Lots of details and information has been surfacing regarding the imminent Patch 2.3 (which is on the PTS currently) as well as what we can expect coming up in Patch 2.4 that will be hitting in the early Fall 2013. Also… some very cool information came out of the July 18th San Diego Community Cantina Tour.
Looks like a really nice, entirely PvE-focused content patch. We will be seeing two brand new level 55 flashpoints based on the Czerka Corp. storyline/lore which will be playable in Hard Mode (requiring 1 tank, 2 dps and 1 healer) as well as a role-neutral mode which will balance the difficulty to allow any four players regardless of class or role to complete. This will be a very welcome addition to the group finder, especially for people who primarily play DPS characters and sit for long periods of time in the group finder waiting for a queue pop.
We will also see the addition of the new Ewok companion: Treek. She is a tank/healing companion who will be able to be obtained by all players as a Cartel Market purchase, or for players with Legacy Level 40 or above, she will be able to be purchased for 1 Million credits.
This will be the beginning of a frequently recurring event that will be available to players from levels 15 to 55. The missions are level-scalable, and will provide the player with opportunities to interact with informants and choose Light or Dark decisions along the way to finding their contract target and completing the task. The Bounty Brokers Association will be added as a new reputation faction, with new legacy gear and items.
San Diego Community Cantina Tour & Patch 2.4!!!!!
Information about Patch 2.4 has also started to trickle out… The target release date at the moment is set for October 1, 2013 and the scope of the update has gotten relatively large, or so it seems, as it will bring us:
- The Planet Oricon, a short story arc that will bring you face-to-face with the Dread Masters.
- New Operation: Dread Fortress
- New Operation: Dread Palace
- New 4v4 Warzone Arenas
- New Elder Game PvE and PvP Gear
Additional information in discussion with Bioware staff and the information presented at the San Diego Cantina event:
- Tauntaun Mounts!!!!!!!!
- 4v4 Makeb Arena Map
- 4v4 Tatooine Arena Map
- 4v4 Space Garage Arena Map