Getting Started – Game Requirements

Getting Started – Game Requirements

In order to play one has to obtain two user accounts:

  • A SWTOR account is used to log-in into the game and access the website.  To create an SWTOR account you can do so at the SWTOR Account Registration.  You need to have a valid email address.
  • An Origin account for Star Wars: The Old Republic account (SWTOR) is NOT needed, but is encouraged by SWTOR for streamlined game downloads and updates.  This Orgin account is used to get access to Electronic Arts’ (EA) online web store and download manager.  You can create a new Origin account by going to the Origin Account Registration
  • Note: The account creation will be taken care of during the installation process if you do not already have SWTOR account.

You need purchase a copy of the game. There are three different editions of Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR).

  • Standard Editions – $59.99 (£44.99 / €54.99),
  • Digital Deluxe  Editions – $79.99 (£59.99 / €74.99)
  • Collector’s Editions – $149.99 (£129.00 / €149.99)
A monthly subscription is required to play SWTOR. – there are three payment options:

  • For 1 month it cost $14.99 (£8.99/€12.99)
  • For 3 months it’s $41.97 (£25.17/€35.97) which turns out to be $13.99 per month
  • For 6 months it’s $77.94 (£46.14/€65.94) which turns out to be $12.99 per month

Note: When you purchase the game it includes 30 days of game playing.

Computer Minimum Requirements
You need to have a Microsoft Windows platform to play, either Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. 


  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better


  • Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM
  • Note: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB of RAM.

Video Card: Requires a video card that has a minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM as well as support for Shader 3.0 or better. Examples include:

  • ATI X1800 or better
  • nVidia 7800 or better
  • Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better

Be sure to check out our SWTOR Basics Guide for information on how to start playing SWTOR, including choosing your allegiance, your race, class, datacron search and much more!

One Response to “Getting Started – Game Requirements”

  1. Tory says:

    Me and this article, stiitng in a tree, L-E-A-R-N-I-N-G!

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