Die Road Map
October 10, 2017 – Game Update 5.5 – United Forces Foundation – in addition to a variety of Quality of Life (QoL) improvements, this update includes the underlying foundational structural changes needed to support United Forces.

October 24, 2017 – United Forces Formation – on this day, the game will be unavailable for an extended time as we’ll be setting up the formation of the campaign, replacing existing hardware and software with all the new Game Servers and supporting components. It will also include additional changes needed to support the deployment of the United Forces update.

November 8, 2017 – United Forces Update is rolled out and everyone moves to five new servers with new names as follows: Two servers in North America and three servers in Europe – one each of English, French, and German. You can expect extended downtime as we make the final improvements to the Server environments. Check the blog and FAQs to discover our new Server names.

November 28, 2017 – Game Update 5.6 – A Traitor Among the Chiss becomes available and includes something new for everyone!

Here’s the plan for the remainder of this calendar year:

New York CANTINA - October 6, 2017
Cantina on October 6, 2017 at Stitch Bar and Lounge, located at 247 W 37th St, New York (7-11pm ET)
We have a special guest attending who will provide insight about Game Update 5.6 – A Traitor Among the Chiss!
Members from the SWTOR Dev Team including myself will be there. We can’t wait to meet you!
Lots of free swag, food, and drinks to share with friends and guildmates

United Forces Foundation - Game Update 5.5 – October 10, 2017
Unassembled Components now drop off all Master Mode bosses
Improvements to Galactic Starfighter
PvP Bolster increased to 242
The Dark vs Light pop-up will now display less frequently and once a side has won, they will remain in a victory state much longer. This allows more time to work to defeat the world bosses and to reap the benefits!
Substantial improvements to the Iokath Daily Area – we’ve dramatically reduced the Iokath currency requirements for a variety of the daily quests
New Galactic Command Rank Legacy Perk that will give up to a 100% CXP bonus under Command Rank 300!
New Companion Customization Vendor available in the Fleet Bazaar. The vendors will sell older Companion Customizations for “opposite-faction” Companions. Ex: A Republic player could now get an older Vette customization.
Additional Class Balance changes
Introduction of taxi points into the Yavin and Tatooine Strongholds for faster navigation
Cartel Market Store changes
United Forces structural changes (improvements not visible)

United Forces Formation – October 24, 2017
As we prepare for the United Forces update, we are planning an extended downtime on this day as we need to rollout all the new hardware and vital infrastructure changes.

United Forces Goes Live - Game Update 5.5.1 – November 8, 2017
Today, we forge our new United Forces galaxy from a broader set of server communities into a set of larger, but fewer Servers. An extended downtime is planned for this effort.
For a full week, we’re bringing back Double Rewards (XP, Command XP, Valor, Requisition)
Simply log in to play and qualify for the new Mini Mogul NM-1 mini-pet, inspired by one of our classic Operation bosses, Karagga the Unyielding!
Unlock new achievements when you complete multiplayer activities using Group Finder and earn the merciless Darth Hexid Companion!

A Traitor Among the Chiss - Game Update 5.6 – November 28, 2017
NAHUT - The 3rd Boss Encounter for Gods from the Machine Operation
New Flashpoint on Copero – Find out what Theron’s been up to with the Chiss
New PvP map
New GSF Map set in the Orbit above Iokath
Group Finder Revamp – Significant upgrades to how you queue for multiplayer and solo activities – huge bonuses for all Random play choices, but also allows for easy selection of individual activities such as Daily Areas, Flashpoints, and Operations.
Class Balance changes and a variety of utility adjustments
Launch of Legacy-wide currencies for Credits and Unassembled Components
Galactic Command upgraded disintegrate system – this QoL improvement changes how disintegrate works and instead of CXP gives you legacy-bound Unassembled Components
Ensign Raina Temple returns!
Distribution of Special United Forces Rewards

Anniversary Celebration – Game Update 5.6.1 – December 12, 2017
Quality of Life changes
Star Wars: The Old Republic Six Year Anniversary Celebration!
Wookiee Life Day Celebration begins

A Look Ahead to Early 2018
And, just a few tidbits about what’s right around the corner:

The conclusion to this chapter of the story is coming where the Traitor reveals his true plan once and for all via a new Flashpoint
The final bosses and details about Master Mode for Gods from the Machine Operation
An upgraded Conquest system and new Daily Activity system with great rewards
More multiplayer gameplay experiences for both PvP and PvE