Star Wars The Old Republic’s Expansion, ‘Onslaught’, (Game update 6.0) is launching on October 22nd. With it comes a bunch of new content and changes to existing content. Here are my tips on how you can be prepared for Game Update 6.0!
Note – Some of the ‘specifics’ are subject to change since they’re based on information from the PTS. But the overall tips should still be relevant regardless.
Save up your Credits
This expansion is going to be expensive! Costs of various items already in the game are going to go up and new additions are going to be quite expensive too.
- Removing Mods from your armour is going to cost more (especially Legendary ~97,000 Credits).
- Crafting Materials from the Crew Skill Trade Vendor are going to cost more.
- Adding Augment slots to your gear with Augment kits is going to cost 100,000 Credits.
- Amplifiers a new supplementary stat system on armour cost credits to reroll (change stats). Reroll cost starts at 10,000 Credits. (See my Amplifiers Guide for more details on how this system works).
Save up your Jawa Scrap
The new Grade 11 crafting materials will cost 200 Jawa Scrap each for all tiers (Premium, Prototype, Artifact). The price of other crafting materials has also been raised. The cost of materials is now based on their crafting Level. So Level 3 materials cost 3 Jawa Scrap each. Likewise, Grade 7 crafting mats now cost 7 Jawa Scrap each.
Spend your Command Tokens on CXP Boosts
When 6.0 launches, existing CXP boosts will be converted into Renown Boosts (which stack!). Renown is replacing Galactic Command and will work as a supplementary gearing system with similar mechanics to Galactic Command. Since Command Tokens will be converted to Credits (at a very small rate) it is far better to just buy the CXP boosts. That way you’ll be able to level your Renown faster once you hit level 75.
Command Token to Credits Conversion Rate – 1 Command Token = 5 Credits.
Spend your Unassembled Components
Unassembled Components aren’t going to be worth anything in 6.0 and there will be no vendors you can spend them at. So it is best to spend them now.
It is currently unknown if they will be converted into Credits. If they are, it will likely be a small conversion rate like Command Tokens.
In 6.0, some achievements will be no longer obtainable. These achievements will be moved to a new Achievement Category “Feats of Strength” when 6.0 launches. The main achievements that have been moved to this category are the Galactic Command Achievements.
For more details, see my Feats of Strength Achievement Guide.
Everything as we know it is going to change. There is a lot of new content coming with 6.0 along with plenty of changes to existing content that are going to shake up the entire game.
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