SWTOR Patch 2.4.2 patch notes

SWTOR Patch notes for Patch 2.4.2, which is scheduled to deploy on October 29. Scheduled maintenance is from 3 AM to 7:30 AM PDT.


General
  • Quick Travel terminals throughout the galaxy now display proper indication when they have not yet been discovered.
  • All Oricon Quick Travel terminals remain unlocked after being discovered.
Cartel Market
    General
    • The description for Cartel Market Certificates has been updated to clarify where to find appropriate vendors.
    New Items

    **Please note that Cartel Market updates are dynamic. Changes listed in Patch Notes may take effect up to several days after the patch is made available.**

    • New Bundle: The Rising Hero Bundle! This new bundle contains the items below and is available until October 29th at an overall 40% discount. Discounted Cost: 2163 Cartel Coins.
      • Authorization: Artifact Equipment
      • 3 Major Experience Boosts
      • Medical Probes
      • Unlock: Inventory Module
      • Unlock: Cargo Hold Access
      • Unlock: Additional Cargo Bay
      • Unlock: Crew Skill Slot
    • Players can now recover health and energy using the spooky TRK-R Treatment Chamber, available in the Cartel Market! Cost: 1200 Cartel Coins.
    • A new item, Kick the Huttball, is available in the Cartel Market! This item modifies the "Throw the Huttball" ability, allowing players to kick the ball, thus breaking the number one rule in Huttball. Cost: 400 Cartel Coins.
    • A new minipet, the Infected Womp Weasel, is now available on the Cartel Market. Cost: 120 Cartel Coins.
    • Players can now purchase standard single-use Black and White Dye Modules individually on the Cartel Market! Cost: 1000 Cartel Coins.
    • Players can now purchase standard single-use White and Black Dye Modules individually on the Cartel Market! Cost: 1000 Cartel Coins.
    • Players can now purchase standard single-use Black and Dark Purple Dye Modules individually on the Cartel Market! Cost: 600 Cartel Coins.
    Bug Fixes
    • Corrected several minor text issues within the Cartel Market.
Classes and Combat
    Bounty Hunter
      Mercenary
        Pyrotech
        • Rail Shot no longer vents 16 Heat instead of 8 when the Superheated Rail skill is trained.
Collections
  • Account unlocks now function for all weapons, minipets, and mounts in the Supreme Mogul’s Contraband Pack.
  • Added missing art for items in the Pursuer’s and Tracker’s Bounty Packs.
  • The erroneous "Preview in Market" button has been removed for the "Revan’s Heir" Title.
  • The Ebon Hawk’s engines are no longer reversed when displayed in the Collections Window.
Flashpoints and Operations
    Flashpoints
      Czerka Core Meltdown
      • Players who have the "Bloom" preference turned off no longer have a psychedelic purple ceiling experience during the encounter with the Enhanced Duneclaw.
    Operations
      Dread Fortress
      • Removed a rogue red square that just wanted to be a part of something bigger from the phase door of this Operation.
      • Corruptor Zero’s Concussion Mine firmware has been updated to a new dreadware version and the effects now correctly attach and detach as described.
      • The magnet in the Grob’thok encounter will now display an effect on the ground to make it easier to spot its location.
      • During the encounter with Draxus in 8-Player Story Mode, the damage dealt by Mass Affliction is now consistent after the Corruptor is defeated.

                  Dread Palace

      • Dread Master Calphayus has upgraded his Focus Crystals, and they now have immunity to crowd control effects that are equal to his own immunity.

                   Eternity Vault

      • During the encounter with Gharj, players who attempt to enter the cave behind the boss while he is still alive are now defeated.
Items and Economy
    General
    • Removed Rating requirements from all PvP items.
    • Conqueror and Obroan Focused Retribution Relics now activate properly inside Warzones.
    • Arkanian and Dread Forged Relics of Reactive Warding now function as described and do not trigger inside Arena Warzones.
    • Juggernaut and Guardian PvE set bonuses that increase the duration of the Bladeturning ability no longer cause Bladeturning to stop functioning.
    • The Revan Holostatue has been updated such that it no longer functions as a Basic Commendations vendor, and players can now purchase Black Market gear using the item.
    • Added voice modulation effects to the following gear pieces:
      • Cassus Fett’s Helmet
      • Volatile Shock Trooper Tac Helmet
      • Eradicator’s Mask
      • Dynamic Sleuth Mask
      • Voltaic Sleuth Mask
      • Galvanized Infantry Helmet
      • Energized Infantry Helmet
      • Series 808 Cybernetic Cerebrum
      • Mandalore The Preserver’s Helmet
      • Opulent Triumvirate Helmet
      • Restored Triumvirate Helmet
    Visual Bug Fixes
    • Marka Ragnos Chestpiece now displays the sleeves properly when equipped.
    • Bastila Shan’s Tunic no longer displays as incorrectly cutting into the feet of fashionable Female Human characters who choose to update to a newly-available hairstyle.
    • Probe Droid minipets now display high resolution textures.
    • The Tirsa Prime and Tirsa Elite speeder models no longer display engine trails after dismounting.
    • Master Hunter’s Headgear now changes color properly when dyed.
    • Bolts on the lower chin strap of the Contractor’s Helmet now display properly with facial animations.
    • X-3 Techmaster Gloves no longer appear distorted on female characters using Body Type 3.
    • Darth Sion’s Pauldron now displays properly and does not cut into the body during movement for the following:
      • Shoulders: Male characters using Body Type 4
      • Lower body: Male characters using Body Type 2
    • Items in the Preferred Friends bundle are no longer associated with a Cartel Market rarity.
    • The Adno Windscorpion now animates properly for characters using Body Type 4. ]
    Vendors
    • Basic Gear Vendors on the Republic and Imperial Fleets now sell Makeb Galactic Reputation weapons.
Legacy
  • The Hutt Cartel has cleared up a clerical error and now those players fortunate enough to earn the "Worm Food" Title will find it to be appropriately categorized.
  • The Legacy Global Unlock for "Ship Guild Bank" can again be purchased.
  • Participating group members are no longer required to be within a minimum range to be granted Achievement credit when a boss is defeated.
Missions and NPCs
    Missions
      Class Missions
        Jedi Consular
        • Chaos and Harmony: Master Syo Bakarn no longer manifests his duality with a physical copy of himself to some Consulars on the "Speak to the First Son" mission step. Note: This mission has been reset.
        Bounty Hunter
        • Hail the Conquering Hero: The Huntmaster no longer uses a body double during this missioDaily Area Missionsn.
      Daily Area Missions
        Oricon
        • Pre-empted Signals: Removed the group of enemies that stand around the Launch Commander’s Security Bunker in the Launch Staging Logistics area to prevent them from meddling in the encounter.
      World Missions
        Korriban
        • The Hate Machine: Completing this mission now grants the "Imperial Scholar" Title and the appropriate Codex entry.
        Makeb
        • Recruitment Day: Added a missing conversation paraphrase for Imperial Agents on the mission step "Clear the Debris."
    NPCs
    • The Dread Guard Dominator who used to patrol the Watchtower Lower Passage on Oricon has been laid off due to his position being unnecessary.
    • The Launch Staging Logistics area of Oricon has undergone staffing changes such that groups now have more space in between them.
    • The "Reaper of Life" damage increase buff applied by Commander Zaoron on Oricon no longer displays as a debuff.
    • Republic camp guards on Tatooine have received additional training and are now level 55.
PvP
    Warzones
      Arenas
      • Players are no longer able to reach the spawning areas in Orbital Station by climbing on nearby pipes.
      • Tatooine Canyon has undergone a minor makeover to block some of the desert sun, resulting in the Arena being less "bright" and more visually consistent with other Warzones.
      Ranked
      • The Highest Earned Rating is no longer incorrectly set to 0 in rare instances.
UI
  • Defeating the Gree’s Asharl Panthar Combat Specimen on Ilum will now grant the appropriate Codex Entry.
  • The Hate Machine on Korriban has reduced its hatred enough to grant those who finish the mission the "Hate Machine" Codex entry.
Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
  • Players are no longer able to stand in places in the Launch Staging Logistics area of Oricon that allow them to kill enemies without taking damage.
  • Updated the Exhaustion Zone in certain places on Hoth and Tatooine to prevent players from accidentally leaving the game world.
  • Added missing text to several places in the French and German versions.
  • The mysterious floating box on the Imperial Fleet is no longer mysterious, because it is no longer floating.
  • Made several art fixes across CZ-198, Belsavis (Macrobinoculars missions) and Makeb, such as adding textures, grounding floating buildings and correcting distorted scenery.

Source: http://www.swtor.com/patchnotes/2.4.2/10292013

  • Micnev

    “Added voice modulation effects to the following gear pieces:”
    Best update ever!!!

    • dodgerfn

      A reason NOT to hit the spacebar!

      • Ansician

        Still a reason to hit the spacebar

        • Durakdurk

          oh jeez guys sorry its my ‘first time here’ so i gotta watch these convos sorry. Feel free to kick me but im a badass healer wearing cassus fett gear and also you will have to wait in que for another.

          • http://www.imagefreedom.com/ Matthew Egan

            Don’t hate on the Cassus Fett gear!

  • Sean

    Patch 2.4.2, scheduled to be installed on October 29, introduces the Rising Hero Bundle, which will be available until October 29th at a 40% discount. So it’s a new bundle that is available at a discount only before it’s available?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      I am guessing there is a typo there and it means starting on October 29

    • Guest

      I think it’s their way of saying the 40% discount is for today only.

  • Paweł Kasperek

    quote: Updated the Exhaustion Zone in certain places on Hoth and Tatooine to prevent players from accidentally leaving the game world.

    I didnt know i could do that? and leave to where?

    • Nebber

      Player toons were escaping the game and entering into the real world.

      • Kgaroo

        So that’s where babies come from.

      • Sarigar

        Unfortunately, they didn’t retain any of their powers or abilities, and were mistaken for overly-enthusiastic cosplayers.

      • Ansician

        It explains the “Lightening Bolt” guy on YouTube then…

    • django

      Back to WoW? :D

  • Draezele

    An Infected Womp Weasel pet? That’s sure to add fire to the hope that the Rakghoul event will be making a comeback.

    • Edward Laverick

      Isn’t it more likely to be infected with Womp Rat fever, rather than the Rakghoul plague? :/

  • Argaria

    “Added evil magic to kill those who want to skip Gharj.”

    Lazy.

    Silly.

    Spend additional 30 minutes to add doors or a forcefield behind Gharj was a task too tough.

  • Sarigar

    “Removed Rating requirements from all PvP items.” *Hallelujah chorus*

    Ah wait… Rating is not Valor Rank. Tell the chorus to go wait in the back until tomorrow, and not to take their coats off.

    • bleeters

      I was so disappointed when I logged in, rushed to the galactic trade network and found that out :(

    • Niles

      Remove of rating for all PVP items isn’t that suppose to mean on the crystals you buy from the vendor too or is it just the stuff you can make? Because I just logged into to try and get black-purple I’ve been wanting for a long time but 2k rating is a little impossible for me to obtain.

      • Sarigar

        Depending on your server, you can buy those on the GTN fairly cheaply, or have one crafted. I know on Ebon Hawk that black-purple crystals, even Hawkeye, are not much more than 50K.

        • Niles

          Okay. I’ll check the GTN I never much look into anything recently since the Cartel market crystals seem to fill up everything. And I’m also on Ebon Hawk. But I figured the thing would remove it off the vendor crystals too.

  • dodgerfn

    Still no White/white or black/black dye??

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Oh nm you are asking white/white or black/black, misread

      • Guillermo-Billy Suchicital

        i think he got that?

  • Sandis Rozuleja Dvorovs

    Love these updates, thank you very much BioWare!…

  • Vuun

    “Defeating the Gree’s Asharl Panthar Combat Specimen on Ilum will now grant the appropriate Codex Entry.” Nice, finally.

    • bleeters

      Now if only there were actually Asharl Panthar Combat Specimens on Ilum outside of the Gree event :3

  • Juan Merino

    FUC! i want the the valor requirement out FUC! not rating! its just for the look of one of my alters fuuuuc!

  • Sibakero

    I’ve had a single toon, Sage heals, for the longest time since launch(not an altoholic, never stopped playing) and as much as I want the Valor rank required to wear the old PVP sets removed as I have now 2 other 55’s and a few lower level alts(for the stories) and want those old sets for them, especially my Assassin(the battlemaster chicken one), I’m kinda torn that I don’t want them removed either as we ‘old’ players find joy in that we have a ‘unique’ armour majority of the players now will less likely to have.

    My Sage is in the ‘Hobo/hermit‘ Battlemaster set (grinded my way to War Hero before patch 1.2) and my Jugg Tank, who’s now my main, was lucky enough to get the War Leader Battlemaster Set, when the valor ranking was taken out of the PVP sets to be able to wear them, when it was still available. the only way to get the old sets now is thru synthweavers/armormechs who have the schematics, but they come with a valor ranking requirement. When I finally started making more and more alts, I thought it sucked that I’d have to grind my assassin to rank 60-70 again just to be able to wear them, but I get complimented/asked a lot when they see those old sets I’m wearing and suddenly, the grind to valor rank 70 (again) isn’t so bad anymore. And that’s what I’ll happily do. ;P

    BW, make the Valor rank legacy? ;P I know, will prolly not happen as you’ll see level 10 Elite Warlords alts running around, but shouldn’t experience count for something? Cheers!

  • Barl

    Now Corruptor Zero puts his concsussion mine on the laser phase too. Is it bug or meant to be? If it is meant to be like that %90 of the raiders will fail on that boss. Also sometimes the boss goes up for the laser phase and lands on the same place he lift off and teleports to the location he supposed to cast laser beam and insta casts it. Happened a few times last night.

  • Areneth

    Hmm…Mostly CM updates =(

  • pretty boya

    will be able to access early starflight expansion if I buy 2 months from bioware – or I need to set subscription for it?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Not understanding your question. How do you buy 2 months from bioware without a sub?

      • pretty wee wee

        in payment methods, there is an option to buy some sort of a prepaid – you pay only for 2 months and they do not charge you after expiration date. that is why I’m unsure, I’m unsure about it allowing to play early release as there is always mention of subscription – although I guess it might be interpreted in both ways.

        • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

          Pretty sure that counts as subscription so you are all good :D

          • pretty thankful

            thank you Dulfy, Hanukka’s light little helper! (you have been promoted from santas gnome!). Now I have another task for you, this one I asked before: steal secret info from bioware, when will they allow us to make Sith Pureblood look like Lord Scourge, I want the exact same face, both tendrils and cranial horns and piercing! fight for us, fight for the Sith’s facial diversity!

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