Game Update 2.2

Game Update 2.2: Archon’s Contraband Pack

Yesterday BioWare updated the official SWTOR website with a page featuring the newest items coming to the Cartel Market This time they are named the Archon’s Contraband Pack, and  features the usual mounts, equipment and weapons.  This pack also features a new interesting item —  Encrypted Datacubes.  The initial four will be obtainable via this pack, with the last four premiering in the Supreme Mogul’s Contraband Pack at a later date. The page also have info on a  “special reward” for those who are able to collect all of them. So if you have deep pockets, good luck to you on getting them all! The new  pack also features new dye modules that are exclusive to the pack itself.  In addition, there are also Grade 9 Crafting Materials, as well as reusable Jawagrams.  You can find a link to the official preview page here.

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Game update 2.2 Patch Notes

2.2 Patch is now available for download through the launcher so if you are near a computer, now is your chance to get ready for game update 2.2. It’s not listed in the notes but word is that Master Strike/Ravage is now affected by alacrity. Good news for Sentinels and Marauders. Check out the full patch notes below: Highlights Nightmare Mode is now available for Terror from Beyond! New Vehicle! The Helix Hyperpod is now dropped in Nightmare Mode Terror from Beyond. New Rewards! New items have been added to several Story Mode encounters for the Terror from Beyond and Scum and Villainy Operations. (Additional Details under Operations.) New Feature! Characters in a guild will receive an XP and Reputation bonus based on the number of characters from unique accounts in the guild. (Additional details under General.) New sub-tier of Gear! The Kell Dragon gear can be obtained from Nightmare…

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Game Update 2.2 Delayed

Eric Musco just informed the us via the official swtor forums, that Game Update 2.2 is delayed until further notice. Apparently there are some last minute bug fixes that is giving them trouble. To clarify two points in the thread. Although I don’t have exact timing yet, Game Update 2.2 will not be tomorrow (6/11) at all. The maintenance is delayed past tomorrow. As for the specific bug. What we needed to fix were some critical bugs inside of the the new Nightmare Mode Operation, which would need to be fixed before the Update went live. Upon implementing those fixes the Game Update itself became unstable. That is what we are working through now. Hope that gives a bit of insight. -eric

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Scheduled Maintenance: Game Update 2.2

  BioWare will be taking down the servers to perform scheduled maintenance and to patch Game Update 2.2: Operation Nightmare on Tuesday June 11th, 2013. We will post the patch notes as soon as they will be available On June 11th, all game servers, SWTOR.com, and the launcher, will be unavailable as we perform scheduled maintenance. Game Update 2.2: Operation Nightmare will be implemented during this downtime. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday June 11th, 2013 Duration: 5 hours Time: 3AM PDT (10AM UTC) – 8AM PDT (3PM UTC) Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.

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SWTOR website updated with full page devoted to Operation Nightmare

We leaned about the upcoming game update 2.2 more then a week ago, but now BioWare have devoted some pages on their website that highlight the update’s key features. Game Update 2.2 is the first of a two-part update for Nightmare modes, with Nightmare Terror From Beyond going live first and Legions of Scum and Villainy in 2.2.2 Both of these new game modes will give you access to the new sub-tier of gear, the Kell Dragon Armor. You can find a visual preview of the armor here. There’s also information on the high-level underworld crafting plans. Underworld Gear will be craftable using rare and exotic components acquired from around the galaxy. If you play in a guild, you will be interested in the guild and reputation bonuses. Every five active members of your guild will now confer a 1% bonus to both experience gains as well as reputation earned,…

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Kell Dragon Preview – Game Update 2.2

So we’ve been talking about game update 2.2 and one thing that’s on the way with it is the new Kell Dragon gear. You will be able to get armor and weapons and the gear can only be obtained through the new Nightmare modes that are introduces in the new game update. Ask Mr Robot has item stats up already and we also found some videos to help you see what it’s all going to look like. Jedi Knight / Sith Warrior Challenger Kell Dragon Challenger’s Boots Kell Dragon Challenger’s Bracers Kell Dragon Challenger’s Device Kell Dragon Challenger’s Gloves Kell Dragon Challenger’s Headgear Kell Dragon Challenger’s Leggings Kell Dragon Challenger’s Lightsaber Kell Dragon Challenger’s MK-V Package Kell Dragon Challenger’s MK-X Package Kell Dragon Challenger’s Offhand Saber Kell Dragon Challenger’s Vest Kell Dragon Challenger’s Waistcord Weaponmaster Kell Dragon Weaponmaster’s Boots Kell Dragon Weaponmaster’s Bracers Kell Dragon Weaponmaster’s Device Kell Dragon Weaponmaster’s…

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Summer of SWTOR – By The Numbers

Are you wondering more about the future of SWTOR? We recently told you about what is expected to come in summer for SWTOR but a lot of players are complaining that BioWare is not giving us any GaddockTeeg took to Reddit to share some thoughts about Here is part of what he had to say: I don’t understand why people are upset about a large portion of the community being upset about the recently released plans for SWTOR’s Summer updates. I have been playing this game since the first day of prelaunch and have dedicated a lot of time to a game that I find incredible fun. I have seen the many, many highs and lows that swtor has endured and stuck with it because I saw great potential. Now, in a time of great prosperity I feel like this potential is being wasted. Let’s compare the lowest of low…

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Datamining the 2.2 PTS

  Lots of info is now coming out about Game Update 2.2 and what we can all expect in the next update. Reddit user  swtor_miner has found some interesting info via a data mine that tells us a lot about what might be coming soon in the game. As always, don’t take data mines to heart because anything can change between now and when the game goes live. Some of the cool info mined from here is that the Rakghoul event is coming back! There are also some great new items such as: Crest of the Dread Master – This golden crest appears to have once belonged to a Dread Master, but its form is ancient and unfamiliar. A strange and unsettling power emanates from the cold, etched metal. Mounts Helix Hyperpod – Increases lateral translation rates by 110%! Titan Six Containment Mode – Increases movement speed by 110%. Represents the ultimate choice in…

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SWTOR: Game Update 2.2 now on PTS

BioWare just opened the Public test servers with game update 2.2. I haven’t testet it out my self yet, but  LightSaber from the-old-republic.ru send over a new video showcasing some of the awesome new stuff that comes with game update 2.2.  This Doesn’t seem like a huge patch but rather some nice additions and changes. Check out the patch notes below the video. The video shows Dark Ward, The Visual changes to flamethrower, Kell Dragon gear & New Rated PvP Weapons  we get with 2.2. Check it out:   Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Game Update 2.2 PTS Patch Notes Last Updated: 5/24/2013 The patch notes published for the Public Test Server are intended to guide testing. They are not final and are subject to change. The Public Test Server Patch Notes will be provided in English. The final release notes will be provided in English, French, and German when the content is moved…

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