SWTOR Galactic Starfighter now on PTS
Try it out before it goes live December 3rd
The much anticipated SWTOR Galactic Starfighter digital expansion is finally up for testing on the Public Test Server.
If you are one of those people who have been very excited on this upcoming expansion ever since it was announced several weeks back, now is the time to try it out and take the fight to space. The PTS version will allow players to queue as solo or as a group for free-flight 12 v 1 PvP battles in one of gameplay type: Domination. Unfortunately, Domination is the only mode you will be able to play where you will be tasked to take control of nodes in the space.
SWTOR Galactic Starfighter will be available to subscribers on December 3rd while free-to-play players will get the access on February 2014. Here’s a glimpse as to what you can expect from the PTS:
Access the Galactic Starfighter Hangar Bay by clicking the Ship Icon on the in-game minimap.
Players can queue solo or as a group for free-flight 12 v 12 PvP Battles in the first Galactic Starfighter gameplay type: Domination!
During Domination, players fight to control multiple satellites. Points are awarded according to how many satellites each team controls, and the first team to reach 1000 points earns victory.
Highly customizable Starfighters available:
The Scout – Fast, agile, and maneuverable. Scouts make up for their lack of armor and shielding with incredible elusiveness.
The Strike Fighter – The backbone of any squadron. Strike Fighters are versatile, capable of both great offensive and defensive abilities. Very balanced Starfighters against both enemies and objectives.
The Gunship – The first Galactic Starfighter support role. These long-range ships are perfect for softening up an objective’s defenses or taking out enemy Starfighters engaged with your allies.
Spend earned Requisition to customize and upgrade Starfighters in the Hangar Bay.
Full in-game playable tutorial! Learn the basics of Galactic Starfighter flight, combat, and objective capturing! The tutorial allows players to shed the constraints of battle, and teaches using a series of informative pop-ups during free flight. Players can access the tutorial by clicking on the “?” button near the top left of the Galactic Starfighter Hangar.