SWTOR Patch 2.5.2 patch notes

SWTOR Patch notes for Patch 2.5.2, which is scheduled to deploy on Jan 14, 2014 after maintenance.

2.5.2 Patch Notes

Highlights
    • Preferred status players may now access and play Galactic Starfighter!
    • New Ship Variants: Gunship – The Gunship role has been expanded, with 4 new ships available for Galactic Starfighter:

      • New Comet Breaker and Dustmaker Gunships are flexible long-range fighters, able to equip heavy laser cannons and torpedoes in addition to their railgun.
      • The existing Quarrel and Mangler Gunships are available for purchase in the Hangar using Fleet Requisition.
      • Premium Strongarm and Demolisher Gunships can be found in Dogfighter’s packs, providing an alternate look for the Comet Breaker/Dustmaker.

    • Bounty Contract Week will be returning on January 14th and will run through January 21st.

Cartel Market
    • A new Starfighter Pack, the Wingman’s Starfighter Pack, is now available on the Cartel Market. Cost: 160 Cartel Coins
    • A new Starfighter Pack, the Dogfighter’s Starfighter Pack, is now available on the Cartel Market. Cost: 320 Cartel Coins
    • Players can now purchase Hypercrates containing 24 Dogfighter’s Starfighter Packs. (Discounted by 10% for a limited time!) Cost: 6,912 Cartel Coins
    • The Remote Control Starship, Gree Digitizer Cube, and Camping rest and recharge items will now properly lower heat and regenerate ammo for the Bounty Hunter and Trooper.
    • The Vintage Military Headgear will no longer clip into a player’s face.
    • Fur and skin will now display properly on many outfits that had revealed skin, such as the Relaxed Vestment Chestwraps.
General
    • Lightsabers once again appear with the correct color when thrown.
    • Instances where the global cooldown would activate without triggering the selected ability have been reduced.
Classes and Combat

Sith Assassin
Darkness

    • At 3 stacks, Harnessed Darkness now grants Dark Protection while Force Lightning is being channeled, regardless of if damage is dealt by it or not.

Jedi Shadow
Kinetic Combat

    • At 3 stacks, Harnessed Shadows now grants Shadow Protection while Telekinetic Throw is being channeled, regardless of if damage is dealt by it or not.
Collections
    • The account unlock icon no longer appears blank after closing and reopening the window.
Flashpoints and Operations

Operations

Dread Palace

    • Dread Master Tyrans’ Death Mark no longer instantly kills players in 16-Player Story Mode and instead will do damage.
    • In keeping with Dread Palace fire code, the platform in the Dread Master Raptus encounter once again has a ramp leading up to it.
    • Dread Master Calphayus will now drop Unassembled Dread Forged Boots instead of Gloves in 16-player Hard Mode.

Dread Fortress

    • Grob’thok, Who Feeds the Forge will now drop Unassembled Dread Forged Gloves instead of Greaves in 16-Player Hard Mode.
Galactic Starfighter

General

    • Player chat zone in the /who list will now display properly when in the Kuat Mesa map.

Ships and Hangar

    • When viewing a Premium ship in the Hangar it will now properly display the 10% Requisition bonus that is gained for flying it.
    • The Ship Mastery tooltip for Premium Ships now states the percentage of the Requisition boost (10 %).
    • Premium Ships now show their correct Mastery icons in all instances.
    • When a cosmetic component is moused over it will now display its Cartel Coin cost.
    • Crew and Component tooltips will no longer become stuck on-screen.
    • Weapon validation has been improved and is now more reliable at all ranges.

Component and Crews

    • Fortress Shield is no longer usable while your ship is executing an engine maneuver such as the Barrel Roll.
    • The Rotational Thrusters Component now has a max range of 15,000m.
    • The area of effect damage from Ion Railgun Component’s tier 4B upgrade is now still applied even if the attack destroys the primary target.
    • The Nullify co–pilot ability has had its description updated to more accurately reflect that it adds an additional 30% to your current damage reduction, it does not reduce all incoming damage by 30%.
    • The Lingering Effect crew ability has had its description updated to include the effects duration of 30 seconds.
    • The Running Interference crew ability now displays range correctly in its tooltip.
    • The In Your Sights crew ability now correctly states that evasion is reduced by 20% in its tooltip.
Missions and NPCs

Alderaan

    • The Ulgo X-86 Rocket Launcher is now consumed properly when used during the Alderaan Usurper (Republic) and Regicide (Empire) missions.
Legacy

Achievements

    •Solving the Ancient Pylons, defeating the Infernal Council, and defeating Soa in 8-Player Nightmare Mode Eternity Vault now properly grant their achievements.
PvP

Arena

    • Players can no longer jump onto the platform outside of their spawn area in the Tatooine Canyon.
    • Camera collision has been added to the awnings in the Tatooine Canyon.
    • Players can no longer jump onto the trestle or the door awnings in the Makeb Arena.
Miscellaneous
    • Player movement will no longer cause in-game music to trigger incorrectly .
    • The colors of certain pets and mounts will no longer appear distorted when moving the camera.
    • Nice to see some codex / achievement fixes coming through

      • iceberg265

        The new CM guy Tait said he (or she?) was going to make it a priority to try to get the devs to fix those, so hopefully we’ll see more soon.

        • Fingers crossed – though speak to the devs at the London Cantina a while back they said it would take a lot to get it all sorted out as it’s not just simply fixing a line of code…

    • Axe

      I would have thought Rakghouls tomorrow since they teased it on Facebook today. Guess not. Whatever this gives me a chance to max out my BBA rep before the new one drops.

      • BrianDavion

        it might be a suprise.

    • darkfather

      And yet MORE gunship garbage. Give it a rest already. Dear god. What a waste of time and resources. Why can’t they put that kind of effort into other things? Yes, I understand some people really like GS, but this is getitng tired with every update and pack the past month or so being GS stuff.

      • Areneth

        They even made GS cartel packs D:

      • Guest

        The actual joke is that most WinXP user don’t even have sound in the GS.
        Instead of fixing this, they just randomly add more and more sh*t to the GS.

        • TJWoo

          Win XP? Time for an uprgrade!

        • Robert Hindy

          They said on the forums that they are currently investigating issues with sound drivers on Windows XP and GS.

          Do you know how hard it is to fix issues with an operating system that Microsoft will stop supporting this Spring? Or how hard it is to fix driver issues overall? It is much easier to add new items to GS or fix problems with layout of maps and skill abilities than trying to force an old system that should not be used anymore and probably is below the minimum specs to work with your game.

        • Tann

          Maybe it’s time to upgrade your nearly 13 year old operating system rather than being upset with developers that are slow to support an OS that Microsoft themselves are ending support of? Just maybe

      • Chakra

        GS isn’t even released yet, get used to it.
        It’s the newest expansion, of course they are gonna put an effort into it.
        And there is ALOT more in the patch than just GS stuf, you are letting your hate blind you.

      • luiza

        galactic starfighter is fairly incomplete the way it is. there’s no surprise they keep adding things every patch.
        I don’t play it much, but I like how it presents a nice change of playability inside an MMORPG. They’re so warcraft-cookie-cutter these days.

    • killzone

      i for 1 dont care about the gun ship stuff fix the end game than do all that stuff

      • Chakra

        I for one don’t care about end-game stuff, so fix the Galactic Starfighter stuff instead.

    • Draezele

      Clever of them to add another gunship with the Prefered Access release, hoping to keep all the subscribers still playing even if they’ve maxed all their other ship upgrades. Of course, it’ll be in a gunship, which is the least favorite opponent, so maybe it won’t be so appreciated after all….

      • Chakra

        ALOT of subscribers already had access to the gunship you know…

      • iceberg265

        Gunships are my favorite opponents…such easy kills for my Nova.

    • Eric

      So they tease Rakghouls yesterday and today, but nothing? I guess next week then maybe?

    • taylor

      am I the only one who thinks we are due another expansion or at least story content

      • ThePilgrim

        We just got a new expansion and new story content is following in its wake. So yes you are, because the rest of us are able to see that we just got what you are asking for..

        • Trogdor

          That said, I would like to see more ‘personal’ story content. New class quests, companion interactions, maybe instanced player housing like they have in LOTRO and is coming to WoW. That would be pretty cool, what with the variety of planets there are to build on. I would rather see that kind of stuff happen before yet another daily theme park + raid.

      • iceberg265

        We’ve been getting story content with almost every patch.

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