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Have you ever dreamed of having a home in the Star Wars™ galaxy? A place you can look forward to returning to after a long journey through the cold depths of space. A place that you can retreat to in times of darkness, to meditate on your next move or to plot your revenge. A place you can share with your closest friends or flaunt to your rivals. Above all, a place of power and significance that you can customize and call your own.

With Galactic Strongholds, you can make your dreams of being a homeowner in Star Wars™ a reality! 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. Once your Stronghold is set up, host your friends as you take a moment to celebrate and relax before your next big adventure.

Purchasing a Stronghold

As you progress through your journey you will be able to encounter a holo-projected advertisement on the Fleet (and on the capital worlds) which extolls the virtues of Stronghold ownership. This will begin an introductory mission which leads you to a Stronghold Directory, which is a terminal that allows you to view other players’ strongholds or purchase your own. For example, Coruscant Stronghold Directory is where you can purchase the Coruscant Apartment.

You can purchase a Stronghold with credits or Cartel Coins, and the Stronghold will be unlocked for your entire Legacy. For example, once you purchase the Coruscant Apartment, all of your Republic characters will have access to it (while Imperial characters could pay a fee to smuggle themselves to it as well). You can travel to and manage your Strongholds from the Stronghold Management window, which is a new tab in the main interface. Each Stronghold has a unique floor plan which is composed of different rooms – for example: large living spaces, small rooms, a garage, a balcony, and so on. By purchasing a Stronghold, you will automatically have access to the first room. You can expand your Stronghold by clicking on locked doors, which will prompt you to unlock the attached room using credits or Cartel Coins.

Decorations

Completing the introductory mission will reward you with a small set of starter decorations for your Stronghold – a few simple chairs, tables, and a pair of Republic or Imperial Guards. Once you claim your mission rewards and unlock the items, you should have some basic decorations to work with. Many more decorations will be available on existing vendors throughout the game, as new rewards for Reputations, PvP, Crew Skills, and more. Crafters of all levels will provide the components required to obtain these decorations. Decorations can also be obtained as loot drops from various missions. Finally, a variety of unique decorations can be purchased with Cartel Coins on the Cartel Market.

Customizing Decorations

Decorations can be placed by entering Edit Mode and selecting one of the many decoration hooks located throughout the Stronghold. This will open a list of all of the decorations you own that can fit into that hook, sorted by category and with a search option as well. Once you've selected the decoration you want, you can click Place to put the decoration in the hook. This will pop up a few additional controls which allow you to place, rotate, and pick up the furniture.

Hooks are defined primarily by surface type and size – for example, a medium floor hook fits any medium-sized furniture that belongs on the floor, such as tables, beds, shelves, computers, etc. Banners, placards, and structural pieces might fit into a medium wall hook. When you first enter your Stronghold, you should find a variety of hook options laid out in such a way that you can immediately start decorating in an intuitive way.

If the placement of a hook is not to your liking, there’s a good chance you’ll have the choice to swap it out for a different layout of hooks. For example, a large wall hook can almost always be replaced with arrangements of smaller hooks. To change the layout, go into Edit Mode and choose to the “Layouts” section. You’ll then see a list of different layouts with combinations of small, medium and large hooks to apply. The combination of nudge/rotate controls and customizable hook layouts will provide a great deal of flexibility, while also ensuring that placing decorations is intuitive and fun.

Sharing Your Stronghold

Once you’ve finished decorating your Stronghold, you’ll want to be able to show it off to others. Fortunately, there are many ways to do this. You can send a temporary invitation to a player in much the same way that you might send a group invite, or you can send a more permanent invitation in the form of a key. Players with a key to your Stronghold can access it even when you’re not online, and if you decide to upgrade their key, they can also send invitations or kick players out.

If you’re proud of your Stronghold, you can share it with everyone by adding it to the Public Listing. Players of the appropriate faction will be able to enter your Stronghold by visiting the planet’s Stronghold Directory and finding you on the public listing tab. There are three ways to invite someone to see your Stronghold:

Invite

Open the Stronghold Window and click on “Invite” under the desired Stronghold.

Grant a Key

Click the “Keys” button in your Stronghold Window. A bronze key will allow them to visit whenever they want, while a silver key will allow them to invite others as well.

Publicly List Your Stronghold

Open the Stronghold Window and click on the key symbol next to your Stronghold. By default the Stronghold is hidden from the public, and clicking here will allow any player to visit. Keep in mind though, that players don’t have to leave and there is no way to force them to leave. If you don’t want to be overrun with strangers you may not want to list the Stronghold publicly.

Guild Strongholds and Flagships

Your Guild can also get together to purchase a shared Stronghold or go all out and purchase a Guild Flagship! Your Guild Leader can purchase a Stronghold by accessing the same terminal and choosing the option to make a Guild Purchase.

Rally your guild aboard your own Flagship and join the renowned ranks of your faction’s starship fleet. Provide orbital support to your guild members, by docking your Flagship at various planets and provide powerful buffs to guild members on the ground. Compete with other guilds by completing conquests to control planets for perks, glory, and bragging rights.

Learn more about the benefits of Guild Strongholds and Flagships by checking out our Guild Page.