SWTOR 2.3 PTS patch notes

SWTOR 2.3 patch notes brings out CZ-198 moon and two new Czerka Flashpoints. Patch notes published for the Public Test Server are intended to guide testing. They are not final and are subject to change.

Highlights

  • CZ-198, a new Level 55 Daily mission area, is now available! CZ-198 is a small, private moon where Czerka Corporation’s most secret and dangerous data, research and technology is stored. The facility has recently entered an emergency security lockdown, and both the Empire and the Republic have descended on the moon in order to seize control. Details under Missions
  • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Corporate Labs! Infiltrate Czerka’s corporate headquarters on CZ-198 and take down Rasmus Blys, the Czerka scientist responsible for developing the company’s most dangerous weaponry. Details under Flashpoints
  • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Core Meltdown! Race against time to stop the imminent meltdown of the CZ-198 research facility and battle against the terrifying security system known as “The Vigilant!” Details under Flashpoints
  • New Galactic Reputation Organizations! Added two new Organizations for each Faction that will allow players to earn the ability to purchase special rewards.
  • Update: Alderaan Warzone! This Warzone will be the only one available on PTS to ensure that the new change receives additional testing. Details under PvP.
  • Palette Graphics Upgrade! All environments have been given a visual upgrade with more vibrant colors.

Cartel Market

  • The Cartel Market room on the Fleet and all associated vendors have moved to the new second-floor Cartel Bazaar area, which can be accessed from the central elevator on the main level.

General

  • Palette Graphics Upgrade! All environments have been given a visual upgrade with more vibrant colors.

Flashpoints

  • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Corporate Labs! Infiltrate Czerka’s corporate headquarters on CZ-198 and take down Rasmus Blys, the Czerka scientist responsible for developing the company’s most dangerous weaponry.
    • Includes all-new role-neutral Story Mode at Level 55, where Group Finder will match the first four players of any role for fast queue times!
    • Level 55 Hard Mode is also available.
  • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Core Meltdown! Race against time to stop the imminent meltdown of the CZ-198 research facility and battle against the terrifying security system known as “The Vigilant!”
    • Includes all-new role-neutral Story Mode at Level 55, where Group Finder will match the first four players of any role for fast queue times!
    • Level 55 Hard Mode is also available.

Items and Economy

General
  • Arkanian, Underworld and Kell Dragon Proc Relics will no longer prevent other Arkanian, Underworld and Kell Dragon Procs of a different type from activating. For example, characters can now have both a Power proc relic and a damage proc relic equipped and expect them both to activate correctly.
Vendors
  • New Reputation vendors are available in the CZ-198 Daily mission area:
    • Primary Black Secondary Blue Dye module schematic is available for players with Champion Rank with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic).
    • New Droid armor is purchasable for Companion Characters via these vendors.
  • Added a new Bounty Broker’s Association Reputation Vendor to the Cartel Bazaar on the Republic and Imperial Fleets.

Legacy

  • New Galactic Reputation Organizations!
    • Complete CZ-198 missions to earn Galactic Reputation with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic) and purchase special rewards including powerful all new companion armor for Droids!
    • Complete Bounty Contracts Earn Galactic Reputation with the Bounty Broker’s Association by completing bounty contracts during Bounty Contract Week! The Bounty Contract Week Event is not available on PTS.

Missions and NPCs

General
  • CZ-198, a new Level 55 Daily mission area, is now available! CZ-198 is a small, private moon where Czerka Corporation’s most secret and dangerous data, research and technology is stored. The facility has recently entered an emergency security lockdown, and both the Empire and the Republic have descended on the moon in order to seize control.
    • Complete missions to earn Galactic Reputation with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic) and purchase special rewards including powerful all new companion armor for Droids!
  • CZ-198 is now available as a destination on the Priority Transport Terminal.
  • [WEEKLY] Galactic Conflicts can now be advanced by completing [HARD] Czerka Corporate Labs and [HARD] Czerka Core Meltdown in addition to existing level 55 Hard Mode Flashpoints.

PvP

Warzones Alderaan
  • Capturing the side turrets (Objective Control Points) no longer spawns speeders that take your team to that turret.
  • Alderaan is only available Warzone for PTS to ensure that the new change receives additional testing.

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2 Responses to SWTOR 2.3 PTS patch notes

  1. Comment by Donnell Hubbard made on July 5, 2013 at 12:21 am

    PS – My very special thanks to Serge for keeping swtor-life and swtor-spy alive and well! There’s so much content at swtor-spy it’s crazy. I’ve been going there since launch for all my PVE and SWTOR survival needs!

  2. Comment by Alisha Valentine made on August 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

    These changes are not limited to class abilities and skill trees, but also involve modifications to the underlying combat math (for example diminishing returns, additional augment availability, etc.), which has an impact on combat that is hard to capture in a list of patch notes.