Players are being alerted to the growing threat via news reports on the Fleet, and additional reports on Tatooine itself. The new World Event adds a number of temporary dailies to the game, with rewards including the ability to purchase black-green crystals, companion appearance modifications and a rakghoul pet. A second rakghoul pet can be earned by completing a scavenger hunt of sorts.
Additionally, there are three world bosses to defeat on Tatooine in order to earn a new title. Players can also become infected with the rakghoul plague, culminating in an disfiguring transformation, complete with unfortunate consequences.