When you think of Star Wars, it's easy to think of climactic battles between Jedi and Sith. But it's easy to forget that starship battles are just as big a hallmark of the series as lightsaber duels. BioWare is ready to focus on PvP space battles with the next Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion, Galactic Starfighter, which is set for a February 4 release.
The Galactic Starfighter expansion will introduce 12v12 PvP space battles at no extra charge. Players will get a wide array of customization options to design their fighter however they please. They can also upgrade their ship's weapons and abilities as they play. The expansion will also feature a number of PvP game modes, which have not yet been specified.
Active subscribers will receive early access to the Galactic Starfighter expansion on December 3, along with a slew of bonuses. If you're not a subscriber yet, you can grab a 30-day subcription for $14.99 before November 1 to receive an early gunship unlock and custom paint job. Players with Preferred Status (anyone who makes an online store purchase) will get access to the expansion on January 14.
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