Now SWTOR PTS: First look at the Mercenary, Powertech, Juggernaut, and Marauder Combat Styles!

BioWare just informed that players now can test and give initial feedback on the planned updated Mercenary, Powertech, Juggernaut, and Marauder Combat Styles on the Public Test Server (PTS). Note that the Jedi Guardian, Sentinel, Sniper, Operative, Assassin, and Sorcerer Combat Styles are still available for players to experience on PTS. 

In the Sith Warrior and Bounty Hunter’s current state, there is quite a bit to learn and memorize–you need to understand active abilities, passive modifiers, selectable utilities, and how they all work together. Our goal is to make these relationships clearer and easier to understand, while also ensuring that the class retains its identity. 

To achieve these goals, we are identifying key aspects of the Mercenary, Powertech, Juggernaut, and Marauder to understand how players both perceive and utilize the classes’ abilities. Our focus is to equip the player with knowledge and understanding of these abilities so they can make impactful choices when it comes to ability upgrades and customizations. To make these classes feel less encumbered and customization more concise, we are working to reduce the quantity of abilities but ensuring that these classes remain distinct and unique.  

As this round is a high-level first look at the Mercenary, Powertech, Juggernaut, and Marauder, you will be limited on what will be available to play and customize. For more details on what is currently available on PTS, check out our Legacy of the Sith Status Update forum post.  

For each class, the main questions we want players to focus on is “does this feel like a Mercenary, Powertech, Juggernaut, and Marauder?” and “what abilities make these classes unique?” We want to make sure that the foundation is strong and everything we build on top of that is in line with our goals for Combat Styles and giving players a sense of new but familiar. 

For details on how to access PTS and to leave feedback, read here

Other updates will also be available to test on the PTS in the following weeks, all leading up to the arrival of Legacy of the Sith. Stay tuned for more in-depth details on future PTS opportunities! 

Please note that PTS is provided in English only.