Thursday, January 19, 2012

SWTOR Patch 1.1 goes live!

Yesterday Patch 1.1 for Star Wars the Old Republic went live.  With a huge list of bug fixes, accompanying it will be a new level 50 Flashpoint "Kaon Under Siege" and a new Operation "Rise of the Rakghouls."  Any of you who played the Knights of the Old Republic games years ago will remember that the Rakghouls were causing major havoc in the galaxy and Bioware decided to add this as a nod to their previous games.  You can read the official patch notes here and the official release statement after the break.

Official 1.1 Patch Release statement from Bioware.

Today we are releasing our first major Game Update, Rise of the Rakghouls. Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ has had a very successful launch, but we know our work has only begun. We want you, our fans, to know that we’ll continue expanding and exploring the galaxy, ensuring it’s a place where new adventures are constantly unfolding.

Both high and low level players will discover new content and game systems waiting for them in this Game Update. Our goal is to provide something exciting for every type of player in the game: PVP players, Flashpoint fans, Guild members, space combat aces and role-players.

This first Game Update will show everyone how serious we are about expanding Star Wars: The Old Republic, and there’s much more to come. We have another major update planned for March and future content arriving throughout 2012 and 2013. We plan to release new Operations, Flashpoints, Warzones, Space Missions, single player content, vehicles, and companion characters. We’ll always be improving our existing game with additions like guild banks, PVP ranked matches and interface customization. Our Legacy system expands in March, bringing more options and a new level of depth to the existing character classes.

Our Game Updates will also include bug fixes, balance changes, performance improvements and exploit-proofing based on your feedback. We review reports from the community every day and compare them to gameplay metrics, QA bugs and our own experiences in the live game—where we’re playing right alongside you. Although we already address critical issues during our weekly updates, the major Game Updates will implement some of the most sweeping changes and fixes. 

Expect a few surprises between these Game Updates, too. You never know when the Republic might strike Dromund Kaas, if a mysterious alien fleet could appear in the Core Worlds… or when the Rakghoul plague of Taris might infect the rest of the Galaxy. Changes are coming, and they’ll affect everyone. 

We fully intend to support Star Wars: The Old Republic—and our players—for many years to come.
James Ohlen
Game Director

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