SWTOR Life Day Event Guide
A Special Snowflake
It's time for a Snowball Fight! Target your victim, which can be other players, companions and all targetable NPC's.
The Life Day Snowball Bomb can be used every 15 secs, but the Life Day Snowball Cannon can be used every 7 secs. Every time you hit someone with a Snowball, you have a chance to earn a "Snow-Covered Parcel", which is both your currency to purchase various rewards from the Master of Ceremonies and part of Legacy Title achievements. This reward can be repeated indefinitely.
Pro Tip: You can place the Snowball Bomb and Snowball Cannon in your Quickbar and use it as an ability, which is especially useful if you are going to spend a lot of time on achievements.
Around the Capital Worlds - Coruscant and Dromund Kaas, Nar Shaddaa and Mek-Sha, you will also come across Lifeday Gift Droids. This droid can turn into an Overheated Gift Droid, which is attackable. Instead of attacking, if you throw a Snowball at one of these when it's glowing hot red, you have a chance to be rewarded the choice of 4 Life Day Holo-Tree Decorations. This reward can be repeated indefinitely.
Could Use a Good Hug
Who wouldn't want to hug a Wookiee? Here's your chance!
You can find these Wookiee Revelers and Carolers on the Fleet, Nar Shaddaa and Mek-Sha. As you approach a Wookiee, a special ability will appear called "Hug a Wookiee". The distance for the ability's activation can be a bit finicky, and you will probably experience the "too far away" or "too close" error quite often. If you struggle with the distance, I recommend you toggle walk (default keybind is NUM /) to make it easier.
You can hug each wookiee every 20 min on each of your characters. If you try before then you'll simply be told you have already hugged this wookiee.
Pro Tip: You can swap instances to hug even more wookiees. On Nar Shaddaa you can even travel to the PvP instance and still be safe, since the Promenade is a non-combat zone.
When you hug your first wookiee, it will trigger a Daily Mission called "Could Use a Good Hug", which will reward you 2 Snow-Covered Parcels upon completion and can be done on each of your characters every day.
During the event, you can earn several Legacy Titles from participating in snowball fights and hugging Wookiees.
- Life Day Celebrant - Find 1 Snow-Covered Parcel (25 achievement points)
- A Special Snowflake - Find 100 Snow-Covered Parcels (25 achievement points)
- Cheer Delivery Expert - Find 200 Snow-Covered Parcels (25 achievement points)
- Wookiee Hugging Champion - Hug 1,000 Wookiees (50 achievement points)
- Hug Everlasting - Hug 1,500 Wookiees (50 achievement points)
The Achievement can be found in your Legacy (Y) > Events > General > Life Day.