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'''Free-to-Play''', or '''F2P''', is a play option that was introduced with [[Patch 1.5.0]]. Players who choose this option do not have to pay a monthly subscription fee. Characters can be played up to level 50, but there are gameplay and grouping restrictions. Any combination of these restrictions can be lifted through purchases from the in-game [[Cartel Market]], which would automatically upgrade the account to Preferred Status.
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'''Free-to-Play''', or '''F2P''', is a play option that was introduced with [[Patch 1.5.0]]. Players who choose this option do not have to pay a monthly subscription fee. Characters can be played up to level 50, but there are gameplay and grouping restrictions. Any combination of these restrictions can be lifted through purchases from the in-game [[Cartel Market]], which would automatically upgrade the account to '''Preferred''' Status. Free-to-Play includes:
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*8 distinct class stories, each with three chapters across 12 planets
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*Each planet has optional unique side Planetary Quests and Exploratory Quests, which are different on the Imperial and Republic faction
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*Repeatable Heroics (2+ player content that can be completed solo), which are different on the Imperial and Republic faction
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*Level 1-50 Flashpoints (aka "dungeons", 4-man group content with a solo version available)
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*Warzones (player-vs-player content)
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*Galactic Starfighter (space player-vs-player)
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*Galactic Strongholds (player housing)
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*Space Missions (solo space content)
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==Unlocking Expansions and Level 51-70==
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For new players, access to levels 51-70 is obtained by subscribing for one month. All expansions and levels 51-70 will be unlocked for all characters and all new characters for the life of the account. This includes access to the 3 Flashpoints that are a part of the expansions.
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You only need to subscribe for one month to unlock the current expansions forever. If you unsubscribe after one month, you will lose your subscriber perks and status, but will keep your expansions and ability to reach level 70. Once you unsubscribe, you will be a "preferred" player - you will have access to more perks than a free to play player, but less than a subscriber.
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==Expansions==
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Previous players may find that they already have access to some or all of levels 51-65:
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'''Rise of the Hutt Cartel (aka "Makeb")''': Access to Level 51-55 was obtained by purchasing the [[Rise of the Hutt Cartel]] expansion, the Shadow of Revan expansion, or by subscribing for 1 month after September 2013. This expansion is unlocked for the duration of the account even if you unsubscribed.
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'''Shadow of Revan''': Access to Level 56-60 was obtained by purchasing the [[Shadow of Revan]] expansion. If you subscribed 1 month after October 2015, you have this expansion for free. This expansion is unlocked for the duration of the account even if you unsubscribed. This expansion includes 2 Flashpoints: "Blood Hunt" and "Battle of Rishi."
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'''Knights of the Fallen Empire''': Access to levels 61-65 can only be obtained by subscribing for at least one month after October 2015. You will receive all chapters for [[Knights of the Fallen Empire]] released until you unsubscribe; these chapters will be unlocked for the duration of the account. (Example: You unsubscribe after chapter 10 is released. You will keep access to chapter 10 and levels 61-65 for the life of the account, but will not have access to chapter 11 onwards.) This expansion includes the "Star Fortress" Flashpoint.
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'''Knights of the Eternal Throne''': Access to levels 66-70 can only be obtained by subscribing for at least one month after December 2016. You will receive all chapters for [[Knights of the Eternal Throne]]. Note that the Galactic Command system, Dark vs. Light Rewards, and Uprisings are only available to subs.
   
 
==Subscription vs. Free-to-Play features==
 
==Subscription vs. Free-to-Play features==
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! style="text-align:left; width:35%;" | Game Features
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! style="text-align:left; width:10%;" | Item
! style="width:30%;" | Subscription Features
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! style="width:30%;" | Free-to-Play
! style="width:35%;" | Free-to-Play Features
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! style="width:30%;" | Preferred
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! style="width:30%;" | Premium/Subscription
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''Arifact Gear (Certain items are unrestricted for all.)'''
| '''Story Content'''
 
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Conflicting Reports<sup>4</sup>
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Conflicting Reports<sup>4</sup>
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''Augment Slots Cost - Improving endgame gear'''
| '''Character Creation Choices'''
 
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Higher
| style="text-align:center;" | Limited selection
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| style="text-align:center;" | Higher
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| style="text-align:center;" | Lower
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Operations'''
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| '''Bank (Cargo Hold)'''
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Access must be unlocked (See "Legacy Bank")
| style="text-align:center;" | Limited access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Access granted, must use Unlocks to unlock
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| style="text-align:center;" | Access granted, can use Unlocks to unlock or purchase directly from Cargo Hold
 
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|-
| '''Warzones'''
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| '''Cartel Coin Grant'''
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | None
| style="text-align:center;" | 3 Warzones per week
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| style="text-align:center;" | None
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| style="text-align:center;" | 500 or more / Month
 
|-
 
|-
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| '''Cartel Coin Grant - Security Key'''
| '''Flashpoints'''
 
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | 100 / Month
| style="text-align:center;" | Full rewards from 3 Flashpoints per week
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| style="text-align:center;" | 100 / Month
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| style="text-align:center;" | 100 / Month
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Space Missions'''
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| '''Character Slots (Unlocks available)'''
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | 4
| style="text-align:center;" | 3 Space missions per week
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| style="text-align:center;" | 12 (13-14<sup>6</sup> for some previous subs)
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| style="text-align:center;" | 24-26<sup>6</sup>
 
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| '''Cargo Hold'''
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| '''Chat'''
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Restricted tells and General Chat on a 1 minute timer after level 25 for some characters; No access for others5
| style="text-align:center;" | No access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Full General Chat and /who, but on a few seconds timer after level 25; Unlimited other chat
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
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| '''Credit Cap (Without Escrow Transfers)'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | 200k
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| style="text-align:center;" | 350k
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited
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|-
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| '''Credit Gain'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Normal
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| style="text-align:center;" | Normal
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| style="text-align:center;" | 20% Faster after level 20
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|-
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| '''Crew Skills (Unlocks available)'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | 1
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| style="text-align:center;" | 2
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| style="text-align:center;" | 3
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|-
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| '''Dark vs. Light: Participation'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
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|-
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| '''Dark vs. Light: Rewards'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | No
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| style="text-align:center;" | No
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
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|-
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| '''Digital Expansion: Galactic Starfighter'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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|-
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| '''Digital Expansion: Galactic Strongholds'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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|-
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| '''Digital Expansion: Knights of the Eternal Throne: Other features'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | None
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| style="text-align:center;" | None
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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|-
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| '''Digital Expansion: Knights of the Eternal Throne: Solo chapters and level increase'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Must Subscribe for 1 Month
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| style="text-align:center;" | Must Subscribe for 1 Month
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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|-
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| '''Digital Expansion: Knights of the Fallen Empire'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Must Subscribe for 1 Month
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| style="text-align:center;" | Must Subscribe for 1 Month
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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|-
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| '''Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Must Subscribe for 1 Month
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| style="text-align:center;" | Must Subscribe for 1 Month
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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|-
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| '''Digital Expansion: Shadow of Revan'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Must Subscribe for 1 Month
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| style="text-align:center;" | Must Subscribe for 1 Month
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| style="text-align:center;" | Free
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| '''Endgame Gear'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Cannot acquire
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| style="text-align:center;" | Cannot acquire
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
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| '''Flashpoints below maximum level (If done with a group)'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | 3 of certain rewards<sup>1</sup> from the last boss per week
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| style="text-align:center;" | 3 of certain rewards<sup>1</sup> from the last boss per week
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited
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| '''Fleet Quick Travel'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Normal 3 hours
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| style="text-align:center;" | 1.5 hour reduction
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| style="text-align:center;" | 1.5 hour reduction
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| '''Galactic Command'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | No
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| style="text-align:center;" | No
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
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|-
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| '''GTN Slots'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | 2
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| style="text-align:center;" | 5
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| style="text-align:center;" | 50
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|-
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| '''Guild Bank (Unlocks available)'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Access must be unlocked, no ability with withdraw or deposit credits
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| style="text-align:center;" | Access must be unlocked, no ability with withdraw or deposit credits
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted depending on guild's settings
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|-
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| '''Guilds'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Join Any, Lead F2P Guilds only
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| style="text-align:center;" | Join Any, Lead F2P Guilds only
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
 
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|-
 
| '''Inventory'''
 
| '''Inventory'''
| style="text-align:center;" | More space purchasable with credits
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlock with Unlocks only
| style="text-align:center;" | Default only
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlock with Unlocks only
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlock with Unlocks or directly from Inventory
 
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| '''Legacy Bank (Legacy Stronghold Storage)'''
| '''Crew Skills'''
 
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Yes, 1 bay only without Unlocks or Credit Escrow
| style="text-align:center;" | 1 Crew Skill
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| style="text-align:center;" | Yes, 2 bays only without Unlocks or Credit Escrow
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| style="text-align:center;" | Yes, up to 5 bays
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| '''Mail'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Receive Only
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| style="text-align:center;" | Can Send with 1 attachment but cannot send credits
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
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|-
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| '''Mod Removal Cost'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Higher
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| style="text-align:center;" | Higher
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| style="text-align:center;" | Lower
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| '''Mounts (free without low cost Unlock)'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Normal
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| style="text-align:center;" | Normal
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| style="text-align:center;" | 5-10 levels earlier
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|-
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| '''Operations'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | No access
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| style="text-align:center;" | No access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited
 
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|-
 
| '''Quick Travel'''
 
| '''Quick Travel'''
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Normal 26 minutes
| style="text-align:center;" | Longer Quick Travel cooldown
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| style="text-align:center;" | 20 min reduction
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| style="text-align:center;" | 20 min reduction
 
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|-
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| '''Quickbars (Unlocks available and only really need 2-3 to play)'''
| '''Emergency Fleet Pass'''
 
| style="text-align:center;" | Level 1
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| style="text-align:center;" | 2
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| style="text-align:center;" | 4
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| style="text-align:center;" | 6
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|-
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| '''Respecialization'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Very Low Cost
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| style="text-align:center;" | Very Low Cost
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| style="text-align:center;" | No Cost
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|-
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| '''Rest XP'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | No
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| style="text-align:center;" | No
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| style="text-align:center;" | Yes
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|-
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| '''Revive'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | 5 medical probes per character
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| style="text-align:center;" | 5 medical probes per character
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited
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|-
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| '''Security Key Setup - Mobile or Physical'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Available
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| style="text-align:center;" | Available
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| style="text-align:center;" | Available
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|-
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| '''Space Missions'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | 3 per week
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| style="text-align:center;" | 3 per week
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited
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|-
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| '''Species for Character Creation<sup>3</sup> (Unlocks available)'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Human, Cyborg or Zabrak unless already unlocked
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| style="text-align:center;" | Human, Cyborg or Zabrak unless already unlocked
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| style="text-align:center;" | All species that are available for a class besides Cathar and Togruta unless already unlocked
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|-
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| '''Sprint'''
 
| style="text-align:center;" | Level 10
 
| style="text-align:center;" | Level 10
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| style="text-align:center;" | Level 1
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| style="text-align:center;" | Level 1
 
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| '''Death'''
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| '''Story Content'''
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Full Class Story Levels 1-50; 51-60 with Expansions
| style="text-align:center;" | Revive at the nearest Med Center, or a total of 5 times in the field
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| style="text-align:center;" | Full Class Story Levels 1-50; 51-60 with Expansions
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| style="text-align:center;" | Full Class Story Levels 1-55; 56-60 with Expansion
 
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| '''Game Login'''
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| '''Support'''
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | Email, Phone, and Forum only
| style="text-align:center;" | No priority status in the login queue
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| style="text-align:center;" | Email, Phone, and Forum only
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| style="text-align:center;" | Email, Phone, Forum, and In-game Ticket
 
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| '''Item Equipping'''
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| '''Trade'''
| style="text-align:center;" | Full access
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| style="text-align:center;" | No
| style="text-align:center;" | Cannot equip most purple items
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| style="text-align:center;" | After Level 10
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unrestricted
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|-
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| '''Uprisings'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | No
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| style="text-align:center;" | No
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited
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|-
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| '''Valor Rate'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Normal
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| style="text-align:center;" | Normal
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| style="text-align:center;" | Faster after level 20
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| '''Vendors'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Regular price
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| style="text-align:center;" | Regular price
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| style="text-align:center;" | Discounted price
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| '''Warzones - Ranked'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | None
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| style="text-align:center;" | None
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited
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|-
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| '''Warzones - Regular, Group'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited<sup>2</sup>
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited<sup>2</sup>
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited
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|-
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| '''Warzones - Regular, Solo'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | 5 per week
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| style="text-align:center;" | 5 per week
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| style="text-align:center;" | Unlimited
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|-
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| '''XP Rate'''
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| style="text-align:center;" | Normal
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| style="text-align:center;" | Normal
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| style="text-align:center;" | 20% faster after level 20
 
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<sup>1</sup> ''"Rewards" does not include credits, some reputation tokens, and XP gained from defeating the last boss. All players, even F2P, have unlimited access to these. "Rewards" only include gear, decorations, mounts, pets, some reputation tokens, non-reputation tokens, and crafting materials. Note that you only get these rewards if you win the loot roll against other players. You can also get an unlimited number of these if you do it solo.''
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<sup>2</sup> ''Unlimited when grouped with, and queued by a subscriber. Otherwise subject to Solo Warzone limits.''
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<sup>3</sup> ''If you already have a character with that species, you can still play with them as a Preferred player. You can unlock any species for any class with Cartel Coins, credits, or getting a character of that species to level 50. Some customization options are locked for certain classes until you unlock the class using the previous methods. Subs can only make the following species for the following classes unless unlocked:''
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*''Humans and Cyborgs: Any class''
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*''Zabrak: Any Republic class can be a brown Zabrak; Any Empire class can be a red Zabrak.''
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*''Chiss: Bounty Hunters and Imperial Agents''
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*''Miraluka: Jedi Knights and Consulars''
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*''Mirialan: All Republic classes''
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*''Rattataki: Bounty Hunters, Imperial Agents, and Sith Inquisitors''
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*''Sith Pureblood: Sith Warriors and Inquisitors''
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*''Twi'lek: Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, and Sith Inquisitor''
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*''Cathar: Must be unlocked''
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*''Togruta: Must be unlocked''
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<sup>4</sup> ''There have been conflicting reports about Artifact Authorization after 4.0: some F2P players mentioned that are able to use them, others mentioned they could not.''
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<sup>5</sup> ''The 5.1.2 Patch Notes mention "Free-to-Play chat restrictions have been adjusted in order to help address third-party service advertisement spam." We currently do not know that that means yet: we've seen multiple players around level 20 mention that they cannot access chat still.''
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<sup>6</sup> ''Those that subscribed between November 2015 and December 2016 get 1 extra character slot. Those that subscribed between December 2016 and now get another character slot. Those that were subscribed at anytime during both time periods get 2 extra character slots: 1 for each time period. Note that many promotions give out free character slots too.''
   
 
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Free-to-Play, or F2P, is a play option that was introduced with Patch 1.5.0. Players who choose this option do not have to pay a monthly subscription fee. Characters can be played up to level 50, but there are gameplay and grouping restrictions. Any combination of these restrictions can be lifted through purchases from the in-game Cartel Market, which would automatically upgrade the account to Preferred Status. Free-to-Play includes:

  • 8 distinct class stories, each with three chapters across 12 planets
  • Each planet has optional unique side Planetary Quests and Exploratory Quests, which are different on the Imperial and Republic faction
  • Repeatable Heroics (2+ player content that can be completed solo), which are different on the Imperial and Republic faction
  • Level 1-50 Flashpoints (aka "dungeons", 4-man group content with a solo version available)
  • Warzones (player-vs-player content)
  • Galactic Starfighter (space player-vs-player)
  • Galactic Strongholds (player housing)
  • Space Missions (solo space content)

Unlocking Expansions and Level 51-70

For new players, access to levels 51-70 is obtained by subscribing for one month. All expansions and levels 51-70 will be unlocked for all characters and all new characters for the life of the account. This includes access to the 3 Flashpoints that are a part of the expansions.

You only need to subscribe for one month to unlock the current expansions forever. If you unsubscribe after one month, you will lose your subscriber perks and status, but will keep your expansions and ability to reach level 70. Once you unsubscribe, you will be a "preferred" player - you will have access to more perks than a free to play player, but less than a subscriber.

Expansions

Previous players may find that they already have access to some or all of levels 51-65:

Rise of the Hutt Cartel (aka "Makeb"): Access to Level 51-55 was obtained by purchasing the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion, the Shadow of Revan expansion, or by subscribing for 1 month after September 2013. This expansion is unlocked for the duration of the account even if you unsubscribed.

Shadow of Revan: Access to Level 56-60 was obtained by purchasing the Shadow of Revan expansion. If you subscribed 1 month after October 2015, you have this expansion for free. This expansion is unlocked for the duration of the account even if you unsubscribed. This expansion includes 2 Flashpoints: "Blood Hunt" and "Battle of Rishi."

Knights of the Fallen Empire: Access to levels 61-65 can only be obtained by subscribing for at least one month after October 2015. You will receive all chapters for Knights of the Fallen Empire released until you unsubscribe; these chapters will be unlocked for the duration of the account. (Example: You unsubscribe after chapter 10 is released. You will keep access to chapter 10 and levels 61-65 for the life of the account, but will not have access to chapter 11 onwards.) This expansion includes the "Star Fortress" Flashpoint.

Knights of the Eternal Throne: Access to levels 66-70 can only be obtained by subscribing for at least one month after December 2016. You will receive all chapters for Knights of the Eternal Throne. Note that the Galactic Command system, Dark vs. Light Rewards, and Uprisings are only available to subs.

Subscription vs. Free-to-Play features

Each of the limited options below can be opened up through the Cartel Market.

Item Free-to-Play Preferred Premium/Subscription
Arifact Gear (Certain items are unrestricted for all.) Conflicting Reports4 Conflicting Reports4 Unrestricted
Augment Slots Cost - Improving endgame gear Higher Higher Lower
Bank (Cargo Hold) Access must be unlocked (See "Legacy Bank") Access granted, must use Unlocks to unlock Access granted, can use Unlocks to unlock or purchase directly from Cargo Hold
Cartel Coin Grant None None 500 or more / Month
Cartel Coin Grant - Security Key 100 / Month 100 / Month 100 / Month
Character Slots (Unlocks available) 4 12 (13-146 for some previous subs) 24-266
Chat Restricted tells and General Chat on a 1 minute timer after level 25 for some characters; No access for others5 Full General Chat and /who, but on a few seconds timer after level 25; Unlimited other chat Unrestricted
Credit Cap (Without Escrow Transfers) 200k 350k Unlimited
Credit Gain Normal Normal 20% Faster after level 20
Crew Skills (Unlocks available) 1 2 3
Dark vs. Light: Participation Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted
Dark vs. Light: Rewards No No Unrestricted
Digital Expansion: Galactic Starfighter Free Free Free
Digital Expansion: Galactic Strongholds Free Free Free
Digital Expansion: Knights of the Eternal Throne: Other features None None Free
Digital Expansion: Knights of the Eternal Throne: Solo chapters and level increase Must Subscribe for 1 Month Must Subscribe for 1 Month Free
Digital Expansion: Knights of the Fallen Empire Must Subscribe for 1 Month Must Subscribe for 1 Month Free
Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel Must Subscribe for 1 Month Must Subscribe for 1 Month Free
Digital Expansion: Shadow of Revan Must Subscribe for 1 Month Must Subscribe for 1 Month Free
Endgame Gear Cannot acquire Cannot acquire Unrestricted
Flashpoints below maximum level (If done with a group) 3 of certain rewards1 from the last boss per week 3 of certain rewards1 from the last boss per week Unlimited
Fleet Quick Travel Normal 3 hours 1.5 hour reduction 1.5 hour reduction
Galactic Command No No Unrestricted
GTN Slots 2 5 50
Guild Bank (Unlocks available) Access must be unlocked, no ability with withdraw or deposit credits Access must be unlocked, no ability with withdraw or deposit credits Unrestricted depending on guild's settings
Guilds Join Any, Lead F2P Guilds only Join Any, Lead F2P Guilds only Unrestricted
Inventory Unlock with Unlocks only Unlock with Unlocks only Unlock with Unlocks or directly from Inventory
Legacy Bank (Legacy Stronghold Storage) Yes, 1 bay only without Unlocks or Credit Escrow Yes, 2 bays only without Unlocks or Credit Escrow Yes, up to 5 bays
Mail Receive Only Can Send with 1 attachment but cannot send credits Unrestricted
Mod Removal Cost Higher Higher Lower
Mounts (free without low cost Unlock) Normal Normal 5-10 levels earlier
Operations No access No access Unlimited
Quick Travel Normal 26 minutes 20 min reduction 20 min reduction
Quickbars (Unlocks available and only really need 2-3 to play) 2 4 6
Respecialization Very Low Cost Very Low Cost No Cost
Rest XP No No Yes
Revive 5 medical probes per character 5 medical probes per character Unlimited
Security Key Setup - Mobile or Physical Available Available Available
Space Missions 3 per week 3 per week Unlimited
Species for Character Creation3 (Unlocks available) Human, Cyborg or Zabrak unless already unlocked Human, Cyborg or Zabrak unless already unlocked All species that are available for a class besides Cathar and Togruta unless already unlocked
Sprint Level 10 Level 1 Level 1
Story Content Full Class Story Levels 1-50; 51-60 with Expansions Full Class Story Levels 1-50; 51-60 with Expansions Full Class Story Levels 1-55; 56-60 with Expansion
Support Email, Phone, and Forum only Email, Phone, and Forum only Email, Phone, Forum, and In-game Ticket
Trade No After Level 10 Unrestricted
Uprisings No No Unlimited
Valor Rate Normal Normal Faster after level 20
Vendors Regular price Regular price Discounted price
Warzones - Ranked None None Unlimited
Warzones - Regular, Group Unlimited2 Unlimited2 Unlimited
Warzones - Regular, Solo 5 per week 5 per week Unlimited
XP Rate Normal Normal 20% faster after level 20

1 "Rewards" does not include credits, some reputation tokens, and XP gained from defeating the last boss. All players, even F2P, have unlimited access to these. "Rewards" only include gear, decorations, mounts, pets, some reputation tokens, non-reputation tokens, and crafting materials. Note that you only get these rewards if you win the loot roll against other players. You can also get an unlimited number of these if you do it solo.

2 Unlimited when grouped with, and queued by a subscriber. Otherwise subject to Solo Warzone limits.

3 If you already have a character with that species, you can still play with them as a Preferred player. You can unlock any species for any class with Cartel Coins, credits, or getting a character of that species to level 50. Some customization options are locked for certain classes until you unlock the class using the previous methods. Subs can only make the following species for the following classes unless unlocked:

  • Humans and Cyborgs: Any class
  • Zabrak: Any Republic class can be a brown Zabrak; Any Empire class can be a red Zabrak.
  • Chiss: Bounty Hunters and Imperial Agents
  • Miraluka: Jedi Knights and Consulars
  • Mirialan: All Republic classes
  • Rattataki: Bounty Hunters, Imperial Agents, and Sith Inquisitors
  • Sith Pureblood: Sith Warriors and Inquisitors
  • Twi'lek: Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, and Sith Inquisitor
  • Cathar: Must be unlocked
  • Togruta: Must be unlocked

4 There have been conflicting reports about Artifact Authorization after 4.0: some F2P players mentioned that are able to use them, others mentioned they could not.

5 The 5.1.2 Patch Notes mention "Free-to-Play chat restrictions have been adjusted in order to help address third-party service advertisement spam." We currently do not know that that means yet: we've seen multiple players around level 20 mention that they cannot access chat still.

6 Those that subscribed between November 2015 and December 2016 get 1 extra character slot. Those that subscribed between December 2016 and now get another character slot. Those that were subscribed at anytime during both time periods get 2 extra character slots: 1 for each time period. Note that many promotions give out free character slots too.

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