Patch 2.4 SWTOR

SWTOR Varactyl mount and Patch 2.4 new area and raids from Chicago Cantina Tour

SWTOR Varactyl mount and images of the new raid zone and planet to be introduced as part of Patch 2.4. These images came from the Chicago Cantina Tour thumbdrive that was given out last night. Special thanks to Matt Moore/Matticus for the images and the video!

Varactyl mount



Rancor named Big Bad Ugly


Image of the new Operation: Dread Fortress



Image of the new Operation: Dread Palace



Planet Oricon


Deadly Foe (perhaps new raid boss)


Dread Lock (new weapon or another tentacle mob?)


Are you going to the Cologne, Germany Cantina Tour on Aug 23, 2013 or the Seattle Cantina Tour on August 31, 2013? I would love to have your images from the cantina tour thumbdrives! You can send them to me via email (dulfycleric @

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

46 replies on “SWTOR Varactyl mount and Patch 2.4 new area and raids from Chicago Cantina Tour”

Something about that Dread Lock says ‘tentacle enemy’ to me, but a weapon would be pretty great.

Loving the look of those new operations, too.

Thanks for the info. I guess it makes sense money wise (for their part). People will try and find the mount out of the pack.

What I do with stuff like this is just buy it from the GTN. That way you can buy it with credits.

Honestly I’m not really bothered by things like this if they let us buy it from other players using credits.

I will be at the cologne cantina. If you want the content of the thumbdrive please just email me (dulfy . ät .
Grüße aus Deutschland


About Varactyl mount:

Let’s say it’s more of a SW lore thing, because think about it!, Hutt’s
introduce a contraband market which is a ”Cartel market” to old
Republic era, goods which are confiscated from various shipments all
over the galaxy, more known goods are coming from Hutt’s blockade of
(Hutt’s space) planet Makeb, meaning that this creature mount
”Varactyl” is wildly sold through out the galaxy to many willing
buyers, and source for this animal is contraband market, what we know is
that ”Freelancer’s bounty” packs are coming and this mount will be in
these packs, which makes total sense and at some point stays true to SW

Technically this is a decent way to make them available to TOR players.

Thank you,

Best regards!.

You didnt miss a lot to be honest, Damion whats his name saying how hutball was his baby and open world pvp is very unlikely as the engine cant handle it…. In truth there was a German guy that wasn’t a dev that was less evasive and did at least to try to answer questions. They spoke a bit about capital ships and as you know that was Feb and we can see where we are with that… but we did all get a cap and a nice little carrier bag……

I have this strange feeling that Kephess might rear is ugly head at some point during one of these ops, also I wonder who that deadly foe is? somehow looking at this I am thinking that perhaps Styrak (or however it is spelt) could be bound to a mechanical form.

Since Varactyl is most likely in cartel packs, I believe they will be in Collections too yes? How much to unlock account-wide on estimation?

Since 600 is the cap on collection unlocks and most of the other super rare mounts like the Thrones and Meditation Chairs cost 600, that would be my guess.

If you squint at the Dread Palace picture, you can see three of the Dread Masters standing there. Looks like some of them are going to be fought tag-team a la Dread Guard Commanders or Cartel Warlords.

Dread Lock is most definite a boss or mob if you look closely to the picture in the right corner. As you can see, it spawns from ground and has a rotary circle with arrows underneath. @Lobotomite it’s just art. Also, it’s not sure those even are the dread masters. Nothing definite about concept art.

Harder evidence from Reddit infodumps: after you fight through all of the DMs at the Dread Palace, looks like the final boss is against the “Dread Council”, which will probably be the tag team match.

I didnt hear the sound of the Ep3 in Utapau, in that trailer… if the Veractyl does not have the sound i dont want it even free…

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