Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Launching An APAC Region Cloud Server This Week

Servers a little less far, far away.

EA and Broadsword have announced the launch of an all-new Asia-Pacific (APAC) cloud server for its long-running MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, giving players in the region access to better infrastructure and improved performance.

The new server, dubbed Shae Vizla, is located very locally in Sydney and being brought online this week on Friday, November 17th at 6AM AEDT for those with a paid subscription or Saturday, November 18th at 6AM AEDT for all players. You can read more about the new server in the blog post from executive producer Keith Kanneg, as well as a detailed FAQ here.

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“Star Wars: The Old Republic’s recent technological updates and new APAC server make it the best time yet for current, returning and new players to embark on their next Star Wars journey,” reads the press release announcing the new server. “Shae Vizla will be a new server with no transfers available at launch; however levelling boosts will be enabled. This will give new and returning players a space to start on a clean slate while providing the development team with the ability to monitor the health of the server’s economy.”

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is a massively multiplayer online game with both paid subscription and free-to-play options that puts players at the centre of their own Star Wars story, play as a Jedi, Sith, Bounty Hunter many other iconic Star Wars roles as they explore the galaxy far, far away over 3000 years before the classic films. With six narrative expansions available to date, and new impending launch of the new Shae Vizla APAP cloud server, now’s the time to become the hero of your own Star Wars adventure and choose your path down the Light or Dark side of the Force.