Galactic Strongholds expansion for SWTOR announced
Players can acquire and customize housing in the MMO
BioWare, a studio of Electronic Arts, and LucasArts have announced Galactic Strongholds, a new free digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, coming this summer.
In Galactic Strongholds, players can live on multiple planets and customize their apartments. 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.
To celebrate the announcement of the Digital Expansion, all Subscribers as of April 2, 2014, will receive 500 Bonus Cartel Coins and all Subscribers as of May 4, 2014, will receive 1,000 Bonus Cartel Coins.
Subscribers as of May 11, 2014, receive special rewards including Early Access on June 24, 2014, along with a Luxurious Nar Shaddaa Sky Palace with three rooms already unlocked (valued at 1,500,000 credits). Preferred Status Players gain Early Access on July 29 and Galactic Strongholds will be offered to the public as a Free-to-Play Digital Expansion in August.
Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO is free to play on PC.