Patch 2.8 on the PTS tomorrow

swtor pts 2_8

Public test servers will be back up online tomorrow, and now it is time to start beta testing game update 2.8.  Below is the announcement from Tait Watson:

Hi all!

We have wiped the characters from the 2.7 Public Test Server release and you can now safely copy your characters over in anticipation of 2.8 testing.

I know the first question to this is going to be “When is that going to be, Tait, you valiant Knight of Information and Glory?” so I’ll go ahead and tell you that we are aiming to put it up on the PTS this Thursday, May 1st (2014, if you’re reading this way in the future).

While I don’t have an exact time yet, I’ll let you know when I do. And this, of course, is subject to change and I will update you all when I find stuff out!

For instructions on PTS Character Copies, see below!

-tait, valiant Knight of Information and Glory

To transfer your character the Public Test Server, follow these instructions:

  1. Log into
  2. Click on your account name in the top right hand corner of the site.
  3. Click “My Account.”
  4. In the left column, scroll down and click the link entitled “PTS Character Copy.”
  5. Select the server and then the character that you wish to copy from.
  6. Click the “Copy Character” button.
  7. The site will display the current status of your character copy at the top of the page. Additionally, you can click the “View your character transfer history” link to see if the copy has completed.