While Star Wars: The Old Republic's
beta test weekends thus far have been small and intermittent
hopes to make it up to anxious fans by kicking off a much larger beta event
. The studio posted that it is in the process of inviting "more players into testing than [it's] ever invited before in a single weekend" over the course of today in preparation for this weekend's test.
This next beta weekend will take place from October 7th through the 11th and is separate from the ongoing closed beta. BioWare also asserts that players who aren't accepted into this test will have future opportunities in the additional beta test weekends before the launch.
beta test invitations will come straight to players' emails and can be verified by logging into your account to see whether the beta client is available for download.
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