SWTOR Patch 2.3 Bounty Hunter event info

Some screenshots and information on the upcoming Bounty Hunter in patch 2.3 from the LA Cantina Tour provided by Phinn of Comfortably Numb on The Harbinger.These images are all located on a thumbdrive given to participants of the Cantina Tour.

Here is the PDF file included with the thumbdrive, basically outlining the items contained within. There is also a wallpaper. Note that this event will be with patch 2.3 in august and available to players level 15 and above.

swtor-patch-2.3-assetsswtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-wallpaper

Clarifications on the event from Bioware


Some Corrections For The Los Angeles Cantina Flash Drives | 06.19.2013, 10:27 PM

Hey folks,

This week I learned about some incorrect information that went out on our flash drives which we gave away during the LA Cantina Tour. I wanted to highlight what was incorrect and to provide the correct information, including some updated screenshots with the correct rewards!

The first thing which led to some confusion is that the new event coming around Game Update 2.3 is called Bounty Contract Week, not the Bounty Hunter event. We didn’t mean to have the added confusion around implying an event was named after a class. Bruce gave a little bit of information on the event, here.

 

Even though it’s part of Game Update 2.3 we are planning to start the Bounty Contract Week on August 13th. Bounty Contract Week is a monthly event, so if you miss it the first time, don’t worry – it will return next month! The event above was actually teased in our Community Meet & Greet last week and we’ll be sharing more details soon. Here is a snippet for now:

Bounty Contract Week provides new missions with full voice-over that will take you on a hunt for high-value bounty targets across the galaxy. Each bounty contract scales to your level, from 15 to 55, providing experience, credits, Commendations, and Reputation with the Bounty Brokers Association.

Now, onto the screenshots! First was some incorrect armor screenshots. There were two new armor sets shown. One of them is not actually present in the game in that color variation which you can see here.

bounty_contrack_week_04_854x480

The other, is in the game in 2.3, but it is a part of the new daily hub reputation not the Bounty Contract Week rep. You can see that armor here.

bounty_contrack_week_03_854x480

As a note, this armor has changed slightly. The colors are a bit more vibrant and it has some new "attachments," I am going to work on getting an updated screenshot.

What you will want to see are the new armor sets that are rewards for the Bounty Contract Week Rep! Here they are, reward 1 and reward 2.

bounty_contrack_week_01_854x480bounty_contrack_week_02_854x480

We sincerely apologize for any confusion.
-eric

Hanger Decorations


The first thing to note is the New Hangar Decorations featured in the upcoming Bounty Hunter event in patch 2.3.

swtor-patch-2.3-hanger-decorationsswtor-patch-2.3-hanger-decorations-2

Here are some pictures of the Imperial Hangar that servers as the base for the Bounty Hunter missions.

swtor-patch-2.3-hanger-decorations-3swtor-patch-2.3-hanger-decorations-4

New armor  & weapon rewards


New armor you can purchase as a reward when you are successful in your bounty missions and earn required reputation.

swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-new-armor-2swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-new-armor

New weapon you can purchase as a reward when you are successful in your bounty missions and earned required reputation

swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-new-weapon

New Item & Boss


New mission item you can deploy as part of the event – The Interrogation Probe, to pry information from a shady character.

swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-interrogation-probeswtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-interrogation-probe-2swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-interrogation-probe-3swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-interrogation-probe-4

New Tatooine Bounty Hunter mission boss that you will kill or capture.

swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-new-boss-5swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-new-boss-4swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-new-boss-2swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-new-boss

This appear to be another boss on Hutta.

swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-new-boss-3

More details to come..


swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-more-details-2swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-event-more-details

Some bounty hunter screens


Here are some screenshots of bounty hunter avatars, likely to show the new graphical improvements in patch 2.3.

swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-4swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-3swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-2swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter

swtor-patch-2.3-bounty-hunter-5

Images and info provided by Phinn of Comfortably Numb on The Harbinger

  • otana

    man that hanger droid looks sweet

  • Pingback: Kathol Rangers / Lost Tribe of the Sith » New Game Event Info

  • Jon

    Just making sure I am seeing this right. By hanger they are possibly referring to where your ship is right?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      i would like to think so but I didn’t attend the cantina tour so I am not really sure.

      • Phinn

        They did not discuss what was on the flash drive at the cantina event so my guess is as good as yours.

      • RidDler2435

        I think it’s more of an area like the Makeb Orbital station.

    • chakra

      Im pretty sure its not. I think they are refering to a separate hangar for the event.
      Looking at the pictures (especially the ones where you see a large portion of the hangar) there seems to be no room for a ship, so most likely it is in its own separate hangar.

  • Chrix

    Nothing new about SSSP? Anything new from the Q/A on the Cantina Event? Is the only info we got these pictures from an upcoming event?

    • Phinn

      I gotta be honest. I was disappointed by the “Q&A” portion of the cantina event because they were so tight lipped. I can go to the forums if I want tight lipped devs. And no they did not mention anything new about SSSP. Or, anything more than they did in the video they posted earlier this week.

      The best part of the event was the open bar which was NOT a disappointment.

  • Parjai

    So is this a Bounty Hunter only event? Or are other classes able to participate?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Pretty sure other classes can participate as well.

  • Toast

    Its not for Bounty Hunters only you can tell its just about people doing Bounty missions

  • Cassus Vizla

    This suggests, if not out right says, this is a class specific event. Do we know the truth on that, are all classes going to be able to do this? Or will there be a string of class specific events. I kinda hope its the later, would be quite fun.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      I think all classes are able to do this. The event is probably rounding up a bunch of bounties but you don’t need to be a bounty hunter to participate.

  • Qilavi

    it sounds great for me though I noticed that every time you changed Hangar to Hanger eg. Hanger Decorations and so on. That looks kinda strange, Dulfy :P

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Ty for the correction, it was a typo hah

  • Sarigar

    Looks like a fun event! I really like that beefy new pistol, looks like one of my favourite Vanguard rifles in pistol form. I just hope it sounds powerful, and they don’t throw on the “veep veep” or “plink plink” sound effects they usually give pistols. Don’t they know it’s not enough for a weapon to look cool, it has to sound cool too?

    • asdalmeida

      What I want to know about that “pistol” (apart from the sound :) (which I hope is a “boom boom”)) is: can it be dual-wielded?

      If “yes” (to both), that will make my day!
      I can already see my Mercenary pointing 2 of these at a mob. I won’t even have to pull the triggers: they’ll just die of fright! :)

  • Scorpias

    Any idea if this event will introduce a new reputation faction?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Looks like it. It mentions reputation.

      • Scorpias

        I should have just used Ctrl+F :)

  • Francis Turner

    Still no crossbows? :(

  • Raymond

    Thank you Dulfy & Phinn of Comfortably Numb on The Harbinger. Look forward to seeing how this story unfolds!

  • Huhuhuhu

    Looks awesome. :D

    Really dig the idea of a new event and the graphics seem sharp.

    The “More info coming soon” screens seem to tease the idea of a reputation lounge? Only X Rep and above can enter, maybe?

    By the title I was hoping for player targets, but alas, I suppose I’ll have to resort to just camping the route to the NPC spawn. ;p

    Anyway, good works as always, and thanks!

  • mitchman17

    For everyone asking if it is bounty hunter only, one of the screen shots has a gunslinger in it. :)

    • Callide

      We don’t know that for sure. That could be a picture of a bounty hunter with cartel armor on, making her look like a gunslinger.

      • Lucas

        Using cover?

    • CJ

      I’d actually like them to keep this BH only. Make quests for each class or activities that fit with the class. A Jedi running around collecting bounties seems a bit weird to me.

      • Draec

        But it could be a Jedi running around arresting criminals too dangerous to be left on the loose. ;) Keeping this BH only is actually a terrible idea from a designers stand-point. They need to maximize the usage of every bit of content they give us.

      • Guest

        So…make a whole event for a minority of the population? When do I get a knight event for mine? Or a agent? There is a new event once every 6 months or so. Making it so that only people from 1 class can participate would be a terrible idea.

        • Guest

          You obviously did not look at the pictures or read any of the comments.

          • Tom Oliver

            I’m well aware that its for all classes, and know it would make 0 sense for them to make a class specific event, and the amount of time and resources it would take. I was pointing out keeping this class specific would be just that, and waste.

    • ert

      Could be the cover from a dead NPC, still standing arround.
      ;)

  • Sadriel_Fett

    And still no real Mandalorian Armor? Lame bounty hunter armor as a reward for all this. This should be when they re-introduce the Crimson Mandalorian Armor they had as Social Armor in Beta testing back into the game. It’s still embedded in the game code for crying out loud.

    • Jandahar

      Umm if you Look at the Pic with the Ship in the Background the Merc has Mando Armor on

      • Chakra

        1: that armour is already in the game, so that might just be a re-dyed version (ie. nothing telling us that its a cartel armour) and
        2: thats not really mando armour. Yes, i know mandalore wears it, but its not what people refer to when they say mandalorian armour.

  • Beltane

    Are the hangar decorations only going to show up in our hangars for the duration of the event or are they decorations you can place there…?

    • RidDler2435

      You misunderstand. It’s not the Bounty Hunter player hangar. Its a new hangar on the fleet like Ziost etc. with event missions and vendors.

      • Dread

        It is pretty misleading. It shows an in-game shot of the new elements featured in what they called “The Bounty Hunter Hanger Set”. The bounty hunter hanger set sounds something like a reward… I mean… its a “set”. for them to show a “set” of decorations for a random hanger seems rather pointless, unless the “decorations” were going to be put to use for something. Like a reward.

  • Lord Zalla

    I think I just had a small seizure from how Epic this event could be

  • Magnus

    Did anyone else notice behind the Bounty Hunter in the second picture is a new Paintjob on the class ship?

    • Vladimír Odznak Gregor

      What is new about it? I can’t see any differnce, it’s the same grayish beige/green with yellow stripes.

      • Distantlurker

        I think Magnus is used to seeing all the green on the bounty hunter ship, (there’s a lot of green on it) but the green sections aren’t visible from this angle.

  • DJ

    Bounty Hunters? So we can place actual bounties on real players that have done us wrong?

    • Chakra

      No

      • Phira

        This will be too awensome, so is not like that :P

        • Dax

          Jonnymaddog on Jedi Covenant would spend his entire time online being dead.

  • swserr23r

    I still hope the guns will have nicer sounds than the average blasters BioWare created for this game. But I know I will be disappointed very hard.

    • Chakra

      Dont bet on it, there are some pretty sweet sounding blasters in the game if you just know where to look.

  • Kazra

    those rewards look hidious, glad I’ve finally cancled my sub and switched to free to play,

    • hellojeremy

      yeah switching to free to play with result with better content, dont worry. taking away the money they use to make stuff is definitely the smart move when complaining about content. screw off freeloader

      • Ricky

        I agree with Kazra. We asked about bounties over a year ago.

  • Amadus

    I think this would be awesome if they did class based events like this! With it’s own rep system! That’s a way to keep me involved. Awesome work Dulfy, you delivered yet again.

  • Arch

    Does anybody know what that last armor set is called? (Bounty hunter 5) I think I remember seeing something similar to it a long time ago in a trailer, but have never actually seen it in the game.

    • Dread

      Thats the old Centurion PvP gear, not obtainable anymore. :/

  • HWallenMG96

    Please tell Vogga the Hutt, the Hutt on Nar Shadda Docks in KoTORII, is involved in this. Hutts can live hundreds of years, plz include him.

  • Guest

    What i hope is that the quest are like this:

    “Go to place X;Y and kill mob Z” and we have to move around like idiot from planet to planet.

    I hope to se a sort of “investigation” quests.

  • Phira

    What i hope is that the quest are not like this:

    “Go to place X;Y and kill mob Z” and we have to move around like idiot from planet to planet.

    I hope to se a sort of “investigation” quests.

  • Pingback: OotiniCast Episode 85 - OotiniCast | A Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) podcast

  • Valarius-DiLiH

    Talking about people without a life attempting to impersonate others. You’re pathetic and definitely not Lacedaemon. (<- Check your spelling btw.)

  • bigcrazewolf

    Yes I will be able to get a wide brim hat for my slinger woot

  • Ron

    I hope they open up more areas per planet to search for the bounties. They should try to expand all the planets and have random world bosses spawn somewhat like they do in Rift.

  • Pingback: Yeah Yeah shuddup | Aggressive Negotiations

Back to Top