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12.09.2022

PvP Revamp with Game Update 7.2


Here’s all you need to know about the Arena and Warzones PvP changes that are coming to Game Update 7.2 “Showdown on Ruhnuk.”





The goals for the PvP Revamp

Our goal is to create a positive and engaging PvP experience for all players by increasing the overall participation and quality of PvP matches and offering new incentives that benefit everyone who participates in PvP.



What are the changes?

No distinction between Ranked and Unranked play

Previously, players would queue for Warzones and Arenas in Unranked and Ranked matches. With 7.2, these queues will now be consolidated. Players will be able to queue solo or as a group for 4v4 or 8v8 matches. Additionally, with 7.2, the 8v8 queue will also allow full 8-player premade groups to queue up.



No restrictions for non-subscribers

All players, regardless of account type, can participate in PvP. During previous seasons, non-subscribers were restricted on the amount of matches they could play. With 7.2, free-to-play accounts will be able to participate in PvP; however, they will earn PvP points at a slower pace than Subscribers.



New PvP Points system

Players will now earn PvP points by playing and completing PvP content. These points will be based on three criteria:

  • Types of match
  • Win/loss
  • Amount of medals earned during the match. Medals have been updated to accurately reflect the state of damage numbers in 7.0. Players will need to earn 8 medals in a match to get full rewards.
  • Note that points are only earned through participation in Arenas and Warzones, this does not include Galactic Star Fighter.

Below are the details on how many points players can get from participating in Warzones:



Warzone

Warzone Win Warzone Loss
8 or more medals 24 8
7 medals 21 7
6 medals 18 6
5 medals 15 5
4 medals 12 4
3 medals 9 3
2 medals 6 2
1 medals 3 1
0 medals 0 0


In addition to the above, players can earn bonus points with the Warzone “queued as group” bonus. This bonus will grant 2 PvP Points, assuming players meet the minimum medal threshold of 6.



Arena

Arena Win Arena Loss
8 or more medals 12 4
7 medals 10 3
6 medals 9 3
5 medals 8 3
4 medals 6 2
3 medals 4 2
2 medals 3 1
1 medals 2 1
0 medals 0 0


Similar to the Warzone bonus, players can get an Arena “queued as group” bonus of 1 PvP Point, assuming they meet the minimum medal threshold of 6.

Finally, players will be able to earn PvP points by completing PvP Season Objectives. Each week, players will have 4 PvP Season Objectives (Subscribers will have 6 PvP Season Objectives) that award 100 PvP Points each when completed. Players will only be able to complete 4 of these objectives per week, regardless of their account type.



New PvP Rewards track

A new PvP rewards track will be added to the same window where players can find the Galactic Seasons track.

On this tab, players will be able to track the PvP Season Objectives and their progression through the current PvP Season. Players will be able to see their level, the number of PvP points earned for the week, including the overall total of points accumulated.

Each PvP season, players will be able to advance through 25 levels that grant rewards such as Armor Sets, Seasonal Trophies decorations (small and large), titles, and more. The team is targeting to have several PvP Seasons per calendar year, with each season running for 12 weeks.




(Seasonal Trophies decorations (large and small). Colors can be changed to white, blue, or red.)




(From left to right: Cartel Prospect's and Combatant's Armor Sets.)


Similar to Galactic Seasons, players will have the opportunity to catch up on rewards from Week 7 of the PvP Season. Credits can only be used to catch up to level 15.



Ranked PvP Tokens

Players who still own Ranked PvP Tokens earned during the previous seasons will need to spend these tokens before 7.2 as they will be removed when the update goes live. The tokens will not be converted into any other form of currency.

The items that could be purchased by these Ranked PvP Tokens will be available on the seasonal PvP vendor, however, the rate that players will be earning the new PvP currency will only allow them to purchase either new items or one to two replicas. If a player who was not previously engaged in Ranked PvP focused all of their efforts into obtaining these replicas and none of the new items, it would take several years to obtain every single one.



PvP Vendors

You can find the PvP Vendors, Giradda the Hutt and Tullek, on the Fleet of each faction. Players will be able to purchase items with PvP Season Tokens received from the new PvP Season Reward Track.

Current Season rewards will be available on the PvP Seasonal vendor Tullek’s inventory during the entire season. When the season ends, these rewards will be moved to Giradda’s inventory.

The PvP Rewards Vendor, Giradda the Hutt, will offer replicas, trophy decorations, titles, and art decoration of Arenas and Warzones on a rotating basis.

Giradda’s inventory rotation will work similarly to the Galactic Seasons vendor Jaleit Nall’s inventory rotation. We will have 4 rotation groups: A, B, C, and D. Each Rotation Group will be active for 1 week and then cycle out for 3 weeks. These weekly rotations will occur during our weekly reset at 12:00 AM GMT.



Group A


Vendor Item Cost
Gladiatorial Nexu Replica 20
Rombuk 20
Battleworn Holo-Rancor 20
Replica Victorious Mystic Armor Lockbox 20
Replica Furious Battler Armor Lockbox 20
Replica Furious Weapon Lockbox 20
Replica Predacious Weapon Lockbox 20
Replica Victorious Assault Cannon 16
Replica Baron Deathmark's Huttball Helmet 16
Replica Victorious Blaster Lockbox 16
Title: Orbital Station Obliterator 12
Replica Furious Red-Yellow Color Crystal Lockbox 12
Replica Eternal Gold-Blue Color Crystal Lockbox 12
Trophy Art: Alderaan Civil War 12
Trophy Art: Mandalorian Battle Ring 12
Trophy Art: Tatooine Canyon 12
Human Frogdogs Player (Female) 12
Damage Trophy: Season 9 (Interior) 12
Frogdog Trophy: Season 9 (Interior) 12
Health Trophy: Season 9 (Interior) 12
Rotworm Trophy: Season 9 (Interior) 12



Group B


Vendor Item Cost
Giradda's Special Pet Nexu Replica 20
Replica Victorious Combatant Armor Lockbox 20
Resourceful Renegade Armor Lockbox 20
Unrivaled Guardsman's Weapon Lockbox 20
Replica Furious Mystic Armor Lockbox 20
Replica Commanding Weapon Lockbox 20
Replica Giradda's Rancor 20
Replica Victorious Saberstaff 16
Replica Victorious Lightsaber Lockbox 16
Title: Canyon Crusher 12
Replica Swashbuckling Black-Blue Striated Color Crystal Lockbox 12
Frogdog Gold Color Crystal Lockbox 12
Replica Juvenile Rancor 12
Trophy Art: Novare Coast 12
Trophy Art: Onderon Palatial Ruins 12
Trophy Art: Odessen Proving Grounds 12
Trophy Art: The Voidstar 12
Rotworms Player (Krex) 12
Empire Trophy: Season 10 12
Gree Trophy: Season 10 12
Republic Trophy: Season 10 12
Speed Trophy: Season 10 12



Group C


Vendor Item Cost
Baron Deathmark's Furious Walker Replica 20
Baron Deathmark's Predacious Wrangler Replica 20
Replica Victorious Infiltrator Armor Lockbox 20
Precise Insurgent's Weapon Lockbox 20
Airborne Invasion Armor Lockbox 20
Replica Furious Combatant Armor Lockbox 20
Replica Swashbuckling Weapon Lockbox 20
Replica Victorious Blaster Rifle 16
Title: Cove Cutthroat 12
Title: Slayer of the Square 12
Replica Predacious Gold Green Color Crystal Lockbox 12
Rotworm Purple Color Crystal Lockbox 12
Trophy Art: Ancient Hypergates 12
Trophy Art: Corellia Square 12
Trophy Art: Orbital Station 12
Trophy Art: Quesh Huttball Pit 12
Trophy Art: Yavin Ruins 12
Trophy: Giradda's Pleasure Barge (Holo-Replica) 12
Empire Trophy: Season 10 (Interior) 12
Gree Trophy: Season 10 (Interior) 12
Republic Trophy: Season 10 (Interior) 12
Speed Trophy: Season 10 (Interior) 12



Group D


Vendor Item Cost
Baron Deathmark's Swashbuckling Cutter Replica 20
Giradda's Acklay Replica 20
Ember Makrin Replica 20
Replica Victorious Battler Armor Lockbox 20
Replica Furious Infiltrator Armor Lockbox 20
Replica Gladiatorial Weapon Lockbox 20
Centurion Defender Weapon Lockbox 20
Replica Victorious Sniper Rifle 16
Title: Mesa Mauler 12
Title: Battle Ring Brawler 12
Replica Gladiatorial Gold Outline Color Crystal Lockbox 12
Replica Commanding Burning Orange Color Crystal Lockbox 12
Ranked Warzone Black-Silver Crystal Lockbox 12
Trophy Art: Huttball 12
Trophy Art: Makeb Mesa 12
Trophy Art: Rishi Cove 12
Trophy Art: Vandin 12
Damage Trophy: Season 9 12
Frogdog Trophy: Season 9 12
Health Trophy: Season 9 12
Rotworm Trophy: Season 9 12



A new 4v4 PvP Map

Alongside the changes listed above, a new 4v4 Arena Deathmatch PvP map, the Onderon Palatial Ruins, will be available to all players at 7.2’s launch.




(Loading screen for Onderon Palatial Ruins.)



PvP Season 1

The first PvP Season begins with the launch of Game Update 7.2. There will be new PvP Achievements, and players can earn PvP Season Tokens (maximum of 20 tokens) to purchase one of the new Season 1 rewards. Tokens not used this season can be carried over to the next season.




(From left to right: Cartel Delegate's and Enforcer's Armor Sets.)


We are eager for players to check out all of these changes, and we look forward to the start of PvP Season 1!

TRUSTe