SWTOR Patch 2.3 Patch notes

Patch notes for SWTOR Patch 2.3, which includes the all new tauntaun mounts!


Game Update 2.3: Titans of Industry

8/6/2013

Highlights
  • CZ-198, a new Level 55 Daily mission area, is now available!  CZ-198 is a small, private moon where Czerka Corporation’s most secret and dangerous data, research and technology is stored. The facility has recently entered an emergency security lockdown, and both the Empire and the Republic have descended on the moon in order to seize control.  Details under Missions
  • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Corporate Labs! Infiltrate Czerka’s corporate headquarters on CZ-198 and take down Rasmus Blys, the Czerka scientist responsible for developing the company’s most dangerous weaponry. Details under Flashpoints
  • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Core Meltdown! Race against time to stop the imminent meltdown of the CZ-198 research facility and battle against the terrifying security system known as "The Vigilant!" Details under Flashpoints
  • New Galactic Reputation Organizations! Three new Organizations have been added: The Adjudicators (Republic), Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) and Bounty Brokers Association.Details under Legacy.
  • New Feature: Tauntaun Creature Mounts! Head to Hoth, where players will find the Tauntaun Trainer and Tauntaun Handlers in Aurek and Dorn Bases.
  • New Companion Character! Treek can now be obtained as an additional Companion Character via the Cartel Market or Legacy Vendors in the new Cartel Bazaar hangar of the Fleet!
  • New Event: Bounty Contract Week! Each month, players can undertake contracts and pursue dangerous criminals throughout the galaxy! Details under General
  • Palette Graphics Upgrade! All environments have been given a visual upgrade with more vibrant colors.
Cartel Market
    New Items
    • Players can now purchase a Mercenary Contract to obtain the new Companion Character, Treek. Cost: 2,100 Cartel Coins
    • The Treek Customization Bundle is now available on the Cartel Market! This bundle contains three Companion Character customization items that will allow players to modify Treek’s appearance in a variety of ways. Cost: 300 Cartel Coins
    • A new weapon is available in the Cartel Market! The custom-made Collapsible Bowcaster Grek requires Blaster Rifle weapon proficiency. Cost: 400 Cartel Coins
    Bug Fixes
    • The Pocket Sarlacc has acquired a taste for male characters with Body Type 1 and will now display the eating animation properly when used.
    • Calo Nord’s Jacket now displays properly when equipped.
    • The icon for the Unlimited Content Bundle no longer displays Medical Probes, as they are not contained in the bundle.
    • Corrected a spelling error in the details for The Unlimited Content Bundle.
    • Covert Energy Boots now display the proper icon in the Collections Window.
General
  • New Event: Bounty Contract Week! Each month, players can undertake contracts and pursue dangerous criminals throughout the galaxy! Adventures begin on Republic and Imperial Fleets with a mission given by mysterious Bounty Hunters who are toting a "friend" encased in Carbonite. The first Bounty Contract Week begins on August 14th and will continue for seven days.
  • New Feature: Tauntaun Creature Mounts! Head to Hoth, where players will find the Tauntaun Trainer and Tauntaun Handlers in Aurek and Dorn Bases.
  • Palette Graphics Upgrade! All environments have been given a visual upgrade with more vibrant colors.
  • The Cartel Bazaar is a new hangar on the Republic and Imperial Fleets with an Appearance Designer kiosk, a Galactic Trade Network kiosk, and a cantina. The Cartel Market Reputation Vendors have closed their shops in the Crew Skills area and have moved to the Cartel Bazaar.
  • Added a sign to the Appearance Designer entrance on Coruscant.
Classes and Combat
    Jedi Consular
      Sage
        Telekinetics
        • Using Telekinetic Wave quickly before the proc for Tidal Force is triggered no longer prevents abilities from being cast for several seconds.
    Sith Inquisitor
      Sorcerer
        Lightning
        • Using Chain Lightning quickly before the proc for Lightning Storm is triggered no longer prevents abilities from being cast for several seconds.
    Smuggler
      Gunslinger
        Saboteur
        • Hot Pursuit has been redesigned to improve how it interacts with Hightail It. The skill now has a 50/100% chance to gain 4 charges of Hot Pursuit upon exiting cover, which reduces the energy cost of Quick Shot by 100%. Each use of Quick Shot consumes 1 charge, and consumption of the first charge triggers a 20 second rate-limit on this skill. This effect lasts 15 seconds but is also removed by consuming all charges or reentering cover.
    Imperial Agent
      Sniper
        Engineering
        • Calculated Pursuit has been redesigned to improve how it works with Covered Escape: The skill now has a 50/100% chance to gain 4 charges of Calculated Pursuit upon exiting cover, which reduces the energy cost of Overload Shot by 100%. Each use of Overload Shot consumes 1 charge, and consumption of the first charge triggers a 20 second rate-limit on this skill. This effect lasts 15 seconds but is also removed by consuming all charges or reentering cover.
Companion Characters
  • New Companion Character! Treek can now be obtained as an additional Companion Character via the Cartel Market or Legacy Vendors in the new Cartel Bazaar hangar of the Fleet!
Crew Skills
    Crafting Skills
      Biochem
      • Crafted level 401+ Prototype (blue) quality Stims, Adrenals, and Medpacs now yield stacks of 3 or 4 rather than 1 or 2, depending on success type.
    Gathering Skills
      Archaeology
      • Added level 401+ missions that reward color crystals.
Flashpoints and Operations
    Flashpoints
    • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Corporate Labs! Infiltrate Czerka’s corporate headquarters on CZ-198 and take down Rasmus Blys, the Czerka scientist responsible for developing the company’s most dangerous weaponry.
      • Includes all-new role-neutral Story Mode at Level 55, where Group Finder will match the first four players of any role for fast queue times!
      • Level 55 Hard Mode is also available.
    • New Level 55 Flashpoint: Czerka Core Meltdown! Race against time to stop the imminent meltdown of the CZ-198 research facility and battle against the terrifying security system known as "The Vigilant!"
  • Includes all-new role-neutral Story Mode at Level 55, where Group Finder will match the first four players of any role for fast queue times!
  • Level 55 Hard Mode is also available.
Operations
    Scum and Villainy
    • Cartel Warlord Sunder’s voice will now be properly modulated by his mask in the French and German versions.
Items and Economy
    General
    • New Weapons! The CZR-9001 weapons are available on the CZ-198 Reputation vendor. These Rating 162 weapons cost 350 Elite Commendations and require Friend rank with Adjudicators / Ordnance Acquisition Corps.
    • Arkanian, Underworld and Kell Dragon proc relics will no longer prevent other Arkanian, Underworld and Kell Dragon procs of a different type from activating. For example, a Power proc relic and a damage proc relic will both activate correctly when equipped together.
    • Bind on Use items that have a cast time now become bound when casting is complete rather than at the beginning of the cast.
    Vendors
    • New Reputation vendors are available in the CZ-198 Daily mission area:
      • Primary Black Secondary Blue Dye module schematic is available for players with Champion Rank with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic).
      • New Droid armor is purchasable for Companion Characters via these vendors.
    • Added a new Bounty Broker’s Association Reputation Vendor to the Cartel Bazaar on the Republic and Imperial Fleets.
    • PvP vendors inside of Warzones now trade Ranked Warzone Commendations for Warzone Commendations instead of the other way around.
Legacy
  • New Galactic Reputation Organizations!
    • Complete CZ-198 missions to earn Galactic Reputation with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic) and purchase special rewards including powerful all new companion armor for Droids!
    • Complete Bounty Contracts Earn Galactic Reputation with the Bounty Brokers Association by completing bounty contracts during Bounty Contract Week!
Missions and NPCs
    Missions
      General
      • [WEEKLY] Galactic Conflicts can now be advanced by completing [HARD] Czerka Corporate Labs and [HARD] Czerka Core Meltdown in addition to existing level 55 Hard Mode Flashpoints.
      • The Curse of Conversation Craziness has been lifted from afflicted Companion Character hands, and when they equip certain gloves, it no longer prevents mission conversations from progressing properly.
      • Using a mission item from the Mission Tracker during or after the mission updates to the next step no longer prevents players from interacting with objects in the world.
      CZ-198
      • CZ-198, a new Level 55 Daily mission area, is now available!  CZ-198 is a small, private moon where Czerka Corporation’s most secret and dangerous data, research and technology is stored. The facility has recently entered an emergency security lockdown, and both the Empire and the Republic have descended on the moon in order to seize control. 
        • Complete missions to earn Galactic Reputation with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic) and purchase special rewards including powerful all new companion armor for Droids!
        • CZ-198 is now available as a destination on the Priority Transport Terminal.
      NPCs
      • Heads have been restored to Weequay NPCs throughout the galaxy, who requested better protection for their vulnerable floating eyeballs.
    PvP
      Warzones
        Alderaan Civil War
        • This Warzone has been updated, and now capturing the side turrets (Objective Control Points) will not spawn a speeder that takes your team directly to that turret.
    UI
    • The buff icon for the Dr. Oggurobb Hutt Holostatue now displays Dr. Oggurobb’s head instead of a Taun Fawn.
    • Updated Tutorial text for "Fulfill Your Destiny" to account for prior changes in level cap and legacy unlock level.
    • The Guild Window will no longer display level 0 characters with blank names in some circumstances.

Source: http://www.swtor.com/patchnotes/2.3/titans-industry

  • Dormei

    Hey Dulfy,you know price of these new tauntaun mounts ? ;)

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Eh at this point I don’t even know if they are directly purchaseable or require a quest to get, so no idea about price sorry.

      • Dormei

        oh right,it’s okey Dulfy ;) thx anyway :D

      • Terrel

        Its a nice patch, I dont know where to jump first, but they should now focus on pvp lil bit. How about you @dulfy:disqus and pvp?

    • Ulliam

      Looks like you have to gather information using a “Tauntaun Domestication Data” device (100K at Hoth Vendor). Need 20 Data for mount or 15 Data if you are a subscriber.

      • Ulliam

        Ok was wrong about the device.. looks like you can just buy the data if you want or take the time to gather it. There is tauntaun lure fruit for 500 a piece.

  • zeta_scorpii

    Looks like an awesome update!! New dailies, contract weeks, new toys, new fp’s…..good news!

  • SWTOR Fanboy

    Looks great! :D

  • Caveman

    Is CZ-198 available to preferred and free players right off the bat or do they have to buy an unlock for it like for SectionX?

    Hopefully chat bubbles are hidden in the patch somewhere as well. http://tinyurl.com/torchatbubbles

  • Darian Erdman

    Hey Dulfy, do you by any chance know if the 401 Archaeology mission for color crystals will be grade 7+, or are they still going to be grade 6?

  • Jay Wax

    I am soooo headed to Hoth!!

  • Prosperine

    I can´t see the fix for Underworld Power & Damage relics anymore in these notes. Does anyonne know if they were left out by mistake or are they not fixed like they were in PTS patch notes

  • Prosperine

    oh never mind, I fail in reading & comprehension again :)

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