Another character from The Mandalorian is coming to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, as the Armorer from season one will be released today via a marquee event.*
The character’s kit is modeled after the character’s appearances on the show, as she can fight but has a much more notable role for equipping and strengthening allies. She distributes a new buff, Beskar Armor, which grants her allies a number of very strong stats and boosts, depending on how many stacks of it they have. In this way, she seems to somewhat resemble a character like Wat Tambor, although she obviously can attack as well. She is a support character whose biggest contributions will come from boosting the rest of the squad in some really powerful ways, and she looks to be a really good character who will fit in nicely with a number of squads. You can check out her full kit here.
The other big part of the update with the Armorer’s release is that finally we will be getting a Mandalorian faction tag in the game! This has been long requested, and we’re finally getting it now. She will be the first character to have the tag (and will the first character whose leadership ability specifically works with the faction), but the game will be updated to give seven other characters the tag as well: The Mandalorian, The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor), Jango Fett, Sabine Wren, Gar Saxon, Imperial Super Commando, and Canderous Ordo.
In the release about this, they actually specifically address the question of why Boba Fett is not getting the tag, saying that he is not a Mandalorian, as evidenced in the most recent season of The Mandalorian. As a Star Wars canon nerd, I’ve got to say, I’m actually pleasantly surprised to see that level of thought applied to this game – because that hasn’t always been the case. Faction tags in this game have frequently been a bit liberal canon-wise to fit whatever best suited the developers’ interests. In other words: the faction decisions have seemingly always been made with the game in mind first, not canon. And that’s fine. But it simply leaves me surprised to see this level of rationale applied here, while also making me cynical in thinking that there is probably an in-game reason why they don’t want to give Boba the tag as well and are using this as the public reasoning.
But whatever the true reason, I’m certainly not going to complain about that decision. I’m really excited to have the Mandalorian tag in the game, and I’m also excited to be getting another character from the show!
One other thing I’ll point out is that all eight. of the characters we have gotten from The Mandalorian so far have been from season one. They said that season two content is coming, and while that technically could have just meant Moff Gideon… that would be pretty disingenuous if so, in my opinion. So I’m guessing that more content is coming still from season two. It’s a bit odd that it hasn’t yet, as that would have made sense to do in conjunction with season two, but I’m sure they’ll get around to it eventually.
* In marquee events, players are able to complete the event and unlock the character at three stars, but in order to continue starring the character up to subsequent levels (up to seven stars) requires either a several month-long wait or spending money.