Nov 4, 2011

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New Pre-Order Page Details Early Game Access [UPDATED]

BioWare has launhed a new pre-order page for Star Wars: The Old Republic at Buy.Swtor.Com that contains a new comparison matrix, as well as detailing some idea about what we can expect in terms of Early Game Access:

Customers who pre-order Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will be able to play the game before the official launch. “Early Game Access” is the period of time before the official game launch when pre-order customers may access the game. Early Game Access may be up to 5 days. The length of your Early Game Access depends on the date and order in which you redeemed your Pre-Order Code at the Code Redemption Center. See Pre-Order FAQ for more details.

Head on over to check it out, and for crying out loud, pre-order if you haven’t already!

[UPDATE] BioWare has released a news article to further explain the benefits and mechanics of Early Game Access, but still do not give any sort of direct way to know exactly when your will start based on when you entered your code.

  1. It’s not visible yet for EU people. At least for me. It only shows when I visit http://buy.swtor.com/us instead of http://buy.swtor.com

  2. Ok conspiracy time – maybe they are adding US first, then eu to early access? So the Eu site hasnt been updated cos it will say up to 3-4 days earlier?

    I hope this is not the case, but in terms of their aims to roll folks onto the server in stages, i can see why they would do so. I just hope they are ready for an almighty backlash if they dont put EU into early access at the exact same time as US.

  3. It’s 2 days less then what I was thinking but still it’s more then enough. Only 40 more days to go :D.

  4. OK, OK I’ve tried every link and can’t find how many days i’d be able to start playing. Anyone else? code submitted 07/22/11…..

  5. nice catch Lethality

  6. I have heard that you can play on December 13 if you have pre-ordered it. is it true?

    • Hi Rokigo! Yes, some people will begin playing tomorrow, December 13th. But BioWare is opening up in stages based on how early you entered your pre-order code. So if you pre-ordered back in July, you stand a good chance of getting in within the first few days of Early Access. If you pre-order right now, you may only get the tail end, or possibly no early access. Check this out for help: http://www.swtor.com/early-access

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