February 4th: Game Update 2.6 – Galactic Starfighter Digital Expansion, Free-to-Play Launch
Galactic Starfighter is now available to Free-to-Play players
SIX new Galactic Starfighter ships featuring a new ship role, the Bomber - tough support ships that deploy mines and drones on the battlefield. They can even place Hyperspace Beacons which function as mobile respawn points for their allies!
This update also introduces Galactic Starfighter Detailed Scoreboards with loads of new post-match information about your battle performance
Your personal Galactic Starfighter Battle Record with detailed lifetime battle stats, and the ability to link each stat to chat
Kuat Drive Yards is a vital starship construction site that is of interest to both factions, and forms the setting for a new modular type of flashpoint that contains different scenarios each time you play it. Kuat Drive Yards Tactical Flashpoint scales in difficulty with your level and is available to players starting at level 15
March 14th – March 17th: Double XP weekend!
April 8th: Game Update 2.7
Two new Flashpoints on Tython and Korriban where the Empire and Republic confront each other directly, initiating a new storyline that will span updates across the entire year until its galaxy-shaking finale
Nightmare Mode Dread Fortress Operation and a new tier of gear
New Huttball Warzone on Quesh
New Galactic Starfighter Battle Zone
June 10th: Game Update 2.8
Nightmare Mode Dread Palace Operation
New ships and an entirely new Ship Role for Galactic Starfighter
And much more… this is going to be the biggest update up to this point - we will reveal more once we are a bit closer to June
The Rakghoul event is back, centered on Alderaan! Careful not to get infected!!
There is a new operations boss, The Eyeless, similar to Xeno II in the Gree event. There are a large amount of dailies and quite a few pets and mounts (including a dewback!!!) you can buy with the canisters you get as rewards for these.
Relics of the Gree is back and this time it's coming with some Life Day fun!
Buy Snowball Bombs from the Master of Ceremonies and every ball you throw has the chance to give you a Snow-Covered Parcel that can be traded for some Life Day rewards!
***Update: Snowballs are an ability that will cost 1,000 credits. Throwing them at a person gives a debuff that prevents them from being hit again for 5 minutes. This debuff can be removed. Throwing snowballs at other players, NPCs or companions has a 15% chance of rewarding a snow-covered parcel!***
Both the Gree and Life Day events run from December 17th to January 1st.