January will be an in-between month when it comes to SWTOR in-game events with some continuing from December and others through February!
Life Day continues
There’s one week left in the Life Day Event! Check out our Life Day guide to make sure you’ve gotten everything you wanted since the event won’t return until next year. I wonder if BioWare will ever make a little Life Day palace on Hoth for the MC, or if they’ll greatly expand the event if they ever add Kashyyyk as a planet.
- Date: December 14th, 2021 – January 11th, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00 PM GMT)
- Requirement: Levels 10+
It is that time of the year again – denizens across the galaxy get ready to celebrate Life Day! Special Missions like “A Special Snowflake”, “Parcel Droid”, and “Could Use a Good Hug” are available during this limited time. Throwing snowballs and participating in these Missions will earn players Snow-Covered Parcels, redeemable for unique rewards. Get out there, throw some snowballs, hug some Wookiees, and most importantly, have fun!
- Sleigh I and J0-1Y Mounts
- Wampa Rug, Snow Blower, and Freezer Unit Stronghold Decorations
- Red, Blue, Pink, Green-Gold, and more Holo-Trees
- Several Character titles
- … and more!
Ten Year Anniversary
Honestly, this isn’t much of an event, especially this year since it’s just a vendor that will be available all year long. There aren’t any new rewards yet and won’t be until the release of 7.0 when they add the Best View in SWTOR contest decos. BioWare has previously stated that they plan to release additional rewards throughout the year, I’m curious what those will be. Hopefully, they’ll be a bit more substantial than what we’ve gotten already.
- Date: December 14th, 2021 – January, 2023 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00 PM GMT)
- Requirement: Levels 10+
We are happy to celebrate our 10th anniversary on December 20th! With this being a huge milestone, we are going to celebrate the anniversary all year long! To mark this occasion, a special “Anniversary Personnel” vendor can be found on the fleet with new Class Ship Stronghold Decorations. All previous anniversary rewards will also be available during this limited time as well. Alongside this, both the Coruscant and Dromund Kaas Strongholds will be available for only ten credits each!
Note: the new items that are planned for this event won’t be added until the launch of ‘Legacy of the Sith’ in February 2022.
- Faction-based fireworks
- Commemorative Statues of HK-51, Valkorian, and Malgus
- Senya Holo-statue
- Fireworks Celebratory Backpack
- Several Stronghold Decoration posters
- Class Ship Stronghold Decorations
- … and more!
The All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally
BioWare needs to temporarily remove the Onderon and Tatooine perfection achievements from the game or put them in the Feats of Strength category until it’s possible to actually earn those achievements again. I’d hate to be trying to earn those achievements, think I finally got a perfect run, only to find out that those achievements are bugged.
- Date: January 11 – January 18, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)
- Requirement: Levels 20+
In the growing shadow of war, swoop fans across the galaxy descend on Dantooine, Tatooine, and even Onderon for the sport’s biggest spectacle—The All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally! They’re packing the stands, eager to take their minds off their troubles and cheer their favorite swoop gangs. The bikers are here to take on dangerous challenge courses, show off their piloting skills, and flaunt their souped-up swoop bikes. The thunder of the engines, the deafening applause from the fans, the wind battering their helmets… there’s no bigger rush for these thrill-seekers.
Despite their reputation as wild rebels whose makeshift courses disregard local districting restrictions, swoop gangs aren’t a serious threat to anyone–something all true swoop fans know! They just love adrenaline-pounding speed, sweet jumps, and big explosions, and the All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally combines all three in one crowd-pleasing package. The biggest gangs on the circuit — Horizon’s Razor, the Pit Screamers, and the Blatant Beks — are ready to show their fans a great time.
- Swoop Rally Mounts (regular and gold versions)
- Swoop Gang Outfits
- Promotion Droid Mini-pets
- Various Stronghold Decorations
- …and more!
You can consult the All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally Guide for more detailed information on how to start the event, how to participate in the races and what else you can get out of it.
Rakghoul Resurgence on Tatooine
It would be cool if they added a new mission where once the disease fully progressed, you actually get turned into a Rakghoul like in the Trial and Error Uprising. Maybe it could be a fun little PvP event where you get rewarded for defeating players in the tunnels.
- Date: January 25 – February 1, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00 PM GMT)
- Requirement: Levels 25+
The Hyland Organization for Rakghoul Neutralization (T.H.O.R.N.) has issued an official level-2 emergency alert concerning an outbreak of the Rakghoul plague on Tatooine. Quarantines have been put in place to restrict traffic of the plague off-world, but exceptions will be made for individuals with priority clearance.
T.H.O.R.N. is recruiting qualified volunteer emergency responders to travel to affected areas to combat the spread of the Rakghoul plague. More information about the outbreak can be found by checking the News Terminals on the Republic or Imperial Fleet!
T.H.O.R.N. wishes to remind you that plague symptoms can be treated if they are identified in the early stages of infection. Whether or not you have travel plans, please consult your nearest trusted medical supply droid and get vaccinated!
- Reputation with THORN
- Merciless Seeker’s Armor Set
- THORN Epicenter and Dark Vector Armor Sets
- Outbreak Response Weapons
- Alliance Contact – Doctor Lokin
- Infected Varactyl and Infected Dewback Mounts
- Ferocious Rakghoul Mini-pets
- …and more!
Feast of Prosperity?
BioWare seems to have forgotten to add this event to their monthly post, I just used this description from a past article. They announced that this event would be returning since the expansion was delayed. Normally, it’s supposed to just be an annual event. It’s possible that the event was canceled, I’ll update the article if that ends up being the case.
For players that participated in the event when it previously ran, you’ll be able to immediately jump into the Daily Missions and mini-games! If this will be your first time experiencing the event, each week a Story Mission will unlock – progressing the conflict between Gaboorga and Duuba.”
- Date: January 11 – February 1, 2021 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 5:00AM PST/12:00PM GMT)
- Requirement: Level 20+
Over the years, the Hutt Cartel’s reputation has taken a hit. The once powerful organization no longer instills respect and fear. To restore the Cartel’s influence, two up-and-coming Hutts, Gaboorga the Abundant and Duuba the Magnanimous, are throwing the most lavish “charitable banquet” in history for the galaxy’s underprivileged. And if the Cartel happens to advance their business interests during the Feast, everyone wins!
If Gaboorga and Duuba can cooperate, they could rocket the Cartel back into the upper echelons of the galactic underworld. But the Hutts’ conflicting priorities mean they’re constantly undermining each other. Each week a new Story Mission will unlock to progress this storyline, leading to the climatic choice during the third and final week: Gaboorga or Duuba? Only one Hutt can win, and the fate of the Feast of Prosperity is at stake. Choose wisely!
- Feast Trader’s Armor Set
- Roast Scyk Belly and Feast of Prosperity Poster decorations
- Feast Attire and Feast Preparation Hat
- Feast Ingredient Transport Mount
- Hairless Mudhorn and Earthen Thurrb Mini-pets
- Feel the Groove and Toast emotes
- Overstuffed Backpack and Food Launcher Toys
- … and more!
The events dates are sourced from BioWare’s official announcement.