Star Wars: Force Arena Celebrates May 4 With Update

by Tanner Dedmon

Star Wars Force Arena

Contributing to the May 4 celebrations and releasesStar Wars: Force Arena has released an update that includes unique character cards and the chance to earn legendary card packs via missions, according to a press release from mobile app company Netmarble Games

Honoring 40 years of Star Wars, the update adds two new character cards to the mix: The 40th anniversary Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Each of these new character cards can be acquired during a "first time log in event." A seven-day check-in period will follow with the chance to earn in-game rewards such as diamonds, credits, and card packs. There will also be a "hot time event" that occurs twice a day will also give players the chance to double their earned gold as long as they play during the specified time period.

Alongside the rewards offered during the limited-time events, 25 percent will also be added to all crystal purchases within the game's store.

Another addition being pushed with the patch adds a wild card system where players can swap out their cards for more desirable ones.

“Players can now join the game and take advantage of the various events and leverage the wild card feature to swap cards out for the one they really want in Star Wars: Force Arena,” said Chief Global Officer of Netmarble Games Seungwon Lee about the new update.

Released on Jan. 11, the mobile MOBA encompasses events in the Star Wars saga all the way from Star Wars Rebels to the more recent Star Wars Rogue One: A Star Wars Story while putting players in control of some of the most recognizable characters that the franchise has to offer such as Boba Fett, Darth Sidious, and Fen Rau. Battling across iconic locations from the franchise including Hoth, Tattoine, and Endor, players engage in 1v1 or 2v2 PvP combat as they plow through enemy turrets and weaker mobs in true MOBA fashion.

The uniqueness of the game becomes apparent when the aforementioned cards are thrown in the mix. Adding in card-collecting elements from games such as Clash Royale, players can build their collection of character cards to upgrade their favorite characters and unleash their customized heroes (or villains) on the battlefield.

The mobile game has received decent reviews thus far, sitting at a 4.4/5 on the Google Play Store and 4/5 stars in the Apple App Store and is currently available for download on both platforms.