SWTOR Patch 2.2 Patch notes

Patch notes for SWTOR Patch 2.2 scheduled to arrive tomorrow to live servers.


Game Update 2.2: Operation Nightmare

6/12/2013

Highlights
  • Nightmare Mode is now available for Terror from Beyond!
  • New Vehicle! The Helix Hyperpod is now dropped in Nightmare Mode Terror from Beyond.
  • New Rewards! New items have been added to several Story Mode encounters for the Terror from Beyond and Scum and Villainy Operations. (Additional Details under Operations.)
  • New Feature! Characters in a guild will receive an XP and Reputation bonus based on the number of characters from unique accounts in the guild. (Additional details under General.)
  • New sub-tier of Gear! The Kell Dragon gear can be obtained from Nightmare Mode Operations at level 55.
Cartel Market
    New Items
    • A new Contraband Pack, the Archon’s Contraband Pack is now available on the Cartel Market. Cost: 320 Cartel Coins
    • Players can now purchase Hypercrates containing 24 Archon’s Contraband Packs and a bonus Fortuitous Dye Module Kit that contains an increased chance to receive the rarest dyes. (Discounted by 10% for a limited time!) Cost: 6,912 Cartel Coins
    New Discounts
    • Appearance Options: Mirialan Tattoos 1 is now discounted by 50%. Cost: 45 Cartel Coins
    • Appearance Options: Human Hair Colors 1 is now discounted by 25%. Cost: 135 Cartel Coins
    • The Valiant Jedi Armor Set is now discounted by 25%. Cost: 1080 Cartel Coins
    • The Sith Raider Armor Set is now discounted by 80%. Cost: 288 Cartel Coins
    • The Noble Commander’s Armor Set is now discounted by 75%. Cost: 300 Cartel Coins
    • Unlock: Inventory Module is now discounted by 40%. Cost: 105 Cartel Coins
    • Unlock: Inventory Module (Account) is now discounted by 40%. Cost: 234 Cartel Coins
    Items Removed
    • An Embargo has been placed on all Shipment 1 Cartel Packs. The following packs (and any corresponding Hypercrates) are no longer available in the Cartel Market:
      • Black Market Cartel Pack
      • Crime Lord’s Cartel Pack
      • Blockade Runner’s Cartel Pack
      • Skip Tracer’s Cartel Pack
      • Space Pirate’s Cartel Pack
    • The Gree Solus Secant vehicle is no longer available.
    • The Gold Scalene Armor Set is no longer available.
General
  • New Feature! Characters in a guild will receive an XP and Reputation bonus based on the number of characters from unique accounts in the guild:
    • For every five active unique accounts in a guild, the XP bonus increases by 1% (on top of the base 5%) for the entire guild, up to a maximum of 10%.
    • For every five active unique accounts in a guild, the Reputation bonus increases by 1% for the entire guild, up to a maximum of 10%.
    • An active unique account is defined as a Preferred or Subscriber account that has logged in within the last 720 hours (30 days), and only one character per account will be applied to the guild’s member count.
    • The qualifying member number will only count accounts that log in after Game Update 2.2; the system will not recognize accounts that logged in in the 30 days prior to the update.
Classes and Combat
    Jedi Knight
      General
      • Introspection’s tooltip no longer incorrectly indicates that taking damage causes the effect to end prematurely. The ability’s functionality has not changed.
      Guardian
        Vigilance
      • Shien Form now increases movement speed by 15%, in addition to its other effects.
Sith Warrior
    General
    • Channel Hatred’s tooltip no longer incorrectly indicates that taking damage causes the effect to end prematurely. The ability’s functionality has not changed.
    Juggernaut
      Vengeance
      • Shien Form now increases movement speed by 15%, in addition to its other effects.
Jedi Consular
    General
    • Meditation’s tooltip no longer incorrectly indicates that taking damage causes the effect to end prematurely. The ability’s functionality has not changed.
    Shadow
      Infiltration
      • Breaching Shadows, granted by Shadow Technique, has a new visual effect that persists while 3 charges of Breaching Shadows are active.
Sith Inquisitor
    General
    • Seethe’s tooltip no longer incorrectly indicates that taking damage causes the effect to end prematurely. The ability’s functionality has not changed.
    Assassin
      Darkness
      • Dark Ward has a new visual effect that persists while active.
      Deception
      • Static Charge, granted by Surging Charge, has a new visual effect that persists while three charges of Static Charge are active.
Smuggler
    Gunslinger
    • Hightail It’s tooltip has been reworded to properly indicate that the ability only frees from movement-slowing effects, rather than all movement-impairing effects (such as immobilize).
    • Hightail It can no longer be used while exposed by the Diversion ability that removes Gunslingers from cover.
Imperial Agent
    Sniper
    • Covered Escape’s tooltip has been reworded to properly indicate that the ability only frees from movement-slowing effects, rather than all movement-impairing effects (such as immobilize).
    • Covered Escape can no longer be used while exposed by the Diversion ability that removes Snipers from cover.
Trooper
    General
    • Hold the Line now properly grants immunity to follow-up movement-impairing effects. (Example: Leg Shot in combination with the Debilitating Shots skill)
    • Recharge and Reload’s tooltip no longer incorrectly indicates that taking damage causes the effect to end prematurely. The ability’s functionality has not changed.
    Commando/Vanguard
      Assault Specialist
      • Sweltering Heat now slows properly when Plasma Cell is refreshed on a target.
Bounty Hunter
    General
    • Made visual improvements to Flamethrower.
    • Hydraulic Overrides now properly grant immunity to follow-up movement-impairing effects.(Example: Leg Shot in combination with the Debilitating Shots skill)
    • Stealth Scan now requires the Bounty Hunter to have line-of-sight to the target’s location.
    Mercenary/Powertech
      Pyrotech
      • Sweltering Heat now slows properly when Combustible Gas Cylinder is refreshed on a target.
Companion Characters
  • Jaesa Willsaam’s Leap ability now displays the correct animation.
Crew Skills
    General
    • Players who go from Subscriber to Preferred and then back to Subscriber status now have their Crew Skills automatically reinstated without needing to speak to a trainer.
    Crafting Skills
      General
      • Underworld gear and rating-equivalent Armorings, Mods, and Enhancements can now be Reverse Engineered and learned as a schematic.
      Biochem
      • The Rakata Medpac has been rebalanced; this reusable medpac no longer increases health by 15%.
Flashpoints and Operations
    Operations
      Terror From Beyond
      • Nightmare Mode is now available!
      • Story Mode drops have been updated to include the following in addition to current rewards:
        • The Writhing Horror now drops the Arkanian Bracer Token
        • The Dread Guard now drops an additional random Black Market Item
      • [WEEKLY] Terror From Beyond now correctly grants 12 Ultimate and 20 Elite Commendations for both Factions.
      Scum and Villainy
      • Story Mode drops have been updated to include the following in addition to current rewards:
        • Dash’Roode now drops the Arkanian Waist Token
        • Titan 6 now drops the Arkanian Implant Token
        • Thrasher now drops the Arkanian Earpiece Token
      • [WEEKLY] Scum and Villainy now correctly grants 12 Ultimate and 20 Elite Commendations for both Factions.
Items and Economy
    Items
    • A new sub-tier of gear is available! Kell Dragon gear can be obtained from Nightmare Mode Operations at level 55.
    • New vehicle! The Helix Hyperpod, is now dropped in Nightmare Mode Terror from Beyond.
    • The Weaponmaster and Vindicator set bonuses are no longer incorrectly named.
    • The Dr. Oggurobb Holostatue once again laughs when used.
    Vendors
    • New vendors have been added to the Gav Daragon and Ziost Shadow where players can exchange unassembled Kell Dragon tokens for gear.
    • New Rated PvP Weapons have been added to the PvP Ranked Gear vendor. These new Weapons cost 400 Ranked Commendations, and require a PvP rating of 2400
    • Twist, the Republic PvP Warzone Gear vendor, has been granted legs.
    • The Primeval Artifact Storage box located on the Makeb Commendations vendor has been replaced with a Makeb Storage Lockbox. This lockbox provides a randomly generated rating 144 Prototype Quality item. The cost has not changed.
Legacy
  • The Achievement for Defeating Titan 6 (16- Person Story Mode) no longer incorrectly displays as 8-Person.
  • Alderaan Achievements for "Organa Forces Defeated" and "Thul Forces Defeated" no longer have inconsistencies between the titles and descriptions.
  • Legacy Name Changes now succeed as intended, rather than fail and prompt again perpetually in some instances.
Missions and NPCs
    Missions
      Macrobinoculars and Seeker Droid Missions
      • Seeker Droid: Dig sites are no longer deplete when players find Dreadseed or Star Forager armor pieces.
      • Macrobinoculars: IR-77 will now properly draw his weapon when attacking.
      Class Missions
        Jedi Consular
        • Find the Ancient Artifact: This mission on Voss is no longer incorrectly listed as optional and now provides a greater credit reward.
        Imperial Agent
        • The Chronicles: This mission on Taris is no longer incorrectly listed as optional and now provides a greater credit reward.
        Smuggler
        • A Brother’s Request: This mission on Voss is no longer incorrectly listed as optional and now provides a greater credit reward.
        • Playing Your Debts: This mission on Voss is no longer incorrectly listed as optional and now provides a greater credit reward.
        Trooper
        • A Cultured Approach: This mission on Voss is no longer incorrectly listed as optional and now provides a greater credit reward.
      World Missions
        Alderaan
        • Alderaan Bonus Series: "A Spy in House Organa" and "Shipment of Weapons" now progress as intended if players log off while completing one of the two missions.
        Belsavis – Section X
        • Alert: Hostiles Imminent (Republic)/Warning: Rivals Detected (Imperial): Players who log out inside of The Fatality after completing the last mission step will no longer be stuck and required to use a Fleet Pass or travel ability to leave.
          Corellia
          • Corellia Bonus Series: The holostatues in Axial Park used in the Republic bonus objective "Restore the Statues" now display their holograms.
          Makeb
          • Reallocation: Medical Supplies collected for this mission will now stack appropriately in the Inventory Window.
    PvP
      Warzones
        General
        • Players that are backfilled into a Warzone are now awarded a Reinforcement Medal that will count toward their total medal count for the match. This prevents backfilled players from being placed into a match without enough time to get one medal, thus missing out on the Warzone rewards at the end of the match.
        • Crit rating, accuracy rating, absorb rating, defense rating, and surge rating now respect diminishing returns for low level Bolstered characters.
        • The base damage and armor value granted by Bolster have been slightly increased to account to the most recent item power available to players
        Alderaan
        • Turrets (Objective Control Points) are no longer interactable while changing ownership.
        • Players are no longer backfilled into Alderaan Civil War Warzone when one team has twice as many points as the enemy team.
        Ancient Hypergates
        • Players are no longer backfilled into Ancient Hypergates after the 4th explosion.
        Huttball
        • Players are no longer backfilled into Huttball Warzone after 10 minutes have elapsed in the match.
        Novare Coast
        • Players are no longer backfilled into Novare Coast when one team has less than 25% remaining on their shields and the other team has 75% or greater remaining on theirs.
        • Characters with body type 1 can no longer hide in the corners of bunkers to prevent others from seeing their nameplates.
    Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
    • Female Bounty Hunters and Smugglers with Body Type 2 will no longer have incorrect leg animation when near other players or NPCs.

Source: http://www.swtor.com/patchnotes/2.2/operation-nightmare

  • CrashDDL

    By the looks of it no Underworld hilt or barrel can be RE-d… I could swear they said it in writing that Underworld will be, not specific items of it…

    • CrashDDL

      Found it in the PTS 2.2 patch notes:

      Crew Skills
      Crafting Skills

      Underworld gear can now be Reverse Engineered and learned as a schematic.

  • HanSoho

    WZ:diminishing returns- gotta love it. That completely explains my feelings about spending money on this game.

  • Darkagi

    When RE Underworld-Pieces or Armorings, Mods, etc., is there a chance to get a mass manipulation generator now?

    • CrashDDL

      There is no mass manipulator drop from RE-ing anything, but TFB NiM now drops 1 from each boss… I would imagine it won’t matter much anyway, who in their right mind would pay 1M+ for an armoring/mod/enhancement when you can get all 3 for 100 ultimate commendations? Without the Hilt Barrel RE-ing this whole “you can craft ultimate gear” is pointless…

  • david2tm

    Corellia Bonus Series? never heard of it before

  • Ivo

    Verpine items RE aswell ?

  • benjamin

    that bull they didnt add anything for shadow tank but they buff up the sith like always

    • Borg’i

      And where ‘s an Inq tank buff ? Both got new visual effects

    • Darkagi

      That´s BS, because, as always, both mirror classes get the same buff/nerf. In this case it´s nothing of both, only a change in the visuals…

  • Paweł Kasperek

    quote: “Players that are backfilled into a Warzone are now awarded a Reinforcement Medal that will count toward their total medal count for the match. This prevents backfilled players from being placed into a match without enough time to get one medal, thus missing out on the Warzone rewards at the end of the match.”

    that made me happy :) can’t count WZ matches where I did get in the last minute on the losing team only to not get any reward…

  • ctlz

    wtf is a unique account?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Their way of saying each account.

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