The SWTOR Team

The SWTOR Team






Life Day
Date: December 13th - January 10th, 2023 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)
Requirement: Level 10+

It is that time of the year again - denizens across the galaxy get ready to celebrate Life Day! Special Missions like “A Special Snowflake”, “Parcel Droid”, and “Could Use a Good Hug” are available during this limited time. Throwing snowballs and participating in these Missions will earn players Snow-Covered Parcels, redeemable for unique rewards. Get out there, throw some snowballs, hug some Wookiees, and most importantly, have fun! For this year's edition, we're introducing new rewards such as a new Gala Hat, the Family of the First Seed Weapons, and new decorations.

FEATURED REWARDS:

  • NEW - Life Day Gala Hat
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Galactic Seasons 3: “Luck of the Draw” started a few weeks ago. Similar to the previous season, the Daily and Weekly Season Objectives will be communicated on a month-to-month basis. Here is the list of the Season Objectives from January 10th - February 7th.







Week 13 (January 10th - January 17th)

Daily
Influencing the Gal...
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Pirate Incursion
Date: February 7th - February 14th, 2023 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)
Requirement: Level 20+

The remote planet Dantooine has been thrust into the center of escalating hostilities between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Spurred on in secret by covert Imperial forces, the Nova Blade pirates have staged an all-out attack on the pastoral Republic world. As the Republic scrambles to defend this key territory at the edge of Imperial space, the Empire plans to capitalize on the chaos and deal a major blow to the longtime Republic bastion.

FEATURED REWARDS:

  • Nova Blade and Dantooine Homesteader Armor Sets
  • Ugnaught Companion
  • Walker Mount
  • Kath Hound Mount
  • Kath Hound Mini-pet
  • ...
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Here is the list of the final weeks of the Galactic Seasons 3: “Luck of the Draw” season objectives from February 7th - March 7th, 2023. As a note, Season 3 of Galactic Seasons will end with the 20th week on March 7th, so get in your final season levels while you can!







Week 17(February 7th - February 14th)

Daily
Influencing the Galaxy...
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06 Feb





You read that correctly, the Public Test Server is now open for players to experience Star Wars: The Old Republic in 64-bit! This is yet another of our modernization initiatives that we are bringing to the game.



Why make the move to 64-bit?

Star Wars: The Old Republic was initially released in 32-bit on the game client in order to run on the widest variety of PCs available at the time. A decade later, 32-bit PCs are much less common. The last 32-bit PC processor was released in 2010.

The first advantage of moving to 64-bit code is memory. With 64-bits players can use more memory and aren't limited to 4 GB per process. This limit applies to the game client itself, and restricts things like how much content we can be placed in each area.

That ties into the limits that our tools have because they’re based o...

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31 Jan





Every year that passes, I am amazed by the work that has gone into Star Wars: The Old Republic. Today, we have hit our 11 year anniversary, and I have been reflecting on everything that transpired throughout the year. The updates, team changes, meetings, challenges, forums, live streams, and more come to mind.

At the beginning of 2022, we launched our 8th expansion. We took the time needed to overcome unforeseen obstacles, polish and test the content to ensure it will be enjoyable for players. There was a lot of effort, love, and care that went into “Legacy of the Sith” and just as much going into the most recent and future updates.

A lot of changes happened this year, and many times the unknown can be intimidating and scary, but the SWTOR team was able to adapt and truly strive forward with meaning and purpose. We...

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18 Jan

Maintenance: January 18, 2023 29/09/2014

We will be taking the servers offline on January 18, 2023 to deploy Game Update 7.2b.

Details:

DATE: January 18, 2023

TIME: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM CT (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM UTC)

VERSION: 7.2b

Patch notes will be available on Tuesday, here: http://www.swtor.com/patchnotes.

Thank you for your patience as we maintain Star Wars™: The Old Republic™!

Game Update 7.2b
  • Fixed an issue where players were teleported to the wrong location after being polymorphed or between mission steps in Manaan Missions - Imperial side.
  • Players can now bring up the main map using the M keybind. The overlay map and minimap will now toggle on with ALT+M.
  • During Starfighter Mode, M is now the default keybind to open the map.

09 Jan


Game Update 7.2 brings plenty of new content to the game. Players will be able to explore a new planet, Ruhnuk, fight Heta Kol and her faction of Mandalorians in the story update “Showdown on Ruhnuk,” experience the changes made to PvP, and more! Let’s dive into the details of what players can expect with this new game update!






Story Update - “Showdown on Ruhnuk”

In this new story update, “Showdown on Ruhnuk,” players help Shae Vizla in her hunt for Heta Kol, a rogue Mandalorian who has gathered an army of rebels under the banner of the Hidden Chain. This pursuit brings them to Ruhnuk, an inhospitable planet at the center of an electrical nebula.





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30 Dec


Get your hands on some Cartel Coins and check out new items live in the Cartel Market this week! GEAR UP Pyke Syndicate’s Armor Set
Available Now!

(Weapon not included.) Outer Rim Drifter's Armor Set
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20 Dec



We are pleased to announce the winners of the Best View in SWTOR contest! Out of thousands of entries that were submitted for the Best View in SWTOR contest, ten incredible winners were selected by the development team.



Alderaan: [Melissssssa / Star Forge]



Coruscant: [Twelfthdoctor/Star Forge]



Dromund Kaas: [Rafillagois/Star Forge]



Hoth: [Berandon/Darth Malgus]



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The sun had set hours ago, leaving only harsh artificial lights and their shadows—good for an ambush, terrible for a chase.

Shae Vizla sparked her jetpack, but it sputtered and didn't ignite. Broken or burnt out, it was done. She cursed. Twice now, Gauss—a recruiter for the most dangerous people in the galaxy—had slipped through her fingers. Once on Taris, where she learned that limitless credits could buy you a ticket into a no-fly zone after a chemical spill, and once on Hutt-controlled Darvannis, where an unexpected squad of well-equipped guards kept Gauss out of reach. That was when Shae decided she needed a new plan.

Now she was running across rooftops in the slums of the Duros Sector on Nar Shaddaa. A place so unplanned, mashed together, and chaotic that, with the right paint job, you could hide an Imperial Cruiser in a back...

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Game Update 7.2a
  • Increased the weekly cap of the following currencies to 2500 (up from 1500):
    • Conquest Commendations
    • Daily Resource Matrix
  • Players no longer receive the error message telling them their Mission log is too full when attempting to complete the Ruins of Nul Flashpoint - Solo-Story Mode.
  • The Thyrsian Mender’s weapons can now be purchased from the PvP upgrade vendors, as expected.
  • The Thyrsian Targeter’s weapons are now only unlocking the corresponding upgrades in the PvP upgrade vendor’s inventory.
  • There is now a visual effect on the following weapons:
    • Family of the First Seed Lightsaber
    • Family of the First Seed Dualsaber
  • The following crates no longer reward Implants:
    • Elite Decurion Upgrade Cache
    • Supreme Decurion Upgrade Cache
    • Rakata Upgrade Cache
    • Tionese Upgrade Cache
    • Columni Upgrade Cache
    • Thyrs...
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13 Dec



Galactic Seasons 3: “Luck of the Draw” started a few weeks ago. Similar to the previous season, the Daily and Weekly Season Objectives will be communicated on a month-to-month basis. Here is the list of the Season Objectives from December 6th - January 10th.







Week 8 (December 6th - December 13th)

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Daily
Influencing the Galaxy
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Here’s all you need to know about the Arena and Warzones PvP changes that are coming to Game Update 7.2 “Showdown on Ruhnuk.”





The goals for the PvP Revamp

Our goal is to create a positive and engaging PvP experience for all players by increasing the overall participation and quality of PvP matches and offering new incentives that benefit everyone who participates in PvP.



What are the changes?

No distinction between Ranked and Unranked play

Previously, players would queue for Warzones and Arenas in Unranked and Ranked matches. With 7.2, these queues will now be consolidated. Players will be able to queue solo or as a group for 4v4 or 8v8 matches. Additionally, with 7.2, the 8v8 queue will also allow full 8-player premade groups to queue up.



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Game Update 7.2: Showdown on Ruhnuk

Highlight

  • Story Update - "Showdown on Ruhnuk" - In this new story update, Shae Vizla’s pursuit of Heta Kol and her faction of Mandalorians brings players to Heta’s main base of operations on Ruhnuk.
  • New planet - Ruhnuk - This new dry, arid, and plateau-based planet was originally inhabited due to the resources that could be mine. This planet is hidden from everyone thanks to its very unique nebula that causes ships to crash as it enters the atmosphere.
  • Ruhnuk Daily Area - Explore Ruhnuk in our new Daily Area! Alongside Lane Vizla and Kur Ha’rangir, expand your faction’s influence with all new weekly and daily Missions, Achievements, and Reputation Track, including new rewards and titles.
  • User Interface Enhancements - Alongside the new content described above, we’re also bringing updates to the UI such as visual updates to ...
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12 Dec





Pirate Incursion
Date: November 29th - December 6th, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)
Requirement: Level 20+

The remote planet Dantooine has been thrust into the center of escalating hostilities between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Spurred on in secret by covert Imperial forces, the Nova Blade pirates have staged an all-out attack on the pastoral Republic world. As the Republic scrambles to defend this key territory at the edge of Imperial space, the Empire plans to capitalize on the chaos and deal a major blow to the longtime Republic bastion.

FEATURED REWARDS:

  • Nova Blade and Dantooine Homesteader Armor Sets
  • Ugnaught Companion
  • Walker Mount
  • Kath Hound Mount
  • Kath Hound Mini-pet
  • ...
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09 Dec





Mek-Sha was a cold rock in a hard place.

Carved out of the stone skin of an asteroid, this frontier mining town would never be as refined and polished as the ore it exported. Home to fortune seekers, criminals, and anyone else looking to hide from their past, it was run by an uneasy collaboration of factions, each grasping for the throat of the other. Shae Vizla was right at home.

Long before she was leader of the Mandalorians, Shae had been one of the greatest bounty hunters in the galaxy. She still preferred the thrill of the chase to keeping the peace between clans, planning tactics, and reviewing intelligence reports. She was hunting Heta Kol, a renegade Mandalorian who had recently ambushed her prized ship, the Spirit of Vengeance II. Heta vanished after the attack – but she had help, and help was easier to tra...

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If you were unable to watch–or if you want a recap of everything we showed during our Game Update 7.2 Livestream–we’ve got you covered! Below is a breakdown of what we showed, including timestamps for the different segments of our livestream.



Timestamp 03:16

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Game Update 7.2, “Showdown on Ruhnuk,” use the code LotSGallore on this page to get your own Colonel Gallo Stronghold decoration. Don’t wait too long, as this code will only be available until November 16th, 2022!

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05 Dec





Players can now test 7.2 content and provide initial feedback in our PTS sub-forums. Note that players will be blocked from experiencing any story content in this upcoming game update to prevent spoilers.

The following content is now available on Public Test Server:

  • New planet Ruhnuk: ...
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