The second SWTOR digital expansion Galactic Starfighter will be free for all players with early access from December 3rd for subscribers. Digital expansion introduces 12v12 free flight battles between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic in space, and offers rewards like new weapons, powers and abilities.
Experience epic Player-vs-Player (PvP) dogfighting in the new Free-to-Play Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Digital Expansion, Galactic Starfighter. Join 12v12 free flight combat action and jump into fierce factional battles as the war between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic explodes into space. Compete and advance to earn ground game rewards plus new weapons, powers and abilities to customize your ultimate Starfighter!
SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFERSubscribers as of November 1, 2013, qualify for the following bonuses:
Exclusive Gunship “Daring” Paint Jobs with Early Gunship Unlock – plus all Subscriber Early Access Rewards:
Early Access Starting December 3, Strike Fighter “Valiant” Paint Jobs, Scout “Valiant” Paint Jobs, Imperial Battle Ace and Republic Squadron Commander Pilot Suits, In-Game Titles: “First Galactic Starfighter” and “Test Pilot”, Maximum leveling and progression.
PREFERRED EARLY ACCESSEarly Access Starting January 14, Imperial Battle Ace Pilot Suit, Republic Squadron Commander Pilot Suit, In-Game Title: “Test Pilot”
FREE-TO-PLAY ACCESSAccess Starting February 4, Imperial Battle Ace Pilot Suit, Republic Squadron Commander Pilot Suit
GALACTIC STARFIGHTER REWARDS
Galactic Starfighter Key FeaturesGalactic Starfighter will continue to evolve with regular updates for all players
There will not be a new planet and there is no increase to the level cap with this expansion. There will not be any Space based PvE content with the Digital Expansion. It is only going to be PvP. The current plan is that you will see it on PTS before it goes live. I have no information to release yet as to “when” though. (Source)
- 12v12 FREE FLIGHT SPACE COMBAT
Jump into fierce PvP space battles with your friends and Companions.
- MULTIPLE BATTLE ZONES AND GAMEPLAY MODES Travel to multiple space locations and fight through exciting battles with different gameplay modes.
- CUSTOMIZE YOUR STARFIGHTER
Choose from a variety of unique ships and unlock an abundant set of new weapons, powers and abilities as you advance!
- MASTER A VARIETY OF SHIP ROLES
From a Scout to a Gunship, master various ship roles that suit your combat style.
- EARN GROUND GAME REWARDS
Gain additional XP that gives your ground game characters a boost.