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Hi folks! 

We’re coming up on the tail end of Q1 for 2024, and there’s quite a lot that’s happened since my anniversary post last year. We’re seeing new players and returning players jumping into SWTOR, so I wanted to provide a recap of what’s been happening in the game since Update 7.4 went out in December. 

Dev Streams

We kicked off the year with a dev stream, hosted on February 14th, that gave a glimpse into what content players could expect with Game Update 7.4.1. We’ll be doing the same with Game Update 7.5, which we expect to host sometime in April! 

PvP Season 5 “Pirate’s Plunder” 

Season 5 began February 27th, giving players who enjoy a PvP mode opportunities to earn rewards like new armor, decorations, and a new Flair called “Pirate’s Bounty.” The season will run for 12 weeks!

Game Update 7.4.1

We just released our latest update on March 12th! Game Update 7.4.1 “Building a Foundation” features Galactic Seasons 6, the debut of a narrative feature called Date Night, and we opened transfers to our Shae Vizla server that is hosted in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Galactic Seasons 6 comes with a breathtaking new Copero Stronghold that can be earned from the reward track. All the details can be found here.

Date Night Missions are a replayable, multiple-outcome cinematic feature, and the perfect treat for story-driven players seeking opportunities to develop deeper relationships with their romanceable companions. These weekly repeatable missions feature Theron Shan, Lana Beniko, Arcann, and Koth Vortena to start. Our goal is to release 1-2 Date Night Missions alongside Galactic Seasons and eventually have a polished and unique scene for every romanceable companion. 

When 7.4.1 went live on March 12th, we opened character transfers to the new Shae Vizla APAC server:

  • From now until April 12th, Subscribers who have been consistently subbed since January 2nd will receive 16 free transfers. 
  • From now until June 10th, Subscribers will have 50% off (500CC) these transfers. 
  • There is a 15 million credit cap per character transfer.
  • Characters must be at least level 20 in order to qualify for a transfer. 

Transfers can be requested and processed here.

The Cartel Market offerings for this update include Ahsoka™ inspired armors, new weapons (my personal favorite is the Prime Centurion Vibroblade), and a Copero themed Utility Bundle that would match perfectly with your new Stronghold!

Other Updates

We updated our SWTOR Launcher to present information more efficiently. We'll be making a similar update to the Steam launcher in the near future. 

Players who have a Preferred account can post in the Introductions, New Player Help, and Bug Reports sections of the SWTOR Forums. 

What’s coming up? 

I can’t spoil too much, of course, but we did tease a little about what’s on the horizon for Game Update 7.5. First, the new story content is named “Desperate Defiance,” and we will be returning to Hutta!

Players familiar with SWTOR know that we have seasonal events such as Nar Shaddaa Nightlife (summer), Feast of Prosperity (Autumn), and Life Day (holiday). Clearly, one season is missing. Happy to say that the team is also working on a new Spring event that will be debuting with 7.5! More details to come, but what I can say is that players will have a pretty cozy time with it. 

Lane Vizla has been up to a lot in our last few updates, and with 7.5, players will see all of her story missions come to fruition. 

We’ll be going over the above and more in further detail with the Game Update 7.5 dev stream. We are tentatively scheduling this coming April, so stay tuned for more announcements! 

Thank you for reading and I’ll see you all soon.