SWTOR Game Update 1.2: Legacy is Live!

I hope you’re all stocked up on SWTOR Credits, folks, ‘cause SWTOR Patch 1.2 has blasted off! The new update, Legacy, brings to the fore the new Legacy System, allowing players to make all their characters “related” via a Legacy Family Tree.

But what if your characters are of different factions, races, classes? Well that’s the beauty of the Legacy System. Like some mad scientist tinkering with the laws of genetics and heredity (or, look around you, real life!), Legacy allows the mixing of all types of sentient beings.

There are six ways characters can be linked: as spouses, siblings, children, step-children, rivals and allies. Unique abilities and emotes will be shared across your Legacy. When one of your characters unlocks a new ability, that ability will also be unlocked for all your other characters.

This also means SWTOR gold gets new “magical powers”: when you buy something for one of your characters, all your other characters also get the same item! Cool, huh? That alone is reason enough to stockpile the best SWTOR Credits.  According to Senior Designer William Wallace (cool name, bro. Freeeeedom!), “[when] a new character on your Legacy gets their ship, they will climb aboard for the first time to find all of your purchases already in place and waiting.” Like I said, cool!

Wallace adds, “if you have enough credits and a high enough Legacy level, you may also unlock additional species combos by purchasing them for a large number of credits.” Hear that? You need to buy SWTOR Credits to get the new combos.

More from Mr. Wallace: “The cost for bypassing the unlock requirements is high, but it allows players who may have played a human to 50 and beyond a chance to start their next character as the species and class of their choice if they have the credits to spare.” Translation: You’ll need tons of SWTOR gold to get the unlocks, but it’ll totally be worth it.

…and that’s why the new update is called Legacy.

Now for the other features of Update 1.2, from the Patch Notes:

New Operation: Explosive Conflict

The Trandoshan mercenary warlord Kephess has seized the planet Denova, a world rich in resources valuable to the war effort. Players must assault his war camp, situated atop a mountain in densely-wooded terrain, fighting Imperial defectors and heavy war machines along the way. 8- and 16-player Story and Hard Modes are currently available for this Operation.

New Warzone: Novare Coast

Like Huttball, this Warzone supports same-faction matches if there are not enough members of the opposing faction to be found.

New Flashpoint: Lost Island

Having uncovered the sources of the Rakghoul plague outbreak in the Tion Hegemony, players must travel to Ord Mantell and confront Dr. Lorrick, the mad scientist who engineered this horrific biological weapon.