SWTOR release new ship role: Asteroid

SWTOR announced a new ship role for Galactic Starfighter today, the Asteroid. Thanks to new Czerka technology, pilots can now jump into the cockpit of The Asteroid and take out their enemies head on.

Be the Weapon! Be the Asteroid!

Take your Asteroid to Space!

Who needs blaster bolts, ion cannons, or missiles, when your ship itself can be the weapon? Thanks to new Czerka technology, pilots can now jump into the cockpit of The Asteroid and take out their enemies head on.

Blend into the battleground and lock onto unsuspecting enemies. The Asteroid specializes in tractor beams that reels their victims in. By the time the target realizes the situation, they will be blown to smithereens across the Asteroid’s rocky hull. More aggressive pilots will enjoy ramming into their foes with deadly accuracy. They won’t know what hit them until you hit them!

Pilots should keep in mind that like the Bomber, the Asteroid is a big target with low maneuverability, blending into the terrain is a necessity for survival. Since this ship role has the strongest hull armor in Galactic Starfighter, they have no shields to protect them. Tactical gameplay is key with the Asteroid.

If you enjoy ramming your starfighter into your enemies and taking foes out from the shadows of space, the Asteroid is the ship for you!

For more information, visit http://www.swtor.com/galactic-starfighter

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Source: http://www.swtor.com/info/news/news-article/20140401

  • certz

    So, April Fools?

  • amazu

    Sweet, ma asteroid is gonna stomp your puny ships into dust. I just need to figure out how to stear a fucking asteroid 😀

  • Tronar

    Man, why are the April Fools jokes from SWTOR things I would actually want to play?? I still want to be the Ship Droid from a couple years ago…..I would totally be an Asteroid

  • Rexx Vortex

    Hahaha, if only this were real….

  • Meano Darkstar

    All I can say is….ROCK ON!

  • Murmeltroll

    That would be my GSF role! Crashing in everything arround me… to bad!

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  • Eric

    Not quite as good as Ship Droid, but close. Honestly, this could potentially be the only way they get me to log in and play that abysmal GSF mini game. Just not a fan. Love the rest of the game though.

  • BrianDavion

    damn astroids are OP and have been since day 1. this is the end of GSF! 🙂

    • Disgruntled

      Just immagine if a rogue Czerka exec adds a slug railgun to one…

  • Lenvaren

    No one noticed the date then? =P

    • iceberg265

      Do you seriously believe that? People are just having fun.

  • Zan

    Still probably easier to kill than a bomber from the beta. I see this thing do a barrel roll though, I’ll start questioning both my sanity and my understanding of inertia.

    • Disgruntled

      Better a barrel roll than a Koiogran turn.

      • Fain

        Or a retro thruster while some one is chasing you xD

  • Ricardo Lima

    Damm you Dulfy now I want one . Cruel Aprils Fools !

    • iceberg265

      Dulfy didn’t do it…

  • ODST_Parker

    Is it weird that I kind of want to see these flying around? Who doesn’t want weaponized asteroids?

  • Disgruntled

    I want one!

  • Disgruntled

    Next they need to introduce “lag” as a ship type 🙂

  • Trogdor

    Amusing, but not very april-fools, too obvious. It would be nice to have players flying big, slow ships with a turret mode, though.
    I also think they should rebalance collision damage. Even gently brushing up against any static surface inflicts catastrophic damage to one’s ship. Worse, it causes your ship to bounce around, so you take more damage the longer it takes you to move away from the surface.

  • Brianac

    dood i cant wait to play this!!!

  • yellow-power ftw

    cant believe that you like this PIECE of SHIT!!!!!!

    • Posted on April 1, take a guess 😛

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