SWTOR Game Update 5.9 Pushed to May 3

Bioware is delaying Game Update 5.9 to Thursday May 3 instead of the usual Tuesday update.

New Release Date for Game Update 5.9 | 04.27.2018, 02:57 PM
Hi everyone,

One key learning this past year is not to release a Game Update if it’s not ready. We pushed really hard to be ready for next Tuesday, but we uncovered a couple of items we want resolved. To do that, we need a bit more time including this weekend to make sure our fixes are solid and ensure you have the highest quality play experience possible.

We decided to give ourselves an extra couple days and release Game Update 5.9: The Nathema Conspiracy on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Just in time for May the 4th!

Also, we will be providing a minor update on May 22 (Game Update 5.9.1) which includes the Nar Shaddaa Night Life event. I’m also working on a new Roadmap that provides you with all the details of our upcoming Summer events and overall direction for the remainder of this year. I’ll keep you updated on progress and let you know when we’ll post it on our website.

Thanks for playing Star Wars™: The Old Republic!


  • Voulia


  • Phillip Chappell

    ok with a two delays put it on my payday hours before excede rest my aloyyment so caannt complain i might if goes longer

  • Amodin
    • Jep Fareborn

      Gotta love how in cutscenes companions be wearin’ opposite faction gear…

    • Fuck that geriatric bitch…..

    • Shawn Hargrave


  • Andrey Pochekuev

    What this basically means “this update was is such a buggy shit, even we cannot release it outright, and have to make a delay to pretend we care about quality and possibly fix at least some of the most blatant bugs”

  • Bang bang

    Isn’t the same as the last few patches

  • Fubarz

    Yea same old shit different day

  • pig benis
  • Eban
  • gua543

    Eh, I don’t think anyone is surprised about stuff like that anymore. If nothing else, they are being honest about it.

  • Dr. Mike Wendell

    The trolls are out in general chat swearing that this is fake and saying this is the shutdown notice.

    A fake notice as there not being an update but how they will just bring down the servers and end it all. Not Dulfy’s post being fake.

    • Jason Thomas

      Is Musco back yet ? Could this LONG honeymoon be his way out ? Was it his 2 week notice ? LOL

      • Dr. Mike Wendell

        They’re just going to turn around and say he never mentioned 2 weeks like when Keith took his.

  • jack chapman

    What this basically means “this update was is such a buggy shit, even we cannot release it outright, and have to make a delay to pretend we care about quality and possibly fix at least some of the most blatant bugs”

  • Derek

    The trolls are out in general chat swearing that this is fake and saying this is the shutdown notice.A fake notice as there not being an update but how they will just bring down the servers and end it all. Not Dulfy’s post being fake.

    • Cucurulo

      What? LOL i don’t see this game going anywhere not until 2023.

    • Adam Haynes

      We will know when the end is upon us because they will simply stop providing updates permanently. If ppl keep subbing and they can make free money for simply keeping a handful of servers online they will do so until they’re all tapped out.

      • Dr. Mike Wendell

        Um, you replied to a copy and paste spammer.

        • Adam Haynes

          IDC, I still made my point.

  • AbnerDoon

    Honestly they said this the last update too. If anything they are probably not holding it back long enough.

    They did it in 5.8 and were still asking players a week later to report any of the discovered multiple unlisted changes. it was just sad and the fact that they couldn’t find everything they “accidentally” changed really shows their competency.

    Here’s hoping to this time they get it right. Maybe they need some inspirational posters around the office.


    • Drivan

      BW: Austin has never hear of this concept.

  • John Kosto

    One key learning that all of us have learned since all of last 3 years, is that every update they make is worse than the previous one, with less content, and that the game is continuously getting to a more pathetic status.

  • Shawn Hargrave

    Keith: it took us a year and a 1/2 to give you a complete raid so pushing this back a month is no biggie. Lol smh

  • Jonathan Parker

    Oh, so you finally learned that, did you? How about all of the other key learning opportunities that you’ve ignored because you get more money as a result of ignoring them?

    • EyesOfGehenna .

      Yeah it’s amazing they didn’t learn that until now but ok. I find the most interesting thing about this message that there’s a new roadmap coming. Be interesting to see if they’re finally gonna talk about 6.0. Not that I expect it to bring me back but I am curious what they are actually able to bring out as an expansion in 2018.

      • AbnerDoon

        I have my doubts if they will brush on 6.0 or if there is or isn’t an expansion. I’m sure 5.9.1 and 5.10 will be in it for the Nightlife Event and PVP Event maybe a 5.11 for shits and giggles.

        But I can easily just see them turning on the smoke machine for anything past it. Then talking about the next road map and how amazing yet mysterious it’s going to be.

        Hopefully I’m wrong on this. But my expectations bar is set so low now I will have to dig it out of the ground soon.

        • John Kosto

          They have already said that 6.0 will be released this year, not that they haven’t lied before…

          • AbnerDoon

            I know but they have to save something for that Fall/Winter roadmap. :p

          • Drool Bear

            If it will be released at all this year i suspect 6.0 will be released in December just before they all go on their month long vacation, leaving us with a bug ridden flashpoint and who knows what new exploit that we will be told if we participate in it we will be spanked but won’t be fixed till Jan 2019.

            • Paulo Gomes

              How dare you say that??? How can you??? They would NEVER do something like that, release an expansion/patch, and then leave for holidays. Like, let’s say release an expansion with Early Access on December, 2. With full access on December, 9.

              That could NEVER happen! And if it did happen, SURELY it would NOT be filled to the brim with extraneous bugs! That goes without saying! That would be sloppy. And these guys don’t do sloppy…

              Oh wait a minute there…

              • Drool Bear

                Couldn’t have said it better myself.

              • Fred Garvin

                [OP is Fred G]

                I’m quite sure 6.0 will be released. Even if it’s a so-called expansion though it will have a fraction of the features other games give. As long as the game still pulls in some kind of profit with minimal effort, why should they turn off the lights? That’s the bonus of having the SW IP. Ppl will accept trash just to hear a lightsaber ignite or hear that music.

                Tbh, I wouldn’t even doubt if they are loving this talk of the game being shut down and 6.0 never happening. They can release nothing special in 6.0 and the diehards will just be happy it happened at all and to get the ability to point their finger and say, “See! We were right, the game is still here losers!”

                Wait a minute…conspiracy theory: EA/BW is secretly bankrolling these articles and comments about the game being shut down…lol.

      • Jason Thomas

        I agree. I unsubed a few weeks ago and i havent logged back in. I tried ESO and its a bigger mess than TOR. Mind numbing and endless quest that goes now where. Looking for a new game. TOR lost me with the endless saga of KOTFE. I can only do so much GTA so………….

    • #Facts

  • Adam Haynes

    They started reading comments and so will try and develop some actual new content between now and May 3rd? This should be a game changer.

    • Lithari

      I personally want more story content…ALOT more and no more bloody Iokath….that planet is the worst one EVER made.

  • Jonathan

    What? LOL i don’t see this game going anywhere not until 2023.

  • yasmirr

    Eh, I don’t think anyone is surprised about stuff like that anymore. If nothing else, they are being honest about it.

    • Sweet

      I would have been surprised if they didn’t delay it tbh.

  • Don Loco
    • Purewitz

      Actually its Disney’s franchise. EA doesn’t own Star Wars, Disney does. EA only has a license (or permission) from Disney to make Star Wars games. If Disney wanted to give the Star Wars license to another Publisher/Developer, EA wouldn’t have a say in the matter. EA could try to sue Disney for ending the license agreement early, but EA would probably lose.

      • Cucurulo

        I don’t think so…Disney doesn’t give a shit about SWTOR. EA will keep running this game until 2023 that’s pretty clear.

        • Meelis S

          Yep as long it makes profit and by the looks there are people who pay for monthly AND keep buying cosmetic packs. I would award EA best game title of the years for mmo that has almost 0 investement recent years but max revenue. Thats every game company dream to suck those cosumers wallets so easily

      • Paulo Gomes

        I don’t think it refers to Star Wars. It might refer to the huge number of gaming companies EA has bought.

        And destroyed.

      • v22i

        Well this of course depends on the contract, but Disney had to compensate EA if they canceled he license earlier.

        Disney just dosn’t give two farts about SWTOR. So why would they get into contract dispute?

  • Crappy Brazilian

    A questão é mesmo q matasse não teria problema pq o povo ainda pagaria o serviço, ou eles acham q o gamepass é de graça hahaha

  • Darth_Rachet

    would be nice if all planets were open world type, seems rather of a shame that you got mounts that are essentially ships but can’t fly. every planet could have their starting zone for the different classes but then areas for mid and end game content, half a dozen heroic instances or so would be better.

    Idk they could so much but they do so little, its frustrating

  • DualBlastersGuy

    I just want my Mako back.
    That’s the only reason I still have the client even installed on my HDD. Aside from that, I’m just so done with these idiots, I can’t even…

  • Fred Garvin

    [OP is Fred G]

    If the update wasn’t coming out until Tuesday, 5/1 anyway why does Keith feel the need to mention they needed this weekend to work on it more? Shouldn’t they have been doing that anyway? Oh, that’s right. It’s because he’s leading a team of underachievers and excuse makers so he mentions anything possible at attempts for sympathy and acceptance.

    Be real about the new “roadmap” too. It’ll drop sometime in June and since it’s for summer it’ll cover about 2 months time only. The promise of info for rest of the year will be a sentence or two about how “MORE IS COMING! BIG PLANS! 6.0!!!!!!” and the diehards will explode with excitement at the prospect of more crumbs of mediocrity coming their way.

  • Fred Garvin

    [OP is Fred G]

    Breaking news: I was able to sneak into the BWA offices and snap a picture of Keith hard at work and making sure 5.9 is perfect for 5/3.


  • Fubarz

    https://youtu.be/5SzSDskxf6A Something to do while waiting…. For Keith to get done hanging out with Eric on his long wedding vac

    • Fred Garvin

      [OP ia Fred G]

      The ad for ESO: Summerset before that video contained for content than SWTOR has released over the last few years.

  • Fubarz
  • Disqus this

    That really is par for the course when it comes to bioware.

    Problem is not only is it already a week late. It’s not 2 additional day slate because of bugs and the really sad part is it will be bugged when it actually does come out.

  • Cucurulo

    i don’t know you but this looks good and decent, i’m not paying a single penny for episode IX but i’m planning to see this definitely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBCenR1aWoE Clark = Hot

    • Vincent van der Laan


    • Kubrickian

      That’s Soylo doesn’t look or act anything like Harrison Ford

    • Adam Haynes

      I hope that one day someone buys Disney and remakes all of their movies with shit actors and stories that feel like they were were some 8th grader’s creative writing project that earned them a C-. That of course after proclaiming that all Disney movies made up to that point are no longer valid and should be ignored.

  • 平賀才人

    Is he implying that they’ve been aware of all the critical bugs of previous releases and they’ve just released them anyways and wait for people complaints before fixing them a month or so later and then ban players if one of those bugs was an exploit that could give them an unfair advantage like skipping the key to the Umbara train instead of just taking a couple days to fix at least those like they are doing now?

  • Rompe Himself

    How shit does a dev team need to be to put out so little content, but STILL need more time to release it past their own self imposed time frames?

    And can someone who has access to the swtor.com forums remind King of bullshit Keith, that BW Austin are STILL releasing bugged content and often, it remains unfixed? He is acting like the content they eventually release is of high quality, but he regurgitates the same tired bullshit line of wanting more time to fix bugs and has been for the past year and yet, the bugs, they still remain…….. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/89dcb4fb486ca68cfc2ec29e44d638c92c44d145f4584403e6a1561cf9f9acf4.png

    • Jep Fareborn

      So when is somebody gonna work up the nerve to sue? I mean, most people are paying (by choice) a subscription at same price for a 7 year old game.

  • Drivan

    Because at BW: Austin May the 4th falls on the 3rd…

    • Guest

      Pretty sure he meant you can play it all day on may the 4th if you want.
      Even if he hadnt, its a petty gripe compared to the bigger issues with the game right now.

      • Drivan

        It’s a joke. Obviously you bought your sense of humor from the cartel market…

  • Meelis S

    I thought this game is closing soon. I totally forgot it even exists still.
    Man this game can go on for years people are happy to pay for 3-7 years old content with just new cosmetics time to time. What else can you ask as business company. Minimal effort – max revenue

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