Hi Holotable Heroes,
Mara Jade, The Emperor's Hand.
That's right, we’re bringing not one, but TWO fan-favorite characters from Star Wars Legends to the holotables!
We’ve also got big changes surrounding Grand Arena Championships and Squad Arena, two sets of additive drops coming your way, and a smattering of other news we’re covering below.
So, let’s dive right in.
NEWSGrand Arena Championships and Squad Arena Changes
Big changes to Grand Arena Championships and Squad Arena are coming. See our State of the Galaxy post
for more information on these changes. For answers to some of the most common questions be sure to check out the Dev Q&A
we hosted on the forums.
These changes will go into effect on 12/08 with the first Grand Arena Championship beginning 12/13. If you’re level 85, keep an eye on your inbox. We’re doing a one-time grant of 500 Crystals as players transition from Squad Arena payouts to Grand Arenas payouts.Additive Drops
For a limited time, the BTL-B Y-wing Starfighter has been added to Dark Side Battles in Hard mode as bonus drops! During this event, the ship's drop rate on each node has been scaled to Energy.
Hard mode Dark Side Battles are rewarding bonus drops from 12/11 through 12/13.
Also, for a limited time, Bo-Katan Kryze has been added to Fleet Battles in Normal mode as bonus drops! During this event, the character's drop rate on each node has been scaled to Ship Energy.
Normal mode Fleet Battles are rewarding bonus drops from 12/15 through 12/17.Mara Jade Added to Starkiller’s Prerequisites
Mara Jade has been added to Starkiller's Prerequisites in the Journey Guide. Mara’s inclusion with other characters completes the character requirements for Starkiller’s event.Grand Arena Titles
All players who finish in the Kyber League will receive the "Kyber Combatant" title. The player titles "Kyber Premier Champion" and "Kyber Contender" are temporarily unavailable, but will return in the future.Daily Squad Arena Requirements
Updated Daily Squad battle requirements are going from two (2) to one (1) for players who are level 60+.Conquest 11 Special Path Map
Here’s a map for the Conquest 11 Special Path. To view this map and a list of Data Disks, check out the forum post here
CHARACTERS AND SHIPS
For more info on these units, check out the kit reveals and strategy guides below:
EVENTSLegacy Event: The Force Unleashed
Legends speak of a secret apprentice of Darth Vader, a powerful force user code-named Starkiller. Starkiller's past remains shrouded in mystery, but some say he was a pivotal player in the formation of the Rebel Alliance. Conflicted in the Force, he was trained in the dark side, only to be tempted by the light side during his assignments for Darth Vader. Unlock Starkiller in the Legacy event and grow the power of your collection!Marquee Event: By the Emperor’s Hand
Play as Mara Jade, The Emperor’s Hand, as you deal with Palpatine's political adversaries as well as hunt down rogue Jedi. Unlock Mara Jade in the Marquee event and grow the power of your collection!
- Event begins: Dec 9th
- Event ends: Dec 16th
- UNIT - Fixed an issue with Galactic Legends sometimes having brief pauses at the end of each turn.
- UNIT - Updated Darth Vader’s “Merciless Massacre” description to correctly state Bonus Offense does not stack with Offense Up. This does not affect current functionality, and only applies to his description.
- UNIT - Fixed an issue in which Dash Rendar's Damage penalty was not properly interacting with allies (it remained on an ally until they attacked).
- UNIT - Fixed an issue in which General Hux's Unique ability "Boundless Ambition" didn't stop Kyle Katarn's Unique ability "Blue Milk Run" Bonus Turn Meter gain while he had Advantage.
- GENERAL - Fixed an issue in which character names were displayed too largely.
- GENERAL - Fixed an issue in which the encounter rounds were displayed too small at the top of the screen.
- AUDIO - Fixed an issue in which audio from other apps does not continue to play when Galaxy of Heroes is opened.
General Known Issues can be found on the Development Tracker here
PACKS AND BUNDLESMARA JADE MARQUEE BUNDLE
The Emperor's Hand Bundle is coming to the Store. Bundle includes:
- Mara Jade Character Shards (x30)
- Crystals (x1350)
- Credits (x320,000)
- XP Droids
- Ability Materials
Date Available: December 9th
Minimum Level Requirement: 30
Maximum # Purchases: 1MARA JADE MARQUEE PACK
The Emperor's Hand Pack featuring Mara Jade shards is coming soon. Each pack guarantees at least 5 shards for Mara Jade, The Emperor's Hand and may drop up to 330 shards!
Possible shard drops include: 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 50, 80, 145, 230, 330
Date Available: December 9th1299 Crystals
Minimum Level Requirements: 30