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
- 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 Win||Warzone Loss|
|8 or more medals||24||8|
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 Win||Arena Loss|
|8 or more medals||12||4|
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.
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.
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.
|Gladiatorial Nexu Replica||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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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.
We are eager for players to check out all of these changes, and we look forward to the start of PvP Season 1!