SWTOR Rakghoul Resurgence and Life day events coming soon

New reputation, cartel market items, and achievements related to the revamped Rakghoul Resurgence event have being spotted in the PTS. Also new is a reindeer like tauntaun and a new title related to Life Day on the cartel market along with some Life Day event achievements. A regen item was also added to the Gree reputation vendor.

Rakghoul ResurgenceLikely around or after Patch 2.5   

Rakghoul Event Outfits

  • Both outfits are animated โ€“ the green/pink parts blink
  • They can be purchased in the Cartel Market- 1200 CC per set

Thorn Containment Armor Set

THORN Containment Chestguard
THORN Containment Boots
THORN Containment Gloves
THORN Containment Rebreather
THORN Containment Pants
THORN Containment Belt
THORN Containment Bracers


THORN Sanitization Armor Set

THORN Sanitization Chestguard
THORN Sanitization Boots
THORN Sanitization Gloves
THORN Sanitization Rebreather
THORN Sanitization Pants
THORN Sanitization Belt
THORN Sanitization Bracers


New Blaster Pistols

  • These are probably unrelated to the Rakghoul event but they are also on the Cartel Market
  • 500 CC each

TM-59 Blaster Pistol


R-30017 Aikion Blaster


THORN Reputation

  • The Hyland Organization for Rakghoul Neutralization (THORN)


Rakghoul Resurgence event achievements



Achievement Reward
Kill 50/250/1000 rakghouls in the infested tunnels Legacy Title: Rakghoul Ravager
Dispatch 50/250/1000 infected creatures and humanoids in the infested tunnels  
Dispatch every fungus-harvesting Rakghoul symbiote in the Rakghoul Tunnels  


Achievement Reward
Defeat 10/50/100 players in the plague infested tunnels  
Infect 5/25/100 players with the rakghoul plague  


Achievement Reward
Collect Plaguetail Kowakian Monkey-lizard  
Collect Plagueshard Lylek  
Collect the Plaguehorn Reek pet  
Collect the Plaguetooth Sleen pet  
Defeat the Tunnel Lurker with the following pets summoned
Pale Rakling, Crimson Rakling, Midnight Rakling, Fungal Rakling, Symbiote Rakling, Irradiated Rakling, Contaminated Rakling
Legacy Title: Lord of the Raklings


Achievement Reward
Defeat 500/1000/3000 NPCs while in the plague infested tunnels  
Complete all combat achievements for the plague infested tunnels Legacy Title: Cure for the Plague

The Eyeless- Rakghoul event operation boss


Life Day event

Festive Tauntaun mountโ€“ 1200 CC

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Title: The Winter Warrior โ€“ 300 CC


Achievement Reward
During the Life Day event, find Snow-Covered Parcels by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb Legacy Title: Life Day Celebrant
During the Life Day event, find 25 Snow-Covered Parcels by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb  
During the Life Day event, find 100 Snow-Covered Parcels by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb Legacy Title: A Special Snowflake

Gree reputation vendor

Gree Digitizer Cube (regen item) โ€“ 6 Gray Helix Components and Hero standing

  • Isla Rose

    Exciting! I may have to pop back in to SWTOR for this one.

  • Badkharma

    Finally! Maybe I can get out my old Rakghoul DNA at long last.

    • Guffel123

      Still got 50 of them.

      • Reptile

        I hope they bring them back so I can get more flavours of them ๐Ÿ™‚ I only got a few crit ones last time

  • Guffel123

    Nooo! The old containment officer helmet (imp) wasn’t a full helmet! I have Lekku – and those stupid full helmets remove them! I don’t like full helmets – because why do i create a face for my character if i look like a robot!?

    • AshlaBoga

      Because it’s CM gear, and thus unless KOTOR inspired, probably ugly.

  • Sens

    Great! They finally saw my comments about renewed Vendetta armor for IA ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vladimรญr Odznak Gregor

    Will those two new pistols have custom sounds? I hope they will.

    Anyways, the first one kinda resembles Vash the Stampede’s pistol from Trigun.

    • Mekmekx

      65% chance they have one of the two default blaster sounds they always use…

      • Mephisto

        Um…maaaaybe you should listen again. Because there are A LOT more than two pistol sounds in game.

  • Bail

    The question is if we will get a chance to get old codex entries and old title for this event.

    • iceberg265

      I sure hope not.

      • Eric

        What about those of us that got bugged questlines the first time through? Do we not deserve a 2nd shot at armor, codex, and titles? I’ve been playing this game as a sub since day 1, and its not my fault the game bugged out and reset my questline at day 3! EAWare did nothing for me.

        Sure seems fair doesn’t it?

        • iceberg265

          If it bugged for you, you should have put in a ticket and CS should have fixed it for you.

          Old things should remain old, exclusive things should remain exclusive, new content should be new content.

          • Eric

            I did submit a ticket! And all they said was sorry, there is nothing they can do to confirm due to the limited nature of the event! That is why I was so stark raving pissed! I then submitted several follow up tickets to which all came the canned response of the event was limited and there was nothing they could do!

            Do you think I am a friggin moron?!?!? I tried to get it set right. They SHOULD have made it right, BUT THEY DID NOT! EAWare dropped the ball on this and it is their responsibility to make it right to which they never did!

            I did everything in my power to prove out what had happened including logs, screen caps, etc. My brother and I were running the quests grouped, mine bugged his did not. He got the gear, and titles, I did not. We submitted everything to no avail.

            I am still bitter about this, and from the looks of how this is shaping out, forever will be.

            • iceberg265

              So just because something bugged for you, the rest of us should all have to redo the same event instead of getting new stuff?

              • Eric

                No, but there should be the option to redo old content with new additions.

              • Vox

                iceberg is a fanboy. His opinions are not his own, his judgement compromised. He can only defend swtor out of loyalty, not reason, even for minor criticisms of the game. You can see this in his posts. Not someone you want to take seriously, he will just say it’s perfect.

              • Hansen


              • iceberg265

                I find it hilarious when people say stuff like this to me when I might be quitting SWTOR when Wildstar comes out.

                I am critical of them when they deserve it, but unlike people like Vox and the person I was originally talking to, I keep my criticism constructive.

                If you say something stupid, I will let you know its stupid. If you have a genuine complaint and act like an adult, I respect that. I may disagree with it, but I will respect it.

  • Neroth

    and here I thought if they ever came out with it again they would just do what they did last time, I’m impressed with this so far, curious about how the Eyeless will function and what it drops

    • iceberg265

      Me too, and I would have been very disappointed if they did. I am very happy that this is a new event with a new story though, looking forward to it!

  • Dranymous

    Only one new item for Gree? I like the regen item but I was really hoping for a new (not so ridiculous looking) mount and some vibro/tech weapons. Bit disappointed…

  • tekhiun

    Will the THORN gear be bind to legacy. It’s a shame that the good looking gear is going to the cartel again :L

    • It is cartel market gear so it is Bind on Equip with collection option

  • littlepuss swtor

    wonder if you can use the old rakghoul dna

    • Saratje

      I think the devs make it a point to not have useless items/commendations in the game. They want to avoid what SWG was notorious for, 1000 plus 1 items you can’t turn in or delete anymore, filling inventories. So I’d think yes. Or it can be traded for something valid.

    • Aps

      I think I still have around 200 DNA samples… And I did not bough Pale Rakling so I hope the Jawa vendor will come back…

  • Saratje

    They seem to have somewhat merged the Sith Raider Armour, Thana Vesh Boots and Red Blade Armour with perhaps the Scalene Armour appearance. I know they recycle stuff with glowing bits so that it’s different from the rare and no longer available items, but this is mostly combining meshes, a bit disappointing. It still looks nice, though.

    Hopes up for a fair chance to gather half of those items.

  • GLaD

    Splinter Cell: SWTOR Edition.I do like the armor, tho. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Haggardbr

    Finally, the two pistol models I like the most will be available for purchase!

  • PortableSafety

    Hmm, seems the new patch is coming again.
    But on the news they told that “warzones” would also be unlimited for F2p’s in the future.
    But won’t be with this patch it seems, i hoped it would be.
    @Dulfy, do you perhaps have any information when they would release this change..?


    • Weejohnathon

      They never really said that they said the restrictions for f2p would be lifted or something to those lines we just assumed f2p would get unlimited was which isn’t necessary as there’s always plenty in wz and the point of the f2p players is to make sure subs can access al the content ๐Ÿ™‚ and so BioWare can claim they have 10 mil accounts

      • MalakiasRavenor

        But wait! Thereโ€™s more!
        What about PvP post-2.4? What is coming next, you wonder? Well it wouldnโ€™t be a dev post without some teasing! Here are some of the things on the horizon we have in store for PvP.
        Removing the F2P restriction for entering the Warzones
        Additional Arena map coming soon!

        The above was taken from http://dulfy.net/2013/08/14/swtor-bioware-talks-about-warzone-arenas-in-patch-2-4/

        So ya, they’re going to lift the restrictions at some point…we just don’t know when.

        • weejohnathon

          you missed the coming soon tm bit like what was said about class stories, take dev statements with a pinch of salt until they are at least in pts.

          • MalakiasRavenor

            Oh I’m fairly certain that it will be a long while before we see this particular change…the point was just that they DID say they would lift the restrictions someday.

    • iceberg265


  • yyyyyyyy

    A Special Snowflake? now thats a gay ass title

    • Telanis

      Perfect for you!

  • y2z

    Will that helmet/facemask hide under hoods?

  • Setzer

    So, are we actually getting a Life Day event this year and not just items to buy off the cartel market?

    • Robert Hindy

      “During the Life Day event, find Snow-Covered Parcels by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb”

      Looks like we are going to get a new event. Might be something small that only involves hunting for certain items in the snow kinda like the tauntaun quest.

  • Silriun

    any word on if they are putting the old containment officer gear in or the old titles

    • Chris Dexter

      Probably not, and I personally hope they don’t. I farmed up two of the sets back when the event first came out, and I like that they’re introducing a new one instead of taking away what made the first occurrence unique. Same goes for the title.

      • Rygho

        Unfortunately, the way the old event was set up, if you missed one day of the very short event, it meant you weren’t able to get every piece. At the time, having a complete set or not wasn’t a big deal because, even though it was the first legacy armor available, armorings didn’t lock to slot and we were told the event would be recurring. That set is part of an achievement now. You’ll recall that achievements and collections did not exist at the time of the first rakghoul event and one of the reasons given for including the containment officer gear in the achievements was that the event would be returning, strongly implying that we would be able to complete that set.

        If they had wanted to keep the containment officer gear unique and rare, only available to those who have been playing for a long time, they still could have accomplished that by bringing the event back in sometime in the 12 months that have passed since it was live for a very short time.

        • AshlaBoga

          Not true.

          You could afford to miss ONE DAY, and ONE DAY only.

          But yeah, that was honestly tough for most people: BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T MENTION THAT BEFOREHAND.

          • Rygho

            Yeah, you’re right. It was 6 pieces and 7 days. I think I missed one day because of work commitments and another day because I was grinding it on two toons and only had enough time to pick one toon on one that day.

            You could only get a specific piece after so many days of doing the event ON THAT TOON. So I couldn’t buy the belt on toon 2 even though that was all I needed to complete the set on my account because belts were day 3 (or w/e it was) on a specific toon. I ended up with two gloves, two boots, and no belt on my account.

            • AshlaBoga

              Yeah, the whole no warning beforehand thing was nuts.

              Most games inform you that they’re making something A) limited time only, B) specific requirements (6+ days), and C) part of a future meta achievement (“Sharp Dresser”).

      • Nick Foster

        “I’ve got mine, fuck the rest of you”?

        Nice attitude fella.

        • Chris Dexter

          The only kind of people that will interpret my statement the way that you did, are those that don’t want veteran players to have anything to show for the time they’ve put into this game.

          Although I only obtained the Republic version of Containment Officer set and would have still liked to have grabbed the Imperial one, I still feel very strongly that these rewards should remain unique and never be made available again. I could care less about a meaningless achievement that very few people will be OCD enough to obtain to begin with. If anything, they could always change the achievement to not include the Containment Officer or the Bloodguard set to sate the whiners who didn’t get their precious armor sets.

          Point is, there is a very short list of things in-game that truly say, “I’ve been here a long time,” and the Rakghoul event stuff is on there. This is less about being a, ‘Special Snowflake,’ than just being able to show off a little and relate to the other players that have stuck with the game through thick and thin.

          • Dealio

            The one thing I would like to see is making the title tied to legacy somehow. Took the time to nab it on one toon, but swapped mains, and I miss having that title.Otherwise, totally agree.

          • Eric

            Not at all true! The quest line bugged out on me on the 3rd day and I didnt get the chest piece or the belt for the set! And EAWare did nothing but say sorry. I’ve been waiting and hoping to finally be able to get the full set. I’ve been playing this friggin game since closed Beta, bought the CE on the first day of pre-orders, and have had my sub since day 1 with no cancellations. So yeah I feel just a little entitled to be able to get a set of gear that I grinded my a$$ off for during the event, only to get bugged and miss out.

            If you can’t tell I am very bitter about this, and it is the longest held grudge I hopefully will have with the game. I just want the chance to get the gear I played for and should have earned. And the title would be nice as well.

  • AshlaBoga

    Rakghoul’s Bane
    Lord of the Raklings

    Sweet combo!

  • Mana

    Heya Dulfy, Thanks a lot for this, as usual ! Great stuff coming.

    Also, Careful you’ve got a typo ๐Ÿ˜€ “Green reputation vendor” should be gree and not green. ALthough animations are, indeed, green ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for your great work !

    • Mana

      ALso, that tauntaun looks like rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

      • Matthew R

        I’m sure that’s just a coincidence…

    • Thanks for spotting it, corrected ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Haggardbr

    Gonna bring my slinger back to active just because of those pistols! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • MrM

    R-30017 Aikion Blaster!

    Yayyyyy! I’ll buy it just to have it in my collections for the future ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Haggardbr

      I know right! Both guns will look awesome sauce in gunslingers!

  • Seabass

    Fuck you, Bioware!! That tauntaun should be a quest reward / rare drop of a holiday event/boss.

    • Vicarious Fan


  • Nick Foster

    So instead of earning the gear in the Rakghoul event like last time, they’ve turned it into yet another reputation grind and put the gear on the Cartel Market?

    Why am I not surprised? Disappointed but not surprised.

    • Well what we have seen so far is just the cartel market stuff, the reputation vendor is not in yet

      • Blitz

        Judging from the titel you said it was an event, not a daily. Or did I misread that one?

        • Correct, the event might have dallies though

    • Telanis

      Yes, grinding for rep which gets gear instead of griding for gear is super different because reasons!

      • Nick Foster

        Did you even do the event last time?

        If you wanted the containment gear all you needed to do was run a handful of dailies for a week.

        How is that the same as grinding out 70,000 rep points and still having to buy the gear off the cartel market?

        • Vicarious Fan

          by handful of dailes you mean run them every day for a week… yeah grinding

  • evil_mike

    OMG!! They did it, those beautiful bastards did it!! They finally made another gun based on the A-300 Heavy Sonic Needler model!! I can finally have an actually gunslinger-looking gunslinger!

    • Blitz

      I’ve been wondering if they would ever do it as well. I can finally quote Dirty Harry: ‘I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well,
      to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track
      myself. But being as this is an A-300 Heavy Sonic Needle, the most powerful handgun in
      the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask
      yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?” ^^

      RP, here I come

      • AshlaBoga

        *in the Galaxy

    • Vicarious Fan

      what about the Black Nebula? I’ve been using 2 of those for ever.

  • Budje

    Any info about the old rakghoul bosses? I never got the chance to kill that Urtagh boss last time. Hope I get a second chance on that.

  • Robert Hindy

    Dulfy, did you catch that the Tactical Markers are coming back as a permanent Legacy Perk for credits + lvl 20 Legacy?
    The only sad thing is that they are just priced outside of the credit cap for Preferred players.

    • TheMadVanguard

      o.O looks very nice

    • Prae

      I can’t upvote this enough. It’s about freaking time.

    • iceberg265

      What purpose do these serve in game? And what do they look like in game?

    • Btw thanks for sharing. I did notice it, just didn’t add it here as it didn’t fit the theme of the article.

      • Robert Hindy

        I can see why you didn’t include them now. Before, I thought the theme was “Stuff they added to the 2.5 PTS that is not part of GS” instead of just the Rakgoul, Gree, and Life Day stuff.

        Although, if we use that as the theme, then the awesome pistols shouldn’t be there. ;P

    • Robert Hindy

      Something else that was just spotted: You can now set the Operations Training Dummy to a discrete amount of health with items bought from the Repair Astromech on player’s ships. You can also apply a 20% armor debuff this way too.


      For more images:

      Might want to start a new page with all these other changes spotted on the PTS that doesn’t already fall into the category of one of your pages.

  • Randy Cuevas

    do the THORN helms work with hoods?

    • Thos

      They do in the preview window, so hopefully they will when it goes live.

      • Randy Cuevas

        nice, thanks

  • Schramme

    Any word on how we’ll be getting those new pets?

    • Nah no details yet except those achievements.

  • darkfather

    No Back/Green saber for us people who weren’t around the first time? ๐Ÿ™

    • y2z

      They’re always on Ebon Hawk server GTN for anywhere from 500k to 2m depending on the type you want. How I got mine since I wasn’t around for the first event either.

    • iceberg265

      I’ll sell you one if you are on Jedi Covenant.

  • Areneth

    When it starts?

  • Jude Iโšกcaัiot

    Quick, dual-wielders, switch your weapons to one red and one green! GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!

  • Skyward

    I feel like I’m the only person that doesn’t like the glowy bits on the armor.

    I’d totally love those THORN sets if they didn’t have the bright distracting green/purple lights on them. they just make the set look silly.

    • Haggardbr

      You’re not the only one…

  • Khaotika

    Dulfy – Any more details on Rakghoul’s Lair/The Eyeless

    • None right now, wait for next weekend/future ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Rumena

        Hey Dulfy I got a question if I may :D…
        Do you have any idea when the Rakghoul event goes active (also PTS)?

  • eckensitzer

    Really? Reindeer Tauntaun with antlers and a red nose?

  • scottd90

    so much for not doing real life holiday stuff. life day stuff i understood since thats been around for decades with the life day special. but a rudolph like tauntaun??

    • Ghinzu

      I’m not wild about the tauntaun either, kind of too ridiculous and ruins the star wars immersion if you ask me. Same with that damn pumpkin they put in for Halloween.

    • Satanski

      Yeah, i hate those stupid things. I mean its not even funny, its beyound ridiculous.

  • Ghinzu

    I really hope I’ll be able to finish my containment officer set. Exams kept me from fully enjoying the original rakghoul event. I wouldn’t mind seeing the companion customizations again either, or any of the original rewards for that matter.

    Of course, new content and rewards are always welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Seg

    Lord of the Raklings seems awesome but where and how do I get the talking pets.

    • Robert Hindy

      There aren’t any pets that talk, and almost all pets make some sort of noise.

      If you are looking for Rakling pets, Dulfy has a guide here for the 3 that are currently released: http://dulfy.net/2013/01/24/swtor-pets-guide/#100
      Note that you can only get the Midnight Rakling right now: the other two are from the event. The Midnight Rakling comes from HM Lost Island.

      I assume that the other Raklings will come with the reboot of the event.

      • Seg

        It was a typo I meant rakling pets not talking pets.

  • Malice

    Rakghouls again? Shit got old with Lorrick and your first event which sucked EA.

    • Vicarious Fan

      wow obvious troll is obvious

  • django

    lol, finally they put in the coolest blaster for smugglers, but wait! 500CC… this is so awesome, i wanna die… soon.

  • Thos

    Any word on when the rakghoul event is going live?

  • Mevhz

    any idea when they are going to release the blasters? I so want that TM-59 pistol for my PT :O

  • treehugger

    I am so sick of all this blinking armor. I was initially remorsed at buying the covert pilot suit and unlocking it in collections since I then got the same model on all my toons in the mail. Then I cracked it open and saw all the blinky crap so the original was well worth it.

    • LordElfa

      It’s kind of like when an amateur photo-shopper discovers a new filter and uses it on everything, huh?

  • Nimorex

    what happen to the festive taun taun ๐Ÿ™

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