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Onslaught Expansion Launches Worldwide on October 22, 2019

Due to player feedback, BioWare pushed the release date the upcomming Onslaught Expansion for Star Wars: The old Republic. The new relese date is October 22, 2019. We know you have all been eagerly awaiting to hear when we plan to release our Onslaught expansion. The feedback from our Public Test Server (PTS), along with the data from our internal play tests showed us we need more time. We haven’t released all the changes to PTS, and we want time to make adjustments based on your insight. It was a difficult decision but with our commitment to delivering you a quality experience, we’ve decided to push the release date for our new expansion to October 22, 2019. We have been gathering your feedback both in and out of game since late June and we have already made sweeping changes to a number of systems, especially Spoils of War. Our new Operation,…

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SWTOR: The Making of Onderon

BioWare has posted news about Onderon. What is Onderon you ask? Well it is one of the new planets players will be able to experience with the with the upcoming launch of the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion this September. If you played KOTOR 2, you know that Onderon whas one of the planets in the game. Here is an interview with art Director, Carrie Meade, about pulling back the curtain on bringing this iconic planet to SWTOR. For starters, what is your role here on the SWTOR team? On the SWTOR team I function as the Art Director – which means I am responsible for organizing and running the SWTOR art team, as well as maintaining the artistic vision for the project. I help with troubleshooting, brainstorming, idea generation, problem solving, team scheduling, swag creation and general game editor whispering. What lessons or aspects from the creation of other planets came into…

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SWTOR: In-Game Events for August

Here are the ingame invents for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of August 2019 Double Rewards EventDate: July 23 – August 20, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: None! Starting July 23rd and lasting until August 20th, there will be a month long Double Rewards event! Perfect timing to get ready for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion coming in September. Enjoy a full month of double rewards, including XP, Command XP, and much more! Pirate IncursionDate: July 30 – August 6, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: Level 20+ The remote planet Dantooine has been thrust into the center of escalating hostilities between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Spurred on in secret by covert Imperial forces, the Nova Blade pirates have staged an all-out attack on the pastoral Republic world. As the Republic scrambles to defend this key territory at the edge of Imperial space, the Empire…

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SWTOR: First Round of Onslaught is now up on PTS

SWTOR: First Round of Onslaught is now up on PTS

The guys over at BioWare is now testing the first fase of the upcomming expansion for Star Wars: The old Repulic named Onslaught. The comming game update will be known as Game update 6.0 of the MMORPG. Check out the news below: Welcome to the first round of Public Test Server testing for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion! Each round will be targeted to test something specific. For example, In this initial round we are going to be looking at changes to the Sorcerer, Assassin, Marauder, and Juggernaut Advanced Classes. These changes include new ‘Onslaught’ Set Bonuses, Tactical Items, an initial batch of Amplifiers, and the following new Abilities: Volt Rush (Sorcerers) – Deals energy damage to your target and energizes you for up to 5 seconds. The Energize effect can stack twice, with each stack increasing Volt Rush damage by 30%. The ability has 3 charges and a recharge timer of 10…

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SWTOR patch notes: game update 5.10.4

SWTOR Defender of Alderaan

Here are the patch notes for game update 5.10.4 Highlights Free-to-play and Preferred Status changes – More hotbars, increased credit caps, unlimited medical probes, and unlimited quick travel for all F2P and Preferred status players! ????? – There are reports of mysterious observers being spotted around the Odessen base… General Players can now move items within Guild Banks as intended. The fog of war has been lifted on Balmorra; Imperial and Republic forces will no longer appear to be fighting members of their own faction. Reduced the respawn timer for a number of the items required for the Dantooinian Culinarian Achievement. A Conqueror of Dantooine Achievement has been added. Imperial guard turrets on Ossus will no longer appear to hover above the ground. All turrets also now have stealth detection. The Achievement for defeating Izax on Master Mode difficulty now properly awards the Master Mode Trophy (was previously rewarding the Veteran Trophy)….

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SWTOR: 6.0 changes for Inquisitor and Warriors to possibly hit PTS next week.

SWTOR 6.0 changes for Inquisitor and Warriors to possibly hit PTS next week.

Eric Musco hit the forums yesterday clarifying the games PTS  schedule : Let me add some clarity to our PTS schedule and then I can let you know the current plan for getting hands-on with PTS. So, when we initially talked about when PTS would be available I don’t think we framed it very well. When we stated June, we didn’t necessarily mean playable in June, but that would we would be providing you with in-depth information where you could start providing feedback. Throughout the whole PTS process there are going to be two components: Giving you the details on the PTS forum so that you can provide your thoughts and feedback. Placing those same things as playable on PTS to get your hands-on feedback. Obviously we are at step 1 of that process right now but we definitely understand that you are all very eager to get your hands…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for July 2019

SWTOR In-Game Events for July

Here are the In-Game events for the month of July 2019. Remember all dates are subject to change. Nar Shaddaa NightlifeDate: June 18 – July 30, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 1:00AM GMT)Requirement: None! Test your luck at the exotic Star Cluster and Club Vertica Casinos with the return of the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event! Rare and extravagant rewards await highrollers or those touched by Lady Luck. FEATURED REWARDS: Kingpin’s Armor Set Nightlife Socialite Armor Set Vectron Magnus Kingpin’s Rancor Mount Phrojo Nuray Companion Gammorean Bodyguard Companion New Stronghold Decorations Cartel Market Certificates …and more! Rakghoul Resurgence on CorelliaDate: July 2 – July 9, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: Levels 25+ The Hyland Organization for Rakghoul Neutralization (T.H.O.R.N.) has issued an official level-2 emergency alert concerning an outbreak of the Rakghoul plague on Corellia. Quarantines have been put in place to restrict traffic of the plague off-world, but exceptions will be…

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How to Optimize Graphics on SWTOR

How to Optimize Graphics on SWTOR

If you’re still playing SWTOR, or if you have returned after some time away, you may be wondering how to fully optimize your graphics in SWTOR. One of the biggest downsides to having a favorite game get old is that the graphics just don’t hold up to the newer Here is a video to show you how to do it. Tutorial Reshade + LOD Bias from r/swtor Here are some other tips to help those who are looking to get a bit more life out of SWTOR. (from KickstartComputing). I run Nvidia and I tried this myself and it helps a ton. ***This only pertains to Nvidia GPUs*** So I’ve just been following through this very useful tutorial which details how to get an RTX level of reflections present in the game, as well as better visual clarity. The guide of course is here, but I’m going to layout the basic…

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New SWTOR Event: The Pirate Incursion

New SWTOR Event The Pirate Incursion

With SWTOR Game Update 5.10.3, Bioware will introduce a new event named The Pirate Incursion. Check it out: New In-Game Event – The Pirate Incursion The remote planet Dantooine has been thrust into the center of escalating hostilities between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Spurred on in secret by covert Imperial forces, the Nova Blade pirates have staged an all-out attack on the pastoral Republic world. As the Republic scrambles to defend this key territory at the edge of Imperial space, the Empire plans to capitalize on the chaos and deal a major blow to the longtime Republic bastion. Event Availability and Requirements The Pirate Incursion in-game event will initially be available for two weeks after 5.10.3 launches, and then it will join the other recurring events on rotation. Characters level 20 and above can travel to Dantooine and take part in the event. The Pirate Incursion During…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for May

SWTOR In-Game Events for May

Here are the ingame events in Star Wars: The old Republic, for the month of May 2019: Rakghoul Resurgence on CorelliaDate: April 30 – May 7, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: Levels 25+ The Hyland Organization for Rakghoul Neutralization (T.H.O.R.N.) has issued an official level-2 emergency alert concerning an outbreak of the Rakghoul plague on Alderaan. Quarantines have been put in place to restrict traffic of the plague off-world, but exceptions will be made for individuals with priority clearance. T.H.O.R.N. is recruiting qualified volunteer emergency responders to travel to affected areas to combat the spread of the Rakghoul plague. More information about the outbreak can be found by checking the News Terminals on the Republic or Imperial Fleet! T.H.O.R.N. wishes to remind you that plague symptoms can be treated if they are identified in the early stages of infection. Whether or not you have travel plans, please consult your…

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SWTOR: Celebrate May the 4th!

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To Celebrate May the 4th, BioWare is giving away a pet droid: In honor of the upcoming Star Wars™ Day on May 4th and to show our appreciation for all of our players in a galaxy far, far away, we’re celebrating by giving players the M4-Y8 Astromech Droid Mini-pet! This sleek Astromech model is the perfect ally to accompany you across the galaxy. Additionally, throughout the week there will be special sales for the Cartel Maret. Log-in Bonus Log in by May 6th to receive your very own M4-Y8 Astromech Droid! Your new Astromech Droid will be waiting in your in-game mailbox by May 10th, 2019. Cartel Market Sales During the period of April 29th to May 6th, there will be special sales happening on the Cartel Market! 50% off all collection unlocks 50% off all Appearance Options and Appearance Designer changes 40% off all available Stronghold Decorations 35% off…

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SWTOR Web Content Roadmap

SWTOR Web Content Roadmap

SWTOR Community Coordinator, Daniel Steed, has just informed the comunnity that Bioware has a schedule for content of new expansion material. Below are the news: Web Content Roadmap | 04.29.2019, 09:52 AM Hello everyone! In one of my earlier posts I mentioned an idea that I had about a web content roadmap. Initially I had the idea to break it down month by month, but as I started to build it, I realized that really wasn’t viable. Instead, I have come it with a living format that will serve as a stickied forum post here. Below I will list every idea that I have for articles between now and the release of ‘Onslaught’. I’ll have these broken down by topic and once I start the process of writing them, I will bump them up to the “Work in Progress” section. Then once they get published, I’ll come back to this post and…

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A new expansion, Onslaught, is coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars The Old Republic - Onslaught

BioWare Austin held a Community Cantina at Star Wars celebration, were they announced a brand new SWTOR expansion titled Onslaught. Coming September 2019 and free to all subscribers. Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught puts you at the center of the reignited war between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Will you remain loyal to your faction or work to undermine and sabotage their war efforts? The choice is yours. Explore two new planets, a new Flashpoint on the war-torn world of Corellia, a new Operation set in the lush jungles of Dxun and more! Reap the spoils of war with reworked itemization, an increased level cap, and new abilities. Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught is coming September 2019, free to all subscribers! The War Reignites! War between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire blazes across the galaxy. Crucial resources dwindle as piracy and crime escalate dramatically. Amid this…

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Game Update 5.10.2 “Heralds of Victory” is Live!

The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural

Here is the latest and the last on todays game update: Game Update 5.10.2 “Heralds of Victory” is now live! In this update, Guilds have gotten a new tool allowing for further customization to help form their own identity, as well as adding little extra pizzazz to their overall presence – Guild Heraldry. In addition, we’ve also overhauled and added new features to the Preview Window for everyone. Guild Heraldry With the new Guild Heraldry feature, Guilds can create their own Heraldry and display it proudly! Between the combination of Symbols, Backgrounds, and a variety of colors, Guilds will be able to create something truly unique. There are Symbols ranging from Starships, Blasters, and even Aerebesh to more unique things like a frothy Cantina mug! The Backgrounds range from simple to detailed designs, making it possible to find the perfect combination! Tying these two pieces together is the utilization of…

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SWTOR: Game Update 5.10.2: Heralds of Victory Patch notes

Game Update 5.10.2 “Heralds of Victory” is Live

Here are the SWTOR Patch Notes for game update 5.10.2 that was deployed today: Highlights Guild Heraldry – Guild features continue to expand with the addition of Guild Heraldry! Each guild can create their own unique emblem to represent them throughout the game. Join your most trusted allies and make your mark on the galaxy! Preview Window Refactor – The in-game Preview Window has been dramatically improved – weapon, armor, and mount previews are all better than ever before. Plus, now you can also check out emotes, moods, and rest-and-recharge abilities! The Double XP Event Returns! – Gain double Experience, Command Experience, and more from April 16th through April 23rd. General Guild Experience earned from Conquests has been increased by 50% (3 GXP per Conquest point, up from 2). The pop-up text when auto-completing the story to reach Ossus has been updated to be more clear on how it impacts the player. Players…

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SWTOR: Introduction to Guild Heraldry

SWTOR Introduction to Guild Heraldry

Here is the latest blog post from BioWare Austine, explaining the new Guild Heraldry system coming with todays game update. Check it out: With Game Update 5.10.2 “Heralds of Victory” we are introducing a tool for Guilds to rally behind, Guild Heraldry, and a major re-work of the Preview Window. If you missed it, be sure to check out our detailed look into the Preview Window we posted in March. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the Guild Heraldry system. Guild Heraldry helps Guilds by adding a route of customization to further form their own identity. Guilds can choose from a selection of Symbols and Backgrounds, along with the full hex code color spectrum, to create a personalized banner to rally behind. These Heraldries are then available to be seen both within a Guild and outside of it. Now let’s break down the individual pieces, so you know exactly…

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SWTOR – April 2019 In-Game Events

SWTOR - April 2019 In-Game Events

Here are the in-game events for april 2019 in Star Wars: The old republic: JUMP INTO YOUR FAVORITE IN-GAME EVENTS ALL THROUGH APRIL Relics of the Gree Event: April 2 – 9 Double Rewards Event: April 16 – 23 Bounty Contract Week: April 16 – 23 Check back for more details on future in-game events. RELICS OF THE GREE EVENTAPRIL 2 – APRIL 9, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 10AM PDT/6PM GMT) LEVEL: Levels 50+ Explore Ilum‘s contested area in the Western Ice Shelf to uncover the mysterious purpose of the Gray Secant, an enormous ancient Gree starship. Get ready to face a powerful opponent that awaits you at the center of this ancient vessel. Visit the in-game News Terminal located on Carrick Station in the Republic fleet or Vaiken Spacedock in the Imperial fleet to get started on your adventure!FEATURED REWARDS: Reputation with the Gree Enclave Gree Digitization Cube White, Red, and Blue…

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SWTOR: Technical features coming in 5.10.2

SWTOR Technical features coming in 5.10.2

Here are some of the ” under the hodd” canges Bioware is planing to add with game Patch 5.10.2. Under the Hood with SWTOR Today we want to pull back the curtain about the development process a bit, in order to talk about two feature updates that our engineers have been feverishly working on – better dynamic placeable objects and a more robust Preview Window. Both will be included with Game Update 5.10.2 ‘Heralds of Victory’. To really explain the breadth of this update, we’re going to try something a little different from what we normally do and go deeper into the tech-side of our explanations. With that, let’s dive in! Dynamic Placeable Objects (DYNs) First off, let’s talk about what DYNs are. DYNs are objects that designers place in the world that can change or be changed, based on how they’re set up. Nearly everything you interact with in-game is based…

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SWTOR: Game Update 5.10.2 ‘Heralds of Victory’ Is Coming!

swtor Guild Heraldry

Yesterday the devs over at Bioware Austine announced that Patch 5.10.2, named Heralds of Victory will be landing in April and feature guild heraldry and preview window changes. When Game Update 5.10 ‘Jedi Under Siege’ launched, guilds received a boost in the form of new guild leveling and PvP challenge systems, as well as new management tools. Seeing guilds flourish from this, with Game Update 5.10.2 ‘Heralds of Victory’, we are planning to add even more for guilds! This new feature is called Guild Heraldry and it will be another tool for guilds to rally behind! Each guild can create their own emblem to represent them throughout the game. Between the combination of icons, background details, and variety of colors, guilds will be able to create something truly unique. A guild’s emblem will be displayed in the general guild window, on the conquest planetary leaderboards, and many other places! On…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for March 2019

SWTOR In-Game Events for March 2019

Here are the upcomming SWTOR events for the month of March 2019: BOUNTY CONTRACT WEEKDate: March 5 – March 12, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 10AM PST/6PM GMT)Requirement: Level 15+ For a limited time, the Bounty Brokers Association has opened its doors to anyone willing to take on their dangerous contracts, offering an opportunity for both seasoned and rookie hunters to prove their skills and bring crime syndicates and violent gangs to justice!  Each day, you can sign up for one standard Henchman contract and one high profile Kingpin Contract, and each may take you to a separate planet. Complete five standard contracts to unlock Kingpin missions with bigger loot! Head to the fleet now, invite your friends and visit representatives of the Association to get started on your contracts! FEATURED REWARDS: Reputation with the Bounty Brokers Association Bounty Tracker’s Armor Set and Contract Hunter’s Armor Set Assassin’s Bowcaster and Elite Tracker’s…

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