PvP Changes Coming in Game Update 5.9.2

There have been a number of Developer Posts lately detailing the planned changes to PvP in Game Update 5.9.2 (~July). Here they all are listed in one convenient place! I will be updating this article as more changes are revealed. Official Posts: Planned Warzone Changes – May 30th Upcoming Matchmaking Changes – June 4th Planned Warzone Changes Part 2 – June 5th Planned Warzone Changes Part 2 (Revised) – June 7th Influencer Sources: Passionately Casual – Episode 46 – Road Trip There will definitely be an Open PTS that everyone will be able to access! Requirements – Must be subscribed and …

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Matchmaking Changes coming to PvP in SWTOR

Recently, Musco revealed the specifics on upcoming changes to matchmaking in PvP coming in Game Update 5.9.2 (possibly launching July?). All Warzone queues are now cross-faction. The Unranked Warzone queue will now always prioritize Warzones over Arenas. An Arena match will only pop if there are not enough players to populate a full Warzone match at that time. Role Balancing –  Matchmaking will never place more than 2 tanks or healers on the same team in a Warzone or 1 tank or healer for an Arena. Matchmaking will always do its best to balance the number of tanks and healers on …

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SWTOR Summer Roadmap Overview

Keith Kanneg has surprised us with the release of a new Summer Road Map for Star Wars The Old Republic. Keith started off with some general statements again emphasising their focus to provide fun, story-driven gameplay with a variety of multiplayer battles and making ‘quality of life’ improvements. He also noted that much of the upcoming changes are based on Player Feedback. We’ve met with a lot of players, influencers, press, did Livestreams, held Cantinas, received lots of emails and private messages, and reviewed the feedback on our Forums and on Social Media. As a result, we’ll be making a lot of …

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Game Update 5.10 will be a ‘PvP Focused’ Update plus New Stronghold Location Revealed

In Vulkk’s excellent interview with Eric Musco and Charles Boyd, we learned some new tidbits about future content. Eric and Charles were both unexpectantly forthcoming hinting at what they had planned beyond 5.9. PvP Charles revealed that next major Game Update after 5.9, which will probably be 5.10, will heavily feature PvP. They’re targeting July for the release of this update but it could come later. At this stage, they said there probably won’t be a new Warzone. But there will be a brand new Arena set in Shae Vizla’s Mandalorian Compound, a ‘beast fighting pit with a lot of Mando decorations …

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Ranked PvP Leaderboards Down in SWTOR

Eric Musco, the Community Manager for Star Wars The Old Republic, recently addressed player complaints about the Ranked Arena Leaderboards. The Leaderboards were not updating correctly. Bioware finally looked into it and discovered that there was something wrong and have taken the Leaderboards down for the time being. Hey folks,   Quick update. We are seeing some incorrect data being pulled into the season 9 leaderboards, so we are going to disable them for the time being while we investigate. It doesn’t look like it will be fixed today, I will let you know of any updates early next week. This …

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