Thursday, February 21, 2013

SWTOR 2.0 Detailed

Yesterday, BioWare announced that SWTOR version 2.0 was live on the PTS!  I was really not expecting it to be on their so soon after the 1.7 patch, but I guess they want plenty of testing.  The Rise of the Hutt Cartel  expansion pack is also a part of the 2.0 patch, but is not enabled.  What that means is everyone gets 2.0, but the RotHC content is only available to those who purchase it.

So what does 2.0 include?

  • New gear available only to level 55 characters.
  • A new Operation: Scum and Villainy.
  • New abilities and skill trees for all 16 Advanced Classes
  • .New level 55 Hard Mode Flashpoints: Hammer Station, Athiss, Mandalorian Raiders, and Cademimu.
  • New Nightmare Mode Operation: Terror from Beyond.
  • Legacy Achievements – Complete challenges to earn unique titles and vanity rewards across your Legacy.
The patch notes can be found here

With 2.0 already being on the PTS, how long until we see it live?  They said Rise of the Hutt Cartel would be released this Spring, which begins March 20th.  Seems like we could see it at the very beginning!  It would also work into their 6-8 week timeframe goal.