Star Wars: The Old Republic Next Update 7.1 Due on August 2, Creative Director Gives Farewell Letter to Fans

Star Wars: The Old Republic Next Update

BioWare has shared a load of info the Star Wars: The Old Republic next update 7.1, which is due for release on August 2. This title update will bring in new content and fixes such as a new Operation for eight-player teams, new daily missions and more.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Next Update 7.1 Preview:

Release Date: August 2

  • New daily mission arcs for Republic and Imperial players on the planet Manaan.
  • A challenging new Operation for 8-player teams.
  • Improvements to our Weapons in Outfitter system.
  • Key revelations about Darth Malgus and the Sith lord whose relics he has been pursuing.

In addition to that, Charles Boyd, the game’s Creative Director, is leaving the game after 16 years being with BioWare. Here’s his message to the fans:

A Note From Charles Boyd, Creative Director

Even after almost sixteen years, I still can’t fully believe how lucky I’ve been to work on Star Wars: The Old Republic. The Star Wars galaxy has always been a huge part of my life since I was a kid, so getting to play a role in SWTOR’s growth from its initial vision to a colossal release and then an incredible live service for over a decade has been an amazing experience. The team’s passion, creativity, and dedication to this game are incredible; I don’t think I can ever fully express how much I’ve admired and appreciated working with them every single day.

As always, there are some exciting things in the works for the future of SWTOR – storylines and planets and gameplay and characters that I can’t wait to see come to life. I’m really looking forward to experiencing them all right alongside our players.

So to the team, to our longtime partners at Lucasfilm, and to all of you: thank you so, so much for this amazing journey. I may be moving on from the project, but the Old Republic will never leave my heart.

– Charles

We wish Charles nothing but the best! May the Force Be With You!

Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic

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