Known Issues: Game Update 1.4

Known Issues: Game Update 1.4If you’ve been playing SWTOR after 1.4, then you already know there are some bugs and issues. Well, BioWare staff are aware of them as well. This is to be expected any time a large new game update comes out but if you’re wondering whether or not you should report a problem or if it is already a known bug, they released a thread today to help you.

Here are the known bugs and issues in Game update 1.4 from Amber Green:

Hello everyone! We appreciate you joining us to play Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, and we hope you enjoy the game. As MMORPGs are large and complex projects, inevitably we do discover issues that may affect gameplay. We’re working constantly to fix anything that will affect the player experience, but for now this is our current list of high priority in-game known issues. Please note that this is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all bugs that the developers are working on. Also, we encourage you to report any issues that you do not see on this list via the in-game /bug feature.

UPDATED: September 27th, 2012


Group Finder

  • When attempting to manually add a replacement player to a group that is waiting to fill the slot via the Group Finder Queue, players will not be given an error message indicating that their action is not allowed.

Classes and Combat

  • If players enters Group Finder content while on their personal starship, attempting to leave the ship after the content is complete will cause the client to become stuck on the loading screen.
    Workaround: Using the Galaxy Map to travel to a new location before exiting the starship after Group Finder content will prevent becoming stuck.
  • Under some circumstances, Sith Assassin and Jedi Shadow Lightsabers will remain visible while the character is using stealth.

Companion Characters

Crew Skills

Flashpoints and Operations


  • If players are on a mission step that requires them to return to their Capital World (Dromund Kaas or Coruscant), using the Legacy ability “Priority Transport: Capital World” will not properly update the mission step.
    Workaround: Players must return to their ship, leave the Capital World, and then return by means other than the “Priority Transport: Capital World” Legacy ability in order to advance the mission.

Missions and NPCs

Class Missions


  • Currently, the Imperial Fleet does not have a Quesh Commendation Vendor
    Workaround: Imperial players must travel to the planet to spend Quesh commendations.


Items and Economy

Space Combat

  • Engine trails from the back of ships are not displaying properly.


  • GTN: Including multiple words in the “Name” filter of the GTN will provide too many results due to matching at least one word instead of all.
  • GTN: The GTN is currently missing the option to filter items for the “Strength” stat.
  • The “Hide Head Slot” does not function properly when toggled in the options menu (Preferences > Social).
    Workaround: The toggle works correctly when selected from the Customize Appearance button on the bottom right corner of the Character Window.
  • If a player deletes a character immediately after renaming it, and that rename causes a move in the character list due to alphabetization, the character occupying the slot previously held by the renamed character will be deleted instead. This is a very rare case and it is being corrected as a high priority.
    Workaround: To avoid this issue, if you have renamed a character fully exit the game and then log back in before deleting any characters.
  • After server consolidation, when logging in the Legacy button on the UI will continue to flash, even after the Legacy Window is opened. The flashing will not persist after players have logged out and back in.
  • If a player selects “x” to cancel after choosing “Set Comment” on the Friends List, the button for “Set Comment” will become unusable.
    Workaround: Players can reset the UI by pressing CTRL+U twice to resolve the issue.
  • Online friends will sometimes display as offline on the “Friends” tab of the Social Window.
  • The Logout Window will not appear as intended if a player logs out while inside of a phase and in a group .
  • Anti-aliasing settings do not update to “High” when the Graphics Quality Preset is set to “High.””
  • Right clicking in names in chat will not provide social options as intended.

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.