SWTOR Patch 4.0A Patch Notes

SWTOR Patch notes for 4.0A deployed on October 24, 2015.

Patch Notes 4.0a

General

  • Players who have completed Chapters I-IX now have the complete Galaxy Map available to them.
  • Players who do not have Knights of the Fallen Empire can no longer access Knights of the Fallen Empire areas and Chapters.
  • The highly sought C2-N2 has been restored to players.
  • Players who were on a Class Mission with a Companion as a guest now have the correct version of that companion.
  • Companion equipment that was not returned to players with the release of Game Update 4.0 has been properly returned. Additionally, all players have been given the new starting gear for Companions that they unlocked prior to Game Update 4.0.

Cartel Market

  • Start At 60 Tokens are now available on the Cartel Market! These Tokens can be purchased on the Cartel Market and used or sold on the Galactic Trade Network. Subscribers who begin Characters at Level 60 are given 3 Crew Skills, Preferred Players are given 2 Crew Skills, and Free To Play players are given 1. Please note that these Tokens do not grant access to Knights of the Fallen Empire or any previous expansion.

Source: http://www.swtor.com/patchnotes/10222015/patch-notes-4.0a

  • Jord
    • Secundum

      At least in chapter 9 you can say to him “Go away. Never speak to me again.”

  • Magnus

    Hk-55 or Bust. GIVE HIM TO US.

  • Michael Gman

    “Players who do not have Knights of the Fallen Empire can no longer access Knights of the Fallen Empire areas and Chapters.”
    OMG, how the hell they’ve made such stupid bug? D:

    • LorgrenBenirus

      As if you’ve made all the correct choices in life and always went the right way and Microsoft products never had any issues. “Sh*t happens”, as Forrest Gump said.

      • Michael Gman

        Well i know, i didn’t mean that i’m waiting from devs some flawless work. It’s just ridiculous what new update can provide. And atleast we are paying for that… So i think that we can count on some good work.

  • The Natoorat

    Is Imp ship droid also restored? I would certainly hope so. It’s going to be my new tank 😉

    • Darth Twinge

      2V-R8: As you can see, I am not equipped for combat. My function is to maintain your starship as your home away from home.
      YOU: To the front lines droid!
      2V-R8: But sir, I-
      YOU: Do as I say!

  • Sphx

    How much is the Level 60 token?

    • Your firstborn.

      • Sphx

        Hahaha!

    • Michael Ring

      I haven’t seen anywhere on how much they will be. Guess we will find out when servers come back up.

  • disqus_F4PaJWYSz1

    Didn’t miss that ship droid!

    • Alek

      Death to the ship droids!

  • Frigi

    I thought it was pretty epic to have Treek run around with the shipdroid customization, I fear that the reported C2-N2 fix will remove this too.. oh well, was fun while it lasted.. ^^

    • Darth Ji’inx

      A prefer my Treek to look like Treek rather than a distorted, dismembered ship droid.

    • Ben Gimson

      ^^This. Bugged Treek fits the lore better than normal Treek does :’)

  • Tet

    Good thing they aren’t nerfing the xp you get from GF ops as its by far the fastest way to level!! 60-64 on my tank on tfb

    • Jaako

      Operative heal 60-65 in EV, Mara DPS 60-65 in KP 😀

      • Jaako

        + on Tuesday I leveld PT in EV as well

  • jo

    Are they fixing terminal that’s supposed to let us use the old companions with this patch?

    • Emprah

      This, many times this.

    • Stymer

      So is it in the game but not working? I can’t find it.

  • agum307

    I don’t have Knights of the Fallen Empire but i did 2 solo fp and talked with droid on fleet. Anybody know what will happen to me now ? Lost access to next missions and i’ll be able to continue after i get expansion ?

    • Jaako

      the FP are preludes to SoR not KotfE

      • agum307

        Oh mine bad, i know :D. I just thought they’re pathing it couse im preffered player without sor but i’m able to do missions from it (but im stuck on lvl 55)

  • pt4life

    where is my fix for utilities.. this is stupid having to relog just to reset my utilities.. wasting so much godamn time

    • Sadriel_Fett

      What Is it doing to utilities? You mean the UI and ability trays?

      • pt4life

        cant respec and commit utilities , when u change utilities u cannot commit until you relog

        • Sadriel_Fett

          I gotcha. You have to do that every time you play? Is this happening on everyone’s toons?

          • No need to relog, just change zone or commit utilities one by one and skip one of them thats preventing commit.

            • Corwin

              it’s faster to relog 😛

  • sentientomega

    I hope my assassin gets their 2V-R8 back, especially as they’ve not even touched KotFE yet.

  • Foccan

    Oct 24 or 22? My launcher says 22

    • JRP

      Yeah, as today’s the 22nd; and Saturday will be the 24th — and they don’t usually have a patch update for the game on a Saturday, lol.

      On another note, most of my Empire characters that already had their ship droid prior to Tuesday’s update still had him; it was just mostly my Republic characters that seemed to be missing C2-N2.

  • Konoha the Wiper

    I’m going to need one of those guild ships with all these new recruits

  • Verloder

    Game is choke-full of bugs. Starting with companions return, inability to properly display new old companions in SH properly as they appear naked due to game thinking of them as of two different companions, example – Major Pierce/Leutenant Pierce. Loads of other things and of course main problem are companions many players spend months/years with. That shall be hotfixed, not the irrelevant display bug..

    • Blackstar

      Chock-full*

  • nefastus

    What about they bringing the unique skills of our companions back, at least in their original roles? That should be treated like a bug so we can forget it happened. A “small” list of some skills removed (note there are a lot more that got removed, this are just the ones we found out):

    Lokin no longer transforms into a Rakghoul; Ensign Temple lost her Force
    abilities; HK and Treek are not even the same companions I and many
    others paid for; Vette lost her excavation charge ability, and therefore
    no longer exclaims “woohoo!” in combat; Ashara and LS Jaesa no longer
    have their force burst abilities; DS Jaesa no longer has her force
    lightning ability; Xalek no longer has his mini-thundering blast
    ability; Andronikos can no longer dual-wield pistols; Zenith no longer
    has his AoE sticky grenade ability; Lord Scourge, Xalek, and Khem Val no
    longer have their lightning punch or mini-death field abilities; Lt.
    Iresso lost his incendiary round ability; Bowdaar, Skadge, and Broonmark
    lost their ability to throw targets across the room; Akaavi and Torian
    lost all their fire-based attacks; Kaliyo lost her shotgun ability; last
    but certainly not least, Blizz can no longer use a zipline to get to
    his targets.

    • Lumi

      No. The whole point of changing the way companion roles work means all companions have the same abilities and it doesn’t matter which one you use.

      • lord potato

        He didn’t mean it in that way. But I’ll let you figure it out on your own.

      • nefastus

        You mean the point was making companions just a diferent skin of the same one? I could understand if when a companion is in a diferent role from his original he got generic skills but not for his original spec. This totally removes companion uniqueness. Whats the point of having the alliance system if all companions are the same crap now?

        If you read what I wrote you will see it makes no sense to have more than one companion now.

        • Holyfrog

          That last sentence hit the nail on the head. Someone needs to start a petition on the forums to return the comps to their individual roles.

          • nefastus

            Yeah, we need a way to press them to revert this, it just killed my will to use diferent comps = I didnt even bother using Nico yet because of that, nothing diferent to see in there

    • DancingHare

      Aric lost his Assault Cannon 😐

      • Darth Ji’inx

        I know :/
        Also, Andronikos can’t dual wield & Corso can’t use Torchy!

        • Meta Ray Mek

          Corso not being able to use Torchy (if it’s given to him when the choice comes up) is what really raises my hackles about this update. I’m hoping they’ll change the Corso-only Torchy to Blaster Rifle spec rather than the Blaster Pistol it is now, ughhhhh….

          • Sindariel

            Did they at least remove the “Requires Corso” tag from Torchy, so a player can wear it?

        • AbnerDoon

          This right here I can live with Aric going sniper rifle since he was a member of the Deadeyes. But Andronikos with one pistol doesn’t fit his story.

          And though I dislike Corso him not being able to use the weapon you chase all over the galaxy for. Ridiculous!

      • Familybossprimo

        I can’t talk to Aric it’s bugged, I did talk to everyone else though

      • GabDubĂ©

        Well, he IS a decorated marksman who did most of his career in a top sniper squad. He was previously changed from sniper to assault cannon only because all sniper shells were Cunning and not Aim, and everyone compained about this instead of complaining about why a sniper was fine with assault cannons but couldn’t even hold a sniper rifle anymore…

    • Sithard Malawar

      Lokin transform only as DPS while he is in combat.

    • Rokanis

      LOL, thank you for copy/pasting my post on the SWTOR forums here. I’m glad this issue is getting a lot more attention.

      • nefastus

        you welcome =) sorry for not posting your name in the text I put down still I wanted to share with people so all know and we can press them for it.

      • Varak’sas

        I knew it looked familiar.

    • Sadriel_Fett

      They said that Doc still has Holiday and that Lokin still transforms. They just need to be put in the correct role. There were some screenshots of it on the forums pages.

      I used to have my companions tray expanded and had some of their abilities hot-keyed (“attack my target,” heals, tank, or dps “stances”), so the limited one now is more than annoying. I liked being able to run with Mako in dps stance, but able to switch to healing stance in the middle of combat if things got too heated. Now, since they’re “roles,” you have to be out of combat to change them. It’d be nice to have that ability while in combat again. Even in DPS stance, our healing companions would still off-heal you, which was usually more than enough, during combat, if you had them well geared. Oh well.

      • GabDubĂ©

        I can’t believe some people are daft enough to not have figured this out yet.

        • Holyfrog

          Welcome to the Net. The world is full of stupid people and the Internet has even more.

    • Holyfrog

      This is the side effect of people whining. “I’m a sin tank but I want to run with Khem.” Now that all comps can fill any role we are left with cookie cutter abilities with very few differences. See what happens when whiners get thier way? It’s just like the slot machine debacle, a few disgruntlex people ruined it for everyone. RIP HKs assassinate.

    • GabDubĂ©

      The most important one is preserved : Tharan Cedrax can still stun mobs with Holiday’s hypnotic dancing skills. 😉

      Oh, and een though everyone is functionally identical, there are indeed a few differences between companions. Not everyone has the emp blast or the flare, etc.

      GIven the reception of companion changes, and the specifically huge demand for this, I’m sure they’ll rework some of the skill animations to emulate each character’s old signature abilities once KotFE allows you to get all your companions back.

  • Donut

    and yet the artifect gear 51+ remains bugged

  • Ben Gimson

    Do the tokens actually work now then?

  • Familybossprimo

    So… Did they fix the sound yet lol. Kinda annoying that I have to play with it

  • iceberg265

    Clearly start at 60 tokens are more important than the bug that prevents us from having our old companions back.

    • Kyle Puttifer

      Have you considered the fact that the bug may be more complex than adding stuff to the CM? Some of the bugfixes up there are pretty critical, such as non-subs being able to access the content, which would be why they released a small patch so quickly. It is highly likely that they are either still searching for the root of the problem, or developing a fix to be deployed when it is ready.

      • iceberg265

        Have you considered the fact that I really don’t care?

        • Sarigar

          With companions normalized and all being functionally equal, this is not even close to “game breaking”. I can see how it might be somewhat annoying to you, though.

          • iceberg265

            Considering the fact that I quit doing Ops due to the fact that they are recycling all the old ones instead of making new ones and really the only reasons I continue to play are for the story and for the companions, its a pretty big deal that I can’t play with the companion that I want.

        • GabDubĂ©

          You caring about it isn’t a determining factor for the actual importance of a given issue.

  • Matt

    So what about the pantsless companion bug?

    • David W

      I have yet to encounter this. Is this post chapter IX?

      • Darth Twinge

        It happens at log-in to your original companions. So for me, Andronikos, Telos Drelik, and Ashara. were all caught with their pants down when I entered my ship. Must have been an orgy while i was gone

        • David W

          Ha! Well I did jump into KotFE pretty fast so I did not notice it on my main. I didn’t go out of my way to check my Inquisitor, but i haven’t started this yet. Guess I should go look.

        • David W

          OK, finally noticed that it happens on ship but not in cutscenes. I guess that the companions must get bored when I’m logged off.

          I can just imagine the cutscene… Darth Jesiil (my Sorc) comes on board her ship and sees everyone pantless. “Umm… should I come back later?”

    • Harold

      Changing gear helped for me. Unless you are speaking about the new Companions.

  • David W

    “Start At 60 Tokens are now available on the Cartel Market! These Tokens can be purchased on the Cartel Market and used or sold on the Galactic Trade Network.”

    Since I have 2 60s (Jedi Sentinel and Sith Sorcerer) and want to see the storylines for the other classes, I wish I could have the opportunity to sell my “Start at 60” that comes with the game

    • Secundum

      Then just use it to make a Shadow.

      • David W

        I’m torn… I hate the Consular story so far, but I want to do all the class stores.

        • Secundum

          eh, most important ones are warrior and JK (mainly warrior), BH isn’t important, Agent ties together all 7 others, so do it last.

          • David W

            I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks

            • Secundum

              Seriously though, do Agent last. Best story in the game, but it spoils all others.

              • David W

                Think I will. Thanks for the advice 🙂

          • GabDubĂ©

            The Bounty Hunter act 3 brings about a significant power shift in republic politics, without which the war likely wouldn’t have gotten to the point it did.

            • Secundum

              I mean the overall plot-it doesn’t interact with the others that much.

        • Varak’sas

          The Knight and the Consular (for me) just feel like I’m limited to their voice. I was thinking of making an old wise man, but both their voices just sound so young and without grit.

  • Varak’sas

    Anyone else have problems with not being able to choose certain discipline perks?

    • David W

      I dinged 65 last night (chapter VIII) and have not encountered that.

    • Logan

      Yup. At least one ability for my Jedi Counselor is unable to be chosen. If I select others than it, it saves fine.

    • GabDubĂ©

      I had that issue on all my characters. The workaround is to leave the area you are in (in my case, personal stronghold) and try again elsewhere. It worked every time, as soon as I exited to the Fleet.

  • David W

    So, did you mean October 22nd? Or is EA/Bioware giving us advanced notice of the patch?

  • Sarigar

    I noticed some slight but noticeable loot lag all through the KotFE story last night, as well as some click-item lag. I hope that gets remedied in this patch.

    • Secundum

      It won’t, because it’s not a bug. It’s just caused my a massive amount of players.

      • Sarigar

        That’s fine if that’s the case, that will shake out in time.

    • GabDubĂ©

      Ask the devs to make their game less popular. It’ll fix the lag that isn’t on your side.

  • fifth

    So they didnt fix the purple fp loot bug?

    • Secundum

      That wasn’t a bug though.

      • fifth

        how come purple loot drops with no stats

        • Secundum

          Vanity gear.

          • Corwin

            Vanity earpiece? LOL

            • Secundum

              Yup. Gotta keep the inside of your ear looking spiffy!

            • Holyfrog

              Earpieces are dropping with no stats? On a side note why do you only get to wear one earpiece? I don’t know about you but I have two ears.

              • vin b

                its not an earring for jewelry its an ear piece for transmitting data kind of like if you wear a headset for talking on the phone, you generally only wear one

              • Holyfro

                I know it’s not jewelry. But who says you can’t wear two. Why can’t it collect data from the battlefield, or one is for talking to your ship and one gives you the Huttball scores.

                I guess someone doesn’t understand what a joke is.

              • vin b

                It’s a game, you are reading way too much into it. Maybe you would be more happy if they changed the word label from earpiece to headset? The point is combat relay information attached to X gives you Y set of stats, what you bother to call it is basically semantics.

                I mean one could argue that why stop at 2 implants? Why not 100’s of implants all over your body? Because in whatever universe the game developers made they are redundant and stop being useful beyond 2 implants.

                It’s all arbitrary in a fictional world.

              • Corwin

                Earpieces, implants, boots – anything can drop with no stats. Haven’t seen a weapon with no stats though.

  • AbnerDoon

    I shall not miss the abomination that was Treek/droid.

    • strongy

      thats what you get when you have HK, Treek and a moonlight meal for two.

    • GabDubĂ©

      Mine had the butler outfit. I wanted to turn that into a Slenderbot meme, but it never caught on.

  • Grumpy Cat

    “Start At 60 Tokens are now available on the Cartel Market!” my shebs.

    No they aren’t.

    • FrostHammer

      wait a day. for server reset tomorrow. i think thats what the little * meant

  • Jake

    I bought the pack from Amazon that included SoR on Monday, and my account still isn’t flagged for it =/ . I received everything else from the pack just not the SoR access so I’m sitting at 55 with over the exp i need to lvl and can not hit 56. Not sure what is causing it but my ticket hasn’t been responded to yet. Was hoping this patch fixed that.

    • Me

      Call EA/SWTOR and they will add it to your account. My brother had the same issue.

    • vin b

      you fail at reading. the amazon pack clearly states that you dont get any of the expansions until oct 27th the same as if you bought a normal sub. the only thing the amazon pack is giving you thats different from a normal 3 month sub is some extra cartel coins, you didnt buy into early access (which is this week)

      for early access you needed to have been subbed since july through now and qualify for all 4 promotional items over the last 4 months, and youd have needed to purchase revan seperately ($20) on top of the sub or youd have been stuck at 55

      thats where you are currently, you havent bought revan so you cant go past 55. you only have hutt cartel (which is free for subs and lets you get to 55); and youll get revan and kotfe oct 27th just like any other sub

      • Jake

        You are correct. I didn’t even think to read the discription, I knew that I’d have to wait for the New expansion but never though I’d have to wait to play the old one after purchase since it shows it on the picture. Doesn’t make to much sense to me. Kinda deceptive marketing but at the same time my fault for not reading it all. Still a good deal though.

        • Holyfrog

          How is it deceptive marketing? If it states it in the description and you don’t read it, it’s YOUR fault not Amazon’s. That’s like buying a toy that needs batteries, and when you get home and open the box and it has no batteries you get mad and say they decided me. Even though on the box it says “batteries not included.

          • Jake

            You are correct, However in your example they normally do not show a pack of batteries in the picture of said item. When I first found the pack back in August it said nothing about SoR unlocking on the 27th (you can verify this by looking at the question and answer sections) So when I finally decided to buy it I did not look at the description as I had already read it previously.

            Second: While i knew KtoFE released on the 27th and I would not get access to that until it launched, It would make logical sense that SoR, which has been out for quite a while and shows a picture of the expansion on the main Image, would be unlocked. When I used to play EQ and would come back after a long absence (and 2 or 3 expansions), I would buy the latest expansion pre-order and it would unlock all the expansions up till that one on my account.

            Again it was my fault for not re-reading the description and assuming based on the image that SoR would be unlocked for me right away. But other people had said that it was an error and if you contact Bioware they will correct it (see the response below this one). Thank you for taking the time to respond however and you have a great day.

  • FrostHammer

    I thought that some companions that were NOT part of the KOTFE story would be returned to us at a terminal somewhere…I found the terminal but it says “all companions that can be found with this device have been found” wtf. I thought Doc wasn’t part of the story or Scourge, why cant I get them back if they’re not in the story?

  • michael fearless

    “Please note that these Tokens do not grant access to Knights of the Fallen Empire or any previous expansion.”

    I’m confused – wouldn’t that negate the point of getting that token in the first place? Or does this only apply to Preferred/F2P users??

    • FrostHammer

      only to preferred/f2p i think. you have to have the expansions to level up.

    • GabDubĂ©

      The expansions are included in the subscription now, so players who never subscribed to unlock the expansions still won’t have them if they only buy a LVL60 character Token.

      Otherwise, people will think that the tokens offer a much better value than a subscription.

  • Akaiah Magnus Trismegisto

    We did not have any now I have two LOL -.-

    • Sadriel_Fett

      Awesome! Can you actually use both for crew skills missions?

      • Akaiah Magnus Trismegisto

        if you can, it’s like having two different droids haha xD

      • Holyfrog

        He shouldn’t waste the mint on the skin(unless they are cheap) in sure they will take it away.

        • vin b

          its cheap and on a vendor thats easy to get reputation with

    • Darth Twinge

      Well, you could get the Crimson or butler customization for one of them to tell them apart XD

  • Varak’sas

    Question: Do the Level 60 Tokens count as doing the story and if so, if I buy four to make four Republic characters and then delete them (Imperial Diehard is Diehard), would it still say I completed the Legendary Status?

    • Darth Twinge

      If you get credit in your legacy and a character is deleted or transferred it doesnt take that legacy credit away from you. I do not know if a instant 60 grants the story credit, however, but I highly doubt it.

      • vin b

        it doesnt give you story credit which is why you have the option of starting at the beginning if you want to (but already leveled). you arent required to skip the story with the lvl 60s, it just asks if you want to

    • ScicleX

      No, the achievements linked to story completions can only be attained by playing through the story, instant 60s will not count toward anything but the “reached level 60” achievements.

  • Varak’sas

    Also, second question: Do companions still function as their old categories (i.e Ashara as Melee DPS) for legacy stat and presence unlocks?

    • Swelke

      With the expansion update any companion can switch to any role. So while Ashara will still use two lightsabers and have melee range abilities, she can be a DPS (like she used to be), a healer or a tank.

      • Swelke

        Ok I don’t think I answered your question whatsoever. I’ll have to check it out but my guess is that would have been reworked.

        • GabDubĂ©

          They still work as they used to for the role presence unlocks. Thst suff isn’t tied to the companions’ actual set of abilities.

          • Varak’sas

            Nice use of the comma and good use of set. Get it? Cause it’s just a bunch of re-skins with preferences?

        • Varak’sas

          Thank you very much.

  • ADMARY

    I have a tricky question : this is the case: so i buy a Start At 60 Token, i take the armor set of this new toon into my legacy storage, i delete this toon and make an other, in order to have all armors that comes with those new lvl 60 toons, can i do that or i have to buy everytime a new Start At 60 Token??? and make toons and delete them i only want to have one more but i want all this new armors that come with this Start At 60 Token toons, have any try this???

    • Holyfrog

      I haven’t tried that, but why do you think that you would be able to do that? It’s not called start multiple lvl 60’s. If you delete it it’s your fault you can’t do it on accident so why would they allow you to do that?

      • ADDMARY

        thxs you all guys for yor answer im gonna try and let you know the results

    • Boba

      You’ll have to pay for every individual character you make and take gear off. Realistically you can make 3 quick 60’s take a tank heal and dps set off and put them on any class

    • Seth Geco

      if the gear is higher then 192 rating it maybe worth it, in not then i don’t see the point.

    • vin b

      the gear isnt good enough to even bother caring about doing that. the looks arent new and youll want better as soon as you level past 60.

      quite frankly most of us already have better gear at lvl 60, this stuffs not even as good as basic com gear from ziost let alone from lvl 60 flashpoints and ops

  • Lms

    The Smart Guys in the room could keep comp. Off hand?! WTG. Now kaylie needs a blaster rifle or a sbiper rifle instead of the blaster I had for her unlocked. Lame!

  • Lms

    Kaylio**

  • Varak’sas

    Hey, do the certain cutscenes make the game stop responding? Unless I put my computer on very low graphics, there’s a big chance that my game will stop responding.

  • Vordork

    Guys, if I can go to Odessen and Zakuul, that means I can play Kotfe on oct. 27th?

  • Rokanis

    I used my insta-60 token I got for being a subscriber to make my fourth Sith Warrior, and didn’t get any of the class titles associated with that class. Not sure if this is intentional or not, but be warned.

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