BioWare released an information page with details about what we’ll be seeing in Game Update 1.7, which is being called Return of the Gree. Yep, the Gree are back, and with them, the ice-covered planet of Ilum is making a return in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Ilum will be returning as a contested area where players can gain exclusive items and battle a powerful opponent who awaits them. The area will be part of a recurring event. The details of this event will be forthcoming, but from the sounds of it, certain parts will unlock and continue to unlock during the next year. And yes, Free-to-Play players will have access to the event.
A new addition to the Legacy system is also coming in Game Update 1.7. Ever wanted to earn galactic reputation with certain factions throughout the galaxy? Now’s your chance. The prestige system will be an alternative method of character progression and will be tied to the Legacy system so players can enjoy earning reputation across multiple characters.
For more information as well as some nifty screenshots BioWare released, check out the full Game Update 1.7 information page.