If you’re just settling in to game update 1.5 and learning about all the new content and features, you might be surprised to know that Game Update 1.6: Ancient Hypergate is now on the Public Test Server (PTS).
But those who like to jump in the PTS and be on the cutting edge of the next release are probably already anticipating this. BioWare talks about it more on their blog today, letting us know what we can expect with the new game update, including a new PvP Warzone and Heroic Space Missions:
- Travel to a remote Warzone to discover a brand new PvP battle mechanic. The Republic and Imperial forces are locked in an intense conflict to control two energy pylons. Fight to take control of these powerful pylons and kill enemy forces to discharge energy into your faction’s gate. The first team to open their portal unleashes deadly reinforcements to wipe out enemy players. But beware, those who attempt to control these objective points may find them to be a bit volatile!
- Take on the best pilots in the galaxy. Navigate your ship to victory in new LeveI 50+ Heroic Mode Space Missions! With six new repeatable Heroic Mode Missions per faction, these updated Space Missions will challenge even the most skilled pilots. Players will earn Black Hole Commendations to spend on ship upgrades, high level gear, and more!
So there you go; if you already have a character, you can explore the new space missions and other content on the PTS.
BioWare also wants to hear your feedback (which is the point in test servers anyway):
Please give us your feedback by posting on thePublic Test Server forum. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer the ability to copy characters for this test. Be sure to visit the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Test Center to learn more.
Be sure to click here to view the current Game Update 1.6 patch notes.Please note, at this time we will not be providing Customer Support for this test server. Attempts to file in-game tickets will result in an error message and will not be processed. All gameplay policies are still in place. Inappropriate or abusive players will not be tolerated on the test server and we ask that you please report this behavior to Customer Support here.
So what do you think about the new upcoming content? Will you be on the PTS? We want to hear what you think, too. Let us know in the comments.