Strongholds

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As the war between the Empire and the Republic rages, the galaxy’s greatest heroes have expanded their influence by acquiring STRONGHOLDS, customizable bastions of personal luxury. In a bid for power, these heroes must join together to launch their own GUILD FLAGSHIPS and conquer planets across the galaxy.

Customize and expand your Strongholds to show off the power of your Legacy in the new Free-to-Play Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Digital Expansion, GALACTIC STRONGHOLDS.

SUBSCRIBER EARLY ACCESS OPENS AUGUST 19TH!

JOIN EARLY ACCESS TO MOVE INTO NAR SHADDAA EARLY!*

Receive a luxurious NAR SHADDAA SKY PALACE

Also receive:

Stronghold Label: “Galactic Stronghold”

Character Title: “The Illustrious”

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KEY FEATURES

Customize Your Strongholds

Display trophies earned in battle, craft state-of-the-art furniture, and unlock all-new rewards across the game. Then customize your Strongholds with hundreds of unique decorations to express your personal style.

Live on Multiple Planets

Choose a prestigious apartment in the heart of your faction’s capital world, or live in style among the high-rollers of Nar Shaddaa. Prefer a more remote location? Set up on the desert sands of Tatooine. Or have all four – your Legacy can own multiple Strongholds!

Launch Your Guild Flagship

Rally your guild aboard your own Guild Flagship and join the renowned ranks of your faction’s starship fleet. Provide orbital support to your guild members, and leverage the power of your flagship to conquer planets.

  • Control Planets – Every week, compete with other guilds by completing conquests to control planets for perks, glory, and bragging rights.
  • Orbital Flagship Support – Dock your Flagship at various planets and provide powerful buffs to guild members on the ground.
  • Invite Your Friends – Host your friends as you take a moment to celebrate and relax before your next big adventure.
  • Show Off Your Personal Favorites – Place your mini-pets, companions, mounts and vehicles in your Stronghold!
  • Gain Prestige – Increase your character’s “Prestige Score” each time you add a decoration to your Stronghold – earn top ranking on the public Stronghold Directory and make a name for yourself among the galaxy’s elite.
  • Legacy Stronghold Storage – Unlock access to a new type of storage that is shared across your entire Legacy!
  • More details to come!

NOTE: Early Access gives Subscribers access to the full slate of expansion features!

CHECK OUT THESE SPECIAL OFFERS:

Subscriber Early Access

August 19 – September 15, 2014

  • EARLY ACCESS Starting August 19th
  • NAR SHADDAA SKY PALACE STRONGHOLD (Value: 250,000 Credits)
  • Stronghold Label: “Galactic Stronghold”
  • Character Title: “The Illustrious”

Preferred Early Access

September 16 – October 13, 2014

  • EARLY ACCESS Starting September 16th
  • Stronghold Label: “Galactic Stronghold”
  • Character Title: “The Illustrious”
Also available to Subscribers during this period. Players gain Preferred Status by purchasing anything from the online store. Former Subscribers are automatically granted Preferred Status.

Official Launch

October 14, 2014

  • Start of Free-to-Play Access
  • Character Title: “The Illustrious”
  • Available to all players with a SWTOR account during this period.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q1: What is the launch date for the Digital Expansion, Galactic Strongholds?

The official launch date for Galactic Strongholds is October 14, 2014, which means the expansion is officially open for all players. Subscribers gain Early Access August 19th and an exclusive complimentary unlock of the Nar Shaddaa Stronghold during the period beginning August 19th through September 15th. Be a Subscriber May 11th to receive FIVE ROOMS UNLOCKED with the Nar Shaddaa Stronghold (no purchase necessary – a value of 4,000,000 credits). Subscribers as of July 15th receive the Nar Shaddaa Stronghold plus THREE ROOMS ULOCKED (a value of 1,500,000 credits)! Subscribers can also acquire Strongholds on Coruscant, Dromund Kaas and Tatooine. Preferred Status Players get Early Access beginning September 16th and will be able to gain access to Strongholds on Coruscant, Dromund Kaas and Tatooine. Preferred Status Players will not be able to gain access to the Nar Shaddaa Stronghold until the launch on October 14th. Free-to-Play Players can play Galactic Strongholds at launch on October 14th with the ability to gain access to Strongholds on Coruscant, Dromund Kaas, Tatooine and Nar Shaddaa.

Q2: Why is the start of Subscriber Early Access moving from June 24, 2014 to August 19, 2014?

After looking at our planned features and timing for the launch of Galactic Strongholds, it became clear to us that to release those features at the quality that we, and more importantly you would expect from us, we needed to move the start date of Subscriber Early Access to deliver the most features at the highest quality. The result will be a far more fun gameplay experience that gives Subscribers full access, a month before all other players! Check out the Producer Letter from our Sr. Producer, Bruce Maclean, for more information.

Q3: What is the difference between the May 11th and the July 15th Subscriber promotions?

To thank our players who may have planned on taking us up on the previously announced May 11th Subscriber offer of the Nar Shaddaa Stronghold with three rooms unlocked, we’ve enhanced the offer by adding more rewards. Subscribers as of May 11th now receive FIVE ROOMS UNLOCKED with the Nar Shaddaa Stronghold (a value of 4,000,000 credits), an exclusive new Subteroth Mini-Pet, a Character Title “The Intrepid” and “The Illustrious” plus the Stronghold Label “Galactic Stronghold." The Subteroth Mini-Pet and “The Intrepid” Character Title will be delivered via in-game mail by May 20, 2014, at 11:59PM PDT / May 21, 2014, at 6:59AM GMT. All other rewards are delivered at the opening of Subscriber Early Access on August 19th. July 15th is now the new deadline for Subscribers to qualify to receive the THREE ROOMS UNLOCKED with the Nar Shaddaa Stronghold (a value of 1,500,000 credits) plus the Stronghold Label “Galactic Stronghold” and Character Title “The Illustrious.”

Q4: What features will be available during the Early Access period?

The full slate of features! This includes the ability to procure Strongholds on Coruscant, Dromund Kaas, Nar Shaddaa and Tatooine plus Guild Flagships, Conquest Events, Guild Transport, Orbital Flagship Support, Legacy Stronghold Storage and more! Look for all of these features at the start of Subscriber Early Access on August 19th. Stay tuned to www.swtor.com/galactic-strongholds for more information on these features!

Q5: Is Galactic Strongholds a Paid Digital Expansion or a Free-to-Play Digital Expansion?

Galactic Strongholds is a Free-to-Play Digital Expansion.

Q6: Can my guild fight other guilds in Space PvP with our Guild Flagship?

No, this Digital Expansion does not include a PvP combat experience for Guild Flagships.

Q7:How will I be able to gain ownership of Personal Strongholds in the game?

You will be able to purchase ownership of Personal Strongholds with credits you earn in-game or with Cartel Coins in the Cartel Market. For a limited time, Subscribers as of May 11, 2014, receive a complimentary unlock of the luxurious Nar Shaddaa Stronghold Sky Palace plus FIVE ROOMS UNLOCKED (no purchase necessary – a value of 4,000,000 credits) and Subscribers as of July 15th receive the Stronghold with THREE ROOMS ULOCKED (a value of 1,500,000 credits)! Subscribers as of August 19th gain a complimentary unlock of the Nar Shaddaa Stronghold (minus the additional rooms) through September 15th.

Q8:How will I be able to collect furniture and decorations in the game?

You will earn a set of starter decorations when you purchase your first Stronghold. Many decorations will be available on existing vendors throughout the game as new rewards for Reputations, PvP, Crew Skills, and more. While some of these decorations will be available for credits and other currencies, many will require components created by crafters. Decorations can also be obtained as loot drops from Flashpoints and Operations. Finally, a variety of unique decorations can be purchased with Cartel Coins on the Cartel Market.

Q9:When will I receive by Bonus Cartel Coins for being a Subscriber on May 4, 2014?

Subscribers as of May 4, 2014, at 11:59PM PDT / May 5, 2014, at 6:59AM GMT will receive 1,000 Bonus Cartel Coins by May 5, 2014, at 11:59PM PDT / May 6, 2014, at 6:59AM GMT. You can access your Bonus Cartel Coins from inside the Cartel Market by clicking the Cartel Coin icon located on the user interface in-game. You will notice that your total, shown on the lower left side of the Cartel Market screen, has been increased by the additional Bonus Cartel Coins!

* TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Bonus Cartel Coins Offer: Subscribers as of May 4, 2014, at 11:59PM PDT / May 5, 2014, at 6:59AM GMT will receive 1,000 Bonus Cartel Coins by May 5, 2014, at 11:59PM PDT / May 6, 2014, at 6:59AM GMT. You can access your Bonus Cartel Coins from inside the Cartel Market by clicking the Cartel Coin icon located on the user interface in-game. You will notice that your total, shown on the lower left side of the Cartel Market screen, has been increased by the additional Bonus Cartel Coins.
  • To qualify for the Nar Shaddaa Sky Palace Stronghold with five rooms unlocked, the Subteroth Mini-Pet the Character Titles “The Intrepid,” and “The Illustrious,” and the Stronghold title, “Galactic Stronghold,” your account must be in active subscription status on May 11, 2014, at 11:59PM PDT / May 12, 2014, at 6:59AM GMT. The Nar Shaddaa Stronghold with five additional rooms will be unlocked in your Stronghold Management window and "The Illustrious” Character Title will be delivered via in-game mail at the start of Subscriber Early Access on August 19, 2014. The Subteroth Mini-Pet and “The Intrepid” Character Title will be delivered via in-game mail by May 20, 2014, at 11:59PM PDT / May 21, 2014, at 6:59AM GMT. The Nar Shaddaa Stronghold is exclusively unlocked for Subscribers during the Subscriber Early Access period and will be available for unlock to all other players at Official Launch on October 14, 2014.
  • To qualify for the Nar Shaddaa Sky Palace Stronghold with three rooms unlocked, “The Illustrious” Character Title and the “Galactic Stronghold” Stronghold Label, your account must be in active subscription status on July 15, 2014, at 11:59PM PDT / July 16, 2014, at 6:59AM GMT. The Nar Shaddaa Stronghold with three additional rooms will be unlocked in your Stronghold Management window and "The Illustrious” Character Title will be delivered via in-game mail at the start of Subscriber Early Access on August 19, 2014. The Nar Shaddaa Stronghold is exclusively unlocked for Subscribers during the Subscriber Early Access period and will be available for unlock to all other players at Official Launch on October 14, 2014.
  • To qualify for the Subscriber Early Access in-game rewards, you must be or become a Subscriber between August 19, 2014, (at the start of Subscriber Early Access) and September 15, 2014, at 11:59PM PDT / September 16, 2014, at 6:59AM GMT (prior to the start of Preferred Status Early Access on September 16, 2014). The Nar Shaddaa Stronghold along with the “Galactic Stronghold” Stronghold Label will be unlocked in your Stronghold Management window and "The Illustrious” Character Title will be delivered via in-game mail at the start of Subscriber Early Access on August 19, 2014, or within two hours of becoming a Subscriber. The Nar Shaddaa Stronghold is exclusively unlocked for Subscribers during the Subscriber Early Access period and will be available for unlock to all other players at Official Launch on October 14, 2014.
  • To qualify for the Preferred Status Early Access in-game rewards, your account must be or become a Subscription or Preferred Status account between September 16, 2014, (at the start of Preferred Status Early Access) and prior to the official launch on October 14, 2014. The “Galactic Stronghold” Stronghold Label will be unlocked in your Stronghold Management window and "The Illustrious” Character Title will be delivered via in-game mail at the start of Preferred Status Early Access on September 16, 2014, or within two hours of becoming a Preferred Status Player or a Subscriber. Players gain Preferred Status by purchasing anything from the online store. Former Subscribers are automatically granted Preferred Status.
  • To qualify for the Free-to-Play in-game rewards, you must have a SWTOR account. "The Illustrious” Character Title will be delivered via in-game mail beginning at the official launch on October 14, 2014, or within two hours of creating a SWTOR account.