Star Wars: The Old Republic PvP Battles Explained

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Every week BioWare gives fans some new information about its upcoming MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic. This week's update doesn't exactly contain any new revelations per se... but it does give us a wealth of detail about the game's player vs player battles. Want to know how a game of "Huttball" between a Sith Lord and a Jedi Knight might play out? Read on.

SWTOR will feature three PvP "Warzones", each with its own unique objectives and gameplay. The first warzone is called "Voidstar", and sees players fight for the control of a spaceship. The second warzone, "Alderaan", involves an all-out war on the famous planet, while the third warzone is known as "Huttball".

Wait... Huttball!? Is that like Jabba the Hutt's version of basketball? Well... yeah. This is how BioWare explains it:

"In Huttball, two teams meet inside the deadly confines of 'The Pit,' an arena unlike any other in the galaxy! The teams battle for control of a ball which appears in the center of the arena. Whichever team has the ball must run with it, pass it, or use whatever means necessary to get it across the opposing team's goal line, while simultaneously battling the enemy team and avoiding the many fire, acid and anti-gravity traps that litter the playing field. At the end of the match, the team with the most points wins."

Still don't understand the rules? Watch this Huttball trailer:
 


For more videos and information about SWTOR's PvP features, check out the official website.

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