BioWare Teases SWTOR Patch 1.1: Rise of the Rakghouls

Last week, BioWare released this video announcing first content patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Patch 1.1, entitled Rise of the Rakghouls, will introduce new Operation content, a new Flashpoint, and a laundry list of game tweaks and bug fixes. Patch 1.1 is coming on January 17, 2012.

The new Flashpoint, “Kaon Under Siege,” pits players agains the famed rakghouls of KOTOR fame in an attempt to stop their virulent zombie-like plague from spreading across the galaxy. Karagga’s Palace, a level 50 Operation, will be getting expanded from its current single boss to a full five bosses. Further, level 50 players will now have their own Warzone PvP tier, segregating them and their high-end gear from the rest of the player base.

BioWare indicated that Patch 1.1 is the first of a two-part story arc, with the second chapter being slated for release in March 2012. This second installment is expected to add Guild Banks and the full Legacy System.