May the 4th and Electronic Arts

Posted on 03 May 2016 by
Lee Braden

So, with annual day of Star Wars upon us tomorrow, it goes with no surprise that EA would grace us with some free items for the day.

First big thing is that for that day only Star Wars: Battlefront will be on Origin’s “Free day”, for 4 hours only, so you get to try out the latest game.

If you already own Battlefront however, logging in that day will give you 4,444 Credits to pay for anything you need, even if it’s that new scope for your DH-17. Jabba has also decided to give out something, in a rare display for a Hutt, spend 3,500 – 8,000 Credits and complete bounties to unlock the Bacta Bomb Star Card which is a throwable medkit to heal you and your allies.

Dialling the clock back 3,800 years to The Old Republic, the new 4.4 expansion comes out Tuesday, with a new story for subscribers, as well as general game improvements and also a new cartel pack, which the good people over at Dulfy has given us an over-view of what’s included.

Also, anyone can on the 4th play the first chapter in the “Knights of the Fallen Empire” story, but be forewarned, this will cause you to not be able to progress any pre-KOTFE story and you will lose all your current companions, except HK-51 and Treek if you bought them.

Log in before the end of the 4th to get a new pet Astromech droid that will follow you around, and can even guard your stronghold (note, it is advised that Astromech droids are not for actual defence) which will be delivered on the 5th. From the launch of 4.4 also get a week of double XP to help level up your character quicker, which is helpful for trying out a new class story in SWTOR, as some are very well written. Head on over to the May the Fourth website for more information of what is happening in The Old Republic.

Onto mobile gaming for Galaxy of Heroes where you have Double Drop Events where you can get in different game modes, such as the Cantina Battles, be sure to log in to get more items, even character shards. Also your first purchase of any Crystal Bundle you will receive 25% extra that can be used for Data Cards or Shipment Crates.

If all the is not enough then Steam is also having a Star Wars midweek sale so check that out. Now, get ready for a good day of fun throughout the Galaxy, and if you excuse me, I have a nice cup of dianogan tea.


Official Press Release

Celebrate May the 4th News with Star Wars and EA

Star WarsTM Day is just around the corner!

We know there’s a lot of ways to celebrate on May the 4th, and there’s lots of ways to get involved with Star WarsTM Battlefront, Star WarsTM: The Old Republic and Star WarsTM: Galaxy of Heroes.

Earlier this month, DICE shared details on free* content coming to Star Wars Battlefront this spring, and the next expansion pack* Star Wars Battlefront Bespin will be available for purchase in June 2016. There’s also some special goodies for players on May the 4th!

  • Log-In Reward – For one day only, players who log into Star Wars Battlefront will receive 4,444 credits* to use on blasters, Star Cards, or the latest Hutt Contract.
  • New Hutt Contract – Jabba the Hutt has a new challenge waiting for all Star Wars Battlefront players on May the 4th! Spend 3500 to 8000 credits and complete bounties to unlock the powerful Bacta Bomb Star Card which provides a health boost to you and your allies.
  • Origin Free** Trial – If you haven’t given Star Wars Battlefront a try, the Origin team is hooking you up! Starting May 4 at 11 a.m. PT, players can visit Origin.com to try the game for four hours for free** and experience the different maps, game modes and missions the base game has to offer. This does not include Outer Rim or future expansion content.

If you’re into Star Wars: The Old Republic, you’re in luck! The BioWare team has some special May the 4th content for fans:

  • Knights of the Fallen Empire Free*** Trial – From now through May 30, play through Knights of the Fallen Empire for free*** starting from Chapter 1: The Hunt. Build your Alliance and become the Outlander with a new level 60 character.
  • Log-In Reward – Log into Star Wars: The Old Republic between now and May 4 to collect the M4-I6 Zakuulan Astromech DroidTM Mini-Pet in-game; don’t miss your chance to get your own Droid mini pet!
  • Double XP – Catch up quick with Double XP! From May 3 through May 10, players earn Double XP, Double Commendations in PvP, Double Requisitions in Starfighter and Double Legacy XP.

Stay connected to all May activities for Star Wars: The Old Republic on the game’s website.

Star Wars Day wouldn’t be complete without Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Check out the special offers Capital Games has in store for Star Wars gamers on the go:

  • Double Drop Events– Starting April 30 to May 5, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes will have double drop rates (excluding XP and Crystals) that players can earn each day with different game modes. The first mode to have these double rewards will be Cantina Battles. Be sure to log in to get more Credits, Ability Materials, Training Droids, Sim Tickets and character Shards.
  • Sale on Crystal Bundles – Only on Star Wars Day can Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes players receive 25% more Crystals when purchasing any of the Crystal packs available, limited to one of each pack, to use towards Data Cards or Shipment Crates.

Comments (1)


Posts: 305
L Coulsen
Posted 04 May 2016, 11:45
The 4 hours thing is part of their Game Time Trials system. They put quite a lot on there, it's well worth keeping an eye on, along with their On The House thing. It's not as good as a full game, obviously, but it's still well worth keeping an eye on