- "We have a great partnership with the talented folks at Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive. It is that collaboration that has enabled us to deliver a unique mobile experience that brings the vastness of the epic Star Wars franchise into the palm of your hand..."
- ―John Salera, Executive Producer at EA Capital Games
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (SW:GoH) is a mobile game by Electronic Arts released on November 24, 2015. The game was first announced on June 15, 2015, in EA's press conference during the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
The game allows players to collect characters from the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Rebels, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the original trilogy, The Mandalorian, and the sequel trilogy, and put those characters into battle. Due to the nature of the game, it is not considered to be canon, but Wookieepedia does use it as a canon source.
The game also features characters from Legends such as the characters from both Knights of the Old Republic games, Revan, Bastila Shan, Sith trooper, Sith Marauder, and Sith Assassin. However, due to the sandbox nature of the game, this does not canonize the characters in the current story acknowledged by Lucasfilm.
- 1 Game tutorial
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 Appearances
- 4 Bibliography
- 5 Notes and references
- 6 External links
Game tutorial[edit | edit source]
Main Game[edit | edit source]
The game's tutorial starts you off with the Cantina's bartender speaking to you about Holotables. A Hutt appears, and he brags about how skilled he is at the Holotables.
When redeeming your first data cards (purchased or occasionally free packages holding gear, currency, etc.) you get a Clone Sergeant - Phase 1 and a Jedi Consular. You are sent to Kashyyyk, where you fight B1 Droids and one B2 Droids. once you have finished the battle, you obtain Clone Wars Chewbacca.
After that point the game lets you pick what you want to do next and the tutorial is ended.
Fleet Battles[edit | edit source]
With the expansion of Starfighters, players are introduced to how it works with help from the Cantina's Bartender and the Hutt you meet at the beginning. You must be level 60 or higher in order to be able to use Starfighters and must have completed all fleet commander training. After a brief battle, you get to battle for character shards and Starship Blueprints for the Jedi Consular and his starfighter, the Clone Sergeant and his ARC-170, the Resistance pilot and their X-Wing, the Geonosian Soldier and its Starfighter, both TIE fighter pilots from the Original Trilogy and Episode VII and their TIEs, Ackbar and Home One, Mace Windu and the Endurance, Tarkin and the Executrix. Then you have another brief battle before the tutorial ends.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Light and Dark Side Battles[edit | edit source]
Players choose 5 light/dark side characters (with one ally of the same side) to form a team and clear three stages of battles against computer characters from the opposing side. Battles are divided into normal and hard modes. Normal battles give gear, training droids, experience, and credits. Hard battles give the same things, with the addition of blueprints and/or shards for specific ships and characters. Credits and crystals earned can be used to purchase items and character shards. The more the player progresses in the game, the more energy the levels require the player to use in order to play it. Each hard battle can only be played five times a day (can be refreshed at a cost of crystals). Light Side Battles are one of the very first unlock in the game, while Dark Side Battles unlock when the player reach three dark side characters and reach level 12.
Squad Arena[edit | edit source]
Players choose 5 characters (including both light and dark side characters) to form a team and fight in matches against other real-life players’ characters (AI-controlled) to improve their global ranking. Players can participate a maximum of 5 times in Squad Arena Battles each day (unless they choose to use crystals). At their payout time, the player will receive in the inbox a reward that consists of Squad Arena Tokens, credits, and Crystals based on their global ranking. Squad Arena Tokens earned can be used to purchase items and character shards.
Cantina Battles[edit | edit source]
Players choose 5 characters to form a team and clear three stages of battles against AI characters per level, but there are no hard mode levels. Cantina Battles have their own energy system that takes longer to recharge. Players can get character shards, ship blueprints, training droids, credits, ability material, and Cantina battle tokens. Cantina tokens earned can be used to purchase items and character shards. Unlike Hard battles, Cantina Battles can be played as long as the player has the energy to play them.
Mod Battles[edit | edit source]
Like Cantina Battles, Players choose 5 characters to form a team. However, instead of the usual 3 stages, players must go through 5 stages to complete it. Players can get credits, ability material, Cantina battle points, and mods which can be used to enhance characters that are level 50 and over. Mod Battles use their own system of energy.
Galactic War[edit | edit source]
Players choose 5 out of any of their characters to clear 12 battle stages against computer characters, but with the characters being set from another real-life player’s team. Once a character is killed, they cannot be used again in subsequent stages until the game allows the player to reset it, which can be reset once per day. Every stage gives credits, Starship building material, a random rank training droid, ability material. Every two stages won in Galactic War earns war points (second and forth give 100, the rest (except the last, which gives 400) give 200 which can be used to purchase items, Starship blueprints, and character shards, and every three stages earn crystals.
Challenges[edit | edit source]
Players choose 5 characters to form a team and participate in six different challenges. Certain challenges are available on two certain days of each week, followed by all challenges being available on Sunday. Challenges refresh every ten minutes with five or three battles max per challenge in a day. In certain challenges, only characters of a certain class (e.g. healer, support, tank, attacker) are allowed. Players can earn credits, training droids, ability mats, and gear pieces. As the player levels up over time, different levels of challenges will be unlocked, with higher amounts of reward and better reward per different level. Here is a list of the different challenges.
- Ability Mats challenge - All characters allowed, one ally must be chosen. Awards ability mats, with Darth Vader as the final boss along with 2 combat support droids. It can be completed 3x daily on the days it is available.
- Training Droids challenge - All characters allowed, one ally must be chosen. Awards training droids, with Boba Fett as the final boss, along with a healing support droid and a support droid. It can be completed 3x daily on the days it is available.
- Bounty Hunter challenge - All characters allowed, one ally must be chosen. Awards credits with Cad Bane as the final boss, along with a restraining support droid & an enhancing support droid, It can be completed 3x daily on the days it is available.
- TAC Gear challenge - Tanks only, no ally chosen. Awards TAC gear with the final boss as Mace Windu, along with two combat support droids. Windu can inflict Expose on characters he hits, which means if they take damage from him again, they will instantly be defeated. It can be completed 5x daily on the days it is available.
- AGI Gear challenge - Healers and supports only, no ally chosen. Awards AGI gear with the final boss as Savage Opress, along with two combat support droids. His special ability, instead of hitting one character, will do massive damage to all of your allied characters, leaving them at 1 HP. It can be completed 5x daily on the days it is available.
- STR Gear challenge - Attackers only, no ally chosen. Awards STR gear with the final bosses as Grand Moff Tarkin and General Veers. For a few turns, they will have a selected amount of debuffs including Ability Block, Offense down, etc. However, when the ability block wears off, their special abilities will be much stronger than normal. Can be completed 5x daily on the days it is available.
Events[edit | edit source]
Players use 5 characters that are required to form a team and participate in special challenges that are available only during specific times and for a limited duration of time. Most of them require you to use specific types of characters like Scoundrels, Jedi, Rebels, Droids, etc. Some even let the player use a character or starship that's about to be released into the game. Items, credits, training droids, ability materials, character shards, blueprints, etc. can be earned.
Allies and Guilds[edit | edit source]
Players can form alliances with other real-life players and call upon their characters to assist in Light/Dark Side Battles, Cantina Battles, and Challenges. Players can also form Guilds and team up to carry out raids and fight either a team of Gamorreans and a Rancor, battle against Grievous and a Separatist AAT or face off against the Sith Triumvirate to earn rare items and Han Solo, General Kenobi or Darth Traya character shards. Players can also get Guild Points from doing certain objectives (Doing Light/Dark side battles, Hard mode battles, PvP battles, Cantina Battles, etc.) and at the end of the raids, which can be used to acquire Character Shards, Starship blueprints and items.
Data Cards and Shipments[edit | edit source]
Players can purchase data cards and shipments containing different packages of items to promote existing characters, upgrade existing characters' equipment, unlock new characters, etc. Players can purchase them with Crystals, real-world money, credits, or ally tokens, which can be acquired via battles or other methods.
Fleet Arena[edit | edit source]
Players can use one of eight Capital ships, Home One, Endurance, Executrix, Chimera, Finalizer, Raddus, Malevolence, or Negotiator, three starfighters and up to four reinforcements to fight in matches against other real-life players to and improve their global ranking. At a certain time of day, the player will receive in the inbox a reward that consists of Fleet arena tokens, building materials, and Training droids, sim tickets, and Crystals based on their global ranking. Fleet arena tokens can be used to purchase items, Starship blueprints, and character shards.
Fleet Battles[edit | edit source]
Players can use one of eight Capital ships, Chimaera, Home One, Endurance, Executrix, Negotiator, Raddus, Finalizer, or Malevolence and up to seven starfighters (based on the rarity of the capital ship) to fight in matches against computer characters, just like in Cantina Battles. Just like Cantina Battles, Fleet Battles have their own energy system that takes about as long to recharge as Cantina Battles. However, Each stage is divided into normal and hard modes, just like Light and Dark side battles. Normal Battles give gear for units, Training droids for both units and ships, Experience, credits, and building materials. Hard battles give the same rewards plus blueprints and/or shards for specific ships and characters, the blueprints and shards received depends on what level is played, and just like hard mode Light and Dark side battles, Hard mode Fleet battles can only be played five times a day, the same as Hard mode light and dark side battles.
Fleet Challenges[edit | edit source]
similar to normal Challenges, Players can use one Capital ship and up to seven starfighters to form a team and participate in six different challenges. Certain challenges are available only on certain days of the week; Monday is an exception because all the challenges are available. All of the challenges require the player to either use Home One, Endurance, or Executrix as the capital ship to do the challenge. Players can earn building materials, training droids, ability material, and Starship Blueprints for Home One, Endurance, and Executrix.
Achievements[edit | edit source]
Players can get achievements based on a number of battles they've played, level progression, etc. These will reward the player with credits, crystals, and characters shards. Achievements are the primary way to obtain shards for Darth Vader
Appearances[edit | edit source]
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Organizations and titles
Canon organizations and titles
Legends organizations and titles
Vehicles and vessels
Weapons and technology
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Announcing Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. EA.com (2015-06-15). Archived from the original on November 22, 2015. Retrieved on June 15, 2015.
- Nick von Kaenel (2017-03-27). Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Cantina Music on Vimeo. Vimeo. Archived from the original on January 17, 2021. Retrieved on January 17, 2021.