For the first three years of Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, payout times were static times that could not be changed. Usually set around dinner time in the country where you registered your game, this led to many frustrating conversation between husbands and wives while trying to achieve maximum crystals. However, a November 2018 update opened the door for this static element to become a dynamic one giving players the chance to change their payout times up to twice every 360 days. Below is a quick run-through of how to change your payout time in SWGoH.
Changing Your SWGoH Payout Time
- Click the gear icon in the top left of your SWGoH screen.
- Choose “Time Settings” in the left column.
- Review the times listed on the screen (see image). Note that the time you change is your “Daily Activities Reset” which for me, was midnight Eastern Time. Changing this time will also change your Squad Arena, Fleet Arena and Store reset times by the same number of hours. (ex. I changed this from midnight ET to 9 pm ET which moved my Squad Arena from 6 pm to 3 pm, my Fleet Arena from 7 pm to 4 pm, and my stores went from 12, 6, 12, 6 to 9, 3, 9, 3).
From my own personal experience this has been a great move. Given my wife and kids are always home and we often eat dinner or have some kind of activity around 6 pm, moving my payout to 3 pm placed it near the end of my work day. It also helped declutter my Fleet Arena where I previously shared a payout with 15+ others in our Discord chat. Now I share the same payout with one other and have taken #1 in both arenas multiple times in the past week, resulting in far more daily crystals.