SWTOR's 1.6 Update Heads to PTS

BioWare cranks up SWTOR development by sending 1.6 to PTS less than a week after the launch of 1.5 and free-to-play.

Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) joined the ranks of the free-to-play last week with the launch of its 1.5 update. Less than a week later, BioWare has shipped off its 1.6 update to PTS to help keep its momentum going. The 1.6 update brings improvements to the game’s Group Finder feature, 6 new Heroic difficulty space missions per faction, new items, the Ancient Hypergate PvP warzone and more.

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BioWare is clearly making an effort to entice new and returning players to stick around. Have you tried the game since its jump to free-to-play? If so, what’s your opinion on the latest content and changes? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Sources: SWTOR 1.6 on PTS, 1.6 Patch Notes, Ancient Hypergate on PTS

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