Character Shards

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Character Shards are the resource required to unlock and increase (promote) the rarity (Stars) of a Character. Characters unlock at different amounts of shards and each Star requires a different amount to upgrade to the next star with all characters requiring a total of 330 shards to reach 7 stars. Character Shards can be acquired from almost all areas of the game, see the character's page to learn where to acquire them.

Shard Quantity Needed
Unlock Qty Upgrade Qty
1 Star 10 15
2 Stars 25 25
3 Stars 50 30
4 Stars 80 65
5 Stars 145 85
6 Stars N/A 100
7 Stars 330 N/A

Character shards will accumulate until they are used to promote the unit to the next star. All shards left over and any acquired after a unit has been promoted to 7 stars will be exchanged for Game-Icon-Shard Store Token.png Shard Store Tokens upon entering the Shard Store. Shards will be exchanged at the following rates:

  • Accelerated Rate Shards = 1 for Game-Icon-Shard Store Token.png15
  • Original Rate Shards = 1 for Game-Icon-Shard Store Token.png30

There are currently two types of Character Shards: Original Rate and Accelerated Rate.

  • Original Rate shards are available at the normal quantity for each location it can be acquired from.
  • Accelerated Rate shards are available at double the normal quantity for each location it can be acquired from, excluding Data Cards, Quests and Achievements.

Characters with Original Rate

List of characters waiting to be accelerated

Unit-Character-Admiral Piett-portrait.png
Admiral Piett
Aug 2021Release Date: 27 August 2020<br />Accelerated Date: Aug 2021<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-Kuiil-portrait.png
Kuiil
Nov 2021Release Date: 6 November 2020<br />Accelerated Date: Nov 2021<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-IG-11-portrait.png
IG-11
Nov 2021Release Date: 20 November 2020<br />Accelerated Date: Nov 2021<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-Moff Gideon-portrait.png
Moff Gideon
Dec 2021Release Date: 3 December 2020<br />Accelerated Date: Dec 2021<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-The Armorer-portrait.png
The Armorer
Jan 2022Release Date: 14 January 2021<br />Accelerated Date: Jan 2022<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-Dark Trooper-portrait.png
Dark Trooper
Mar 2022Release Date: 4 March 2021<br />Accelerated Date: Mar 2022<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-Bo-Katan Kryze-portrait.png
Bo-Katan Kryze
Mar 2022Release Date: 18 March 2021<br />Accelerated Date: Mar 2022<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-Hunter-portrait.png
Hunter
Apr 2022Release Date: 8 April 2021<br />Accelerated Date: Apr 2022<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-Tech-portrait.png
Tech
Apr 2022Release Date: 15 April 2021<br />Accelerated Date: Apr 2022<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-Wrecker-portrait.png
Wrecker
Apr 2022Release Date: 29 April 2021<br />Accelerated Date: Apr 2022<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-Echo-portrait.png
Echo
May 2022Release Date: 5 May 2021<br />Accelerated Date: May 2022<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
Unit-Character-Commander Ahsoka Tano-portrait.png
Commander Ahsoka Tano
May 2022Release Date: 22 May 2021<br />Accelerated Date: May 2022<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.
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Omega
Jul 2022Release Date: 15 July 2021<br />Accelerated Date: Jul 2022<br /><br />Actual month may vary, but it should be accelerated around that month.

List of characters that will never be accelerated

Unit-Character-BB-8-portrait.png
BB-8
Unit-Character-C-3PO-portrait.png
C-3PO
Unit-Character-Chewbacca-portrait.png
Chewbacca
Unit-Character-Commander Luke Skywalker-portrait.png
Commander Luke Skywalker
Unit-Character-Darth Malak-portrait.png
Darth Malak
Unit-Character-Darth Revan-portrait.png
Darth Revan
Unit-Character-Darth Traya-portrait.png
Darth Traya
Unit-Character-Darth Vader-portrait.png
Darth Vader
Unit-Character-Emperor Palpatine-portrait.png
Emperor Palpatine
Unit-Character-General Grievous-portrait.png
General Grievous
Unit-Character-General Kenobi-portrait.png
General Kenobi
Unit-Character-General Skywalker-portrait.png
General Skywalker
Unit-Character-Grand Admiral Thrawn-portrait.png
Grand Admiral Thrawn
Unit-Character-Grand Master Yoda-portrait.png
Grand Master Yoda
Unit-Character-Han Solo-portrait.png
Han Solo
Unit-Character-Hermit Yoda-portrait.png
Hermit Yoda
Unit-Character-Imperial Probe Droid-portrait.png
Imperial Probe Droid
Unit-Character-Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker-portrait.png
Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker
Unit-Character-Jedi Knight Revan-portrait.png
Jedi Knight Revan
Unit-Character-Jedi Master Kenobi-portrait.png
Jedi Master Kenobi
Unit-Character-Jedi Master Luke Skywalker-portrait.png
Jedi Master Luke Skywalker
Unit-Character-Ki-Adi-Mundi-portrait.png
Ki-Adi-Mundi
Unit-Character-Padmé Amidala-portrait.png
Padmé Amidala
Unit-Character-R2-D2-portrait.png
R2-D2
Unit-Character-Rebel Officer Leia Organa-portrait.png
Rebel Officer Leia Organa
Unit-Character-Rey-portrait.png
Rey
Unit-Character-Rey (Jedi Training)-portrait.png
Rey (Jedi Training)
Unit-Character-Sith Eternal Emperor-portrait.png
Sith Eternal Emperor
Unit-Character-Supreme Leader Kylo Ren-portrait.png
Supreme Leader Kylo Ren
Unit-Character-The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor)-portrait.png
The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor)
Unit-Character-Wampa-portrait.png
Wampa
Unit-Character-Wat Tambor-portrait.png
Wat Tambor

Characters with Accelerated Rate

Unit-Character-Aayla Secura-portrait.png
Aayla Secura
Unit-Character-Admiral Ackbar-portrait.png
Admiral Ackbar
Unit-Character-Ahsoka Tano-portrait.png
Ahsoka Tano
Unit-Character-Ahsoka Tano (Fulcrum)-portrait.png
Ahsoka Tano (Fulcrum)
Unit-Character-Amilyn Holdo-portrait.png
Amilyn Holdo
Unit-Character-ARC Trooper-portrait.png
ARC Trooper
Unit-Character-Asajj Ventress-portrait.png
Asajj Ventress
Unit-Character-Aurra Sing-portrait.png
Aurra Sing
Unit-Character-B1 Battle Droid-portrait.png
B1 Battle Droid
Unit-Character-B2 Super Battle Droid-portrait.png
B2 Super Battle Droid
Unit-Character-Barriss Offee-portrait.png
Barriss Offee
Unit-Character-Bastila Shan-portrait.png
Bastila Shan
Unit-Character-Bastila Shan (Fallen)-portrait.png
Bastila Shan (Fallen)
Unit-Character-Baze Malbus-portrait.png
Baze Malbus
Unit-Character-Biggs Darklighter-portrait.png
Biggs Darklighter
Unit-Character-Bistan-portrait.png
Bistan
Unit-Character-Boba Fett-portrait.png
Boba Fett
Unit-Character-Bodhi Rook-portrait.png
Bodhi Rook
Unit-Character-Bossk-portrait.png
Bossk
Unit-Character-Cad Bane-portrait.png
Cad Bane
Unit-Character-Canderous Ordo-portrait.png
Canderous Ordo
Unit-Character-Captain Han Solo-portrait.png
Captain Han Solo
Unit-Character-Captain Phasma-portrait.png
Captain Phasma
Unit-Character-Cara Dune-portrait.png
Cara Dune
Unit-Character-Carth Onasi-portrait.png
Carth Onasi
Unit-Character-Cassian Andor-portrait.png
Cassian Andor
Unit-Character-CC-2224 "Cody"-portrait.png
CC-2224 "Cody"
Unit-Character-Chief Chirpa-portrait.png
Chief Chirpa
Unit-Character-Chief Nebit-portrait.png
Chief Nebit
Unit-Character-Chirrut Imwe-portrait.png
Chirrut Îmwe
Unit-Character-Chopper-portrait.png
Chopper
Unit-Character-Clone Sergeant - Phase I-portrait.png
Clone Sergeant - Phase I
Unit-Character-Clone Wars Chewbacca-portrait.png
Clone Wars Chewbacca
Unit-Character-Colonel Starck-portrait.png
Colonel Starck
Unit-Character-Coruscant Underworld Police-portrait.png
Coruscant Underworld Police
Unit-Character-Count Dooku-portrait.png
Count Dooku
Unit-Character-CT-21-0408 "Echo"-portrait.png
CT-21-0408 "Echo"
Unit-Character-CT-5555 "Fives"-portrait.png
CT-5555 "Fives"
Unit-Character-CT-7567 "Rex"-portrait.png
CT-7567 "Rex"
Unit-Character-Darth Maul-portrait.png
Darth Maul
Unit-Character-Darth Nihilus-portrait.png
Darth Nihilus
Unit-Character-Darth Sidious-portrait.png
Darth Sidious
Unit-Character-Darth Sion-portrait.png
Darth Sion
Unit-Character-Dathcha-portrait.png
Dathcha
Unit-Character-Death Trooper-portrait.png
Death Trooper
Unit-Character-Dengar-portrait.png
Dengar
Unit-Character-Director Krennic-portrait.png
Director Krennic
Unit-Character-Droideka-portrait.png
Droideka
Unit-Character-Eeth Koth-portrait.png
Eeth Koth
Unit-Character-Embo-portrait.png
Embo
Unit-Character-Enfys Nest-portrait.png
Enfys Nest
Unit-Character-Ewok Elder-portrait.png
Ewok Elder
Unit-Character-Ewok Scout-portrait.png
Ewok Scout
Unit-Character-Ezra Bridger-portrait.png
Ezra Bridger
Unit-Character-Finn-portrait.png
Finn
Unit-Character-First Order Executioner-portrait.png
First Order Executioner
Unit-Character-First Order Officer-portrait.png
First Order Officer
Unit-Character-First Order SF TIE Pilot-portrait.png
First Order SF TIE Pilot
Unit-Character-First Order Stormtrooper-portrait.png
First Order Stormtrooper
Unit-Character-First Order TIE Pilot-portrait.png
First Order TIE Pilot
Unit-Character-Gamorrean Guard-portrait.png
Gamorrean Guard
Unit-Character-Gar Saxon-portrait.png
Gar Saxon
Unit-Character-Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios-portrait.png
Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios
Unit-Character-General Hux-portrait.png
General Hux
Unit-Character-General Veers-portrait.png
General Veers
Unit-Character-Geonosian Brood Alpha-portrait.png
Geonosian Brood Alpha
Unit-Character-Geonosian Soldier-portrait.png
Geonosian Soldier
Unit-Character-Geonosian Spy-portrait.png
Geonosian Spy
Unit-Character-Grand Moff Tarkin-portrait.png
Grand Moff Tarkin
Unit-Character-Greedo-portrait.png
Greedo
Unit-Character-Greef Karga-portrait.png
Greef Karga
Unit-Character-Hera Syndulla-portrait.png
Hera Syndulla
Unit-Character-HK-47-portrait.png
HK-47
Unit-Character-Hoth Rebel Scout-portrait.png
Hoth Rebel Scout
Unit-Character-Hoth Rebel Soldier-portrait.png
Hoth Rebel Soldier
Unit-Character-IG-100 MagnaGuard-portrait.png
IG-100 MagnaGuard
Unit-Character-IG-86 Sentinel Droid-portrait.png
IG-86 Sentinel Droid
Unit-Character-IG-88-portrait.png
IG-88
Unit-Character-Ima-Gun Di-portrait.png
Ima-Gun Di
Unit-Character-Imperial Super Commando-portrait.png
Imperial Super Commando
Unit-Character-Jango Fett-portrait.png
Jango Fett
Unit-Character-Jawa-portrait.png
Jawa
Unit-Character-Jawa Engineer-portrait.png
Jawa Engineer
Unit-Character-Jawa Scavenger-portrait.png
Jawa Scavenger
Unit-Character-Jedi Consular-portrait.png
Jedi Consular
Unit-Character-Jedi Knight Anakin-portrait.png
Jedi Knight Anakin
Unit-Character-Jedi Knight Guardian-portrait.png
Jedi Knight Guardian
Unit-Character-Jolee Bindo-portrait.png
Jolee Bindo
Unit-Character-Juhani-portrait.png
Juhani
Unit-Character-Jyn Erso-portrait.png
Jyn Erso
Unit-Character-K-2SO-portrait.png
K-2SO
Unit-Character-Kanan Jarrus-portrait.png
Kanan Jarrus
Unit-Character-Kit Fisto-portrait.png
Kit Fisto
Unit-Character-Kylo Ren-portrait.png
Kylo Ren
Unit-Character-Kylo Ren (Unmasked)-portrait.png
Kylo Ren (Unmasked)
Unit-Character-L3-37-portrait.png
L3-37
Unit-Character-Lando Calrissian-portrait.png
Lando Calrissian
Unit-Character-Lobot-portrait.png
Lobot
Unit-Character-Logray-portrait.png
Logray
Unit-Character-Luke Skywalker (Farmboy)-portrait.png
Luke Skywalker (Farmboy)
Unit-Character-Luminara Unduli-portrait.png
Luminara Unduli
Unit-Character-Mace Windu-portrait.png
Mace Windu
Unit-Character-Magmatrooper-portrait.png
Magmatrooper
Unit-Character-Mission Vao-portrait.png
Mission Vao
Unit-Character-Mob Enforcer-portrait.png
Mob Enforcer
Unit-Character-Mon Mothma-portrait.png
Mon Mothma
Unit-Character-Mother Talzin-portrait.png
Mother Talzin
Unit-Character-Nightsister Acolyte-portrait.png
Nightsister Acolyte
Unit-Character-Nightsister Initiate-portrait.png
Nightsister Initiate
Unit-Character-Nightsister Spirit-portrait.png
Nightsister Spirit
Unit-Character-Nightsister Zombie-portrait.png
Nightsister Zombie
Unit-Character-Nute Gunray-portrait.png
Nute Gunray
Unit-Character-Obi-Wan Kenobi (Old Ben)-portrait.png
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Old Ben)
Unit-Character-Old Daka-portrait.png
Old Daka
Unit-Character-Pao-portrait.png
Pao
Unit-Character-Paploo-portrait.png
Paploo
Unit-Character-Plo Koon-portrait.png
Plo Koon
Unit-Character-Poe Dameron-portrait.png
Poe Dameron
Unit-Character-Poggle the Lesser-portrait.png
Poggle the Lesser
Unit-Character-Princess Leia-portrait.png
Princess Leia
Unit-Character-Qi'ra-portrait.png
Qi'ra
Unit-Character-Qui-Gon Jinn-portrait.png
Qui-Gon Jinn
Unit-Character-Range Trooper-portrait.png
Range Trooper
Unit-Character-Resistance Hero Finn-portrait.png
Resistance Hero Finn
Unit-Character-Resistance Hero Poe-portrait.png
Resistance Hero Poe
Unit-Character-Resistance Pilot-portrait.png
Resistance Pilot
Unit-Character-Resistance Trooper-portrait.png
Resistance Trooper
Unit-Character-Rey (Scavenger)-portrait.png
Rey (Scavenger)
Unit-Character-Rose Tico-portrait.png
Rose Tico
Unit-Character-Royal Guard-portrait.png
Royal Guard
Unit-Character-Sabine Wren-portrait.png
Sabine Wren
Unit-Character-Savage Opress-portrait.png
Savage Opress
Unit-Character-Scarif Rebel Pathfinder-portrait.png
Scarif Rebel Pathfinder
Unit-Character-Shaak Ti-portrait.png
Shaak Ti
Unit-Character-Shoretrooper-portrait.png
Shoretrooper
Unit-Character-Sith Assassin-portrait.png
Sith Assassin
Unit-Character-Sith Empire Trooper-portrait.png
Sith Empire Trooper
Unit-Character-Sith Marauder-portrait.png
Sith Marauder
Unit-Character-Sith Trooper-portrait.png
Sith Trooper
Unit-Character-Snowtrooper-portrait.png
Snowtrooper
Unit-Character-Stormtrooper-portrait.png
Stormtrooper
Unit-Character-Stormtrooper Han-portrait.png
Stormtrooper Han
Unit-Character-Sun Fac-portrait.png
Sun Fac
Unit-Character-T3-M4-portrait.png
T3-M4
Unit-Character-Talia-portrait.png
Talia
Unit-Character-Teebo-portrait.png
Teebo
Unit-Character-The Mandalorian-portrait.png
The Mandalorian
Unit-Character-Threepio & Chewie-portrait.png
Threepio & Chewie
Unit-Character-TIE Fighter Pilot-portrait.png
TIE Fighter Pilot
Unit-Character-Tusken Raider-portrait.png
Tusken Raider
Unit-Character-Tusken Shaman-portrait.png
Tusken Shaman
Unit-Character-Ugnaught-portrait.png
Ugnaught
Unit-Character-URoRRuR'R'R-portrait.png
URoRRuR'R'R
Unit-Character-Vandor Chewbacca-portrait.png
Vandor Chewbacca
Unit-Character-Veteran Smuggler Chewbacca-portrait.png
Veteran Smuggler Chewbacca
Unit-Character-Veteran Smuggler Han Solo-portrait.png
Veteran Smuggler Han Solo
Unit-Character-Visas Marr-portrait.png
Visas Marr
Unit-Character-Wedge Antilles-portrait.png
Wedge Antilles
Unit-Character-Wicket-portrait.png
Wicket
Unit-Character-Young Han Solo-portrait.png
Young Han Solo
Unit-Character-Young Lando Calrissian-portrait.png
Young Lando Calrissian
Unit-Character-Zaalbar-portrait.png
Zaalbar
Unit-Character-Zam Wesell-portrait.png
Zam Wesell