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Rise of the level cap in first SWTOR expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel


The first Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion pack has been revealed: Rise of the Hutt Cartel.

It will raise the level cap to 55, unlocking new abilities, skill points, gear "and more".

It will introduce a fully-voiced new storyline revolving around the fat slug crime syndicate, the Hutt Cartel.

It will open the Hutt-infested planet of Makeb where the Galacitic Republic and sinister Sith fight to uncover "a powerful secret".

It's due out in Spring 2013.

If you're a subscriber you'll need to pay $10, if you're not, $20. Pre-order now for five days head start.

That's about all the information there is at the moment - more to come, apparently.

A Rise of the Hutt Cartel FAQ offers a little bit of colour about the Hutt Cartel having "never-before-seen" droids and "monstrous" battle stations that serve as "powerful weapons of destruction". Sounds like you could be hunting for something similar to Vader's infamous Death Star. Apparently "you will be forced to take a side".