Today, Bioware has posted a special community update for Star Wars: The Old Republic. In this blog post, the team highlights a few of the changes that are being implemented to the game to celebrate Star Wars day, while also shining a spotlight on specific players in the community.
You can check out the official press release information right down below:
Friends! Welcome back to another BioWare Community Update!
The fourth day of May is a special holiday. It is one when we come together to celebrate all things Star Wars.
While everyone celebrates differently, our May the 4th celebration brings with it a variety of special treats for players of Star Wars: The Old Republic™. First off, all players who log in between May 3rd and May 10th will earn a new minipet: the adorably boxy and extremely visible orange P1-XL Droid.
During that same time, the Cartel Market will be holding a 50%-off collection-unlock sale—and all players will earn double XP. All these promotions run from May 3 (starting at 1200 GMT) to May 10 (ending at 1200 GMT).
Alongside all of the new content that is being added in to celebrate May the 4th be with you, the community update also features an interview with Creative Director Charles Boyd, Project Director Keith Kanneg, Lead Cinematic Designer Ashley Ruhl, and Community Manager Jackie Izawa.
In the interview, the developers talk about their favorite parts of Star Wars: The Old Republic, how to keep players coming back after a decade, and much more.
Lastly, the community itself got time to shine, as the bottom of the post featured everything from drawings to cosplays to in-game screens submitted by players in the community. You can check out the full blog post yourself by heading to this link.