Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Content Update 11/8/2017

Here are the Game Updates for 11/8/2017

NEW CHARACTERS
This month Kylo Ren is unmasked! This release includes his ship, the TIE silencer, the First Order Special Forces TIE Pilot and his ship, the First Order Special Forces TIE fighter. These units are perfect for crushing the Resistance!
Kylo Ren (Unmasked) gives the First Order a survivable Tank whose ability, HALT, can Stun his opponents for 2 turns. SCARRED increases his survivability by reducing how much percent Health damage he takes and let him recover Health and Protection. Finally, his Leader ability, MERCILESS PURSUIT, gives First Order Increased Speed, Critical Damage, and Turn Meter gain on Critical Hits.
His ship, the TIE silencer, is a ruthless attacker with the ability to Stun opponents who have 50% Turn Meter, or more. Additionally, this ship will gain stacks of Speed and Offense Up when damaging, or is damaged by, ships who have Target Lock.
The First Order SF TIE Pilot is an AoE attacker who inflicts Defense Down, gains Advantage, and focuses on disrupting opponents. His ship, the First Order SF TIE fighter, now brings consistent Target Lock for the First Order and, like its pilot, a significant source of AoE damage.
Kylo Ren (Unmasked) and the TIE silencer become the backbone of your First Order squad, while the First Order SF TIE Pilot and his TIE fighter bring more options to the First Order.
For more in depth details on these new additions, please see their respective kits posted in the Arena and Character Strategy section of the forums via the handy dandy links below

  • Kylo Ren (Unmasked)
  • TIE Silencer
  • First Order SF TIE Pilot
  • First Order SF TIE Fighter

NEW EVENTS

The First Order Relentless I
The battle rages in this Marquee event! Join forces with the FIRST ORDER SPECIAL FORCES PILOT and crush the enemies of the First Order!

  • Starts: Nov 9th.
  • Recommended Lv requirements: 20+
  • Notes: First Order Special Forces Pilot joins your Squad.
  • Rewards: Earn First Order Special Forces Pilot Shards!

The First Order Relentless II
The battle rages on in this additional Marquee event! Assemble your finest fleet and pilot The First Order Special Forces TIE FIGHTER to battle the enemies of the First Order.

  • Starts: Nov 9th.
  • Recommended Lv requirements: Available upon unlocking of Ships.
  • Notes: The First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter joins your Fleet.
  • Rewards: Earn First Order SF TIE Fighter Blueprints!

The First Order Relentless III
The battle rages on in this additional Marquee event! Assemble your finest fleet and pilot Kylo Ren’s TIE SILENCER to battle the enemies of the First Order.

  • Starts: Nov 9th.
  • Recommended Lv requirements: Available upon unlocking of Ships.
  • Notes: Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer joins your Fleet.
  • Rewards: Earn Kylo Ren’s TIE silencer Blueprints!

The First Order Relentless IV
Assemble your Squad and join forces with KYLO REN (Unmasked) to crush the enemies of the First Order in our newest Marquee event! Explore Kylo Ren (unmasked) abilities and learn strategy tips as you join him in his dogged pursuit of the rebels across the galaxy.

  • Starts: Nov 9th.
  • Recommended Lv requirements: 20+
  • Notes: Kylo Ren (unmasked) joins your Squad.
  • Rewards: Earn Kylo Ren (Unmasked) Shards!

SHARD SHUFFLE
No rotations for this Game Update this time around.

NEW ENVIRONMENTS

  • Jakku (Space)
  • (Just) Space

CHARACTER UPDATES
The new ability description for Kylo Ren’s “Lash Out” is as follows:

Lash Out
Deal Physical damage to all enemies and gain Retribution for 2 turns. This attack can’t Critically Hit and deals bonus damage equal to 50% of Kylo Ren’s Critical Damage. First Order allies and allies with Advantage gain 25% Turn Meter.

With the introduction of the Kylo Ren (Unmasked), we needed to update Kylo Ren’s Special ability “Lash Out” to prevent an exploitative strategy.

After much discussion between Design and the Game Balance team, our solution is to make “Lash Out” unable to score Critical Hits, but gain bonus damage based on Kylo Ren’s Critical Damage. This way, Kylo Ren will still be able to benefit from Kylo Ren (Unmasked)’s leader ability and bypass any enemy effects that trigger on a Critical Hit, such as General Kenobi’s “Soresu” and Barriss’ Zeta Upgrade on her passive ability “Swift Recovery”.

PACKS AND BUNDLES

Special Forces Pack- (First Order SF TIE Pilot)
Power up the First Order SF TIE Pilot! This subversive attacker from the First Order can inflict Defense Down on all enemies and call an ally to assist. If an ally from the First Order is called to assist, they Stun their target!
Each pack guarantees at least 5 shards for First Order SF TIE Pilot, and may drop up to 330 SHARDS.
Pack Contents

  • First Order SF Pilot Shards

Available Nov 9th
No purchase limit
Minimum Level requirements: 20+

Special Forces Pack- (First Order SF TIE Fighter)
Power up the First Order SF TIE fighter! This superior First Order attacker will shut down enemy offense with an array of debuffs and a powerful AoE attack.
Each pack guarantees at least 5 blueprints for the First Order SF TIE fighter and may drop up to 100 BLUEPRINTS.
Pack Contents

  • First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter blueprints

Available Nov 9th
No purchase limit
Minimum Level requirements: 60+

Special Forces Pack- (First Order SF TIE Silencer)
Power up the TIE silencer, the fearsome ship of Kylo Ren (Unmasked)! This fast, high-damage ship will reliably stun your enemies and propel your fleet to victory.
Each pack guarantees at least 5 blueprints for the TIE Silencer and may drop up to 100 BLUEPRINTS!
Pack Contents

  • First Order Special Forces TIE Silencer blueprints

Available Nov 9th
No purchase limit
Minimum Level requirements: 60+

First Order Unmasked Pack (Kylo Ren (unmasked))
Power up Kylo Ren (Unmasked), the First Order leader determined to crush the Resistance!
Each pack guarantees at least 5 shards for Kylo Ren (Unmasked) and may drop up to 330 SHARDS.
Pack Contents

  • Kylo Ren (Unmasked) Shards

Available Nov 9th
No purchase limit
Minimum Level requirements: 20+

First Order Marquee Bundle
A collection of new First Order characters and ships have arrived! For a limited-time, unlock the following 4 units with this special bundle:
Bundle Contents

  • Kylo Ren (Unmasked) (x25)
  • TIE silencer (x25)
  • First Order SF TIE Pilot (x25)
  • First Order SF TIE fighter (x25)
  • Credits
  • Ship building Materials
  • XP Droids
  • Enhancement Droids
  • Ability Materials
  • Gear

Purchase limit: 1
Minimum Level requirements: 60+

BUGS
General

  • Fixed the description of Fearsome Foe II and III not indicating all of the granted immunities.

Characters

  • BB-8:”Secret Intel” will no longer reduce cooldown of granted abilities.
  • BB-8: BB-8’s Covert Data Transfer will now always apply to ally without Secret Intel.
  • BB8: Tenacity Down from basic ability “Arc Welder” can now be Evaded.
  • Cassian Andor: Cassian Andor’s “Crippling Shot” will no longer trigger counter attacks if it applies Daze.
  • Chirruit Imwe: “As the Force Wills” will no longer grant Tenacity Up to an ally with Plague debuff.
  • Deathtrooper: Description of “Terminate” now correctly states that the Deathmark application by this ability is unresistable.
  • General Kenobi: “The Negotiator” will no longer dispel locked debuffs in HAAT Raid.
  • Mother Talzin: Description of “Spirit Blade Assault” now correctly states that only other allies assist.
  • Mother Talzin: “Plague” will now correctly be counted as a debuff.
  • Old Daka: “Serve Again” will now correctly grant all bonuses to Nightsister Zombie after she revives.
  • Stormtrooper Han: The Zeta level of Stormtrooper Han’s unique ability “Bluff” will continue to function after he is revived.

Language

  • The Spanish translation for “Hail of Arrows” from the Defense of Dathomir event has been corrected.

Ships

  • The First Order TIE Fighter ship unlock should now play the Generic Music unlock.

WHAT’S AHEAD
…And make mine a double!