Star Wars: The Old Republic will be adding a perk for subscribers who jump into the upcoming Fallen Empire expansion. As a reward for your subscriber loyalty, subscribers to the free to play MMORPG will receive 1 free level 60 character. While all the details will be revealed as we get closer to launch, we do have a few of the higher profile questions answered since Eric Musco took to the forums today on the topic.

“As a subscriber, when you get Fallen Empire you will receive one free level 60 character. This character must be a new character, you cannot “boost” an existing character up to 60. Beyond that first one which is included free with KOTFE, you can purchase additional level 60 characters through the Cartel Market at any time,” Musco wrote.

This will likely mean an increase in character slots for players and the team at BioWare is currently considering adding 2 slots but this isn’t locked in just yet. As we near the expansion’s release we’ll get additional details regarding what this instant level 60 character means class story wise, companion wise, and other particulars players are already asking about.

What do you think of an instant level 60 for subscribers? Let me know below.

Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.


  1. The lvl 60 boost will actually be better for older players opposed to newer ones. The best thing SWTOR has got going for itself is the story mode for each class. The story mode is what gets you vested into this game. New players trying the game out just for the lvl 60 boost will be missing out on the best part of the game.

  2. YES ITS PAY TO WIN, go ingame and see urself, if u are paying and not understand u pay to win u are braindead, u cant progress without locked content.

    • SWTOR is as much pay to win as your English is perfect. Which is not btw.

      You have access to content from lvl 1 to 50, beyond that you have to buy expansions. If you think buying expansions is pay 2 win then you must be living under the rock for past 10 years.

  3. Instant level 60 is terrible, what a lazy and desperate attempt to draw in new players. The 12x XP boost was a far better idea that they should have offered instead. Now the whole process of getting to LvL 60 and experiencing the story means absolutely nothing when you can just pay for it.

  4. They trying to revive dead, its dead game,from scammers, fake free to play with locked content and characters, even then they should pay players to play this boring turn based like mmo.

    • I disagree. Game is far from dead. Servers are full of people. And while I agree it’s fake f2p title – you have to subscribe to play it comfortably – it’s still successful. If they do this upcoming expansion right, they even might experience the same level of praise as FF XIV 2.0 got after changes

        • p2w? yo, kiddie, do you even bother to understand what p2w is? if not, go read. this is as much p2w as EQ or UE4… and the game is far from dead. sure, u don’t need anyone to get from lvl 1 to 60 since everything but FP’s can be solo’ed but the game is still full of players.


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