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Star Wars: The Old Republic getting a casino event with update 2.8

Posted on May 8, 2014 AT 04:38am

BioWare Senior Producer Bruce Maclean has offered up an updated road map for Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s 2.8 update, following the delay of the Galactic Strongholds expansion.

Sadly the delay means that the update is rather lacking in terms of content, but BioWare is pulling out all the stops to keep fans interested for the next couple of months. First it will be hosting a brand new event, the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event, which will run from June 10 to August 19. “For the first time, players are invited to the casinos on Nar Shaddaa to try their luck on the slot machines. Credits can be used to purchase tokens, which in turn can be used on slot machines.”

Also, for two three week periods, BioWare will be offering double Fleet Requisition, Warzone Comms, and Credits in Galactic Starfighter and ground PvP matches. The starfighter event will be live between patch 2.8 and 2.8.1., which the PvP event is set to run from 2.8.1. to 2.8.2.

On top of this, the Group Finder will be getting an overhaul. From patch 2.8 the Group Finder will rotate the available Operations every couple of days on a set schedule. These operations will all be upped to the 16-man variant instead of the 8-man version, and a new bolster mechanic will be introduced to ensure that every player meets the gear requirement.

Finally between patch 2.8 and 2.9, the developer will be bringing back three events: Double XP Weekend, Gree Event, and Bounty Contract Week.

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