Published on July 21st, 2011 | by Cryss


Preorder The Old Republic for Early Access & Game Editions

In exchange for preordering Bioware’s new Star Wars MMO, The Old Republic, through either your local retailer or Origin, you will be given a one time code that will allow early access to the game in the forseeable future. This is true for both physical and digital forms of distribution depending on your preferences, meaning that it won’t force people to choose between each method. The early access ends on the day of release, so their will be no down time between you playing the early access and the games release; your characters will also be ported into the final version. All you have to do is use your preorder code at the Game Redemption Centre. From there, an email will be sent to you when the early access is made live. As for anyone who has set up a pre-release guild to get this active in the early access game, you only need 4 members of the guild to use preorder codes; an easy way to start playing with friends. You can redeem your preorder code by going to But wait, how and where can you pre-order the game from? And what do you get across all versions? You can pre-order from three versions; standard edition, digital deluxe edition and limited edition. Pre-ordering the standard edition will get you early access (as mentioned), and you will also recieve a colour stone for your lightsaber/guns bullet colour. The standard edition sells for around £35-£40/$60. The Digital Deluxe edition is Origin exclusive, and you will recieve everything you get with the standard edition, plus 5 digital items:
  • Flare Gun
  • Training Droid
  • HoloDancer
  • HoloCam
  • STAP
The Digital Deluxe edition will sell for multiple prices depending on where you live. The Limited Edition contains everything the Digital Deluxe edition has, as well as:
  • Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
  • Game disks collectible metal case
  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural as annotated by Satele Shan
  • The Old Republic galaxy map
  • Custom Security Authentication Key
  • Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
  • High-quality Collector’s Edition box
  • Exclusive Mouse Droid
  • Exclusive Collector’s Edition Store
The Limited Edition, along with the standard edition, can be pre-ordered from retailers, such as most of the Amazon websites, GAME/ for the UK, Walmart/Best Buy/Gamestop/Target for the US and multiple other retailers for around the world. The limited edition sells for £130/$150. The digital deluxe edition can only be bought from Origin. Pre-order codes will arrive in your e-mail box either instantly, later on today or in a couple of days, depending on where you bought it. For full details on everything about pre-ordering, go to  

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