Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial Released

BioWare Austin promised that Star Wars: The Old Republic would be free up to level 15 during this year's E3, and they've made good on that promise today with the release of a free downloadable trial. Surprisingly, the trial lets you play any of the game's eight characters through their starting quests and participate in PvP and at least one Flashpoint, so it sounds like a great deal if you've been on the fence about the game up until now:
Today we are excited to announce the Star Warsâ„¢: The Old Republicâ„¢ Free Trial*. Now you will be able to live out your very own Star Warsâ„¢ saga with thousands of other players up to level 15 with no charge or time limit! The Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial allows individuals, without a previously active Star Wars: The Old Republic game account, to see a portion of what the game has to offer with no payment method required.

Free Trial participants will experience the opening adventures of each of the eight character classes in the game. Players will explore their classes' Origin World, and may even have the opportunity to visit their faction's Capital World! Additionally, Free Trial players will have the chance to face off against other players in Player-vs.-Player Warzones, or join up with friends and play through a Flashpoint.

Players who have previously participated in one of the Weekend Pass Free Trials or the Friends of Star Wars: The Old Republic Trial are also eligible to join this new free trial!

Visit to create your account, download the game, and begin your free trial experience! Have questions? Visit the Free Trial FAQ for more details.