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Patch 1.5.0

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Patch 1.5.0
"HK-51 Activated"
Release Date 15 November 2012

Patch chronology


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Patch 1.4.3 Patch 1.5.0a

External links


1.5: HK-51 Activated on swtor.com

Patch 1.5.0 launched the Free-to-Play option and also features the Cartel Market. Section X, a new daily mission area on the planet Belsavis, has been added which also starts the mission to obtain the new companion, HK-51. Nightmare Mode is now available for the operation Explosive Conflict. This is the fifth content update since release.

General[edit | edit source]

  • The names of guilds that are inactive (any guild that has had no members log in for 8 weeks) will now be released for use by new guilds. If a guild member logs back in once a name is released, that guild member can reclaim the guild's name if it has not been taken. If the name has been taken, the guild will be granted a free rename.
  • If no member of a guild logs in for 8 weeks, the next guild member to log in will be promoted to Guild Leader.

Classes and Combat[edit | edit source]

  • Subscribers are no longer charged credits for skill point re-specializations.

Jedi Knight[edit | edit source]

Sentinel

Watchman

  • Merciless Zeal's healing has been reduced to .5% per point (down from 1% per point).

Sith Warrior[edit | edit source]

Maurader

Annihilation

  • Hungering's healing has been reduced to .5% per point (down from 1% per point).

Group Finder[edit | edit source]

  • Travelling to a new area while in a Group Finder queue no longer occasionally causes the UI to behave as if the player is not in the queue.

Missions and NPCs[edit | edit source]

  • Some missions on Origin Worlds now offer Experience Boost rewards.

Items[edit | edit source]

  • The cost to remove mods from items has been reduced for subscribers.
  • The Collector's Edition vehicle and all vehicles available in the Cartel Market can now be used with the lowest-level rank. Their speed now scales based on the rank unlocked by characters.
  • Subscribers can now access speeders at level 15.
  • Campaign armorings are now available for purchase on the Black Hole vendor for Black Hole Commendations.
  • Dread Guard relics are now available on the Daily vendor for 300 Daily Commendations.
  • A new set of droid armor is now available from the Daily vendor.
  • More robes have been adjusted so that their backsides are not inappropriately large when worn.
  • New speeder vendors are now available on Taris (Republic) and Balmorra (Imperial).

Legacy[edit | edit source]

  • Players can now unlock their Legacy at level 10.
  • The Legacy panel now accommodates much larger Legacies.
  • Each rank of the Legacy Experience perk now grants +6% experience (as opposed to a gradual increase of +2/4/6/8/10). The total possible bonus from Legacy perks is still 30% in each category.

PvP[edit | edit source]

  • The caps for Warzone and Ranked Warzone Commendations have been increased. All players can now accumulate up to 4500 Ranked Warzone Commendations and 2750 Warzone Commendations.
  • Elite War Hero armorings, barrels, and hilts have had their stats improved slightly.

UI[edit | edit source]

  • Several emotes are now voiced!
  • Subscribers now have access to 2 additional quickslot bars.
  • Different quickslot bars can no longer be jumped to in the primary quickslot bar if they are already visible in another location on-screen.
  • The deposit for items placed on the GTN is now a percentage of the item's value (instead of being based on the player's set price).
  • Vehicles, mini-pets, weapons, the results of crafting schematics, and color crystals can now be previewed in the item preview window.
  • An additional Cargo Hold can now be purchased.
  • The title selection window is now scrollable. Players can now choose their Legacy name display from this window.
  • A progress bar has been added to the currency pane to indicate player proximity to currency caps.

Miscellaneous Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Several typos and instances of incorrect text have been corrected in all languages.
  • The Imperial Medcenter in the vicinity of the wreck of the Ambria's Fury has been moved Northeast.
  • An issue that caused dark outlines to appear around characters' eyes has been corrected.