SWTOR Developer Update: Warzone Arenas

queuewindow_640x626There was a BIG update from the SWTOR developer blog today. It’s all about PvP- and we’re excited to share this with you today.

Here are the highlights:

  • Arena PvP play is coming with deathmatch-style gameplay, where the only objective is to defeat the enemy players first.
  • The setup will feature 4v4 where the best out of three rounds wins.
  • Three Arenas currently exist: Corellia, Tatooine, and an Orbital Station
  • There will be a deterrent for those who try to stalemate a match in the form of a poison gas cloud.
  • Ranked Arenas will feature both a Solo and Group queue in Game Update 2.4.
  • They’re getting rid of 8v8 Warzone

The target testing date for PTS is August 16th so those on the test realms won’t have to wait long to see it.

And while all of this is pretty exciting, here’s the real highlight of the update:

But wait! There’s more!

What about PvP post-2.4? What is coming next, you wonder? Well it wouldn’t be a dev post without some teasing! Here are some of the things on the horizon we have in store for PvP.

  • Removing the F2P restriction for entering the Warzones
  • Additional Arena map coming soon!

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The last pictures look a lot like a new Huttball map! How cool would that be?

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