Testserver Patchnotes 2.4 EN – Update 3

Star Wars™: The Old Republic™
Game Update 2.4: The Dread War – PTS Update 3 Patch Notes

August 30th, 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 new Obroan PvP armor set is currently using placeholder art that will be updated before the release to the Live Servers; the sets themselves are incomplete on the PTS 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 to live servers.

Classes and Combat

Bounty Hunter
General
  • Kolto Overload now triggers at 35% health and may heal up to 35% of max health (both up from 30%).

Powertech

Shield Tech
  • Coolant now allows Kolto Overload to heal you beyond 35% health (up from 30%).

Pyrotech

  • The slow caused by the Sweltering Heat skill may now also be triggered by Flame Sweep.
  • Degauss has been redesigned: Activating Chaff Flare increases your defense chance by 12.5/25% for 6 seconds.
  • In addition to its previous functionality, Automated Defenses now also increases damage reduction by 15/30% while Kolto Overload is active.

Mercenary

Pyrotech
  • Degauss has been redesigned: Activating Chaff Flare increases your defense chance by 12.5/25% for 6 seconds.

Trooper

General
  • Adrenaline Rush now triggers at 35% health and may heal up to 35% of max health (both up from 30%).

Vanguard

Shield Specialist
  • Soldier's Grit now allows Adrenaline Rush to heal you beyond 35% health (up from 30%).

Assault Specialist

  • The slow caused by the Sweltering Heat skill may now also be triggered by Explosive Surge.
  • Degauss has been redesigned: Activating Diversion increases your defense chance by 12.5/25% for 6 seconds.
  • In addition to its previous functionality, Adrenaline Fueled now also increases damage reduction by 15/30% while Adrenaline Rush is active.

Commando

Assault Specialist
  • Degauss has been redesigned: Activating Diversion increases your defense chance by 12.5/25% for 6 seconds.

Operations

Dread Fortress
  • Added music to the encounter with Dread Master Brontes.*
  • During the encounter with Dread Master Brontes, the Corrupted Clones' "Unshakable" buff now has an icon.*

Missions and NPCs

Oricon
  • The Darkest Tide (Republic)/A Path to Madness (Imperial): Added a Complementary Fleet Pass to this mission.*

PvP

Warzones
Arenas
  • Players do not receive Ranked Commendations after winning a Ranked Warzone Arena match.*
  • If the last two players in an Arena die at approximately the same time, the victory can no longer be awarded to the wrong team.*
  • Moved a box in the Corellia Square Arena to prevent players from jumping on top and becoming difficult for melee players to attack. *
  • Made improvements to Solo Ranked Queue backfilling:
    • Players will now be backfilled properly when a player declines the Warzone invite.*
    • The queue will now backfill players who are the same role as the player who left the Warzone.*

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