Now on the SWTOR PTS: First look at the Sage, Vanguard, and Scoundrel Combat Styles!

Here is the latest from the Star Wars: The old Republic testservers:

Players can now test and give initial feedback on the updated Sage, Vanguard, and Scoundrel Combat Styles on our Public Test Server (PTS). The following Combat Styles are also available on the PTS: 

  • Guardian
  • Sentinel
  • Sniper
  • Operative
  • Assassin
  • Sorcerer
  • Mercenary
  • Powertech
  • Juggernaut
  • Marauder

In the Jedi Consular, Trooper, and Smuggler’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 Sage, Vanguard, and Scoundrel 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 Sage, Vanguard, and Scoundrel, you will be limited on what will be available to play and customize. For each class, the main questions we want players to focus on is “does this feel like a Sage, Vanguard, and Scoundrel? 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. 

In addition to these Combat Styles being featured, we will also have Legendary Items available on the PTS. Please read the Legendary Items article for further details on how this system will work in 7.0. 

For more details on what is currently available on PTS, check out our Legacy of the Sith Status Update forum post.  

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.