The Summer Pass was a special offer that was given out by SOE as a summer membership discount in late June 2011. The Summer Pass allowed free account players to purchase a membership for $9.99 that began at the time of purchase, and expired on September 11, 2011. The Kashyyyk Lightsaber was also included for free when purchased and given to lifetime members. The Kashyyyk Lightsaber can now be purchased for 64000 Republic Credits. The Summer Pass returned in 2012 for a membership from June 8th to the end of summer. The weapon in 2012 was the Accellarated Thermal Cannon.