Galactic Strongholds Announced!

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Star Wars: The Old Republic issued a press release earlier today where they outlined the next digital expansion coming to the game. Undoubtedly, this expansion aims to be the scope of Galactic Starfighter but caters to a different demographic of players.

BioWare gave a brief outline of what this expansion intends to do.

“In Galactic Strongholds, players can live on multiple planets and choose a prestigious apartment in the heart of the faction’s capital world, live in style among the high-rollers of Nar Shaddaa, or both by owning multiple Strongholds. Hundreds of unique decorations will be available for players to express their own personal style, as well as to boost their Prestige score to compete for top ranking in the Stronghold Directory. Friends can be invited and transported to a player’s Stronghold from any in-game location to socialize. At official launch, Guilds will also be able to launch powerful Guild Flagships where members can meet, plan, and strategize for their next adventure.”

Following the press release, a new extended trailer was also posted to the official SWTOR site. (Which included the scene that had been previously teased on Twitter.)

Included in the announcement was an outline of their release schedule as well. One item of key importance is the fact that benefits are being spread out and tuned for all three account levels, much the same as with previous expansions. (The third being ‘free account’ which gets none of the promotions.) Interestingly, there are extended rewards for being subscribed at multiple points prior to the Galactic Strongholds launch, instead of just one reward for subscribers. The rewards are listed below.

Subscribers as of April 2nd will receive:

  • 500 Bonus Cartel Coins

Subscribers as of May 4th will receive:

  • 1,000 Bonus Cartel Coins

Subscribers as of May 11th will receive:

  • Early Access to Galactic Strongholds on June 24
  • Luxurious Nar Shaddaa Stronghold with three additional rooms unlocked (Value: 1,500,000 Credits)
  • Stronghold Label: “Galactic Stronghold”
  • Character Title: “The Illustrious”

Subscribers beginning June 24th will receive:

  • Early Access to Galactic Strongholds on June 24
  • Luxurious Nar Shaddaa Stronghold Unlocked (Value: 250,000 Credits)
  • Stronghold Label: “Galactic Stronghold”
  • Character Title: “The Illustrious”

Preferred Status Players beginning July 29 will receive:

  • Early Access to Galactic Strongholds on July 29
  • Stronghold Label: “Galactic Stronghold”
  • Character Title: “The Illustrious”

All and all, this seems to be a pretty solid addition to Star Wars: The Old Republic and it’ll certainly be interesting to see the final product. Stay tuned to SWTOR Reforged and Quest Gaming Network for all the latest Galactic Strongholds news as it comes to light.

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