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Game Update 5.0 PTS 1-5 Mined

A look at the changes in Game Updates 5.0 PTS 1-5. Please note that this is not a compete list of all changes in the patch, is subject to change at any time (info is from PTS files), and is my own personal interpretation of the data. Also note that the difference comparisons were generated between 4.7.2 live and 5.0 PTS #5, and that the PTS build did not have a few of the new cartel market / other changes from 4.7.2 merged with it. This post was generated by the joint efforts of SwtorHamster and Jedipedia.

Warning: This post contains HEAVY spoilers. You have been warned.

Table of Contents

New Cartel Market Items and Decorations

None so far.

Things of Note

With KotET announced, we are now sharing everything there is on KotET. As written in our previous post, there will be 9 new chapters and as many as 12 new Uprisings (flashpoints). There are currently no new alliance alerts, and obviously, no new operations. Galactic Command is still in development, so we don't have many details on that yet.

Base classes are being removed, and you have the choice of either creating a level 1 character, or buy a token to create a level 60 character for KotFE or a level 65 character for KotET.

Over the coming weeks, we will post new information as soon as it hits the PTS. Meanwhile, we are constantly improving our datamining tools; at the moment we are busy porting our tools to the cloud, and are working on our 3D viewer to eventually emulate the whole game in-browser. You likely won't see the results of that for a long time but we are thrilled of all the potential from upcoming web technologies like WebGL2, WebVR and WASM in combination with datamining.


Uprisings are 4-man flashpoints that continue the story past Chapter 9.

SPOILER: After you defeat Valkorion and take over the throne, Uprisings break out across the galaxy, and you have to fight against both the Empire and Republic.

They are available in three difficulties with up to 3 bosses, and there are some hidden achievements. Right now, the difficulties are called Solo, Tactical, and Hard mode but this may change to Story, Veteran, and Master mode.

Each Uprising is unique, so they won't feel as repetitive as Star Fortresses. Most of the areas are copied from the live game and slightly modified for the KotET setting; this allows the devs to create this many uprisings. For example, the Ord Mantell uprising, which appears to be the most complete at the moment, is a copy of the Separatist volcano base.

Most uprising are missing a lot of data, so some may be released in a later Game Update post-5.0, or they were just for testing and have been scrapped. The names below are likely placeholders and will change.

  • Corucant (Divided we Fall)
  • Denova (Trench Runner)
  • Hoth (Firefrost)
  • Makeb (Destroyer of Worlds)
  • Ord Mantell (Prototype)
  • Port Nowhere (Nowhere Special)
  • Rakata Prime (Landing Party)
  • Tatooine (Done and Dusted)
  • Imperial ship (Fractured/Splinter Faction)
  • Space - Crimson
  • Space - Hammer Station
  • Space - Trial and Error

Galactic Command

This is a new feature where you need to collect Dark and Light side points within a certain time, both from completing quests and warzones (when queueing for a warzone, you need to select if you're fighting for the Dark or Light side). This is completely different from the current Dark vs. Light event, despite the similar name.

Similar to your character's alignment, there are five ranks (Dark I-V, Light I-V and Neutral). We do not yet know what the rewards are for getting a new Command Rank.

New Locations

There was a lot of speculation on the locations we posted last time. We can now reveal that these locations are the following:



Chapters 4 and 5



Chapter 7



Chapter 1

Dromund Kaas

Dromund Kaas

Chapter 2

Assault on Odessen

Assault on Odessen

Zakuul Spire

Zakuul Spire

Chapter 9

Vaylin's Penthouse on Zakuul

Vaylin's Penthouse on Zakuul

Chapter 6

In addition, here are three new pictures from the Uprisings on Denova, Hoth, and Port Nowhere:



Port Nowhere

Additions to the Game

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Achievements TORCommunity Jedipedia
Items TORCommunity Jedipedia
Schematics TORCommunity
NPCs TORCommunity Jedipedia
Abilities TORCommunity Jedipedia
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Clickable objects Jedipedia

For detailed class changes, check out our earlier post. If you want to listen to the music again, you can find it here on Soundcloud.

Chapter Dialogue (major spoilers!)

If you want to know what happens in the chapters, find the Conversation box on the bottom and click on a NPC name to view the cutscene from this NPC.

In-Depth Changes

About the Author
Author: Hayward
Hayward founded TORCommunity in 2008 the day after SWTOR was announced. Engineer by day, software dev by night, he does his best to keep the site up to date.