Star Wars: The Old Republic game update 2.8: Spoils of War is now live including Dread Palace in Nightmare Mode, redesigned Group Finder Operations, the return of Bounty Contract Week, and an upcoming Double XP Week.

Highlights of SWTOR update 2.8 features the “Soovada” event on Nar Shaddaa.

“Soovada (“Spoils of War” in Huttese) is an annual celebration of total extravagance in Hutt culture, originally celebrated in the summer season of Varl after successful military campaigns. Rival clans compete to prove their superior wealth, attempting to sponsor the most parties, pit fights, bounties, gambling, and every other public display of fortune and excess imaginable.”

“Spoils of War” casino rewards include a new Rancor mount, themed casino outfits, and more.

Group Finder Story Mode Operations have been redesigned to allow more players to experience more content without worrying about reaching required minimum item levels.

“Finally, we’ve done something that I think is really special. Gaining access to Operation content will get much easier in 2.8, as you’ll be able to queue in Group Finder for Story Mode Ops. You’ll be Bolstered up to the necessary rating, regardless of your gear, which means you’ll only have to satisfy the necessary level requirements in order to participate. Operations are some of our most sensational content and I’m excited to be able to give more of our players an opportunity to experience them.”

Bounty Contract Week is back. The event is scheduled to run from June 10 until June 17.

Double XP is back and this time for a whole week. The Double XP Week will run from July 1 until July 8.

Furthermore Game Update 2.8 includes a wealth of class changes and new Cartel Market packs and items.