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Exclusive Items Coming to SWTOR Inspired by “The Acolyte”

The world of Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is about to expand with an exciting new update. Fans of the upcoming Disney+ series “The Acolyte” are in for a treat as the SWTOR team collaborates with Lucasfilm Games to introduce a range of exclusive items inspired by the series. With Game Update 7.5, titled “Desperate Defiance,” players can look forward to adding these unique items to their collections.

New Additions to SWTOR

SWTOR: Dark Harbinger Armor Set
Dark Harbinger Armor Set

One of the standout additions in this update is the Dark Harbinger Armor Set. This set is meticulously designed to capture the essence of “The Acolyte” while staying true to the aesthetics of The Old Republic era. The armor features intricate details and high-quality textures, ensuring that players feel a sense of immersion and authenticity when donning this gear.

Design and Development

The creation of the Dark Harbinger Armor Set involved close collaboration between the SWTOR artists and Lucasfilm Games. Starting with high-quality references from the series, the team built a high-resolution model and meticulously added textures and materials. This process ensured that the final product not only looked stunning but also felt true to the lore of both SWTOR and “The Acolyte.”

Wookiee Jedi inspired Hairstyle and Beard Customizations
Wookiee Jedi inspired Hairstyle and Beard Customizations

Wookiee Jedi Inspired Customizations

Another exciting addition is the Wookiee Jedi inspired hairstyle and beard customizations. These options allow players to further personalize their characters, drawing inspiration from the distinctive looks seen in “The Acolyte.” Whether you’re a fan of Wookiee characters or simply enjoy customizing your appearance, these new options add a fresh layer of creativity to the game.

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Serpent’s Tongue Vibroblade

Serpent’s Tongue Vibroblade

The Serpent’s Tongue Vibroblade is a new weapon that players can acquire in this update. This weapon, inspired by “The Acolyte,” features a unique design that sets it apart from other weapons in the game. Its sleek and deadly appearance makes it a must-have for players looking to enhance their arsenal with something truly special.

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Behind the Scenes of Item Creation

Collaboration with Lucasfilm Games

Creating items inspired by a new series involves a deep level of collaboration and creativity. The SWTOR team worked closely with Lucasfilm Games to ensure that every item not only looked impressive but also felt authentic to the Star Wars universe. This partnership allowed for a seamless integration of “The Acolyte” inspired items into the world of SWTOR.

The Art of Balancing Aesthetics

Balancing the aesthetics of The Old Republic with the striking visuals of “The Acolyte” was a key challenge. The team aimed to create items that would resonate with fans of both the series and the game. By focusing on high-quality references and detailed designs, they succeeded in creating items that are both visually appealing and true to the lore.

3D model of character in detailed medieval armor.
Medieval fantasy armor design, front and back views.

Game Update 7.5 “Desperate Defiance”

Launch Date and Features

Game Update 7.5 “Desperate Defiance” is set to launch on May 29th, just ahead of the premiere of “The Acolyte” on June 4th. This update not only brings the new items inspired by the series but also includes various gameplay improvements and new content for players to explore.

Additional Items on the Way

The excitement doesn’t stop with the initial release. The SWTOR team has hinted at additional items inspired by “The Acolyte” that will be introduced in future updates. This ongoing collaboration promises to bring even more unique and exciting content to the game, keeping players engaged and eagerly anticipating what’s next.


What inspired the new items in SWTOR?

The new items are inspired by the upcoming Disney+ series “The Acolyte,” created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games to celebrate the series’ debut.

When will Game Update 7.5 “Desperate Defiance” be released?

The update is set to launch on May 29th, just before “The Acolyte” premieres on June 4th.

What items are included in the update?

The update includes the Dark Harbinger Armor Set, Wookiee Jedi inspired customizations, and the Serpent’s Tongue Vibroblade.

How were the new items created?

The items were developed through a close collaboration between SWTOR’s artists and Lucasfilm Games, starting with high-quality references and detailed designs.

Will there be more items inspired by “The Acolyte”?

Yes, additional items inspired by “The Acolyte” are planned for future updates.

Where can players get these new items?

The new items will be available on the Cartel Market as part of Game Update 7.5 “Desperate Defiance.


The introduction of items inspired by “The Acolyte” in Star Wars: The Old Republic is a thrilling development for fans. With the launch of Game Update 7.5 “Desperate Defiance,” players can immerse themselves in the rich lore of the Star Wars universe while enjoying new, high-quality content. As the premiere of “The Acolyte” approaches, the anticipation continues to build, promising an exciting time for all Star Wars enthusiasts.

Novara Skuara

When I was 7, I saw Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters a week after it opened. My parents were nice enough to take me and I have been a fan of Star Wars and almost all science fiction in general. I am an amateur writer who has been published for contributing flavor text to a RP game. I also have a copyright on a novel I hope to be able to publish sometime soon.