Early Access for The Old Republic Starts Earlier

Those who preordered Star Wars: The Old Republic get early access to the game. That early access will begin on Tuesday, two days earlier than first announced.

Anyone who has redeemed a preorder code for early access can pre-load the game now, says BioWare. It will begin unlocking on Dec. 13 at 6 a.m. CST, which is a week before its retail release.

Not everyone's going to get to jump in at exactly that moment. The game's official blog explained that early access will be granted on a rolling basis, in the order in which the preorder codes were redeemed. You'll know when your number is called when you get an email invitation.

EA added that some pre-orders are still available through Origin and at major retailers.

The Old Republic blog also reminded players that they'll have to redeem their official product registration code after the official Dec. 20 launch.

Pre-load STAR WARS: The Old Republic Now [The Old Republic]