SWTOR Game Update 5.6.1 Patch Notes

SWTOR Game Update 5.6.1 Patch Notes.


  • New Warzone – Battle for control of ancient Sith secrets in a new Warzone set on Yavin 4!
  • Double Rewards is back! Receive double experience, Command experience, and more from December 12th – January 1st.


  • If a player had duplicate Strongholds following the United Forces update, they are now able to purchase additional rooms in those Strongholds as intended.
  • Character eye colors should now be restored to their pre-Game Update 5.6 colors.
  • Corrected an issue where enemy castbars would sometimes disappear.

Classes +Combat


  • Corrected an issue where some Classes are receiving unintended passive bonuses.

Flashpoints + Operations + Uprisings


A Traitor Among the Chiss

  • Bosses have had their health significantly reduced in both Story and Solo Mode.
  • The damage done by bosses has been reduced in both Story and Solo Mode.
  • Bosses have had their health slightly reduced in both Veteran and Master Mode.
  • The number of enemies has been reduced throughout the Flashpoint.
  • The Guardian Droid will no longer instant cast their Mortar Volley ability.
  • The Copero Security Droid will no longer instant cast their Seeker Missile ability.

Kuat Drive Yards

  • Pressing spacebar during the second cinematic in the Kuat Drive Yard Flashpoint will no longer stop players from progressing.

Galactic Starfighter

  • EMP Missile now does 100% damage to the primary target as intended (up from 50%). Secondary targets still take 50% damage.

Items + Economy

  • Unassembled Components will no longer appear in the currency tab.
  • Some currencies will now be hidden in the currencies tab when their quantity is at 0.
  • Corrected an issue where some item categories in the Pack Explorer’s Item Stash would not show their complete name.
  • The “claim” and “disintegrate” buttons will no longer appear highlighted in the Command Stash if no item is selected.
  • The Resolute Jedi Armor will now show the proper coloring when dyed.
  • Companion gift vendors on the Imperial Fleet and Dromund Kaas have had their sale prices corrected.
  • The Personal Environmental Shield in Scum and Villainy has had its sale price corrected.
  • Players will no longer appear naked when wearing the Proficient Hitman or Bionic Warrior armor sets.
  • Updated the texture on the Revered Master’s pants.

Missions + NPCs

  • The Command Experience Points earned for completing Planetary Heroics and Daily Missions across the game has been increased to 225 (up from 75).
  • Darth Hexid has been added to the Companion Locator Terminal.



  • The Yavin 4 Warzone will temporarily pop more frequently than other Warzones.
  • Dan Santos

    “Character eye colors should now be restored to their pre-Game Update 5.6 colors.”


    • gua543

      Bio changed the textures of the eyes with 5.6 (intentionally or not), made them look more watery. Apparently a lot of people didn’t like it so they’re changing it.

      • Darth Ji’inx

        The textures aren’t much of an issue, it’s the altered colors that are the problem.

  • Vigosolo

    Nothing new to the lifeday event i guess…. events are boring as hell -.-

  • Mikey Moo

    So what happens to my new eyes? Lol

    • Darth Ji’inx

      It sounds like they’re just correcting the messed up colors on the existing eyes that were updated.

  • I still don’t understand why they did the stupid thing to our eyes, and even more so that it’s going away after a few weeks.

    • Darth Ji’inx

      I’m assuming that something with the colors got messed up when they updated the eyes. Since it wasn’t a game-breaking bug, they just decided to wait until the next patch (tomorrow).

      I don’t have a problem with the new eye patterns; my problem is the messed up colors.

      • All my girls look like they have cataracts :-/

        • Darth Ji’inx

          We’ll have to wait and see…

  • CrumpetTrumpet

    Oh for fuck sake, is it really that hard to fix the eyes? I want the original eyes back. No super shiny, gray sclera and no irises that have been put through a green tint filter.

    • John Kosto

      It’s not that hard, that’s why they are fixing it. Tomorrow.

      • CrumpetTrumpet

        They’re not fixing it, they’re “reverting it.” So shiny gray sclera again.

        • Ben Gimson

          Better than the current version, if nothing else.

          • IncuBB .

            True enough

    • Amodin

      That’s how I feel about that name change bullshit they pulled with this update. My wife actually logged into the game, and she was forced to rename a character. Instead, she made a new character with the SAME NAME and was able to make it. Yes, on the same server and account.

      It’s a total fucking scam.

      • HMH


      • Calure

        Or…and hear me out….she could have just renamed her character to the same thing? She didn’t need to make a new character. When they prompt you to rename your character they name it to some random stuff. You can then rename it back to what it was if, as you say, it isn’t taken on your server.

        • Amodin

          No, no you don’t understand. She was forced to rename it of course, she just tried to log back in with the name and it wouldn’t allow her to, forcing the name to be changed. She exited, created a new character with the identical name, and it was accepted.

          That’s why it’s a fucking scam, they are forcing you to rename a character, then you HAVE to purchase their shit from the CM just to get a name change.

  • Shawn Hargrave

    Update: in order to correct your eye issues you must purchase a eye correction kit for 50000 cc “buy now”

  • fubarz

    https://youtu.be/Bb8fT1TVaoc What do you think?

    • Don Loco

      EA really stepped on their meat with this loot box dreck hahahaha

  • dzip.sys

    I cheer when they don’t f. u. the eyes a thrid time…

  • Guest

    “Corrected an issue where some Classes are receiving unintended passive bonuses.”

    Wish they would tell us what classes were receiving the so-called “unintentional” bonuses they were talking about…..

  • Alexander Delorean

    “Bosses have had their health significantly reduced in both Story and Solo Mode.
    The damage done by bosses has been reduced in both Story and Solo Mode.”
    Crying noobs with no skill finally happy.

    • Lithari

      Well, i didn’t find it difficult in the first place, but they did have alot of health and considering you get jack shit from killing them, i fail to see the need for the huge health pool.

    • Amkosh

      I didn’t find it hard. I did find the damn thing super long. Took me 2 hrs 15 minutes. That’s a bit long. If its longer than 45 mins its too fucking long.

      • Kaelin

        Can tell only for solo runs but even with lvl 1 Temple it never took THIS long (my character – healer, Temple – tank), no stealth, full run. A shame I can`t check it again after patch just to be 100% sure

    • Ry

      It wasn’t really hard, it was just long and boring. When completing it for the first time in story mode, I remember looking at the health of the boss and it being up in the 1.3mil range, I was like…. well this is going to be a slog. And it was, just stood there for a few minutes falling asleep.

    • Hawke

      Aside from the fact that casually insulting people is wrong and makes you look bad, you’re also not on point. This is about the huge health pool, the bosses take way too long to take down compared to other flashpoints.

    • Syok

      Mate, I know your biggest cheevo is pugging EV HM but as Hawke and Ry already said, it’s not about difficulty but time one needs to complete flashpoint. If flashpoints takes me longer than Gate Crushing then maybe I am not bad but flashpoint bosses have too much health for no apparent reason?

    • Nameychu

      The damage wasn’t too bad with minimal planning, but the HP just took way too long to whittle through for what it was.

    • Yeah I agree wholeheartedly with this. This actually made it challenging, and I felt like I would actually have to pay attention. Well there will always be Veteran and Master modes…

  • Paulo Gomes

    They’re fixing the eyes??? Boy, my Miraluka is going to be very happy…

    • Robert René Dibello

      They are gonna cure blindness all over the galaxy!

    • Syok

      Perhaps they will be able to see what’s wrong with their game now?

  • Ry

    With the list of things that need to be fixed in the game…. why are problems with eyes even a thing? We spend 90% of our time looking at the back of our head, and when not, at least half our roster (almost all of my roster) have mask/hood/cloak of some sort.

    • IncuBB .

      Becouse people paid for them, dude.

    • infamous

      Stop whinning. Some us paid for those eyes and not all of us want to go around with heterochromia/discoloured eyes.

  • Havik79

    What exactly is the “and more” in the double xp event info.

    • Danny Seth

      Well, I think valor points, reputation points, ship requisition.

      • Havik79

        Ah I see, thanks

  • Nymectchzic
  • Ironheart

    So no fixes to wrong armour on companions in cutscenes?

  • AbnerDoon

    This patch why didn’t they extend maintenance?

    Conquest bugged, some Eyes still have bugs, CXP disintegrations still showing bugs, GSF emp missile still bugged.

  • Havik79

    So last week I did Iokath weekly, with all 5 (or is it 6) normal legacy boost, the 100% legacy boost, 100% cxp boost item I got ~33k, with 2x cxp event it shows 41k?.

    • Danny Seth

      Well, because the 2x cxp applies to the base value of the quest. All the other bonuses are added, not multiplied. That’s how the boosts work, too. So the event brought you another 8k.

      • Havik79

        Oh yeah that’s right they changed it, I remember now.

  • disziplin

    KDY is still broken as hell, after 2-3 glitches on the shuttle, I was out of the instance and the other three took shuttle and ended up right at the final boss, skipped the entire first 2 stages….WTF?!?

    • AbnerDoon

      Yeah this patch is buggy as hell and once again they are completely silent on it. It seems like 50% of the changes made it in.

      They are probably already on vacation so unless we’re lucky no fixes til the new year.

  • Ola Munteanu

    So sad how my Zabrak Commando’s scary white’ish eyes are gone, now they only look like those of a Lion..

  • Berserkk

    KDY is still broken, imp or rep side. what bothers me is the 5 minutes punishment after i leave the bugged KDY, why am i punished if is not my fault?

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