Getting Free Stuff In Star Wars: The Old Republic
Getting free stuff in SWTOR is easier than you might think. The idea is for the game company to give you just a taste of what $5 or $10 or whatever the price point is, will get you. In return, the company hopes you will buy more. Being part of a single income family myself, I know every little bit helps. If you don’t have a job, or aren’t old enough to get one yet, this is a golden opportunity. Below are completely safe and legitimate ways to get free stuff in SWTOR. For the purposes of this article, free stuff can mean two things. In game currency – free Cartel Coins, or free in-game items. These strategies work for new, returning, and current players.
Free Cartel Coins
In SWTOR, getting free Cartel Coins is easy. Some you can get in game, some you can get out of game, and some you can just sit and have delivered.
By hooking up a security key to your account, you will get free Cartel Coins every month. Your account will also be a lot safer from hackers. Subscribers have a big advantage over free accounts when it comes to getting free Cartel Coins. Subscribers can download the free swtor security key app from Google Play or the App Store. You can use this app as a security key, even if you unsubscribe later. Physical security keys are no longer available.
Achievements That Reward Cartel Coins
Certain Achievements also grant free Cartel Coins. They don’t offer a lot each (20-30), but there are 880 Cartel Coins available from the following achievements:
- Flashpoint Master: Complete all normal mode flashpoints.
- Flashpoint Master (Hard Mode): Complete all hard mode flashpoints.
- Ironed Out: Defeat all bosses in The Esseles flashpoint (Normal).
- Taloned: Defeat all bosses in the Black Talon flashpoint (Normal).
- Friendly: Social rank 1.
- Coordinator: Social rank 3.
- Guide: Social rank 5.
- Champion: Valor rank 50.
- Leaving Hutta: Finish all story missions for the Agent on Hutta.
- Sponsorship: Finish all story missions for the Bounty Hunter on Hutta.
- A Map for the Future: Finish all story missions for the Sith Inquistor on Korriban.
- The Final Trial: Finish all story missions for the Sith Warrior on Korriban.
- Chasing Skavak: Finish all story missions for the Smuggler on Ord Mantell.
- New Assignment: Finish all story missions for the Trooper on Ord Mantell.
- The Forge: Finish all story missions for the Jedi Consular on Tython.
- Weapon of the Jedi: Finish all story missions for the Jedi Knight on Tython.
- Chapter 1: Class: Completed chapter 1.
- Chapter 2: Class: Completed chapter 2.
- Chapter 3: Class: Completed chapter 3.
- Warzone Neophyte: Play 10 Warzones.
- Warzone Veteran: Play 50 Warzones.
- Warzone Expert: Play 100 Warzones.
- Fleet Admiral: Play 1000 GSF games.
The Refer-A-Friend program grants subscribers 600 free Cartel Coins if they refer a friend that later subscribes. This does require you to be a subscriber, but there are no other catches. More on the referral program below.
SWTOR has started giving away code links for its cantina tours. The most recent code gets you a free, unique, mount, and an XP boost. Previously you got a mount and a random cartel market item. These codes are given away to players that attend the cantina. These players give them to their friends, who can then give out their own codes. They spread like wildfire, so you can easily get them for free. I post all my links to my twitter account.
Other Free Stuff For SWTOR
The refer a friend program is a great way to get free stuff. To use a referral link, you have to create a new account, or be a returning subscriber. By using a referral link, you get several rewards:
- 7 days of subscription time ($3.50 value)
- Unlocks for each character (900 Cartel Coin value)
- Free server transfer for a single character (1800 Cartel Coin value)
Referral links are easy to get, but only subscribers can give referral links. The person giving you the referral link gets 600 Cartel Coins, so try finding a friend that is a subscriber. You can also ask in-game through general chat, SWTOR forums, or look on places like Reddit. The SWTOR subreddit has regular threads with referral links. They are easy to find. You can use a new referral link every 90 days after your last day of subscription. Referral Link (Good Through 08/27/2017)
Returning Player Offers
SWTOR commonly offers incentives to resubscribe. Just recently I got an offer for an extra 500 Cartel Coins (on top of the normal monthly stipend), a cool looking speeder, and a mini pet if I subscribed by a certain date. There was also another offer for the space expansion at the same time, so I subscribed and got both sets of rewards. You can keep a check on the SWTOR website for offers like these, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter. I keep an eye out every day for stuff like this, and I will let you know when offers like these pop up.
Free Is For Me
Every method above is completely legitimate and safe. They are offers directly from SWTOR, and not a third party. I do not advocate trying to get free Cartel Coins from third party sites, as they likely just want to steal your login info. I’ll update this page if I find more ways to get free stuff. You update the comments if you find more ways to get free stuff.