Early Game Access Could be Up to 5 Days

Will you get early game access to SWTOR for pre-ordering the game? That is the word on the street but many people who have already pre-ordered complained about not getting their code or about not knowing how long the early game access will last. Will it be days? Weeks? Hours?

After anxiously awaiting months to years for it, people want to know when they are going to get it.

The order in which you redeem your Pre-order Code is the order in which you will gain Early Game Access before the game’s official release.

This part seems to mean that it will be staggered based on when you pre-ordered the game. So does this mean that those who pre-ordered the earliest will get a full 5 days of early game access and those who pre-ordered later may get less time? How staggered will it be and how much time will be in between the access?

It’s a good question for anyone who has pre-ordered or plans to but hasn’t yet.

Also, keep in mind that the fine print also reads you have to redeem your code. So if you pre-ordered but didn’t redeem the code yet, you better get on that ASAP. Your early game access will be planned according to when you redeem the early access code that comes with your pre-order.

The fine print of the pre-order page reads:

CUSTOMERS WHO PRE-ORDER STAR WARS™: THE OLD REPUBLIC™ WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY THE GAME BEFORE THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH. “EARLY GAME ACCESS” IS THE PERIOD OF TIME BEFORE THE OFFICIAL GAME LAUNCH WHEN PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS MAY ACCESS THE GAME. EARLY GAME ACCESS MAY BE UP TO 5 DAYS. THE LENGTH OF YOUR EARLY GAME ACCESS DEPENDS ON THE DATE AND ORDER IN WHICH YOU REDEEMED YOUR PRE-ORDER CODE AT THE CODE REDEMPTION CENTER. SEE PRE-ORDER FAQ FOR MORE DETAILS.

Lisa Mason

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.