SWTOR Unassembled Component Changes in 5.4.

Bioware is making some changes to Unassembled Components in Patch 5.4.

Unassembled Component Changes in 5.4 | 08.04.2017, 08:43 PM

Hey folks,

As we have mentioned a few times over the past couple of weeks, we are planning some Unassembled Component changes in GU 5.4. This thread is to outline the exact changes you can expect. We had a few goals we wanted to focus on:

  • Increase the overall Components a character can get each week via Missions.
  • Increase incentive for Ranked Warzones to increase participation and to ensure it is being properly rewarded compared to unranked.
  • Shift some of the rewards from the Daily Missions into Weekly Missions so it is less punishing if you miss a day.

With that in mind, here are the specifics!

Unranked – Overall, Component rewards earned per week unchanged.

  • Daily Mission: Now rewards 10 Components, down from 12.
  • Weekly Mission: Now rewards 54 Components, up from 40.

Ranked – Large changes were made here to really amp up the value of Ranked Missions.

  • Solo Daily: Now rewards 15 Components, down from 16.
  • Solo Weekly: Now rewards 100 Components, up from 30.
  • Group Daily: Now rewards 30 Components, up from 20.
  • Group Weekly: Now rewards 200 Components, up from 60.

It is worth noting that the Command XP values of almost all of these Missions have also been buffed. The same is true of the Ranked Season Tokens that you earn from the Ranked Missions. Those are the Mission changes you can expect for Ranked and Unranked coming in 5.4. Thanks everyone.


  • guest

    They call this a buff? A net gain of 4 freaking componenets for regs?
    This is horrible, considering I can farm a crate every 7 or 8 minutes.
    This is a buff like madness was buffed.

    Ranked is cancer, and people who get slaughtered in ranked (which is honesltly most players) aren’t going to put up with the constant losing and abuse just for some extra components.
    And that’s if you can even get a yolo pop outside of harbinger without spending hours begging in chat..

    It’s a nice buff for a small minority of players and a slap in the face to the rest of us, considering how much more actual wz time goes into a regs weekly vs a ranked weekly.

    • Christine Pacer

      Ranked is serious toxicity. Even more so the “The Division’s” community. That’s saying something.

      • gua543

        Any game that has competitive, high level mode will be toxic, mate. You think there aren’t any elitist guilds that demand you play the currently FoTM classes in raids whether you like it or not?

        • nana

          Considering that the only servers that have constant Ranked popping are TRE and Harbinger, and these servers are know for toxicity(TRE is the worst of the two,lol). Rest is just stupid. And they even nerfed the dailies, which is really stupid.

  • Tchelo57

    This was just sad..

  • dyNASTY

    This has got to be the most embarrassing way to express to your playerbase that you’ve completely missed the point

  • Bang bang

    What a complete joke. Really missed the point and it is sad. Good work bioware

  • Christine Pacer

    Yup, this has really made me want to play pvp again. What an awesome change.
    Oh wait….I’ll be getting less components? Yay! Because “buff” math?

    • Vanguard

      I would check your math again…and read the rest of the article.

  • Shadow
    • Darth Ji’inx

      Don’t tempt Memedragon…

      • Whitedragon


    • John Doe

      hahaha epic pic 😀 and so fucking truee

  • John Kosto

    The difference of increase between unranked and ranked is just ridiculous.

  • fkl

    “Shift some of the rewards from the Daily Missions into Weekly Missions so it is less punishing if you miss a day.”

    So you are punished if you don’t miss a day. LOL

  • 99oL

    This will punish unranked even more.

    Ranked players will be equipped much faster, and be able to stomp unranked even faster. While unranked players are stuck with the same grind as before.

    • Ramzzess

      To be fair, ranked matches should always give more rewards than unranked matches. I do agree that the buffs don’t really solve anything though

      • Raansu

        Ranked matches shouldn’t give any rewards. That queue is not supposed to be for progression.

        • Ramzzess

          You’re right. I just realized the flaw in my statement, Lol.

  • Jiří Dobeš

    where are legacy components?

  • Alexander Delorean

    Supposed to be a good improvement (no)

  • Whitedragon
    • Vincent van der Laan

      they buffed the maurauder and sentinel :p well carnage one so what u on about xD

    • Darth Ji’inx

      Calm down, Tom…

      • Whitedragon


    • M. W.

      You play them on combat?

      • Whitedragon


        • M. W.

          Best spec. 😀

    • Snowbund

      Wait they nerfed Jedi Sentinel – Watchman ?? Oh man I hope not!! its the only Jedi spec I really play on the Jedi Sentinels. Gotta love the Force Melt

      • Fred Garvin

        Consider the source. He probably just needs to L2P and stop spamming the same “Meme Attack” over and over.

        • Whitedragon

          The funny thing about that little white speck on the top of chicken shit.

          • Fred Garvin

            You make even less sense when you don’t use memes. Just post one of the four you have saved to your desktop and go back to waiting for the next round of meds.

  • DR2000

    After years of uninterrupted subscription I lost interest about a month ago. Cancelled it 2 days ago. Then I saw the title of this post. At first I thought maybe I rushed my cancellation. Then I read it. Nope. Nothing has changed.

    Been playing D3 for the last couple of weeks. If only SWTOR would start treating those Command ranks as Diablo treats Paragon levels…

    • Leah

      or the way ESO treats champion points, heck even the way WoW currently treats artifact levels….

      • How ESO handles elder game is great. I like getting fun gear like anyone else, but ESO is better. You can craft set pieces for some good game boosts and you can play the content you want to get even better gear. You can up-level your gear via tannins and tempers. Far better than command crates and RNG.

        The CP system gives meaningful boosts that you get to pick to truly customize how you play. It’s a great system.

        • Xandryah

          In ESO you often get killed in 2-3 seconds, there are no global cooldown, there are no RNG-damage-generator, there are only killing-abilities, there much smaller battlegrounds, there is a worse chat-system, brain-washed-community (on the forums at least) who supports the franchise whatever the devs throw them to eat (conversations on chat is nice and pleasant 🙂 no caps at all, and other realities; the whole combat system resembles to a 2-D-space-shooting-experience… also there are no cinematic conversations, conversations are really childish and un-mature and dull (stories are good though and creative), there is no more explicit content for the 18-year-rating.. even the world of Tamriel is way too small and packed with content… that hurts immersion, also it looks too unrealistic too often for my taste…the good thing, it’s open and there is sth going on in the areas, not like swtor-planets that are huge but so boringly empty…the worst thing in ESO for me is absolutely without doubt the combat system (and i don’t freaking care about the loud guys that are ‘successful’ in the game, because they really don’t have clue tbh.. i can’t say different… look at pvp in The Division for instance… also sandbox-combat) in this EA has a better vision about making a balanced game to sell to the people… i don’t believe in Anthem though… ME was the racing horse to nurture…

          • Fred Garvin
            • Leah

              I think he is talking about animation canceling? maybe?.. and going into pvp while not wearing pvp gear. yeah, you can get what seems like one shot., I have experienced plenty of it. but I went in wearing my pve set with no crit resistance, no extra health, etc as for looking unrealistic, umm… swtor is even more stylized then ESO (I like TOR style personaly, just saying – its not particularly realistic) O_O but.. ok.

            • Xandryah

              that actor is such a jerk in real life… very complicated person..

              only the first movie was good, the other pirate-movies…please spare me

        • Leah

          not going to disagree. ESO has its own host of issues (like being able to craft good sets yourself takes forever, or a lot of RL money if you want to speed up the process of learning traits) and very few crafted sets are serious end game viable. and the biggest hell of RNG is farming for Maelstrom weapons in a right trait (and/or monster shoulders/helms) and then there is Undaunted grind…

          that said, if you are not interested in top of the line minmaxing – there are very easy to get BoE world drop sets and early crafted sets that require only maybe a week of crafting research, so… yeah… I very much prefer ESO way over command crates

    • Sotos

      just browsing in dulfy site and check what happens in my old game.
      Swtor seems a great joke every sing day passed.
      How a small group of ppl manage to ruin a so great game like that?
      I think i m not regretting at all my unsub to that game and my returning to gw2…

  • Ranked PvP in SWTOR is a total fucking joke. 4×4 circle jerks where everyone stands in a little pile and jacks each other off. 1.) You don’t need gear to queue. 2.) You get the mission rewards no matter what the outcome. 3.) You spend 80% of your time stunned, snared, knocked back. The queue is terrible. Matchmaking was written by a retarded cat. Keep your stupid weapons and gay titles.

    • ef3

      I like objective based Warzones.
      Arenas are just awful.
      They should bring back ranked Warzones AND give the player a choice:
      queue Warzones only
      queue Arena only
      queue Warzones and Arena
      for both, ranked and unranked.

      But hey the like to force people into stuff, for no reason.

      • Shawn Hargrave

        they should get rid of warzones and go for large scale open world objective based pvp but sadly the paper engine cant handle it /smh fuck that warzone shit total garbage

        • AbnerDoon

          They tried with the latest new area. The pvp instance sits mostly empty and unused.

          Personally I don’t get it why try to bring back open world pvp? It was dead on arrival and people moved on. It would have made more sense to add a new pvp map based on the area. There’d be a new map it would be in the rotation and the current crop of pvp’ers would have been happy.

          • Shawn Hargrave

            It wasnt dead at the get go the engine couldnt handle it still cant apparently those warzones just suck

        • ConcernedGuest

          When the weekly conquest was posted before it was released I really hoped for this …planetary wide player battles for conquering a planet. Taking opposite side bases. Holding them for some time. Whatever.

          Not some bullshitty … do this much time this H2 or do that much time operations or do crafting until you break.

          Come on guys, where is the real conquest here?

    • Fred Garvin
    • Ramzzess

      You tell em, brother

    • ConcernedGuest

      Exactly why I avoid ranked pvp, just because constant 80% of the time being stunned, pinned, knocked around.
      SWTOR may not be Battlefield but there don’t get any of this shit. You take damage, you die, you respawn again to join the fray.
      But here … stun … knock … stun … pull … push … stun … I HATE this nonsens.

      At least there is unranked = “normal” pvp with some tactical points to it. But even here … push … pull … stun … and so on … I HATE it

  • penk

    Aaaand… what is improved by this change?


    Why doesn’t BioWare ever ask the one important question, when changing the game: what is improved, how, and does this change achieve anything?

    These headless chicken just act.

    • Лев Сафаров

      They should ask Rene Descartes. He said when you have to make choice you need to consider 4 things:
      1) What will happen if i do that?
      2) What will happen if i not do that?
      3) What will not happen if i do that?
      4) What will not happen if i not do that?

      • M. W.

        A good one.

  • Sweet

    So they stick with their retarded gear system, not gonna sub back anytime soon i guess then.

  • Eban
  • fanboy

    so has Keith been fired and replaced by someone with all chars maxed out yet because that type of justification really has made this game amazing /sarcasm. Swtor take a good long hard look from launch till now and what you are not doing correctly. Until then the game will keep its bad rep its rapid declice and no incentive to log in after a month. Fire Keith and the rest of the morons leading this and hire actual devs who give a shit then maybe people would come back doubtful at this point but least try to salvage it or just stop shitting on what remains of the playerbase.

  • Shawn Hargrave
  • AbnerDoon

    The few people left in my guild that do ranked are now ready to leave as well.

    They should of just made these changes to regs. That is the point of regs earning gear to get entry into the top tier. The point of ranked was leader boards, bragging rights and special rewards.

    • Whitedragon

      just think if your guild spent more money on the game it might still be great… D’OH!

  • cole

    Really hate how drowning in companions I am. They should add a way to remove some of them from the contacts window, preferably forever- Like dismiss the ones you can’t kill so they stop junking up the menus and reminding you that you are forever at 5 influence with them because you never use them.

  • I agree with some of the other folks: nowadays it just takes entirely too long to get ranked popping, even in solo mode. And instead of messing with the component earnings, how about you adjust how many it takes to earn said piece of gear? And get rid of that command XP altogether. But then again, that would make sense…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aa1bfacd82a1edc93b9d39418b0ed9dddec6fb416a3f05607ce4e6c704659bf8.png

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