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The Join the Fight Bundle is now available!

The Join the Fight bundle is now available on the SWTOR website and Steam!
This bundle includes:
  • 60 days of subscription time
  • A current subscription will allow players to experience the story content including the Legacy of the Sith expansion
  • 2400 cartel coins
  • The K-NorCo B5C Mount -This exclusive mount is rideable at level 1 so you can jump right into the fight!

This bundle will be available on SWTOR.com and Steam for $39.99 USD.


Can anyone purchase this offer?
  • Yes! Whether you are a new or existing player this is available for purchase. Note that you can only purchase this offer once per account. This bundle is also giftable on Steam if the player has an active Steam account linked to a valid SWTOR account.
How will I receive the items after purchase?
  • The subscription time and cartel coins will be automatically added to your account. The K-NorCo B5C Mount will be waiting for you in your character’s in-game mailbox. These items will be available on all of the characters on the account where the purchase was made allowing them to ride at first level.
Are there any restrictions on the items?
  • All bundles and their items are non-tradeable and non-transferable.
How does this affect my time if I have a recurring subscription?
  • The time will be added to your account at the end of the current billing cycle, pushing the billing renewal date out by the same amount.

Satele Shan and Star Forge servers moving to the cloud

We are moving into the final stage of migrating the last two servers over to the cloud! Details below.

Date: September 20th
Time: 7am CT / 12pm UTC
Expected downtime: 6 hours

For this rollout, players should expect for all servers to remain offline for the duration of the maintenance window. This is to account for additional testing on every server to ensure that all servers behave and perform cohesively and there are no interruptions to the player experience. 

As always, we will be posting in relevant threads with updates on when the servers will be taken down and when they are brought back up. 

The Best View in SWTOR Contest is back!

We are back with our third Best View in Star Wars: The Old Republic™ contest! We had a fantastic time seeing all of the entries that were submitted last time, so we’re looking forward to all the creative shots our players will be entering this year.

Starting today, players can submit screenshots taken anywhere on ten select planets. Take a screenshot of a scenic vista, a vibrant forest, a peaceful stream… and we’ll choose the screenshot that we feel captures the essence of that planet. One winner will be chosen per planet for a total of ten winning submissions. 

The winning submissions will then be turned into Stronghold decorations and distributed by the Anniversary event vendor in-game! The ten eligible planets for this contest are:

  • Balmorra
  • Belsavis
  • Corellia
  • Dantooine
  • Ilum
  • Nar Shaddaa
  • Onderon
  • Oricon
  • Ruhnuk
  • Voss

(Odessen 2022 winner)

How to Enter

If you’re interested in participating in this contest, you can enter by submitting your screenshots to [email protected]. You’re more than welcome to submit a screenshot for multiple planets, but please limit all submissions to only one planet per email, and please only submit one image per planet. All image submissions must follow certain guidelines:

  • No Player Characters in screenshot

    • NPCs are allowed
  • The in-game UI needs to be turned off.

    • The default command for this is Alt+Z
    • This includes having nameplates turned off.
  • Screenshots of cinematics do NOT qualify.
  • No additional editing done to screenshots. For example, no filters added or editing done by external tools.
  • Camera settings must be within intended in-game parameters.

    • This means not using external tools or editing game files to exceed in-game settings.
  • Graphics settings at Very High or Ultra
  • Image Size: 1920x1080 or higher resolution

    • The team will crop the chosen screenshots to a 4:3 format.
  • Image Format: JPG

In addition to those image requirements, we ask that your email include the following information:

  • Subject line clearly states the name of the contest and the specific planet where your screenshot submission was taken.
    • Example: The Best View In SWTOR Contest - Balmorra Submission

  • Account Name.
  • Name of an existing character on the listed account.
  • Server the listed character resides on.

The account, character, and server names are crucial to give the winners a special prize, so please don’t forget to include that! This contest is open to everyone, regardless of account status, so whether you’re a Subscriber or Preferred/Free-to-Play status, you’re encouraged to enter!

Rules and Regulations

Players have from now until September 29th, 2023 to submit their screenshots! In addition to the above mentioned criteria and required information, there are a few additional rules players must follow in order for their submission to qualify:

  • Qualifying accounts must have been created by August 15th, 2023.
  • Accounts need to have a clean standing, both in-game and on the forum.
    • No record of in-game suspension since September 1st, 2022.
    • No forum suspensions since June 1st, 2023.

  • Character names must abide by our ToS rules.
  • Screenshot submissions without the required information (Account name, Character name, and Server name) provided in the same email as the screenshot will be rejected.
  • Each account is limited to one submission per planet.

    • If you want to submit a screenshot for each eligible planet, please send a separate submission per planet.

  • Submission emails that have more than one image attached will be disqualified.
  • Email subject lines must follow the “The Best View In SWTOR Contest - [insert planet name] Submission” format.

Failure to adhere to the above guidelines will result in your submission being rejected. In the event that several people submit the same, or very similar, screenshots, the screenshot submitted first will be selected as the winner, so don’t wait to email us! 

Results Announcement

After the SWTOR team selects the winning submissions, we’ll publish an article announcing the winners before our upcoming 2023 Anniversary event. In this announcement, we’ll reveal the winning screenshots, and credit each player (Character Name / Server) who submitted a winning screenshot. 

While the winners are credited outside of the game, they will receive something special in SWTOR; a gilded version of the screenshot they submitted! While the normal versions will be available to everyone via the Anniversary event vendor as soon as the event starts in December, the gilded versions will be distributed shortly after the event starts.

We look forward to seeing what screenshots the community comes up with!

(Example of gilded frame awarded to Tython’s 2021 winner)

Best View in STAR WARS™ THE OLD REPUBLIC™ 2023- Official Rules


Best View in Star Wars the Old Republic Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by Broadsword Online Games, 790 Station St. Herndon, VA 20170. Lucasfilm Ltd. is not a sponsor of this contest.

1. Eligibility. To enter Contest:

  • You must be a legal resident of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (excluding Quebec), Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, or the United States (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico).
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Your participation in the Contest means you agree to these Official Rules.
  • You may not be an employee of Broadsword, LucasFilm Ltd or any of its related companies or representatives (“Agents”) or the immediate family member or household member of an employee.
  • Qualifying accounts must have been created by August 15, 2023.
  • Accounts need to have a clean standing, both in-game and on the SWTOR forum, with no record of in-game suspension since September 1st, 2022, and no forum suspensions since June 1st, 2023.
  • Character names must abide by our SWTOR Rules of Conduct.

This Contest is subject to various national, state, territory, and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited. Broadsword's decisions are final in all matters related to the Contest.

2. To Enter. You will need a SWTOR Account that was created on or before August 15th, 2023 to participate in the Contest. No paid SWTOR subscription is necessary to enter or win. To participate in the Contest, you must capture a compelling in-game screenshot of an eligible planet. To enter, submit an email to [email protected] between September 15th, 2023 at 12:00am CDT and September 29th, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT (“Contest Period”) with the following:

  • Screenshot of eligible planet
  • Email subject line stating the name of the Contest and the specific planet where your screenshot was taken (e.g., “The Best View in SWTOR Contest - Balmorra Submission”)
  • Account Name
  • Name of an existing character on the account
  • Server the listed character resides on

(collectively, the “Entry”). Entries that do not comply with the listed requirements will be deemed ineligible. No other method of entry will be accepted. Broadsword will accept 1 Entry per person, per planet. You may submit 1 Entry for multiple eligible planets. Completed Entries must be received by October 12th, 11:59pm CDT. All Entries become the property of Broadsword and will not be returned.

Eligible Entries are limited to screenshots of the following planets:

  • Balmorra
  • Belsavis
  • Corellia
  • Dantooine
  • Ilum
  • Nar Shaddaa
  • Onderon
  • Oricon
  • Ruhnuk
  • Voss

Entry screenshots must meet the following criteria:

  • No Player Characters in screenshot (NPCs are allowed)

  • The in-game UI needs to be turned off.

  • Screenshots of cinematics do (I.e., custcenes) NOT qualify; your screenshot must be captured during a moment over which you have control over character’s actions in-game;
  • No additional editing done to screenshots. (e.g., no filters added or editing done by external tools)
  • Graphics settings at Very High or Ultra
  • Image Size: 1920x1080 or higher resolution

  • Image Format: JPG

Limitations on Entries: You may not share the same username and/or email address with multiple entrants. If you attempt to obtain more than the permitted number of Entries on a single planet by using multiple or different email addresses, identities, or any other method, your Entries will be void. If you use any automated process or cheat to participate, such as a bot, Broadsword will disqualify you from the Contest. No group/team efforts, or multi-author(ed) Entries will be accepted in this Contest. For purposes of this Contest, all Entries will be presumed authored by the person submitting the Entry.

By entering, you warrant that your Entry contains only Broadsword-provided materials and/or your own original creations. You further warrant that your Entry does not contain any third party copyrighted materials, and does not violate or infringe the copyrights, trademark rights, rights of publicity/privacy, or any other rights of a third party. If Broadsword has provided creative materials for use in the Contest, you understand that Broadsword grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-commercial license to use those materials solely in connection with the Contest. Entries must not incorporate any person’s facial likeness or name (including yours). Entries must not have been submitted in other contests or been previously published. Entries must be appropriate for audiences at least 13 years of age. Entries must not contain any racial, religious or ethnic slurs, explicit language, obscene, pornographic, violent, or sexual content, libel, hate speech, references to alcohol, drugs or other illicit substances, or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate content, as determined by Broadsword in its sole discretion.

3. Prizes. There are 10 prizes. Your odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of eligible Entries and the relative skill of the other entrants. All approximate retail values (“ARV”) are expressed in U.S. Dollars, Australian Dollars, and Euros. ARV of total prize pool: $0.00 USD, $0.00 AUS, €0.00 EUR. Limit one (1) prize per person. Prizes are not transferable, and no substitution of prizes for cash or other goods and services is permitted. Access to Star Wars: THE OLD REPUBLIC on applicable platform, Internet connection, and SWTOR Account required to claim and use prize. Prizes will be granted to the winners via in-game mail to the Character Names provided in the winner’s Entries. If for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, Broadsword reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winners are responsible for any applicable taxes on prizes.

PRIZE #1: Gilded Stronghold Decoration - Balmorra

Cartel Market Additions: Game Update 7.3.1!

Here are all the new Cartel Market items that went live with Game Update 7.3.1!

Expatriate’s Armor, Lightsaber, and Shoto Saber

(Inspired by Ahsoka)

Elite Tactician’s Armor Set

(Inspired by Grand Admiral Thrawn)

Corporate Security Weapon Set

(Blaster Rifle, Blaster, Sniper Rifle)

Hover Flashlight Weapon Tuning

Ancient Stargazer Decoration Bundle

Bundles comes with the following items:
2 Stacked Stone Firepit
2 Brazier on Stone
1 Celestial Event Observatory (don’t forget to look at the sky!)
2 Shepherd’s Cooking Pot
1 Shepherd’s Hut
4 Field Boulder
6 Medium Field Rock
8 Small Field Rock
2 Small Stone Altar

(Brazier on Stone decoration)

(Shepherd’s Cooking Pot decoration)

(Stacked Stone Firepit decoration)

(Shepherd’s Hut Decoration)

(Field Boulder, Medium Field Rock, Small Field Rock, Small Stone Altar, Celestial Event Observatory decorations)

Mandalorian Beskar Jetpack

Mandalorian Commander Helmet

Heavy Mandalorian Helmet

Armorsmith Helmet

Game Update 7.3.1a Patch Notes

  • Players will no longer see map markers for Galactic Season 5 Missions that they are not currently on.
  • The conversation in Galactic Season 5: Chains or Freedom with Lord Umbral will no longer reset itself in some cases.
  • All mission items from the Galactic Season track are now Bound to Legacy (previously Bound to Character)
  • All Galactic Season 5 Mission items have been added to Collections.
  • Galactic Season 5 Mission items are now unlocked for purchase from the Galactic Season Rewards Vendor based on your Galactic Season level (previously was based on your Mission Progress).
  • Players will now be unable to activate Galactic Season 5 Mission items when inside of Flashpoints and Operations.
  • The Mandalorian Commander Helmet is no longer clipping with the Twi’lek’s lekku.
  • The Mandalorian Commander Helmet no longer shows the neck when worn, as it now has a fashionable neck piece!
  • Black Sun enemies in the Dockside Slums now respawn more quickly.
  • Text for the intro conversation with S3T-BNS now correctly appears in French and German.
  • Clipping issues with different body types have been resolved for the Emperor’s Chosen Mantle and Emperor’s Director Mantle Armor sets.
  • Selecting "It was nothing I couldn't handle..." in conversation with Mendi Dian in Chains or Freedom if you are a Jedi Consular or Jedi Knight should no longer cause the conversation to end in an error.
  • Players can now have multiple copies of "Brrazz's Gift: The Master's Top Secret Army" in their inventory and bank.
  • Clicking on the "Launch" button for "Old Wounds" while on Odessen will no longer block the Mission from progressing.
  • Corrected a rare instance where a dialog option during the mission Chains or Freedom would display as grayed out.
  • Corrected a typo in the mouse droid ability "Relaxation Disruption Protocol" on the Peace is a Lie Galactic Season 5 Mission.
  • The Unyielding Armasaur mount has been added to the Galactic Season vendor.

Quick Travel
  • Using the quick travel ability will now always open the world map to display all potential quick travel/bind points
  • The quick travel points will no longer show disabled when opening the map unless they truly are disabled.