Some threats around the galaxy are too dangerous for even the most seasoned warrior to take on alone. Throughout your journey, you will come across requests to join with others and take on story-driven missions designed to challenge groups of from four to sixteen players. You and your teammates will need to use your skills, wits, and teamwork to ensure that they each of these missions is able to be completed. With greater dangers come greater rewards, as some of the most powerful and valuable items in the game can be recovered from these missions.
Flashpoints are stand-alone, story-driven missions that call on a group of players to band together to complete them. In each Flashpoint, you will have to make tough decisions that impact who you fight, how you fight and the ultimate outcome of the story! Flashpoints are available at multiple difficulty levels to make sure all players can enjoy the story for each one or get the challenge that many are looking for.
For those that are just interested in seeing the story, Story Mode is suitable for groups of players in any combination of roles. Many Flashpoints can also be attempted alone as well, allowing you to summon your companion and a powerful battle droid to assist.
Designed for players looking for more of a challenge. You’ll need a balanced team consisting with damage, healer, and tank class roles to complete Veteran mode. The enemies will be tougher, but the rewards will be greater as you work as a team to come out victorious.
Not for the faint of heart, Master Mode requires a balanced group of players with both powerful gear and having reached max level to complete.
Uprisings are fast paced, high-action, repeatable group missions that are much like regular Flashpoints, although generally more compact in scope. Uprisings are first made available late in the game after reaching the max level, and once unlocked you will battle groups opposed to you and your Alliance from Knights of the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Throne expansions. You’ll need to gather with others to squash these Uprisings as you struggle to maintain peace in the Galaxy!
Designed for groups of players who have just reached the max level with their character, but have yet to earn the more powerful tier gear.
As the mid-range difficulty, Veteran Mode is designed for groups with mid-tier gear.
Master Mode requires everyone on the team to be max level and have already gathered all the highest-level gear possible.
Starting in the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion, Star Fortresses are Missions that will have you contact resistance leaders across various world. These Allies will need you to perform tasks to help them fight back against the Eternal Empire. Each of these will culminate in a final assault against the Orbital Star Fortress installations in orbit above their worlds.
The Star Fortress comes in two difficulty modes, Solo and Heroic.
The Solo difficulty mode for every planet's Star Fortress is available when players complete Knights of the Fallen Empire Chapter IX, as soon as they pick up the “Battle for the Stars” Mission. This mode is intended for a solo player and their Companion.
The Heroic difficulty mode for a given planet's Star Fortress is unlocked by completing the planetary resistance Mission arc for that planet. This mode is intended for groups of 2 players (with their respective Companions). It is possible for a solo player to complete Heroic mode, provided that player has a high-rank Companion, and has built up Influence with their Alliance specialists (as this unlocks access to various usable objects within the Heroic mode that provide powerful buffs and additional abilities).
Operations are large-scale multi-group missions where you will join your Republic or Imperial allies to confront the most dangerous threats in the galaxy. Each story-driven Operation is available to both allegiances and is designed to challenge groups of either eight or sixteen players to use their skills, wits, and teamwork to ensure that they successfully complete the mission while still being accessible to newcomers to the genre.
Operations can also be completed with 8 or 16 player groups for Story, Veteran, and Master difficulty levels.
Story Mode is the easiest difficulty level and is the fastest way to experience the story. While it’s recommended to have a balanced team with damage, healer, and tank roles.
Designed for players looking for more of a challenge. You’ll need a balanced team consisting of damage, healer, and tank class roles to complete Veteran mode . The enemies will be tougher, but the rewards will be greater as you work as a team to come out victorious.
Requiring both patience and skill, Master Mode will need a balanced group of players with powerful gear and require players have reached max level to complete.
The Group Finder tool will help you quickly form groups to take on the many Flashpoints and Operations in The Old Republic™. Players can select their preferred role within a group: damage, healer, and tank. You can also choose which type of content that you’ll want to tackle, whether it's Flashpoints or Operations.