update will receive the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion (normally $19.99, $9.99 for subscribers) at no extra charge through October 20. At $14.99 for a 30-day subscription, it's a decent deal for players that are looking to get back in and get the new content.