Play Star Wars: The Old Republic Free This Weekend

Thinking about trying out BioWare's epic MMORPG? This weekend is the perfect opportunity.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris

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I bet that headline perked up your ears, didn't it? EA Games and BioWare have sent around a press release today announcing that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be free to play this weekend, starting this Thursday, March 15th at 12:01am CDT and ending on Monday, March 19th at 2:00am CDT.

The "Weekend Pass Free Trial" will let newcomers to a galaxy far, far away experience the opening adventures for all eight character classes, as well as explore their Origin worlds and have the opportunity to visit their faction's Capital World. Additionally, PvP Warzones will be available, as well as two of the game's early faction-specific Flashpoints, "The Esseles" and "The Black Talon."

If you've been thinking about dipping your toes into BioWare's massive Star Wars MMORPG, now's the perfect opportunity. You can't get much better than free, amirite? Hell, if you pick the right server you might even run into a pair of fat, shirtless, dancing smugglers. And they're always looking to party…

Head over to the game's website to register for your free weekend when the time is right.