Star Wars: The Old Republic Goes Down Ahead of Midnight EST Launch

Like those of us over here at Game Front, you’ve probably been enjoying your early access to Star Wars: The Old Republic. And you may have noticed that at about 7 p.m. Eastern Standard time, SWTOR went down. That’s okay — it’s supposed to do that.

Electronic Arts has taken the game down ahead of its midnight launch tonight in order to put up more servers and generally get prepared for the crush of new players that’s about to join the game. If you thought waiting in queues for servers during the pre-order period was bad, well…prime your “Noooooo” button.

Things will be back up and running at 12:01 a.m. tonight — that’s 9 p.m. for us West Coasters — when the game officially launches. EA says you might want to consider rolling your brand-new bounty hunter with a secret heart of gold but a penchant for murder or your merciless Sith warrior who really values justice (get off, that one’s mine!) on a different server in order to avoid line-ups. Just a heads-up.

Let us know how your first night in SWTOR goes in the comments.

Via Joystiq.

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3 Comments on Star Wars: The Old Republic Goes Down Ahead of Midnight EST Launch


On December 19, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I’ve been enjoying Early Access. Looking forward to the influx of new players at launch, though.


On December 19, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I started playing last night and now I’m at a loss of something to do until the servers are back up.

Brandon J. Clark

On December 20, 2011 at 7:45 am

Man, I love the art style in this game. It’s not quite as robotic or cartoony as the Clone Wars cartoon, but still blocky enough to be HIGHLY accessible.

I love it!