Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion patch now on Public Test Servers

The Old Republic’s Public Test Server has been updated in preparation for its first expansion, The Rise of the Hutt Cartel.

The Public Test Server received a massive 2.0 patch which now enables players to test several things.

Firstly, the level cap has been raised to 55, there are also major abilities and stat redesigns.

Other highlights include

  • New Operation: Scum and Villainy! Scum and Villainy is a new Operation which takes place on the seedy Outer Rim world of Darvannis, where mysterious forces are gathering an army of warlords and mercenaries. This Operation is available at level 55 in four difficulty modes, and it contains seven boss lockouts. It can be accessed from the Ziost Shadow or the Gav Daragon on the Imperial and Republic Fleets.
  • New Feature: Achievements! The Legacy System has expanded to include Legacy Achievements, which recognize important accomplishments and milestones across all characters in your Legacy.
  • Hard Mode is now available for the following Flashpoints
    • Athiss
    • Cademimu
    • Hammer Station
    • Mandalorian Raiders
  • New Feature: Priority Mission Terminal! The Daily Mission Terminal on the Fleet has been replaced by the Priority Mission Terminal. The Priority Mission Terminal provides daily, weekly, and introductory missions for high-priority activities such as Flashpoints, Group Finder, Warzones, and other repeatable content.

Full patch notes can be seen here

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