PTS 2.4 Update 4 – Patch Notes and Known Issues [Updated: September 5th]

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Here are the newest patch notes + known issues form the Public test servers. Personally I find the GTN upgrades to be very good. I have been missing these features. I am also glad to see the armor sets are just placeholders. They are boring and the same for all classes both side. Still hope to see some balance before release, tho.

Game Update 2.4: The Dread War – PTS Update 4 Patch Notes – September 5th, 2013

The patch notes published for the Public Test Server are intended to guide testing. They are not final and are subject to change.

The new Obroan and Dread Forged armor sets are currently using placeholder art that will be updated before the release to the Live Servers; the sets themselves are incomplete on the PTS and are subject to change.

The Public Test Server Patch Notes will be provided in English. The final release notes will be provided in English, French, and German when the content is moved to live servers.

Crew Skills

Crafting Skills

  • Dread Forged armor now provides materials when Reverse Engineered.*

Items and Economy


  • A new tier of PvE Gear, the Dread Forged Set, has been added which can be obtained from Hard Mode Oricon Operations.**
  • Oriconian gear can now be obtained via the Striketeam Oricon and Dread Executioner Galactic Reputation Vendors.**
  • Players can now can use either Shift + Left Click or Shift + Right Click to split a stack of items, which will allow the function to be used while the GTN Window is open.


  • Players can now use Shift + Left Click with the cursor in the search box of the GTN to add the name of the item.
  • Added a sortable “Unit Price” column to the GTN Window, which will display the listed item’s price-per-unit.
  • The GTN now auto completes with the price and duration of a player’s last posted auction. In addition, the last price will be remembered on a per-unit basis. i.e. If a player puts 1 med pack up for 10 credits, and their next auction is a stack of 20 med packs (the same type as before) it will auto complete 200 credits (10 credits for 1 x 20 = 200). The remembered price and duration are reset upon area transition or log out.


  • New Galactic Reputation Organizations! Complete Oricon missions to earn Galactic Reputation with Striketeam Oricon (Republic) / Dread Executionsers (Empire) to purchase special rewards.**


Dread Fortress

  • The Dread Fortress has been disbled for this round of PTS testing*

Dread Palace

  • New Operation! The Dread Palace is a new Operation on Oricon which is available at level 55 in both Story and Hard Modes.

Missions and NPCs

Oricon Missions

  • Pre-empted Signals (Republic): Players are now able to access the terminal for the “Access the Coded Terminal” mission step without needing to log out and back in.

Oricon NPCs

  • The Corrupted Geo Beast now attacks approaching players as intended.*
  • The “Punish” and “Rebel” debuffs applied by Commander Jor Nasar and Commander Banok Ral now have desicriptions.*
  • Commander Zaoron’s “Reaper of Life” ability now has a description.*
  • THe “Repulsed” debuff applied by Commander Malora Pradon now has a description*
  • The “Charged Charge” buff and “Shifting Polarity” debuff applied by the Dread Guard Defender now have descriptions.*




  • Players who accept the Arena Warzone queue no longer spawn dead when entering the match and now backfill the team.*
  • Players are no longer removed from their group if they are timed out at the end of an Arena match.*
  • Republic and Empire players are no longer be assigned to backfill the opposite Faction’s Solo Ranked Warzone team.*
  • When a new Arena rounds begins, it now resets the cooldown on PvE Medpacks.*
  • Class and role tooltips now appear properly when the opposing team first enters the Arena.*
  • Class and role tooltips now appear properly when a player of the opposing team is stealthed.*
  • Removed the pre-match timer that displayed while waiting for others to join an Arena.*