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Celebrate EA Play to Give in the Galactic Defender Event

From Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4, jump into Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ and join the Galactic Defender Event to celebrate EA’s Play to Give program.

Through Play to Give, we’re celebrating the importance of inclusion and play and the positive connections it makes for all the diverse players around the world. Help us celebrate what everyone in our galactic community contributes to our galaxy!

This weekend, team up with friends new and old in battles across the galaxy and get rewarded*:

  • All players who log in during the Play to Give campaign receive the new ‘PL-2G Defender’ Battle Droid mini-pet.
  • Plus, if players join with 1 or more friends in 1 million or more total group activities across the SWTOR galaxy, all players who log in during the Play to Give campaign will also receive the ‘Galactic Defender’ in-game title!

Rewards will be delivered via in-game mail by Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11:59PM PDT / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6:59PM GMT.

Here are some tips to join a group:

  • Invite another player to be a part of your group by typing ‘/invite [name of player]’ or you can right click on the player’s name in chat and invite to group.
  • Click the Group Finder icon on your minimap located on the bottom left side of your screen and queue for multiplayer battles
  • Join multiplayer battles at Level 70 through Galactic Command (press CTRL + G or click the Galactic Command icon located at the top of your screen)

Here are some suggested group activities in the game to get you started:

  • Flashpoints – Band together with three trusted allies to undertake these dangerous story-driven missions
  • Uprisings – Team up with three other players in erupting fast-paced, action-packed battles at Level 70
  • Operations – It’s up to your team of 8 or 16 players to confront some of the powerful threats in the galaxy
  • Player-vs-Player Combat – Make your mark in 8v8 PvP Warzones or 4v4 Warzone Arenas
  • Galactic Starfighter – Take your battle to space and experience intense 12v12 free flight dogfighting
  • World Bosses – Join with a large group to defeat the highest level boss on various planets called the ‘World Boss’
  • Story missions – From class missions to story chapters in the latest Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion, help your friends level up as they make their way through the story
  • Heroic missions – You’ll want to team up with one or more friends to take on these group missions that are slightly more difficult than your standard world missions
  • ….and more!

EA is partnering with United Nations HeForShe, a global solidarity movement for gender equality and anti-bullying organizations PACER Center and Ditch the Label to give back to our player communities. EA will donate $1 million to these charitable partners that are already making a difference for a better internet.

Learn more about these EA Play to Give partners and stay in the conversation on all things Play to Give here.

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