Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed was the first expansion pack to the MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies. Sony Online Entertainment released the expansion on October 27, 2004.


This expansion finally allowed players to explore and battle in ten sectors of outer space, in more than twenty types of starships from the era between Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, including familiar X-wings, TIE Fighters, and YT-1300s (same type as the Millennium Falcon), as well as new and never before seen ships created by the developers. It also added real-time space shooter elements to the game, which allowed for an interesting combination with the turn-based mode already featured in the ground-based. Jump to Lightspeed also added many space missions and four space-specific professions. Two races were also added: Sullustan and Ithorian. The expansion added space combat. Characters could choose one of three factions in the new Pilot sub-profession: Rebel, Imperial, or Freelance. The playable sectors include the space surrounding the ten planets of the game as well as Kessel and "Deep Space." Combat is real-time and twitch-oriented like a first-person shooter and can be played with a joystick at the player's option. A new Artisan profession, Shipwright, was also introduced. This profession created ships, shields, armor, weapons, etc for players. They also have the ability to take looted components from space and reverse engineer them into better components.

Jump to Lightspeed is now automatically included upon the installation of the game, regardless of which version.

Boxed Set[]

Before Jump to Lightspeed was made to be automatically installed into the game regardless of which version, it was sold in a box set. Customers who pre-ordered the expansion received a limited-edition unarmed Flash Speeder as an untradeable player vehicle. After this boxed set, the expansion was eventually added to The Total Experience compilation pack.


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Star Wars Galaxies metaseries
Video game series
An Empire Divided · Jump to Lightspeed · Rage of the Wookiees · Trials of Obi-Wan
Trading Card Game
Champions of the Force · Squadrons Over Corellia · Galactic Hunters · Agents of Deception · The Shadow Syndicate · The Nightsister's Revenge · Threat of the Conqueror · The Price of Victory
"Pearls in the Sand" · The Ruins of Dantooine
Other releases
The Total Experience · Starter Kit · The Complete Online Adventures
An Empire Divided Official Strategy Guide · An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide · Jump to Lightspeed Official Game Guide · The Total Experience Official Game Guide · The Complete Guide Official Game Guide · CorSec Database (A-G · H-Z) · From Pencil to Pixel: The Art of Star Wars Galaxies · Star Wars Galaxies Memory Book