Get the info you need if you’re playing STAR WARS™: The Old Republic™ on Steam.

When you download and launch Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ through Steam for the first time, you’ll be asked to sign in to the SW:TOR launcher. Doing this links your SW:TOR account to the Steam account that’s currently signed in on your computer.

If you’re on a shared computer, make sure you’re logged in to your personal Steam account every time you log in to SW:TOR.

What if I linked the wrong account?

Head over to and follow the steps on this page to unlink your account.

If you want to play SW:TOR through Steam, here’s how:

  1. Uninstall the SW:TOR launcher from your computer (use Add or Remove Programs in Windows).
  2. Open Steam.
  3. Add Star Wars: The Old Republic to your game library.
  4. Before you start downloading, double-check your language settings (this could save you an additional big download later on if you download the wrong language):
    • Right-click on SW:TOR in your Steam library.
    • Click Properties.
    • Click on the Language tab.

      Properties menu showing SWTOR Language options on Steam.

    • Choose the language you want to play in, and confirm if you’re asked to.
  5. Download the client.
  6. Once it’s downloaded, launch SW:TOR from Steam and log in with your SW:TOR username and password - this links your SW:TOR account and your Steam account.

I bought something on Steam but I can’t see it in game

If you were logged into the game when you made your purchase, try logging out and back in again. This forces the system to refresh your account and add any purchases you’ve made. If it’s still not there, check your email for a receipt from Steam to make sure the transaction went through.

I subscribed, but the game still thinks I’m not a subscriber

If you were logged into the game when you subscribed, try quitting the game entirely and logging back in again. Your subscriber status should update on a new login.

If it doesn’t, check your email for a receipt from Steam to make sure your subscription payment went through successfully.

If it did, and you’re still not showing as a subscriber in-game, follow these steps to get help:

  1. Go to your Steam purchase history:
    • Log in to the Steam client
    • Click on your username at the top right.
    • Choose Account Details.
  2. Take a screenshot of your entire account details page, clearly showing your Steam account name and Steam ID number. These screenshots must be unedited so we can verify your account details..

    Steam account browser page showing the required account details.

  3. Click on View Purchase History.
  4. Take a screenshot of your entire Purchase History screen, clearly showing the SW:TOR transaction.
  5. Steam Purchase History browser page showing a SWTOR transaction.

  6. Click in to the transaction, and screenshot that page too.
    • You should now have three screenshots showing your account details, your purchase history, and a screenshot of the transaction.
  7. Contact SW:TOR support and make sure to provide your SW:TOR User ID. Please attach all three screenshots when prompted.

I had a problem with a purchase or want a refund

Contact Steam support if you’re having trouble with a purchase through the Steam store.

  1. In the Steam Launcher, click on your Steam ID at the top-right.
  2. Choose Account details.
  3. Under Store & Purchase history, click View purchase history.
  4. Select your transaction from the list and click on it to get help with your purchase.

I’m having trouble with the launcher

If you’re experiencing issues launching SW:TOR on Steam, try verifying your game files:

  1. Right-click on Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ in your Steam Library.
  2. Choose Properties.
  3. Click the Local files tab. 
  4. Click Verify integrity of game files.
  5. If you get a Steam Client Service pop-up, click Yes to allow it to run.
  6. Wait for it to finish before launching the game again.

If that doesn’t fix the problem, try some of the other steps in our SW:TOR Launcher troubleshooting guide.

Can I link my old SW:TOR account to Steam?

If you already have a SW:TOR account, you can link it to Steam. Add the game to your Steam Library, download it, and sign in with your SW:TOR credentials to link them.

I bought a pack through Steam but it won’t let me buy another one

You can buy either a regular or Deluxe version of a pack. If you try to buy another version of the pack, Steam will block the purchase because you already own some of the content.

Contact SW:TOR support and provide your SW:TOR User ID if you need help with:

  • technical troubleshooting
  • an in-game issue
  • your SW:TOR account
  • a purchase you made
  • your subscription

Contact Steam support if you need help with your Steam account.

Looking for more?

  • Check out Answers HQ to get help from other players and chat with the community.
  • Keep an eye on @EAHelp on Twitter for everything from outage info to news about the game.

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