Moments ago, BioWare teased the new World Event, The Grand Acquisition Race with video of the transmition players will see.
So what do we know? From the video we can tell that a group called the Chevin Conglomerate is organizing an event called “The Grand Acquisition Race” in the hopes of “providing personal enrichment opportunities” for players. Their main goal appears to be to acquiring specific items that are spread throughout the galaxy. The event is likely started on Nar Shadaa’s Promenade, but the Chevin Representative mentions that the rewards are “for individuals capable of interstellar travel. Others need not apply”, making it probable that you’ll be flying to multiple planets to complete this event, unlike the Rakghoul Outbreak event that only took place on Tatooine. From the news report, it’s clear that their activities are not approved of by the Imperials.
The Chevin are an alien race in the Star Wars galaxy that is essentially a giant criminal organization. They’re interested in acquiring wealth and power through subterfuge and intrigue, and are a culture that heavily relies on slave labour. Not much is known about the Chevin during the times of The Old Republic, although they do survive and become supporters of the Galactic Empire during the Imperial Era.
In the meantime, if you wish to see the leaked quests and item details from the 1.3 patch that reference the event, head over to our recent article on the subject. While the event is not live yet, we'll be sure to let you know when it starts with a detailed guide soon.