Star Wars: The Old Republic Galactic Strongholds expansion revealed

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The first of two expansions expected this year for BioWare’s SWTOR has been announced with goodie bundles on offer for subscribers.

Galactic Strongholds, a free to play digital expansion for SWTOR is due to launch in the summer with early access starting from 24th June. The expansion will allow players to customise their apartments, live on multiple planets and gain access to guild flagships. The official announcement states,

“Players can live in the heart of their faction's capital world, live in style among the high-rollers of Nar Shaddaa, or even both by owning multiple Strongholds. Hundreds of unique decorations will be available for players to express their own personal style, as well as to boost their Prestige score to compete for top ranking in the Stronghold Directory.

Friends can be invited and transported to a player's Stronghold from any in-game location to socialize. At official launch, Guilds will also be able to launch powerful Guild Flagships where members can meet, plan, and strategize for their next adventure.”

Old Republic game subscribers can also accrue some in-game gifts rewarded according to when their subscription began. Existing subscribers will receive preferred status by default:

Subscribers as of 2nd April will receive:

  • 500 Bonus Cartel Coins

Subscribers as of 4th May will receive:

  • 1,000 Bonus Cartel Coins

Subscribers as of 11th May will receive:

  • Early Access to Galactic Strongholds on June 24

  • Luxurious Nar Shaddaa Stronghold with three additional rooms unlocked (Value: 1,500,000 Credits)

  • Stronghold Label: "Galactic Stronghold"

  • Character Title: "The Illustrious"

Subscribers beginning 24th June will receive:

  • Early Access to Galactic Strongholds on June 24

  • Luxurious Nar Shaddaa Stronghold Unlocked (Value: 250,000 Credits)

  • Stronghold Label: "Galactic Stronghold"

  • Character Title: "The Illustrious"

Preferred Status Players beginning 29th July will receive:

  • Early Access to Galactic Strongholds on July 29

  • Stronghold Label: "Galactic Stronghold"

  • Character Title: "The Illustrious"

  • Players gain Preferred Status by purchasing anything from the online store.

The announcement trailer is below. If you're a SWTOR player please do comment to let us know what you think. 

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