After servers came back online this morning, a new patch became available for players of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Included in the patch are some changes and additions to the Cartel Market, a few bug fixes including PvP, and some corrections of mission text. For the patch notes in full and screenshots of the new armor, hit the jump.
Game Update 1.6: Ancient Hypergate is upon us! As of the time of this posting, servers are down but BioWare has the patch notes available for players to read ahead of them coming back online. Along with the new content that we've known about for a while now is also the Life Day Holiday items. If you would like to learn more about the content covered in the new update, head over to our coverage guide. For the patch notes in full, hit the jump.
Update: Servers are back online early!
BioWare conducted an unscheduled maintenance window this morning on the Star Wars: The Old Republic servers. The patch notes mention one important fix for characters who were having issues equipping purple crafted gear.
- Corrected an issue that prevented players from equipping some crafted Artifact (purple) quality gear.
Today's scheduled maintenance period included a new patch that introduced some welcome changes and bug-fixes. It also added another new item to the Cartel Market, the Covert Pilot Suit. As mentioned in last week's Livestream Q&A, it looks like we can expect to see new items added on a weekly basis. Among the changes are fixes for Cartel Market item tooltips, adjustments to several buff/debuff icons, tweaks to the difficulty of Nightmare Mode Explosive Content, and some welcome changes to the preview window.
Unfortunately, it looks like some servers have crashed and currently remain offline. BioWare has confirmed that they are investigating. There is no ETA for those servers to return. The servers effected by this downtime are: The Ebon Hawk, The Harbinger, and The Bastion.
UPDATE: All servers are now available again.
The full patch notes can be found after the jump.
Yesterday's 1.5.1 patch saw the return of the bug where equipment stats do not apply properly to companions when summoned. During maintenance today a patch was applied to fix the issue. The layout to the Cartel Market appears to be placing the newly added Experimental Flight Suit to the front page of the market.
- Companion Characters will now summon with the proper stat bonuses from equipped gear.
- Made layout adjustments to the Cartel Market.
Servers are back up after today's scheduled maintenance period. Today's patch includes some fixes to the CS system and level 10 restrictions, puts a few items on sale on the Cartel Market, and adds a new armor set to the Cartel Market.
Full patch notes and sceenshots of the new armor can be found after the jump.
UPDATE: Apparently today's patch has reintroduced the bug where companions are not getting stat benefits from their equipped gear any time they spawn. (ie, when logging into the game, after dismounting, or when switching companions.) Unequipping their gear and re-equipping it appears to be a workaround for now, as the stats do then get applied. BioWare has commented that they're looking into the issue:
There is currently an issue with companion stats not working properly with their equipped gear. This occurs whenever a companion is summoned after being dismissed. As a workaround to this, please unequip all gear on your companion, and then re-equip all of their gear again in order to get their proper stats back. You will need to do this whenever you summon your companion.
Please know that this is a priority issue for us and that we are working to resolve it as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Earlier today, BioWare took down the live servers to deploy a new patch, Game Update 1.5. The new patch includes the companion HK-51, Free to Play, Cartel Market, and more. The notes this time are rather lengthy so we've included them in full after the jump.
BioWare took down the Public Test Server earlier today to deploy a new patch to Game Update 1.5. The patch includes changes to the Cartel Market, items, HK-51, and a few bug fixes. The notes in full are contained after the jump.
Earlier today, BioWare took down the live servers to deploy a new patch, 1.4.3. The new patch includes changes to Flashpoints, Operations, Group Finder, UI, and more. The notes this time are rather lengthy so we've included them in full after the jump.
Today's Star Wars: The Old Republic patch to Game Update 1.5 on the Public Test Server is live! With it came several changes to Cartel Coin costs, Cartel Market items, Crew Skills, PvP, and more. The full list of changes is after the jump.
The Public Test Server is now available for testing with Preferred Status and more Cartel Coins!
Instead of the Public Test Server coming down for the deployment to live servers, it came back up today with an update which includes the Free-to-Play Cartel Market. The full patch notes from this update are available after the jump.
Note: Please keep in mind that these are work in progress notes and may change in the future.
Star Wars: The Old Republic servers are back up after this morning's extended scheduled maintenance period. Today's patch includes fixes to classes, items, Warzones, and more. For the patch notes in full, hit the jump.
Servers are back up after this morning's scheduled maintenance period. Today's patch includes fixes for several of the issues introduced when the 1.4 update went live. Among those changes are a fix for the companion hide helmet option, crew skill missions returning the expected amounts of materials, weekly missions again being obtainable, fixes to the GTN, and once again being able to right-click on players' names in the chat window.
Just wanted to let you know that tomorrow's maintenance should bring in a lot of fixes to some of the top issues seen with 1.4. We're aiming to fix the top-reported issues found here, but keep in mind that with any update, a variety of factors could influence successful implementation. This also doesn't represent a comprehensive list for tomorrow's patch, as we have more fixes going in, but this will give you an idea of the status for top-reported issues.
Thank you for your patience!
Full patch notes can be found after the jump.
During this morning's patch deployment, servers did not have to come down while BioWare released an update to the wild. While it isn't a big one, the fixes included should be a welcome addition to Star Wars: The Old Republic players experiencing performance issues.
- Improved performance for players using NVIDIA graphics cards in an SLI configuration. (Please use the default SLI setting or AFR2, as AFR1 will result in poor performance with SWTOR.)
- Corrected an issue that could prevent players from exiting their personal starship after completing Group Finder content.
For the official patch notes page, hit the SWTOR site.
After servers returned from the unscheduled maintenance window this morning, a new patch also came online for players to download. This update includes only one entry that involves the GTN.
Galactic Trade Network
- The Galactic Trade Network is now fully functional.
For the official patch notes page, hit the SWTOR site.
Today is the day. Game Update 1.4 is now on the Star Wars: The Old Republic live servers for players to enjoy. Along with the patch going live this morning are final notes that include new entries. For the full patch notes, hit the jump.
Another day brings another update to the 1.4 Game Update currently on the Public Test Server. This fourth update includes some changes to the boss encounters within the new Terror From Beyond Operation, a correction for the long awaited feature of the Group Finder returning a player to their starting location, and a handful of additional bug fixes. Full patch notes can be found after the jump.
A third update to Game Update 1.4 has been deployed to the Public Test Server today. The patch includes a handful of bug fixes and changes, including new colors for the Dread Guard armor. Full notes after the jump.
Earlier today, BioWare deployed the second update to Game Update 1.4: Terror From Beyond. In the patch, several changes are included involving Flashpoints, Missions, and more. To see the full list, hit the jump.
Following this morning's unscheduled maintenance window, servers came back online with a new patch deployed. One issue was resolved during the downtime.
- Corrected an issue that caused a significant performance drop for some players after patch 1.3.7.
For the patch noes announcement, visit the official site.