October 20th, 2015 (first eleven chapters Early Access)
October 27th, 2015 (first level chapters)
Knights of the Fallen Empire is the fifth expansion to the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG), Star Wars: The Old Republic, set in the Old Republic era and the third paid expansion. It was developed by BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts and was released on October 20th, 2015 to subscribers who have received the early access authorization and for all other players on October 27th, 2015. The expansion's first eleven chapters will be made available at this time, with a new chapter made available for unlock every month afterwards. All chapters will be made available to subscribers at no additional cost. It introduces a new level cap of 65 and is set after the fall of both the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire.
The Sith Empire has fallen. The Galactic Republic has faded into obscurity. In their absence, a new galactic power takes control of the known galaxy: the Eternal Empire. Reigning with an iron fist and dominating everything in it's path, this new superpower is ruled by an Immortal Emperor and his two sons. You play as the Outlander, frozen in carbonite, a relic of a bygone age, now awoken and determined to discover what happened in your absense.
- New Level Cap: 61-65
- Character creation will allow for one instant level 60 character for free for subscribers
- Abilities to betray companions or aquire new ones (sometimes ones that were specific to other classes)
The expansion is comprised of 16 different chapters, each expanding the story. The first nine were made available to players during early access (October 20th) and expansion launch (October 27th), with the other five chapters set to be released during the months to follow. Chapters are free to all subscribers assuming they have an active subscription at the time of the chapter's release. Only active subscribers are able to access the subscription: contrary to models from other expansions due to the different chapter-styled content, this expansion is not available for purchase.
- Chapter 1: The Hunt
- Chapter 2: A Dream of Empire
- Chapter 3: Outlander
- Chapter 4: The Gravestone
- Chapter 5: From the Grave
- Chapter 6: Asylum
- Chapter 7: Lady of Sorrows
- Chapter 8: Taking Flights
- Chapter 9: The Alliance
- Chapter 10: Anarchy in Paradise
- Chapter 11: Disavowed
- Chapter 12: Visions in the Dark
- Chapter 13: Profit and Plunder
- Chapter 14: Mandalore's Revenge
- Chapter 15: The GEMINI Deception
- Chapter 16: The Battle of Odessen