The Bounty Contract week event is a special event that happens roughly once a month in star wars the old republic. During the event, you can help your faction by taking down key targets in crime syndicates and violent gangs and bring them to justice. The best part of this event is that you can play the part of a bounty Hunter no matter what your class is – even Jedi and Sith can help fulfill these dangerous contracts spread across the Galaxy.
2021 Update: I added a new section with tips for the Kingpin achievements if you are hunting them down!
Update & Bug – Bounty Contract Currency: The completed bounty contracts are no longer sellable or tradeable, though they were in the past. These Completed Bounty Contracts are located in the currency tab of your inventory and are legacy-wide. If you have Completed Bounty Contracts as items, to convert them to spendable legacy-bound currency, mail them to another one of your characters. When the second character retrieves them from their mailbox, they will be turned in to currency instead of an item.
How to Start the Bounty Event
To start the event while it’s live, you’ll need to be at least level 15, and to have access to the fleet. The introduction quest is located near the northern elevator of the fleet republic side, and near the southern end imperial side – just look for a quest near a bunch of carbonized bounties.
Once you’ve watched the intro quest, you’ll be able to pick up your first contract by heading into the cartel bazaar area up the nearby elevator. To continue the intro quest, speak to the bounty hunter droid.
To pick up a bounty, right click the terminal. There are two types of bounties – henchmen bounties and kingpin bounties. The henchmen bounties are easier, faster and all of them are automatically available when you start the event. You can do one per day per character – so if you want to gain reputation quickly you’ll want to do the event on multiple characters, every day. Henchmen bounties reward you a completed bounty contract, credits, and a reputation item.
The second type of bounty is the kingpin bounty. These are harder, give better reputation rewards, but are not available by default. To unlock a kingpin bounty, you’ll need to pay 5 completed bounty contracts, earned by doing the henchmen bounties. Unfortunately, the kingpin bounty missions can only be done once weekly per character. That means you might want to spread out your kingpin bounties between multiple characters, so you can do more than one kingpin mission per week. Kingpin bounty unlocks are NOT legacy-wide, they are only available on the character you pay for the unlock on.
There is also a bonus [WEEKLY] quest you can pick up from the Solo activities tab that will grant you a blue Reputation item for completing any kingpin bounty.
|[WEEKLY] Event: Bounty Contract Week (complete a Kingpin Bounty)||Both||Blue|
|Bounty Contract: Coruscant||Republic||Blue||1|
|Bounty Contract: Ord Mantell||Republic, Lvl 15-28||Blue||1|
|Bounty Contract: Dromund Kaas||Imperial||Blue||1|
|Bounty Contract: Hutta||Imperial, Lvl 15-28||Blue||1|
|Bounty Contract: Alderaan||Both||Blue||1|
|Bounty Contract: Nar Shaddaa||Both||Blue||1|
|Bounty Contract: Tatooine||Both||Blue||1|
|Bounty Contract: Voss||Both||Blue||1|
|[WEEKLY] Coruscant: Kingpin Bounty||Republic||Purple||1|
|[WEEKLY] Ord Mantell: Kingpin Bounty||Republic||Purple||1|
|[WEEKLY] Hutta: Kingpin Bounty||Imperial||Purple||1|
|[WEEKLY] Dromund Kaas: Kingpin Bounty||Imperial||Purple||1|
|[WEEKLY] Alderaan: Kingpin Bounty||Both||Purple||1|
|[WEEKLY] Nar Shaddaa: Kingpin Bounty||Both||Purple||1|
|[WEEKLY] Tatooine: Kingpin Bounty||Both||Purple||1|
|[WEEKLY] Voss: Kingpin Bounty||Both||Purple||1|
Basic Bounty Contract Quests
When you are picking a bounty, you’ll want to make sure you pick one that is close to or below your current level. If you are level 23, don’t pick the level 42 one on Voss. The Hutta and Ord Mantel bounties are for level 27 and lower.
Once you’ve picked up your bounty contract, you’ll have to head to the planet your target is located on. With the new travel system, you can quickly travel directly to the planet from the fleet- just click the small planet icon that shows up on your mission tracker, usually located on the top right of your screen. From there, taxi our quick travel to the quest marker.
You’ll then need to meet your client that hired you, so they can give you more information about your bounty. They’ll direct you to a local cantina so you can investigate and probe Shady Characters about the location of your bounty target.
Some shady characters will give you Underworld Information, while others won’t help you or might even attack you. If you get attacked, don’t forget to loot the bodies, as your attackers might have valuable Underworld Information items on them that you can use from your inventory to add to your information count. If you want to speed up the process, you can use Friendly Drink Probe items or Interrogation Probes, both of which can be bought in the cartel bazaar area from a droid called BBA Mobile Supply Droid, and you get a few by completing the intro quest after your first bounty.
Once you get 4 pieces of underworld information, you’ll be able to talk to an underworld contact by finding the glowing blue table in the cantina. Your contact will give you the location of your bounty target, and you’ll be able to head there, find the blue beacon, and the fight with your bounty target will begin!
If you want to capture your bounty target instead of killing them, you’ll need to use the special Carbonite grenade on them when they are under 10% health – so if you have a very strong companion, you might want to put them on passive so they don’t kill the target. To use the grenade, click the grenade in your mission tracker when your bounty target’s health is almost gone.
After you’ve killed or captured your bounty, you’ll be directed back to your client, who will reward you with a free travel pass to the fleet which can be activated in your mission tracker panel, usually located on the top right of your screen. Back at the fleet you’ll be able to turn in your bounty and receive your bounty rewards!
For the kingpin bounties, you really want to unlock them on different characters so you can do more than one per week, since you are limited to one per week per character. If you unlock the Tatooine and Alderaan kingpin bounties on the same character, you will only be able to do one of the two during a bounty week. But if you unlock Tatooine on your Jedi and Alderaan on your sith, you’ll be able to complete them both during the same week, just on different characters. Because the reputation is legacy wide and the completed bounty contracts are not bound, you don’t have to do everything on your main character.
Once you’ve traded in 5 completed bounty contracts for a kingpin bounty, you’ll be able to pick it up the kingpin quest from the bounty terminal.
Kingpin bounties are also a lot harder than the henchmen ones, so if you’re on a low level character or are undergeared you might want to bring a friend.
Unlike the henchmen bounties, you don’t need to interrogate shady characters to get Intel. Instead when you get to to the target location you’ll need to use macrobinoculars to scan floating probe droids hidden around the area. You can scan them by clicking the macrobinoculars that show up in your mission tracker, on the top right. Once you’ve found a droid with the macrobinoculars, left click to zoom in on it.
Once you’ve found 5 floating probes, get ready for the fight of your life! Kingpin bounty targets each have their own unique style of fighting, and just like henchmen you can choose to kill or capture them. Once you turn it in you’ll get the same rewards as a henchmen bounty, but this time you’ll get a purple reputation reward.
Fast & Efficient
You can complete one normal bounty quest and one kingpin bounty quest per day per character, but you can’t pick up two quests one the same planet at the same time. The normal quests can be repeated the next day, the kingpin quests are once per week. The normal bounty quest gives you a blue reputation items and a contract and the kingpin bounties give you a purple reputation item and a contract, but cost 5 contracts to unlock. If you are trying to get Reputation, you will want to focus on unlock the kingpin bounties, and if you are focusing on Contracts you may want to save your contracts instead of unlocking Kingpin tokens. If you are doing achievements you will want to unlock all the Kingpin bounties and pay attention to your achievements when doing the normal bounties and kingpin bounties.
The most efficient route seems to be…
- Fleet Pass to Fleet
- Go to Northern Elevator Republic Side / Southern Elevator Imperial side if you have not done the bounty event yet and click the glowing blue carbonite
- Quicktravel to Cartel Bazaar on Fleet
- Pick up 1 Normal Bounty and 1 Kingpin
- Dromund Kaas is the fastest normal bounty Imperial side, and seems to be fastest overall, use the Capital City legacy travel
- Alderaan isa good option Republic side
- Nar Shaddaa is very fast both factions if you have the Nar Shaddaa Stronghold exit for both types of bounties
- Ord Mantell kingpin bounty Republic side is quite fast
- Legacy Travel, Heroic Travel or Stronghold Travel to get to planet quickly
- Use Quicktravel to get around quickly
- When both bounties are complete, use complimentary fleet pass to travel back
Apart from the thrill of the hunt, Bounty Contract week also offers a ton of legacy-wide achievements for achievement hunters. There achievements for killing every target, capturing every target, unlocking all the kingpin bounties, and there’s also a special achievement for those who like jumping puzzles called “greet the overwatch”, which requires you to climb to the top of the cartel bazaar and reach the sniper hiding up there. Killing and capturing all bounties will net you the “Wanted: Dead or Alive” legacy title, unlocking all 8 kingpin bounties will grant you the “Death Mark in Seven Systems” legacy title, and greeting the overwatch will get you the “Cartel Security” legacy title.
Normal Bounty Achievements:
Tips for Kingpin Achievements:
- You will need 5 Bounty Contracts per Kingpin to unlock, for a total of 40 Bounty Contracts currency.
- When unlocking each of the eight Kingpin bounties from the Vendor, unlock each one on a different character. Otherwise, you can only complete one Kingpin bounty per day per character, making the process much slower for achievements. Write down which of your characters has unlocked which planet for the bounties.
- You will need to KILL and CAPTURE each of the eight Kingpin bounties. When head to a planet, check your achievements to see which of those two you need.
- Speed up your hunting with Heroic quicktravel and exiting your Stronghold!
If you want to check out the bounty contract week rewards, head up to the platform and talk to the vendors that look like bounty hunters. The bounty contract event works on the reputation system – as you complete more contracts, you’ll earn more reputation with the Bounty Brokers Association, and the more reputation you have the more rewards you unlock – but you still have to pay for the rewards once you’ve unlocked them. All the bounty contract week rewards require Completed Bounty Contracts to redeem, earned by completing bounties. Rewards for the event included rugged-looking legacy-bound bounty Hunter themed armors, unique mounts, pets, decorations, skins for treek and Hk51 and even legacy-bound bowcasters.
If you do not have any kingpin contracts unlocked, you can earn 1 contract per character per day, which is 7 per character per event. If you have all the kingpin bounties unlocked on a character, you can earn up to an addition 6 contracts on that character during the event, or if you spread the kingpin contracts out between your characters, you can earn an additional contract for every kingpin bounty you have unlocked and complete.
If you wanted to earn one of every reward item from the Bounty Contract Event, you would need 622 Completed Bounty Contracts and Legend standing with the Bounty Broker’s Association.
- Wanted: Dead or Alive: Killing and capturing all bounties (legacy title)
- Death Mark in Seven Systems: Unlocking all 8 kingpin bounties (legacy title)
- Cartel Security: Greeting the overwatch jumping puzzle on the Fleet Cartel Bazaar (legacy title)
- For Hire: Friend Reputation Rank
- The Professional: Legend Reputation Rank
Bounty Tracker’s Armguards – Newcomer w/ BBA & 1 Completed Bounty Contracts
Bounty Tracker’s Belt – Newcomer w/ BBA & 1 Completed Bounty Contracts
Bounty Tracker’s Boots – Newcomer w/ BBA & 2 Completed Bounty Contracts
Bounty Tracker’s Gloves – Newcomer w/ BBA & 2 Completed Bounty Contracts
Bounty Tracker’s Hat – Newcomer w/ BBA & 2 Completed Bounty Contracts
Bounty Tracker’s Jacket – Newcomer w/ BBA & 2 Completed Bounty Contracts
Bounty Tracker’s Leggings – Newcomer w/ BBA & 2 Completed Bounty Contracts
Contract Hunter’s Boots – Hero w/ BBA & 2 Completed Bounty Contracts
Contract Hunter’s Bracers – Hero w/ BBA & 2 Completed Bounty Contracts
Contract Hunter’s Chestguard – Hero w/ BBA & 4 Completed Bounty Contracts (with jetpack version)
Contract Hunter’s Gloves – Hero w/ BBA & 2 Completed Bounty Contracts
Contract Hunter’s Headgear – Hero w/ BBA & 4 Completed Bounty Contracts
Contract Hunter’s Leggings – Hero w/ BBA & 4 Completed Bounty Contracts
Contract Hunter’s Vest – Hero w/ BBA & 4 Completed Bounty Contracts (no jetpack version)
Contract Hunter’s Waistcord – Hero w/ BBA & 2 Completed Bounty Contracts
* The dye can be bought and sold on the GTN
* The dye can be bought and sold on the GTN
* The Seeker Probes float around and their glow is animated!
- Animated, soft flames/smoke comes out of the hole
The Ambassador Vendor in the Cartel Bazaar section of the fleet (near where you turn in your bounties) has rare previously-retired items for sale that require currency from three different events including the Bounty event.
|Outer Rim Hunter's Armor Set||155 Rakghoul DNA Canisters, 133 Completed Bounty Contracts, and 102 Gray Helix Components|
|Republic Containment Officer Armor Set||110 Rakghoul DNA Canisters, 94 Completed Bounty Contracts, and 72 Gray Helix Components|
|Imperial Containment Officer Armor Set||110 Rakghoul DNA Canisters, 94 Completed Bounty Contracts, and 72 Gray Helix Components|
|Sand People Bloodguard Armor Set||155 Rakghoul DNA Canisters, 133 Completed Bounty Contracts, and 102 Gray Helix Components|
|Assassin's Touch||17 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 14 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 11 Gray Helix Components (Gree Event)|
|Automatic Bowcaster||12 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 10 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 8 Gray Helix Components (Gree Event)|
|Hypersonic Shredder||17 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 14 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 11 Gray Helix Components (Gree Event)|
|Kashyyyk's Legacy||17 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 14 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 11 Gray Helix Components (Gree Event)|
|Light Bowcaster||12 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 10 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 8 Gray Helix Components (Gree Event)|
|Precision Bowcaster||12 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 10 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 8 Gray Helix Components (Gree Event)|
|Hyrotii Scrapper||50 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 43 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 33 Gray Helix Components (Gree Events)|
|Ambassador Ky’lee (Event Ambassador)||15 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 13 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 10 Gray Helix Components (Gree Events)|
|Ambassador Jirrik (Event Ambassador)||15 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 13 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 10 Gray Helix Components (Gree Events)|
|Chevin Representative||20 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 17 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 13 Gray Helix Components (Gree Events)|
|Sparkle Powder (Red)||5 Rakghoul DNA Cannister (Rakghoul Event), 4 Completed Bounty Contract (Bounty Event), 3 Gray Helix Components (Gree Events)|
All Rewards List
|BH-7X Custom Hunter||Champion||25||Mount|
|Bounty Tracker's Armguards||Newcomer||1||Armor|
|Bounty Tracker's Belt||Newcomer||1||Armor|
|Bounty Tracker's Boots||Newcomer||2||Armor|
|Bounty Tracker's Gloves||Newcomer||2||Armor|
|Bounty Tracker's Hat||Newcomer||2||Armor|
|Bounty Tracker's Jacket||Newcomer||2||Armor|
|Bounty Tracker's Leggings||Newcomer||2||Armor|
|Contract Hunter's Boots||Hero||2||Armor|
|Contract Hunter's Bracers||Hero||2||Armor|
|Contract Hunter's Chestguard||Hero||4||Armor|
|Contract Hunter's Gloves||Hero||2||Armor|
|Contract Hunter's Headgear||Hero||4||Armor|
|Contract Hunter's Leggings||Hero||4||Armor|
|Contract Hunter's Vest||Hero||4||Armor|
|Contract Hunter's Waistcord||Hero||2||Armor|
|Master Hunter's Headgear||Champion||5||Armor|
|Schematic: Deep Brown and Deep Red Dye Module||None||50||Dye Schematic|
|Schematic: White and Medium Pink Dye Module||None||50||Dye Schematic|
|Assassin's Bowcaster||Newcomer||12||Sniper Rifle|
|Tracker's Bowcaster||Newcomer||12||Blaster Rifle|
|Elite Assassin's Bowcaster||Hero||38||Sniper Rifle|
|Elite Tracker's Bowcaster||Hero||38||Blaster Rifle|
|Heavy Modified Blaster Carbine||Friend||12||Blaster Pistol|
|BH-7X HK Customization||Legend||50||Companion Customization|
|Bounty Hunting Treek Customization||Friend||12||Companion Customization|
|Swamp Kell Drake||Hero||25||Pet|
|Drink Server Probe||Legend||38||Pet|
|Art: Criminal Underworld||Newcomer||4||Decoration|
|Art: Weapons Cache||Outsider||1||Decoration|
|Carbonite Bounty (Kingpin)||Hero||1||Decoration|
|Carbonite Bounty (Rogue)||Hero||1||Decoration|
|Carbonite Bounty (Smuggler)||Hero||1||Decoration|
|Flag: Bounty Brokers||Friend||1||Decoration|
|Weapon Rack: Bounty Brokers||Champion||10||Decoration|