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Onslaught Expansion Launches Worldwide on October 22, 2019

Due to player feedback, BioWare pushed the release date the upcomming Onslaught Expansion for Star Wars: The old Republic. The new relese date is October 22, 2019. We know you have all been eagerly awaiting to hear when we plan to release our Onslaught expansion. The feedback from our Public Test Server (PTS), along with the data from our internal play tests showed us we need more time. We haven’t released all the changes to PTS, and we want time to make adjustments based on your insight. It was a difficult decision but with our commitment to delivering you a quality experience, we’ve decided to push the release date for our new expansion to October 22, 2019. We have been gathering your feedback both in and out of game since late June and we have already made sweeping changes to a number of systems, especially Spoils of War. Our new Operation,…

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SWTOR: The Making of Onderon

BioWare has posted news about Onderon. What is Onderon you ask? Well it is one of the new planets players will be able to experience with the with the upcoming launch of the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion this September. If you played KOTOR 2, you know that Onderon whas one of the planets in the game. Here is an interview with art Director, Carrie Meade, about pulling back the curtain on bringing this iconic planet to SWTOR. For starters, what is your role here on the SWTOR team? On the SWTOR team I function as the Art Director – which means I am responsible for organizing and running the SWTOR art team, as well as maintaining the artistic vision for the project. I help with troubleshooting, brainstorming, idea generation, problem solving, team scheduling, swag creation and general game editor whispering. What lessons or aspects from the creation of other planets came into…

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SWTOR: In-Game Events for August

Here are the ingame invents for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of August 2019 Double Rewards EventDate: July 23 – August 20, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: None! Starting July 23rd and lasting until August 20th, there will be a month long Double Rewards event! Perfect timing to get ready for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion coming in September. Enjoy a full month of double rewards, including XP, Command XP, and much more! Pirate IncursionDate: July 30 – August 6, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: Level 20+ The remote planet Dantooine has been thrust into the center of escalating hostilities between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Spurred on in secret by covert Imperial forces, the Nova Blade pirates have staged an all-out attack on the pastoral Republic world. As the Republic scrambles to defend this key territory at the edge of Imperial space, the Empire…

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SWTOR: First Round of Onslaught is now up on PTS

SWTOR: First Round of Onslaught is now up on PTS

The guys over at BioWare is now testing the first fase of the upcomming expansion for Star Wars: The old Repulic named Onslaught. The comming game update will be known as Game update 6.0 of the MMORPG. Check out the news below: Welcome to the first round of Public Test Server testing for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion! Each round will be targeted to test something specific. For example, In this initial round we are going to be looking at changes to the Sorcerer, Assassin, Marauder, and Juggernaut Advanced Classes. These changes include new ‘Onslaught’ Set Bonuses, Tactical Items, an initial batch of Amplifiers, and the following new Abilities: Volt Rush (Sorcerers) – Deals energy damage to your target and energizes you for up to 5 seconds. The Energize effect can stack twice, with each stack increasing Volt Rush damage by 30%. The ability has 3 charges and a recharge timer of 10…

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SWTOR patch notes: game update 5.10.4

SWTOR Defender of Alderaan

Here are the patch notes for game update 5.10.4 Highlights Free-to-play and Preferred Status changes – More hotbars, increased credit caps, unlimited medical probes, and unlimited quick travel for all F2P and Preferred status players! ????? – There are reports of mysterious observers being spotted around the Odessen base… General Players can now move items within Guild Banks as intended. The fog of war has been lifted on Balmorra; Imperial and Republic forces will no longer appear to be fighting members of their own faction. Reduced the respawn timer for a number of the items required for the Dantooinian Culinarian Achievement. A Conqueror of Dantooine Achievement has been added. Imperial guard turrets on Ossus will no longer appear to hover above the ground. All turrets also now have stealth detection. The Achievement for defeating Izax on Master Mode difficulty now properly awards the Master Mode Trophy (was previously rewarding the Veteran Trophy)….

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SWTOR: 6.0 changes for Inquisitor and Warriors to possibly hit PTS next week.

SWTOR 6.0 changes for Inquisitor and Warriors to possibly hit PTS next week.

Eric Musco hit the forums yesterday clarifying the games PTS  schedule : Let me add some clarity to our PTS schedule and then I can let you know the current plan for getting hands-on with PTS. So, when we initially talked about when PTS would be available I don’t think we framed it very well. When we stated June, we didn’t necessarily mean playable in June, but that would we would be providing you with in-depth information where you could start providing feedback. Throughout the whole PTS process there are going to be two components: Giving you the details on the PTS forum so that you can provide your thoughts and feedback. Placing those same things as playable on PTS to get your hands-on feedback. Obviously we are at step 1 of that process right now but we definitely understand that you are all very eager to get your hands…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for July 2019

SWTOR In-Game Events for July

Here are the In-Game events for the month of July 2019. Remember all dates are subject to change. Nar Shaddaa NightlifeDate: June 18 – July 30, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 1:00AM GMT)Requirement: None! Test your luck at the exotic Star Cluster and Club Vertica Casinos with the return of the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event! Rare and extravagant rewards await highrollers or those touched by Lady Luck. FEATURED REWARDS: Kingpin’s Armor Set Nightlife Socialite Armor Set Vectron Magnus Kingpin’s Rancor Mount Phrojo Nuray Companion Gammorean Bodyguard Companion New Stronghold Decorations Cartel Market Certificates …and more! Rakghoul Resurgence on CorelliaDate: July 2 – July 9, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: Levels 25+ The Hyland Organization for Rakghoul Neutralization (T.H.O.R.N.) has issued an official level-2 emergency alert concerning an outbreak of the Rakghoul plague on Corellia. Quarantines have been put in place to restrict traffic of the plague off-world, but exceptions will be…

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How to Optimize Graphics on SWTOR

How to Optimize Graphics on SWTOR

If you’re still playing SWTOR, or if you have returned after some time away, you may be wondering how to fully optimize your graphics in SWTOR. One of the biggest downsides to having a favorite game get old is that the graphics just don’t hold up to the newer Here is a video to show you how to do it. Tutorial Reshade + LOD Bias from r/swtor Here are some other tips to help those who are looking to get a bit more life out of SWTOR. (from KickstartComputing). I run Nvidia and I tried this myself and it helps a ton. ***This only pertains to Nvidia GPUs*** So I’ve just been following through this very useful tutorial which details how to get an RTX level of reflections present in the game, as well as better visual clarity. The guide of course is here, but I’m going to layout the basic…

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New SWTOR Event: The Pirate Incursion

New SWTOR Event The Pirate Incursion

With SWTOR Game Update 5.10.3, Bioware will introduce a new event named The Pirate Incursion. Check it out: New In-Game Event – The Pirate Incursion The remote planet Dantooine has been thrust into the center of escalating hostilities between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Spurred on in secret by covert Imperial forces, the Nova Blade pirates have staged an all-out attack on the pastoral Republic world. As the Republic scrambles to defend this key territory at the edge of Imperial space, the Empire plans to capitalize on the chaos and deal a major blow to the longtime Republic bastion. Event Availability and Requirements The Pirate Incursion in-game event will initially be available for two weeks after 5.10.3 launches, and then it will join the other recurring events on rotation. Characters level 20 and above can travel to Dantooine and take part in the event. The Pirate Incursion During…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for May

SWTOR In-Game Events for May

Here are the ingame events in Star Wars: The old Republic, for the month of May 2019: Rakghoul Resurgence on CorelliaDate: April 30 – May 7, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: Levels 25+ The Hyland Organization for Rakghoul Neutralization (T.H.O.R.N.) has issued an official level-2 emergency alert concerning an outbreak of the Rakghoul plague on Alderaan. Quarantines have been put in place to restrict traffic of the plague off-world, but exceptions will be made for individuals with priority clearance. T.H.O.R.N. is recruiting qualified volunteer emergency responders to travel to affected areas to combat the spread of the Rakghoul plague. More information about the outbreak can be found by checking the News Terminals on the Republic or Imperial Fleet! T.H.O.R.N. wishes to remind you that plague symptoms can be treated if they are identified in the early stages of infection. Whether or not you have travel plans, please consult your…

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