If you've ever had a subscription to BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO, or purchased something from the online store since the game went free-to-play, then you have achieved Preferred Status, and now have early access into the Galactic Starfighter expansion.

As an intergalactic war explodes across the universe, Star Wars: The Old Republic players will be able to jump into 12v12 Player-vs-Player dogfights. Gamers who like the piloting role can attack their foes with a heavy-hitting Gunship (check out the trailer below). This new digital expansion will become free to the rest of the public beginning on February 4.