SWTOR PTS 2.0 patch notes March 1

SWTOR Patch 2.0 PTS patch notes for March 1.

Star Wars™: The Old Republic™
Game Update 2.0 PTS Update Patch Notes

Last Updated: 3/2/2013
These notes detail changes made to the PTS server on 3/1/2013. These changes only apply to the PTS server and may be updated for accuracy.

Classes and Combat

Smuggler

Gunslinger

Sharpshooter

  • Quick Aim has been replaced by Charged Aim. This passive ability stacks up to 2 times. Now, firing Charged Burst charges up, reducing the activation time of your next Aimed Shot by 10% per point.

Saboteur

  • Added Hot Shot, a new 2-point skill that gives Charged Burst and Quick Shot a 50% chance per point to apply 1 stack of Burning Speed to the target.
  • Cool Under Pressure has been redesigned. This ability now heals for 0.5% of maximum health per point every 3 seconds while in cover.
  • Cool Under Pressure and Saboteur’s Utility Belt have swapped positions in the skill tree.
  • Independent Anarchy, now specifically affects Sabotage Charge, Thermal Grenade, Scatter Bombs, XS Freighter Flyby, Contingency Charges, Incendiary Grenade, and Sweeping Gunfire.
  • Sabotage has been redesigned. This ability no longer requires a target and now has a one minute and 15-second cooldown. Activating Sabotage now finishes the cooldowns on Defense Screen, Cool Head, Hightail It, and Hunker Down.
  • Press the Advantage now reduces the cooldown of Sabotage by 7.5 seconds per point. Additionally, activating Sabotage now immediately heals the player for 2.5% of max health per point.
  • Blazing Speed is now a 1-point skill. It now lasts 6 seconds and stacks up to 3 times (down from 4).

Imperial Agent

Sniper

Marksmanship

  • Reactive Shots has been replaced by Zeroing Shots. This passive ability stacks up to 2 times. Now, firing Snipe zeroes in your sights, reducing the activation time of your next Ambush by 10% per point.

Engineering

  • Added Electrified Blast, a new 2-point skill that gives Snipe and Overload Shot a 50% chance per point to apply 1 stack of Electrified Railgun to the target.
  • Vital Regulators has been redesigned. This ability now heals for 0.5% of maximum health per point every 3 seconds while in cover.
  • Vital Regulators and Engineer’s Tool Belt have swapped positions in the skill tree.
  • Explosive Engineering now specifically affects Explosive Probe, Fragmentation Grenade, Scatter Bombs, Orbital Strike, Cluster Bombs, Plasma Probe, and Suppressive Fire.
  • EMP Discharge has been redesigned. This ability no longer requires a target and now has a one minute and 15-second cooldown. Activating EMP discharge now finishes the cooldowns on Shield Probe, Adrenaline Probe, Covered Escape, and Entrench.
  • EMP Recycler now reduces the cooldown of EMP Discharge by 7.5 seconds per point. Additionally, activating EMP Discharge now immediately heals the player for 2.5% of your max health per point.
  • Electrified Railgun is now a 1-point skill. It now lasts 6 seconds and stacks up to 3 times (down from 4).

Bounty Hunter

Powertech

Shield Tech

  • Heat Screen now triggers from shielding an attack or triggering Ion Gas Cylinder.

Trooper

Vanguard

Shield Specialist

  • Power Screen now triggers from shielding an attack or triggering Ion Cell.

Crew Skills

Gathering Skills

  • Slicing will now give the correct lockboxes as rewards for missions.

Flashpoints and Operations

Operations

Scum And Villainy

  • Boss encounters will now drop Rakata Color Crystals.

Items and Economy

Vendors

  • Arkanian pieces are no longer sold for Elite Commendations on the Elite Vendor. *UPDATED 3/2*
  • Black Market items are now sold for Elite Commendations on the Elite Vendor. The following black market pieces are sold: Chests, Legs, Boots, Gloves, Helmet, Belt, Bracers, Implant, and Earpiece. *UPDATED 3/2*

Space Combat

  • Repeatable Space Combat missions will no longer provide credit rewards.
  • All Daily and Weekly Space Combat missions have had their credit rewards significantly increased.
  • Rakata Color Crystals?

    • Steg

      Black-red / Black-blue

  • Nate

    please recopy these notes as there abilities were switched when first released and now have been corrected…..gunslingers dont have snipe for example

  • Robert

    Can free to play players accesall the new content the digital expansion has to offer, and do they have more restrictions?

    • If you buy the xpac then yes you will have access to everything but you still need to purchase unlocks like artifact equipment authorization, operation pass etc.

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