BioWare has announced the schedule of returning in-game events to SWTOR for the first month of the new year 2023: Gree, Rakghouls, 11th Anniversary and Swoop Racing!
Happy New Year, friends!
BioWare actually posted the January 2023 events schedule a bit earlier, but the Holiday season prevailed and I barely touched my PC in the last few days. So, let’s see what recurring events return to keep us entertained and busy farming while waiting for the first patch of the new year!
Life Day Continues
The Star Wars version of Christmas holiday, the Wookiee traditional Life Day celebrations started in the middle of December and will run for one more week, until January 10th.
There are a few new items added to the rewards list available for 2022-2023. If you need a refresher (and a preview of the rewards), read the Life Day Event Guide.
Date: December 13th – January 10th, 2023 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)
Requirement: Level 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! For this year’s edition, we’re introducing new rewards such as a new Gala Hat, the Family of the First Seed Weapons, and new decorations.
- Life Day Gala Hat (new for 2022-2023)
- Family of the First Seed Weapons (new for 2022-2023)
- Life Day Colored String Lights (new for 2022-2023)
- Life Day Colored Wreath (new for 2022-2023)
- Life Day String Lights (decoration) (new for 2022-2023)
- 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!
The All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally
You still have a little bit of time left to enjoy the Swoop Racing activities on Dantooine, Tatooine and Onderon. The event will end tomorrow, January 3rd. If you haven’t participated in this event before, use the All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally event guide to get started.
Date: December 27th – January 3rd, 2023 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)
Requirement: Level 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!
Eleven Year Anniversary
That’s right! SWTOR is now eleven years old! How time flies! The “Anniversary Personnel” vendor can be found on the fleet with new Class Ship Stronghold Decorations.
All previous anniversary rewards are also available as well. Coruscant and Kaas City Strongholds are discounted down to only eleven credits each until the launch of the next game update!
You can find the Anniversary Personnel vendor on the Fleet, in the Strongholds and Crew Skills sector.
Rakghoul Resurgence on Corellia
The Rakghoul Resurgence is one of the oldest recurring events in SWTOR. Rakghhouls don’t care if it’s Life Day or a Tuesday. In fact, on Tuesday January 10th, they are preparing to invade Corellia once again.
Date: January 10th – January 17th, 2023 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)
Requirement: Level 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 Corellia. 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!
Relics of the Gree
If you are like me and Ilum is your favorite planet (or… one of your favorite planets), you always enjoy the return of the Gree. Sadly, this is another very old recurring event and it’s more than likely that you would not need to farm for reputation.
At least you can check how Xeno is doing and you can get some shinies from the boss during the week of the event, which starts on 24th January, by the way.
Date: January 24th – January 31st, 2023 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)
Requirement: Level 50+
Explore Ilum’s contested area in the Western Ice Shelf to uncover the mysterious purpose of the Gray Secant, an enormous ancient Gree starship. Get ready to face a powerful opponent that awaits you at the center of this ancient vessel. Visit the in-game News Terminal located on Carrick Station in the Republic fleet or Vaiken Spacedock in the Imperial fleet to get started on your adventure!
- Reputation with the Gree Enclave
- Gree Digitization Cube
- White, Red, and Blue Scalene Armor
- Gray Helix Weapons
- L1-L Defender, L1-L Scout, and Miniature Gray Secant Mini-pets
- Cyan Sphere, Blue Sphere and Red Sphere Vehicles
- …and more!
The events timings and dates are sourced from BioWare’s announcement article.