Across the Galaxy is a set of new boosters for Star Wars: Destiny featuring 160 new cards. One of the set's main themes is Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), promising to bring characters and other themes from the movie into the game, including Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Tobias Beckett.
Han Solo, Independent Hotshot, one of this set´s Legendary cards, is a neutral character whose special die side acts differently depending on which faction he is played in. In any case, his special deals 2 indirect damage. In a villain deck, the special can additionally disrupt 1 resource from your opponent, while in a hero deck the special can gain a resource. Han´s elite 15 cost, a total of three damage sides on the dice, and 11 health make him a competitive character to play in the upcoming meta.
This expansion brings plots with negative point values into the game, which means that some elite character pairings that were not possible before can now be played. Negative point values and the exact negative effects these plots will bring to the deck are yet to be revealed, but it certainly opens new deck-building options.
This booster set also introduces mods, which are upgrades that can only be played on certain supports. One of the more cost-effective ones is Triple Laser Turret, costing only 2 resources. It has four damage sides on its die and a great ability: it can protect the vehicle die attached to it from removal. It can be a powerful combination if this upgrade is attached to some of the most powerful supports in the game. One of these powerful supports is a new Millennium Falcon, having a die with high values on all sides without any blank.
Across the Galaxy continues the trend toward unique upgrades that provide additional benefits while they are attached to the named character. Jyn Erso's Blaster is already a powerful weapon upgrade but when attached to Jyn Erso, it allows you to reroll any of Jyn Erso's character dice after she is activated. Furthermore, the set brings a new version of Jyn Erso, a consistent ranged damage dealer who is also able to disrupt your opponent’s plan. Her activation ability allows you to look at the top three cards of your opponent’s deck, rearrange them, then discard the topmost card.
New Qui-Gon Jinn´s ability is also powerful but can be somewhat inconsistent, dependent on having shields on him at the time his dice resolves. His named weapon, Qui-Gon Jinn's Lightsaber helps keep those shields enabled, while adding the extra benefit of drawing a card.
Finally, one of the most intriguing characters in this booster set is Iden Versio - Inferno Squad Commander, whose ability stops opponents from taking any additional actions during their turn. This means that any deck that employs Ambush, as well as other ways to gain extra actions to bypass dice mitigation will now have harder time if Iden lives up to the hype and becomes one of the top meta characters to play.
Across the Galaxy is set to be released on 8 November 2018 with an MSRP of $ 2.99 (approx. 2,61 €) per booster pack.