Upcoming Strongholds, Galactic Seasons (7.1.1), PvP Revamp (7.2), Tacticals, Legendary Items, and Balancing

While we don’t know much about what’s coming up after Update 7.1, the developers have dropped hints about what’s coming up in the future.

Strongholds

While we don’t have a date for Galactic Season season 3, we’ll be hearing more about it soon! Galactic Season season 4 is also slated for next year, and may come with a new stronghold to unlock.

Ah yes, new Stronghold! So, this is something we have been chatting about recently as well so I can speak a bit to what is and isn’t planned. First off, you should not expect a new Stronghold this year. I know there was another thread a couple of weeks asking about a possible new SH with Galactic Season 3, we will be talking in the coming weeks about the GS3 rewards but a new SH is not one of them.

That said, we are tentatively looking to add a new SH with GS4 next year. Take that statement with dump trucks of salt as we are still early in reward planning for GS4 and a lot can change between now and then. There has also been some chatter about a new non-GS Stronghold but nothing concrete on the schedule right now. I know you will be very curious regarding possible locations but since this all early days and tentative I am not gonna speak to that now.

Thanks all.

-eric (Forums, August 30, 2022)

Galactic Seasons

Galactic Season 3 will be coming in our next game update which we are calling 7.1.1. We’re finalizing the details right now, so I don’t have more to share at this time, but I can at least confirm that GS3 will be coming in the next update.

Jackie (Forums, August 30, 2022)

PvP Revamp

While we know very, very little about the PvP Revamp, we know it’s coming. It was first hinted at as a bullet point at the end of the 7.0 announcement stream, and has been brought up again by the developers.

“We’ve got some really cool revamps coming to PvP.” – Charles Boyd (Former Creative Director, Developer 7.1 Livestream)

I will say for right now and I have to
preface this that it could change because game development but
we’re we’re thinking that 7.2 will also include the pvp revamp (both hosts say: whoah!)
so all right I can’t give you more than that though
– Jackie (Community Manager, 1:23:54 Working Class Nerds Podcast Interview)

Tacticals, Legendary Items

We’ve already seen a few new tacticals and balancing fixes in 7.1, and more are to come.

You can look forward to
things like new tacticals are coming
general balance passes
specific call out for healer and tank
new legendary items
– Jackie (Community Manager, 1:23:37 Working Class Nerds Podcast Interview)

Balancing

Outfit Designer

We’ve seen up to 32 outfits in the Outfit Designer on the test server!

“We’ve got some awesome new additions coming to outfitter, some new additional improvements based on ya’ll feedback and your own, especially Keith, he likes the Outfitter.” – Charles Boyd (Former Creative Director, Developer 7.1 Livestream)

Story

We got a tease of where the story might go at the end of the 7.1 Digging Deeper story, but  do the developer plan on continuing with it? Yep! (Spoilers)

“A whole new planet, and by a whole new planet I mean COMPLETELY new, new to the Star Wars galaxy, called Runich, where you can expect to see the storyline continue in a pretty big way after 7.1. And after that, more of everything. You can always expect more Flashpoints, more story, like Malgus says, ‘this is only the beginning.’ I talked a little bit about when 7.0 launched how much we had planned out the storyline and everything happening with Malgus, and how is plans are unfolding, and how the Mandalorian civil war storyline ties into that, we’ve got some stuff that I can not wait to see go live, and to see ya’lls faces and your reactions and your comments as it comes down the road.” – Charles Boyd (Former Creative Director, Developer 7.1 Livestream)

More to Come

I can’t I can’t speak to
the the finer details, certainly more communication is coming as you know you’re going to be
hearing from me when that happens but what I can say is in in future
updates like I mean we’ve always had plans with 7.0’s launch and of course being a live service game
we’re always looking to add some new things, improve what already exists so that’s
kind of the mentality with live service
– Jackie (Community Manager, 1:23:02 Working Class Nerds Podcast Interview)


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