Game Update 5.10.4 Release Date and 6.0 PTS Announced

Game Update 5.10.4 is being launched on Tuesday, July 16th and will include the previously announced improvements to the ‘Free to Play’ System. Patch Notes will be released on Monday, 15th July. You can read about the Free to Play Improvements in my Article The Old Republic’s Free to Play Changes Explained. The PTS for Game Update 6.0 will likely be going up the same week as 5.10.4 Launch (between the 15th-19th July) and will likely include the following previously announced class changes (Tacticals, Set Bonuses and New Abilities). Sith Inquisitor Sith Warrior Sorcerer Assassin Juggernaut Marauder You can read about …

Read More

Character Level Boost Changes coming with Onslaught

Eric Musco, the Community Manager for Star Wars The Old Republic announced changes coming to Outlander Tokens (character level boost tokens) with the launch of Onslaught (Game Update 6.0) in September 2019. In 6.0, the Outlander Tokens will function as follows: Level 60 Character Token – Start at KOTFE Level 70 Character Token – Start of Ossus There will no longer be a Level 65 Token. At this stage, the Master’s Datacron* will not see any changes to its functionality when Onslaught launches, However, at some stage post-Onslaught, they may add a Level 75 version of the Master Datacron. *The …

Read More

6.0 PTS Juggernaut Ability, Tactical Items, and Set Bonuses

Here is a preliminary listing of all the Tactical Items and Set Bonuses as well as a description of the new ability for Juggernauts. Note: This is all subject to change. Also, if you are a Guardian player, you can expect to see these set bonuses, ability and tacticals mirrored for you as well, they are still in process. Charges You will see bonuses which refer to charges. They are introducing new tech in Onslaught which will allow abilities to have multiple charges, meaning you can use them more than once (per charge) and the cooldown will simply add a …

Read More

6.0 PTS Assassin Ability, Tactical Items, and Set Bonuses

Here is a preliminary listing of all the Tactical Items and Set Bonuses as well as a description of the new ability for Assassins. Note: This is all subject to change. Also, if you are a Shadow player, you can expect to see these set bonuses mirrored for you as well, they are still in process. Charges You will see bonuses which refer to charges. They are introducing new tech in Onslaught which will allow abilities to have multiple charges, meaning you can use them more than once (per charge) and the cooldown will simply add a charge up to …

Read More

Spoils of War – SWTOR’s New Gearing System Explained

The bread and butter of Star Wars The Old Republic’s new Expansion, ‘Onslaught’, coming in September 2019, is a fully revamped Gearing System. In a Community Livestream on Thursday (30th May), Eric Musco, Community Manager, Charles Boyd, Creative Director with special guest Keith Kanneg, Game Producer detailed the new, inclusive gearing system dubbed ‘Spoils of War’. Basically, this system will be more about horizontal progression rather than vertical gear progression. All types of content, including Conquest and PvP, will drop gear. The easiest way to break down this new system is to break it up into two sections. The gear …

Read More

Announcing ‘Onslaught’ The Old Republic’s Next Expansion

Star Wars The Old Republic has finally officially announced their next expansion, ‘Onslaught’ coming in September 2019! At their Community Cantina in Chicago, they announced the Expansion to a packed hall of enthusiastic players. You can watch the full Cantina Presentation here. Outline New Story – spanning two planets and a flashpoint New Planets Onderon Mek-Sha (new planet) Flashpoint – Corellia (concludes the story) New Operation – Dxun New Abilities for all Advanced Classes Sweeping Itemisation and Gear changes – customisation, new set bonuses, horizontal progression New Species – Nautolan (10+ colour options) New Level Cap – 75 New Character …

Read More