BioWare released the schedule for the SWTOR June events in-game. There will be five this month. The annual casino-like event called Nar Shaddaa Nightlife will return and at the same time another Double XP event will begin!
In case this is your first month in SWTOR, the events listed below are each attached to a certain faction that you help achieve or complete something and you earn reputation. The rewards from doing the missions are rarely anything exclusive, but the reputation vendors for each of these factions often offer cool items you might want to have.
The recurring monthly events in SWTOR are a great way to spend some time casually exploring worlds and doing missions while earning XP, Credits and unique faction-related tokens in some cases.
Bounty Contract Week
The Bounty Contract Week is one of the oldest recurring events in SWTOR. It comes up roughly once every two months and allows you to hunt famous or infamous criminals around the Galaxy for a special price, reputation gain and an opportunity to get some cool rewards for your efforts.
This month the Bounty Contract week will run from June 1st until June 8th 2021. The start and end times are both 12:00 pm GMT. To participate in this event you will need a character of level 15 or higher.
For a limited time, the Bounty Brokers Association has opened its doors to anyone willing to take on their dangerous contracts, offering an opportunity for both seasoned and rookie hunters to prove their skills and bring crime syndicates and violent gangs to justice!
Each day, you can sign up for one standard Henchman contract and one high profile Kingpin Contract, and each may take you to a separate planet. Complete five standard contracts to unlock Kingpin missions with bigger loot! Head to the fleet now, invite your friends and visit representatives of the Association to get started on your contracts!
- Reputation with the Bounty Brokers Association
- Bounty Tracker’s Armor Set and Contract Hunter’s Armor Set
- Assassin’s Bowcaster and Elite Tracker’s Bowcaster weapons
- Lobelot, Swamp Kell Drake, and Drink Server Probe Mini-pets
- BH-7X Custom Hunter Mount
- … and more!
The All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally
One of the newest events added to the roster is the All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally. It allows you to live your KOTOR dreams of piloting a high-speed bike on various unique racing tracks.
The event includes a bit of a story that you unlock as you progress through it and gain reputation with the three swoop biker factions you can side with.
If this is your first time participating, check out the All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally Guide to get a head start!
This month the Swoop Bike event will return for a week from June 15th until June 22nd, 2021. Its start and end times are both 12:00 pm GMT. To participate at all you will need a character level 20 or higher.
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!
Rakghoul Resurgence on Tatooine
Every other month (roughly) the rakghouls resurface on a different planet. This has been a major problem for the authorities for years (nine, I believe) and every other month they call for your help.
Starting on June 29th and lasting until July 6th you will have a week to hunt down these monsters in the dark tunnels beneath the surface of Tatooine in order to help T.H.O.R.N cleanse the planet from this infestation… Until it appears elsewhere again.
The event will start and end at 12:00 pm GMT. You will need a level 25 character or higher to participate. This is roughly the level you go to Tatooine as you level up. Or you used to, back when the leveling system was working normally and you were not constantly over-leveled for the planets and content you do :)))
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!
Double XP Event
The Double XP event is arguably the most popular event in SWTOR. When it is active, you don’t get to do any new exclusive content like with the other traditional recurring events.
During the Double XP event you earn Experience twice faster. This is the perfect time for you to level up more alts. SWTOR is built arounds alts and the more you have, the better you experience the game… in my opinion.
For two full weeks from June 29th until July 13th the Double XP event will run on all SWTOR servers. Its start and end times are both 12:00 pm GMT.
Wondering how does the Double XP actually stack up with Bonuses and Perks? Eric Musco explained that years ago in a forum post: everything doubles.
Your normal Experience becomes 200% instead of 100%. Your additional perks and bonuses also double. Even if Musco’s calculations are incorrect, the important info to take away is that any bonuses and perks (except for Rested XP) to stack up and will give you even more XP while leveling up during a Double XP event.
Nar Shaddaa Nightlife
The Nar Shaddaa Nightlife is an annual event that runs for a month or two each Summer. This year it will start on June 29th and will last until August 10th 2021. Start and end times of the event are both 12:00 pm GMT.
There are no level requirements to participate. All you need is a character capable of transporting itself to Nar Shaddaa, where the Star Cluster and Club Vertica casinos (one for each faction) will be waiting them.
We don’t know yet what new items you might encounter as rewards for playing the slots in the virtual casinos, but one thing is for sure – as soon as the event starts I will update the SWTOR Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event guide with all of the new additions.
Last year the event suffered from major issues with some of the new tokens not dropping properly. We’ll see how this years’ edition goes. Are you ready to spend some virtual currency in a virtual casino in SWTOR?
D’OH! This almost sounds like one of these awful online casino advertisements! In case you can’t tell – I am not the biggest fan of the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife.
Note: All event dates and times are sourced from BioWare’s announcement.