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The mobile role-playing game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes has added guilds and raids in a new batch of content. Galaxy of Heroes is the No. 80 ranked game for iOS, according to App Annie. Updates like this can keep current players engaged (and more likely to spend money) and bring back those who stopped playing. The mobile gaming industry was worth $34.8 billion in 2015, according to market research group Newzoo.

Guilds will enable players to easily form communities and chat with each other. They can create their own logos, set their own officers, and compete with or against each other in special challenges. You have to be level 22 before joining a guild.

Raids are a new set of special encounters. The first one, The Pit, has players fighting a Rancor (the monster under Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi). You can also earn Han Solo as a new character from playing the raid.


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This new content comes just a bit before May 4, which many use to celebrate the Star Wars franchise (May the 4th be with you). Fans will be looking for Star Wars-themed content to enjoy on that day, and this update could help drive more of them to Galaxy of Heroes.


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