Patch 4.0.0

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Patch 4.0.0
"Knights of the Fallen Empire"
Release Date 20 October 2015

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External links


4.0: Knights of the Fallen Empire on swtor.com


Patch 4.0.0 is the first patch for the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion. This patch includes the level cap being raised to 65, two new operations, two new flashpoints, three new level 60 hard mode versions of existing flashpoints, two new planets, and new gear and reputation rewards. This is the twenty-third content update since release.

Knights of the Fallen Empire*[edit | edit source]

*Knights of the Fallen Empire content is only available to players who are eligible for the four Knights of the Fallen Empire subscriber rewards by having been a subscriber on August 10th, August 31st, September 30th, and October 19th, 2015. All other subscribers will be able to access the content on October 27th, 2015.

All classes can now reach Level 65!

New Ongoing Storyline! Knights of the Fallen Empire begins an epic, new storyline at level 60, with nine, action-packed Chapters. Regular Chapter releases continue the story starting in Early 2016. (Subscription Required)

Start at Level 60! Jump right into the action of Knights of the Fallen Empire with the option to begin the game at level 60! (Subscription Required)

New Player Tutorial! Chapter I introduces you to your class's abilities and eases you into combat while the story unfolds. Veteran players can disable the Tutorial via the Menu.

New Planet: Zakuul! The new seat of power in the galaxy! Skyscrapers reach toward the stars while surrounded by a vast and savage swamp.

New Companions! Unlock new Companions over the course of the first nine Chapters of Knights of the Fallen Empire.

Begin your Alliance! Continue your adventure after Chapter IX by recruiting Companions to grow your Alliance.

New Flashpoint: Star Fortress! Conquer the new Flashpoint and liberate the Galaxy from the grasp of the Eternal Empire!

Highlights[edit | edit source]

New 1-60 Leveling Experience! Leveling from level 1 has never been more exciting! You can now reach Level 60 by doing Main Story Arc Missions and Planetary Arc Missions.

Reworked Primary Stats! The four primary stats Strength, Willpower, Cunning, and Aim have all been replaced by a single stat called Mastery. For this and other stat changes, see the Classes + Combat section below.

New System: Level Sync! Adventure with other players with Level Sync! Get level appropriate Experience and Mission rewards while grouping with other players on the core worlds, while retaining all of your abilities! Those womp rats won't know what hit them!

Legacy-Wide Datacrons Now Live! Found Datacrons now grant stat bonuses to every character in your Legacy! You can track your Datacron progress in the Legacy window.

Flashpoint and Operation Revamp! Flashpoints and Operations have been revisited and updated! New Modes are now available for many older Flashpoints, and many others are now available at max Level. See the Flashpoints + Operations section for full details!

Ranked Arena Season 6 has come to an end! Season 6 has come to a glorious conclusion! You can use your Season 6 Tokens to purchase rewards from the vendor in the Combat section of either Fleet.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Players will now achieve Legendary Status if they complete every class story in the game. You can track your Legendary Status progress at Character Select where a new GUI element is found. In game, players who have achieved Legendary Status will have a new icon next to their name on their nameplate. Gaining Legendary Status will also grant the player a significant amount of Presence to their companions.
  • All Subscribers have been granted an additional two Character Slots per server.
  • The Subscriber Character limit is now 40 per server.
  • Datacrons are now shared between all characters within your Legacy. You can track your Datacron collection progress on your Legacy window under Global Unlocks.
  • Added Whisper and Add/Remove friend to the Guild window right-click context menu.
  • Players are now able to unlock the "Random Mount" and "Random Pet" abilities from the Legacy panel under Global Unlocks/Other. These abilities select a random mount or pet from all mounts or pets available on the character activating the ability.
  • In most cases, capes no longer clip through Vehicles and Mounts.
  • Added a new key binding option (Ctrl+E by default) for entering Edit Mode in Galactic Strongholds.
  • Added a new key binding option (N by default) for the new Companions & Contacts interface. The default keybinding for Crew Skills has been changed to “B.”
  • The levels in which you can gain Speeder Piloting 1/2/3 have been adjusted:
    • For Subscribers:
      • Rank 1: Level 10
      • Rank 2: Level 25
      • Rank 3: Level 35
    • For Non-subscribers:
      • Rank 1: Level 20
      • Rank 2: Level 35
      • Rank 3: Level 45
    • With the Legacy Purchase:
      • Rank 1: Level 1
      • Rank 2: Level 10
      • Rank 3: Level 25
  • Fixed an issue where Exploration achievements were not granted if the last region discovered only had one Fog of War area on the map.

Companion System Changes[edit | edit source]

The current Affection system has been replaced with Influence. Companion characters react to your conversation options by displaying their reaction when the choice is made (e.g. Vette approves your decision, M1-4X will remember this, etc.). Whether a companion agrees or disagrees with your decision, you will still build influence with them depending on their reaction and severity of the action. We want to reward you for spending time with your companions and not worry about losing progression or standing by making decisions the way you think your character should.

As you gain Influence, you'll increase your Influence Rank with that companion. Increasing your Influence Rank with a companion directly increases that companion's combat and crafting performance in the form of a bonus to Presence, Crafting Speed, and Crafting Critical. Each point of Presence now provides a percentage bonus to a companion's performance, rather than flat numerical bonuses. This means Presence will scale better at higher levels. Additionally, Crafting bonuses are now entirely driven by Influence rank. As such, the inherent Companion Crafting Bonuses for specific Crew Skills have been removed (e.g. "+5 Armormech Critical").

All players' Affection totals will be converted directly into Influence at a 1:1 ratio, so you keep the points that you've gained thus far; however, Influence goes beyond the previous 10,000 limit for Affection. You'll be able to gain even more Influence with each of your companions!

Additional Companion-related changes:[edit | edit source]

  • New Rank 6 Companion gifts have been introduced!
  • Class Companion conversations will now unlock based upon class story progression, rather than affection/influence thresholds.
  • All companions are now capable of performing all three combat roles (Tank, DPS, Healing), and can be freely switched between roles (so long as they're not currently in combat). No need to worry if you love M1-4X but really need a healer!
  • Companion gear is now purely aesthetic. Players no longer need to worry about companions underperforming because of their outdated gear. While equipment will still change the visual appearance of companions just as it did before (it's important to look your best when you're adventuring across the galaxy!), companions will no longer gain combat stats from their gear. Due to this change, any gear slots which have no effect on a given companion's appearance will be removed from that companion. Any gear in those slots will be returned directly to the Character's inventory.

Planet Level Sync[edit | edit source]

We have added a new system to the game called Level Sync. This system automatically lowers your Character's level to slightly higher than that planet's maximum level. For example, if you are Level 60 and return to Alderaan to do some Missions, your character will be scaled down to be Level 34.

While you are under Level Sync, the following things are adjusted on your character:

  • Stats
  • Armor
  • Weapon Damage

However, while under Level Sync we do not take away any abilities or passive effects that you have.

Also, while under Level Sync, you will earn scaled experience. If you are a level 60, killing Level 30 mobs, you will gain experience appropriate for being a Level 60. This enables a player to go play any of the content in The Old Republic and get rewarded appropriately for their time investment.

Cartel Market[edit | edit source]

  • Start a New Character at Level 60! All subscribers will be granted one Start at 60 character unlock on October 27th (Subscribers with Early Access will receive their unlock on October 20th). Additional level 60 character unlocks can be purchased from the Cartel Market at a later date.
  • Packs have been completely reworked based on player feedback. All previous Cartel Market items will be available for purchase with the Bronze, Silver, and Gold packs. Read more here!
  • Collections has been updated with a lot of Quality of Life changes to help users navigate it more easily:
    • You can now filter items in Collections.
    • The Collections interface now starts out automatically collapsed.
    • The number of Outfit pieces that you have unlocked is displayed on the set's Collections icon.
    • You can now purchase collection unlocks on the character that originally unlocked the item.

Classes + Combat[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

We have reworked some of our stats with the goal of helping in itemization as well as cleaning up some lingering imbalance between stats. These changes will reduce the amount of items that you find in game which simply don't apply to your character. No more throwing items away because it has the wrong main stat, or hating that you have to get both Critical Hit Rating and Surge just to make the stats effective. These changes include:

  • The four primary stats Strength, Willpower, Cunning, and Aim have all been replaced by a single stat called Mastery. For all intents and purposes, Mastery acts identically to the primary stat it replaced.
  • Endurance now gives slightly more health per point once you hit level 65. We felt that health totals were a little low compared to offensive output.
  • The stat Surge has been removed. Surge has now been rolled into the Critical Rating stat. This means that Critical Rating now determines both your chance to critically hit, and the damage bonus you receive when you critically hit. Due to this change we have tweaked the values that this rating converts into. Generally an equal rating prior to Fallen Empire will result in less critical hit chance and damage from before, but this is simplified by only having one rating.
  • To ensure that Critical Hit Chance is never a wasted stat, any abilities that automatically critically hit now convert any Critical Hit beyond 100% into additional critical damage.
  • Base weapon accuracy has been increased from 90% to 100%. All non-basic attacks already had 100% Accuracy, so this change brings basic attacks up to par.
  • Lastly, we have rearranged how we distribute ratings on items. Now, Power and defense share the first rating slot on modifications, while the rest of the stats (Accuracy, Alacrity, Critical, Absorb, and Shield) will share the second rating slot.

Sith Warrior/Jedi Knight[edit | edit source]

  • New Active Ability: Mad Dash/Blade Blitz! Dash forward 20 meters, dealing weapon damage to enemies in your path and increasing your defense chance by 100% while dashing. Cannot be used while immobilized or hindered. Has a 45 second cooldown, and can be attained at level 61.
  • Master Strike has been renamed Blade Dance. The Jedi Knight's Master Strike ability has been renamed "Blade Dance" because Soresu Form reduces the Focus gained by "Strike" abilities (Strike, Sundering Strike, and Warding Strike), but Master Strike does not generate or cost Focus—so its name is out of place with the conventions of the rest of the class. No change needs to be made for Sith Warriors who gain Rage with "Assault" abilities (as Ravage does not contain the word "Assault" in it).

Marauder/Sentinel

Annihilation/Watchman

Carnage/Combat

  • New Passive Skill: Bloody Slashes/Burning Slices! Ravage/Blade Dance stacks a bleed/burn on the target (stacks up to 3 times). Each time Ravage/Blade Dance deals damage it will add a new stack to the bleed/burn. Deals damage when applied, each time a stack is added, and every 3 seconds for 9 seconds after Ravage/Blade Dance finishes adding stacks.

Fury/Concentration

Utility

Tier 1 - Skillful

Tier 2 - Masterful

Tier 3 – Heroic

  • New Utility: Through Victory/Cut Loose! Mad Dash/Blade Blitz can be used while immobilized and purges immobilization and slow effects when activated.

Juggernaut/Guardian

Immortal/Defense

  • New Passive Skill: Defensive Slashes/Defensive Swings! Ravage/[[Blade Dance] grants a stacking increase to defense chance with each hit (stacks up to 3 times). Each stack increases defense chance by 2% (up to 6% with 3 stacks). This effect lasts for 6 seconds (and each hit refreshes the duration - so it lasts 8.7 seconds total while scaling up to full strength, with no alacrity – and the full strength portion lasts a full 6 seconds)

Vengeance/Vigilance

  • New Passive Skill: Bloodmaster/Burnmaster! Each bleed/burn you have active on an enemy target increases the damage you deal with bleeds/burns by 3%. This effect only stacks once per bleed/burn type (up to 3 times). For example, you can only get one from Shatter/Plasma Brand, one from Eviscerate/Burning Purpose, and one from Draining Scream/Burning Blade, so you would not benefit 8 times if you had Shatter/Plasma Brand on 8 different targets
  • Bloodmaster Ability tooltip for clarity: For each of your bleeding effects active on an enemy target, you deal 3% more bleed damage, up to a maximum of 9% more bleed damage while Shatter, Draining Scream, and Eviscerate are each bleeding a target.

Rage/Focus

Utility

Tier 1 - Skillful

Tier 2 - Masterful

Tier 3 - Heroic

  • New Utility: Through Victory/Cut Loose! Mad Dash/Blade Blitz can be used while immobilized and purges immobilization and slow effects when activated.

Sith Inquisitor/Jedi Consular[edit | edit source]

  • Phase Walk has moved into the Inquisitor/Consular base class, granting its use to Sorcerers/Sages as well. It can be trained/granted at level 61.

Assassin/Shadow

  • New Ability: Phantom Stride/Shadow Stride! 30 meter range, no Global Cooldown (GCD). 30 second cooldown. Use the Force to move through time and space, appearing at your enemy target and increasing your movement speed by 75% for 3 seconds. Does not break Stealth. Cannot be used against targets in cover. Requires a Double-Bladed Lightsaber or Electrostaff.

Darkness/Kinetic Combat

  • New Passive Skill: Dark Bastion/Kinetic Bastion! Reduces the cooldown of Dark Ward/Kinetic Ward by 5 seconds and increases the shield chance it provides by an additional 3%. Shielding an attack while Dark Ward/Kinetic Ward is active has a 20% chance to restore a charge and increase its active duration by 1 second. In addition, Dark Bulwark/Kinetic Bulwark can build 2 additional stacks.

Deception/Infiltration

Hatred/Serenity

Utility Tier 1 - Skillful

Tier 2 - Masterful

Tier 3 - Heroic

Sorcerer/Sage

Corruption/Seer

Lightning/Telekinetics

Madness/Balance

Utility Tier 1 - Skillful

  • New Utility: Dark Speed/Benevolent Haste! A completed Dark Heal activation increases your target’s movement speed by 50% for 6 seconds. This cannot occur more than once every 12 seconds.

Tier 2 - Masterful

Tier 3 - Heroic

  • New Utility: Shifting Silhouette/Ethereal Entity! Reduces all area of effect damage taken by 30%. In addition, using Phase Walk to return to its marked location grants Shifting Silhouette/Ethereal Entity, keeping you from being leapt to or pulled and making you immune to interrupts and ability activation pushback for the next 6 seconds.
  • Conspiring Force/Confound has been moved from Tier 3 down to Tier 2.

Imperial Agent/Smuggler[edit | edit source]

Operative/Scoundrel

  • New Ability: Holotraverse/Trick Move! Supercharge your stealth generator, quickly moving you to a friendly or enemy target and increasing your movement speed by 75% for 3 seconds. Does not break stealth, cannot be used against enemy targets in cover, has a 45 second cooldown, and is off of the Global Cooldown.

Medicine/Sawbones

Concealment/Scrapper

Lethality/Ruffian

Utility

Tier 1 - Skillful

Tier 2 - Masterful

  • New Utility: Fortified Kolto/Supplemented Medpac! Each stack of your Kolto Probe/Slow-release Medpac increases your damage reduction by 3%, stacking up to 6%. This damage reduction is not conveyed to the target of your Kolto Probe/Slow-release Medpac.

Tier 3 - Heroic

  • New Utility: Circumvention/Sleight of Foot! Allows Holotraverse/Trick Move to be used while immobilized, and it removes immobilizing and slowing effects when used.

Sniper/Gunslinger

Marksmanship/Sharpshooter

Engineering/Saboteur

Virulence/Dirty Fighting

Utility

Tier 1 - Skillful

  • New Utility: Pulse Screen! Cover Pulse/Pulse Detonator increases your chance to resist Force and tech attacks by 20% for 6 seconds.
  • Calculated/Hot Pursuit is now Tier 1 (instead of Tier 2).

Tier 2 - Masterful

Tier 3 - Heroic

Bounty Hunter/Trooper[edit | edit source]

  • Hydraulic Overrides/Hold the Line's cooldown has been increased to 45 seconds (up from 30). With Jet Charge/Storm becoming baseline for Powertechs/Vanguards and the addition of Rocket Out/Propulsion Round for Mercenaries/Commandos, Bounty Hunters/Troopers will no longer rely so heavily on Hydraulic Overrides/Hold the Line for their mobility needs.

Powertech/Vanguard

  • Jet Charge/Storm is now trainable by all Powertechs/Vanguards at level 22. Jet Speed/Blitz has been removed from the baseline version of this ability, and has been added as a utility choice instead.

Shield Tech/Shield Specialist

  • New Ability: Translocate/Transpose! Swap places with a group member and bestow a benign presence upon them for up to 6 seconds. Targets with a benign presence are ignored by most enemies, cannot be leapt to or pulled, and are immune to interrupts and ability activation pushback until they use an aggressive or healing ability. This has a 1.5 second activation time and a 90 second cooldown.
  • New Passive Skill: Heated Absorbers/Energized Absorbers! Heat Blast/Energy Blast increases Shield Absorption by an additional 5% (making it a total of 30%, once you get this skill)
  • Jet Charge/Storm is no longer specific to Shield Techs/Specialists; instead, all Powertechs/Vanguards will get it at level 22.

Pyrotech/Plasmatech

Advanced Prototype/Tactics

Utility

Tier 1 - Skillful

  • New Utility: Neural Delay! Neural Dart slows the target by 50% for 6 seconds (allowing for a 30 meter range utility that slows the target, should the player choose to take it).
  • Iron Will now reduces the cooldown of Hydraulic Overrides/Hold the Line by 10 seconds (up from 5 seconds), due in part to the increase of the base cooldown of Hydraulic Overrides/Hold the Line.

Tier 2 - Masterful

  • New Utility: Explored Area/Surveyed Terrain! Stealth Scan increases the movement speed of all allies within the scan area, excluding yourself, by 50% for as long as they remain within it and for 6 seconds after it expires or they leave the area.

Tier 3 - Heroic

  • New Utility: Jet Speed/Blitz! Activating Jet Charge/Storm grants Jet Speed/Blitz, increasing movement speed by 30% for 4 seconds. The duration of Jet Speed/Blitz is refreshed if attacked while it is active.

Mercenary/Commando

  • New Ability: Rocket Out/Propulsion Round! Jet/Fire a specially designed propulsion round to launch yourself backward 20 meters, gaining immunity to controlling effects while jetting/launched. Cannot be used while immobilized or hindered. This ability has a 20 second cooldown.

Bodyguard/Combat Medic

Arsenal/Gunnery

Innovative Ordnance/Assault Specialist

  • New Passive Skill: Surging Shots/Boosted Bolts! Each time you deal periodic damage, you gain 1 charge of Surging Shots/Boosted Bolts, which increases the damage dealt by your next Power Shot/Charged Bolts or Sweeping Blasters/Hail of Bolts by 1% per stack. Stacks up to 10 times. Power Shot/Charged Bolts consumes all charges when it deals damage and Sweeping Blasters/Hail of Bolts consumes the stacks when the channel ends.

Utility

Tier 1 - Skillful

Tier 2 - Masterful

Tier 3 - Heroic

  • New Utility: Smoke Screen! Rocket Out/Propulsion Round generates a Smoke Screen when used, keeping you from being leapt to or pulled and making you immune to interrupts and ability activation pushback for the next 4 seconds.

Crew Skills[edit | edit source]

General Crew Skill Changes[edit | edit source]

  • The Crafting skill "groups" have been removed and are no longer needed to improve your Crafting skill. Example: when you hit 400 Crafting skill, you do not need to visit the trainer to move the cap up to 450.
  • All Crafting has been organized into 8 Grades. All existing Items and Missions have been adjusted to fit into these Grades. Here is a detailed breakdown:
    • Grade 1: Level 10-16: 0-80
    • Grade 2: Level 16-24: 80-160
    • Grade 3: Level 24-32: 160-240
    • Grade 4: Level 32-40: 240-300
    • Grade 5: Level 40-46: 300-350
    • Grade 6: Level 46-51: 350-400
    • Grade 7: Level 51-55: 400-450
    • Grade 8: Level 55+: 450-500

Crafting Skill Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Every Crafting Skill has received new patterns that will fall into one of the 8 Grades. With this change, all existing Schematics that are not part of Fallen Empire have been moved to the "Archives" category in your crafting window.
  • Nearly all schematics require a new Premium (green) crafting material called a Component. This new Component is made by combining two existing crafting materials along with two vendor purchased materials, all of which are of the same Grade as the component. A unique Component exists for each skill and each Grade.
  • There are no longer any Premium (green) items to craft. All craftable items now start as Prototype (blue) quality.
  • Training costs for all schematics have been greatly reduced.
  • Material requirements for nearly all craftable items have been changed.
  • Reverse Engineering items no longer gives a random item. Instead, the item reverse engineered will give an improved version of that item.
  • The chance to get an improved item from Reverse Engineering has been increased.
  • All crafted armor is now Adaptive.
  • In most cases, Crafting times have been greatly reduced.
  • Augments have been reduced to 8 tiers. The MK8 Augment Kit is now the highest Augment Kit. Existing MK9 and MK11 Kits have been turned into MK8 Augment Kits.
  • Armorings can no longer be crafted by Cybertechs.
  • New Resistive Armorings (Endurance) are now exclusive to Armormech.
  • New Versatile Armorings (Mastery) are now exclusive to Synthweaving.
  • Enhancements can no longer be crafted by Artificers, and are now exclusive to Cybertechs.
  • Due to the Primary Stats being converted to the Mastery Stat, the following changes have been made to Augments:
    • Armormechs can now craft Shield, Absorb, and Mastery Augments.
    • Synthweavers can now craft Alacrity, Defense, and Critical Augments.
    • Armstechs can now craft Accuracy, Endurance, and Power Augments.
    • All previously reusable Biochem Consumables are no longer reusable.
  • All low level Biochem stimulants have been improved! Their duration is increased to 8 hours and they are now made in batches of 6-8 depending on the type.
  • Droid Armor has been removed from the game, as all companion armor is now strictly for appearances, and droid appearances are not modified by their armor.
  • All previously reusable Cybertech grenades are no longer reusable. They are now more powerful than their Prototype equivalent.

Elder Game Crafting[edit | edit source]

  • All Modifications acquired from Operations can be Reverse Engineered for their Schematics.
  • Operation Gear can no longer be Reverse Engineered.
  • Crafters can now make gear equivalent to Story and Hard Mode Operations gear:
    • This gear can be acquired from their respective Trainer.
    • This crafted gear, when Reverse Engineered is equivalent to Story Mode Operations gear.
    • When this Story Mode equivalent gear is Reverse Engineered, a player can acquire the schematic to craft Hard Mode Operations equivalent gear.
    • This new gear has a guaranteed Reverse Engineer chance.
    • This new gear is sellable & tradable.
    • This new gear requires a new Crafting material that can only be acquired by completing your personal Conquest goals.
    • This gear does not have set bonuses.
    • Relics cannot be crafted in this method.

Harvesting and Mission Skill Changes[edit | edit source]

  • All unlocked Crew Skill Missions are now fully visible and no longer randomized.
  • Crew Skill Mission unlocks have been aligned with the new Grade system from above.
  • Crew Skill Missions will now grant slightly more materials than they did previously.
  • Harvesting Nodes can now be harvested regardless of your skill level.
  • Harvesting Nodes will now grant Skill Increases regardless of the Node or your skill level.
  • Harvesting Nodes grant different amounts of materials based on the player’s skill level. Players that are below the skill level of the node will receive fewer materials, and those higher than the node will receive more.
  • All Harvesting Nodes now have a chance to grant both sets of materials for their respective Grade.
  • Archaeology Crystals now grant Fragments and Crystals in addition to Color Crystals.
  • The completion time for Crew Skill Missions has been greatly reduced.

Crafting Material Removal[edit | edit source]

The following materials have been removed from the game. Any removed material in a players' possession has been replaced with its equivalent counterpart.

Flashpoints + Operations[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Solo Mode[edit | edit source]

The following flashpoints are available in Solo Mode at the indicated level. All solo mode Flashpoints can now be repeated as often as you'd like per day. The Flashpoints prior to Assault on Tython are available in solo mode for the first time!

Tactical Mode[edit | edit source]

The following Flashpoints are also available in Tactical Mode starting at Level 10. The Flashpoints prior to Kuat Drive Yards are available in Tactical Mode for the first time!

Hard Mode[edit | edit source]

The below flashpoints are available in Hard Mode starting at Level 50, and will require a balanced group of 4 Players to succeed. The flashpoint Red Reaper is available in Hard Mode for the first time!

  • Black Talon
  • Esseles
  • Boarding Party
  • Taral V
  • The Foundry
  • Maelstrom Prison
  • Kaon Under Siege
  • Lost Island
  • Battle of Ilum
  • The False Emperor
  • Hammer Station
  • Athiss
  • Mandalorian Raiders
  • Red Reaper
  • Cademimu
  • Kuat Drive Yards
  • Czerka Labs
  • Czerka Core Meltdown
  • Korriban Incursion
  • Assault on Tython
  • Depths of Manaan
  • Legacy of the Rakata
  • Blood Hunt
  • Battle of Rishi

Operations[edit | edit source]

Story Mode Operations are now available for all players starting at Level 50, and the Bolster previously applied through Group Finder is now be available in all Story Mode Operations. Hard Mode and Nightmare Mode Operations (where applicable) are available for Level 65 players. Below is a list of all the now available Operation content:

High-Priority Target Hard Mode Operation[edit | edit source]

  • Every week, a different Hard Mode Operation will be selected as a High-Priority Target, and grant greater rewards. To see which Operation is designated, check the Target Analysis Computer on the Gav Daragon and the Ziost Shadow.

Group Finder[edit | edit source]

  • Tactical Flashpoints - Starting at level 10, players will be able to queue for the Esseles and Black Talon, and then from level 15 will be able to queue for any of the above flashpoints up to level 65.
  • Hard Mode Flashpoints - Starting at level 50, players will be able to queue for all of the above Hard Mode Flashpoints.
  • Story Mode Operations - Starting at level 50, players will be able to queue for one selected Story Mode Operation that will change daily.

Star Fortress[edit | edit source]

Unlock a brand new Flashpoint after Chapter IX! Liberate the occupied worlds of Alderaan, Belsavis, Hoth, Nar Shaddaa, Tatooine, and Voss by assaulting the Eternal Empire battlestation orbiting each planet and stem Zakuul's far-reaching grasp around the galaxy!

  • Coordinate with the local contacts on each world to build your Alliance's strength.
  • Each Star Fortress features 2 Difficulty Modes – [Solo] and [Heroic 2+].
    • [Heroic 2+] Mode is unlocked by destroying a planet's Shield Bunker.
    • Build influence with Alliance Specialists to unlock unique combat-enhancing buffs and abilities during [Heroic 2+] Mode.
  • Earn new decorations, mounts, achievements, and more!

Graphics + UI[edit | edit source]

  • Made art and layout polish and improvements on the Character Select and Character Creation screens.
  • A new "Legendary Status" widget showing which class stories you have completed has been added to the Character Select screen.
  • The camera on the Character Select screen has been pulled back to show more of the selected character.
  • Players can now choose to create a brand new level 1 character or a boosted level 60 character from the Character Creation UI.
  • Redesigned the UI Editor frames and text to be cleaner, sharper, and more translucent.
  • Added "show grid" functionality with customizable x/y axis scaling to the UI Editor.
  • Added "snap to grid" functionality to the UI Editor.
  • Created a new default UI layout ("Advanced"), which is assigned to new Level 60 characters.
  • Made tweaks to existing default UI layouts.
  • The Companion bar has been updated to reflect simplified Companion design, and no longer expands into a secondary toolbar.
  • The Group Finder window has been visually redesigned to be cleaner and more visually organized.
  • Players may now save/load their keybinds from the Preferences window.
  • Keybinds can now be previewed in-line, so you can compare different profiles without having to load them first.
  • Added a new "Companions & Contacts" window, which may be accessed via the mighty fist on the main toolbar.
  • The Companions & Contacts window can be collapsed into a :compact: view that shows only your Contact list.
  • From the Companions & Contacts window, players can:
    • Manage alerts
    • Manage your Companions and Contacts
    • Summon Companions
    • Change any companion's current role (even if not currently summoned)
    • View a character bios for your Companions and Contacts as well as your interaction history with them
    • Travel to a Contact's location by clicking the "Travel to Alert Location" button
  • The Crew Skills window has been changed to function solely as a Crew Mission queue; summoning is now done via the Companions & Contacts window
  • Clicking "play" on a Chapter in the Mission Log or Mission Tracker now bring up the Chapter Launcher, which gives you an overview of the Chapter and lets you select which Companion to bring along (if applicable) before starting.
  • A countdown timer can be viewed for next month's Chapter by viewing it in the Mission Log or tracking it in the Mission Tracker.
  • Inventory and Ability icons now have a mouseover pulse to improve visibility of your current selection.
  • Added an animation that highlights newly unlocked abilities.
  • Fixed an issue on multiple menus that caused the close ("X") button to appear misaligned with the window frame.
  • Fixed incorrect compression settings that resulted in many UI textures appearing overly compressed and low-res.
  • Cinematic captions are now centered.
  • Fixed mouseover hotspots on the conversation response wheel to be more accurate.
  • Added soft shadows to captions and response text to improve legibility against bright and high-contrast scenes.
  • Added a new "classic" cinematic system for Alliance NPC conversations.
  • There are now separate mission icons for different mission types. See the Missions + NPCs section for full overview:
    • Class story / World arc / Chapters (purple triangle)
    • Repeatable Missions / Heroics (arrow triangle)
    • Exploration Missions (star triangle)
    • Side Missions / Other (gold triangle)
  • Added a checkbox to the map that allows players to show/hide Exploration Missions.
  • Updated map legend to show all new mission types and their associated icons.
  • When under the effects of Level Sync, the level bar in the character display will change colors and show two values: your actual level, and your temporarily-adjusted level.

Items + Economy[edit | edit source]

Missions + NPCs[edit | edit source]

Knights of the Fallen Empire: Experience the epic new storyline at level 60! Travel to your ship and pick up the mission "Chapter I: The Hunt" to begin.

Your mission starts with the explosive first chapter in the Knights of the Fallen Empire story arc. You'll pick up where the story left off after Ziost, delivered in all new episodic story Chapters. Each chapter can be completed solo or with a group of friends. There are a total of 9 chapters at launch and more chapters will be released in the following months.

New Feature: Summon Group for Story Quest! We've made it even easier for you and your friends to play Knights of the Fallen Empire together. Once your group is formed and you are in a story phase, right-click on your player portrait and select "Summon Group for Story Quest ". Your group members will get a pop up informing them that they have been invited to your story. As soon as they accept the invite they will be teleported directly to your story phase. You still have full control over your story and all the choices made only affect your story.

Mission Changes[edit | edit source]

Story Missions

Class Missions, planet story arcs, and certain Flashpoint Missions are now classified as Story Missions. Story Missions are easily identified in the world, on the map, and in your Mission Log by their purple Mission icons and text. With the Leveling Adjustments made in Game Update 4.0, Story Missions are the bare minimum that you need to complete in order to level from 1-60.

Heroic Missions

Nearly all Heroic Missions have been adjusted to be completed by groups of 2+. This means that most former [Heroic 4] missions have had their difficulties reduced. Barring a few exceptions, Heroic Missions no longer need to be turned in at an NPC or Mission Dropbox. On completion of the final step of a Heroic Mission, the completion dialog will appear immediately.

The first step of each Heroic Mission gives you a Heroic Transport item. Using this item (from your Mission Items inventory or the icon next to the task in the tracker) will transport you to a safe location near the site of the mission.

While Heroic Missions may still be acquired from NPCs in the field, you will also find a new Weekly Heroic Mission Terminal just outside of the spaceports of all planets up through Makeb. Accessing this terminal will allow you to easily acquire all the Heroic Missions for that planet. In addition, both the Republic and Imperial Fleets have a Weekly Heroic Mission Terminal that offers Heroic Missions for all planets.

Additional Changes:

  • Heroic Missions are now repeatable weekly.
  • All repeatable Missions including Heroic Missions now have their own Mission icon: a gold triangle with arrows on it.
  • [HEROIC] The Aurora Cannon is no longer as well shielded and does not require 4 Players to complete, however some assistance may be required to defeat the guardian of the core.

Exploration Missions

Most non-Story Missions have been reclassified as Exploration Missions and use a gold triangle mission icon with a star next to it. Visibility and acquisition of Exploration Missions is disabled by default, but can be easily toggled via a checkbox on the top right of the map screen.

Exploration Missions still provide experience, Credits, and rewards, but they are not required to advance your story or to provide necessary leveling experience.

Area Missions Area Missions have been converted into regular missions acquired by interacting with an object or NPC in the field.

Daily Area Missions

  • Missions in the daily areas (Black Hole, Section X, etc.) remain the same as before and are repeatable daily.
  • Heroic Missions found in the daily areas remain repeatable daily. The quest steps and difficulty of these missions are unchanged.

General Mission Changes[edit | edit source]

Changes have been made to a number of existing missions to improve quality and facilitate other changes where necessary including:

  • Task completion count adjustments.
  • Bonus mission addition, removal, or adjustment.
  • Map updates/changes.
  • Location changes.

Note: Due to the number and type of changes made, a majority of existing missions will be automatically reset to their starting step when this update goes live.

Alliance System[edit | edit source]

Work with famous heroes from across the galaxy to grow your Alliance and prepare to take on the Eternal Throne.

  • Build Your Alliance - Work with Alliance Specialists like Hylo Visz, Doctor Oggurobb, and others to build and strengthen your Alliance, whose power will impact options elsewhere in the story.
  • Cross-class Companions - Undertake Missions to find and recruit a variety of characters across the galaxy, including formerly exclusive class companion characters, with even more recruitment missions releasing alongside new Chapters.
  • Choices that Matter - Based upon your decisions in recruitment Missions, many Companions may be refused, or even killed. Occasionally, your actions may even offend potential recruits such that they refuse you.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that was causing assets to render in total darkness during the "Use an Escape Pod" step of the Bounty Hunter Class Mission "Number One with a Bullet."
  • Players starting the Shadow of Revan Mission chain on their ship now see their companions react more specifically to their relationship status.

NPC Changes[edit | edit source]

Some companions can now equip multiple weapon types:

  • Gault Rennow now uses Blaster Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Kaliyo Djannis now uses Blaster Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Lieutenant Felix Iresso now uses Blaster Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Qyzen Fess now only uses Techblades.
  • Zenith now uses Blaster Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • T7-01 now only uses Blaster Rifles.
  • Lieutenant Pierce now uses Blaster Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Corso Riggs now uses Blaster Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Risha now uses Blaster Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Aric Jorgan now uses Blaster Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Yuun now only uses Techblades.
  • C2-N2 now only uses a single Blaster Pistol.
  • 2V-R8 now only uses a single Blaster Pistol.