SWTOR: PTS Patch Notes 3.1.1 update 1

swtor patch notes

Here are the newest update to the public test servers as posted by Tait Watson on the official forums:

Game Update 3.1.1 PTS Patch #1 Notes | 02.05.2015, 10:06 AM

Hey everyone! We are going to be applying a patch to the PTS today, and will start in-game messaging around 10:45 CST in order to bring down the server at about 11. I will let you know when to expect the server to come back up!

Edit: We are moving the maintenance window by 30 minutes, so in-game messaging will start at 11:15 CST and the servers will come down at about 11:30.

In the meantime, here are the incoming changes:
Classes + Combat
Bounty Hunter
Powertech

  • Increased the post-depletion cooldown of Shoulder Cannon to 2 minutes (up from 1.5 minutes) and increased the ability activation cooldown of Shoulder Cannon to 1.5 seconds (up from .5 seconds).

Pyrotech

  • Automated Defenses has been redesigned: While Kolto Overload is active, your damage reduction is increased by 30%. Additionally, the cooldown of Kolto Overload is reduced by 30 seconds.
  • The damage dealt by Flaming Fist and Immolate has been reduced.
  • Rain of Fire has been redesigned: Flame Thrower now deals 10% additional damage to burning targets.

Trooper
Vanguard

  • Increased the post-depletion cooldown of Shoulder Cannon to 2 minutes (up from 1.5 minutes) and increased the ability activation cooldown of Shoulder Cannon to 1.5 seconds (up from .5 seconds).

Plasmatech

  • Adrenaline Fueled has been redesigned: While Adrenaline Rush is active, your damage reduction is increased by 30%. Additionally, the cooldown of Adrenaline Rush is reduced by 30 seconds.
  • The damage dealt by Shockstrike and Fire Pulse has been reduced.
  • Rain of Fire has been redesigned: Pulse Cannon now deals 10% additional damage to burning targets.

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