With Rise of the Hutt Cartel coming to SWTOR in the near future, I’ve had a few people ask me: Why Should I Buy Rise Of The Hutt Cartel? My answer is always that it depends on the individual’s gaming style, but to help Eric Musco at BioWare has posted a nice summary of the differences if you do or don’t add the expansion pack:
Here is a bit more clarification on the differences between Rise of the Hutt Cartel and 2.0 put as simply as I can!
What subscribers will get without purchasing Rise of the Hutt Cartel:
- Class changes and balancing levels 1-50
- Any itemization/world changes which affect levels 1-50
- Legacy Achievements
What subscribers will get if they do purchase Rise of the Hutt Cartel:
- New Operation: Scum and Villainy
- Nightmare Mode Terror From Beyond
- Upgraded level 55 Hard Mode Flashpoints
- Level cap increase to 55
- All new Makeb storyline
The new Operation and Hard Mode Flashpoints in Game Update 2.0 are Level 55 Elder Game Content. The level cap increase to 55 is included with the purchase of the Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel. Free-to-Play restrictions apply. Visit theFree-to-Play Features Chart for more information.
So there you have it – even if you don’t upgrade you’ll see some impact of the expansion but you’ll need to buy it for the new content. Not surprising but it’s a good overview of where things are at.