Star Wars The Old Republic

The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire Now Live

The massive Star Wars: The Old Republic Knights of the Fallen Empire update is scheduled to go live on October 27, 2015, when maintenance concludes. Players can now discover the latest evolution of The Old Republic through epic storytelling. Below are the patch notes for the game’s fifth expansion.

Star Wars The Old Republic


Knights of the Fallen Empire is now live! The latest evolution of storytelling in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is now available for free to all Subscribers!

Cartel Market

  • Artifact items purchased from the Cartel Market no longer require Artifact Authorization.

Classes + Combat

Jedi Consular
Jedi Shadow

  • Motion Control now properly reduces the movement speed of targets affected by Force Slow by an additional 20%.


  • Medical Probe has been returned! Commandos will need to visit a Trainer in order to relearn the ability.

Items + Economy

  • The following items have had their stats corrected:
    • Outlander Med-Tech’s Belt MK-6
    • Outlander Mender’s Belt MK-6
    • Outlander Force-Healer’s Belt MK-6
    • Outlander Force-Healer’s Robe MK-6
    • Outlander Mender’s Jacket MK-6
    • Outlander Med-Tech’s Body Armor MK-6
    • Outlander Force-Healer’s Headgear MK-6
    • Outlander Med-Tech’s Helmet MK-6
    • Outlander Mender’s Headgear MK-6
    • Outlander Force-Healer’s Boots MK-6
    • Outlander Med-Tech’s Boots MK-6
    • Outlander Mender’s Boots MK-6
    • Outlander Mender’s Gloves MK-6
    • Outlander Med-Tech’s Gauntlets MK-6
    • Outlander Force-Healer’s Gloves MK-6
    • Outlander Mender’s Leggings MK-6
    • Outlander Med-Tech’s Legplates MK-6
    • Outlander Force-Healer’s Lower Robe MK-6
    • Outlander Force-Healer’s Cuffs MK-6
    • Outlander Mender’s Bracers MK-6
    • Outlander Med-Tech’s Vambraces MK-6
  • The following items have had their modification window images corrected:
    • Outlander Med-Tech’s Belt MK-6
    • Outlander Mender’s Belt MK-6
    • Outlander Force-Healer’s Belt MK-6
    • Outlander Force-Healer’s Robe MK-6
    • Outlander Mender’s Jacket MK-6
    • Outlander Med-Tech’s Body Armor MK-6
    • Outlander Force-Healer’s Headgear MK-6
    • Outlander Med-Tech’s Helmet MK-6
  • The following Artifice items no longer require Armstech component and instead require Artifice components:
    • Defiant Onslaught Saberstaff MK-16
    • Defiant Onslaught Lightsaber MK-16
    • Defiant Onslaught Focus MK-16
    • Defiant Onslaught Generator MK-16
    • Defiant Mender Lightsaber MK-16
    • Defiant Mender Focus MK-16
    • Defiant Mender Generator MK-16
    • Defiant Asylum Saberstaff MK-16
    • Defiant Asylum Lightsaber MK-16
    • Defiant Asylum Force Shield MK-16
    • Defiant Asylum Tech Shield MK-16
    • Defiant Onslaught Saberstaff MK-26
    • Defiant Onslaught Lightsaber MK-26
    • Defiant Onslaught Focus MK-26
    • Defiant Onslaught Generator MK-26
    • Defiant Mender Lightsaber MK-26
    • Defiant Mender Focus MK-26
    • Defiant Mender Generator MK-26
    • Defiant Asylum Saberstaff MK-26
    • Defiant Asylum Lightsaber MK-26
    • Defiant Asylum Force Shield MK-26
    • Defiant Asylum Tech Shield MK-26
    • Exarch Onslaught Saberstaff MK-26
    • Exarch Onslaught Lightsaber MK-26
    • Exarch Onslaught Focus MK-26
    • Exarch Onslaught Generator MK-26
    • Exarch Mender Lightsaber MK-26
    • Exarch Mender Focus MK-26
    • Exarch Mender Generator MK-26
    • Exarch Asylum Saberstaff MK-26
    • Exarch Asylum Lightsaber MK-26
    • Exarch Asylum Force Shield MK-26
    • Exarch Asylum Tech Shield MK-26
  • The following items now have a level 17 level requirement, and have their correct stats:
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Chestguard MK-3
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Boots MK-3
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Gauntlets MK-3
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Headgear MK-3
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Greaves MK-3
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Belt MK-3
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Armguards MK-3
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Lightsaber MK-3
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Shield MK-3
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Device MK-3
    • Aftermarket Bulwark’s Package MK-3
  • The following crafted items have had their schematic costs updated to use components, and the crafting time for them has been reduced.
    • Grade 2 Ship Armor
    • Grade 4 Ship Armor
    • ArMek Ship Armor
    • Sienar Systems Beam Charger
    • Grade 2 Beam Generator
    • Grade 4 Beam Generator
    • Improved Electronic Warfare Pod
    • Grade 2 Missile Magazine
    • Grade 4 Missile Magazine
    • Kuat Drive Yards Missile Magazine
    • Concussion Missile Magazine
    • Grade 2 Energy Shield
    • Grade 4 Energy Shield
    • Quellegh Industrial Energy Shield
    • Deflector Shield
    • Grade 2 Shield Regenerator
    • Grade 4 Shield Regenerator
    • Hoersch-Kessel Shield Regenerator
  • Level 10-50 Prototype Absorb Augments now have a chance to unlock the Artifact version when Reversed Engineered.
  • All Mission-granted leveling lockboxes that were bind on equip are now bind on pickup.
  • All Mission-granted leveling items that were legacy bound are now bind on pickup.
  • All Treek equipment can now be worn by all Companions.
  • Vanguards and Powertechs now have the option of receiving a Tank lockbox when completing the Mission “Item Modification.”
  • The Dune Stalker Rocket Pack now properly activates when using Rocket-Type abilities.
  • Item names for MK-4 Exarch weapons now properly appear in localized clients.

Missions + NPCS

  • The Companion Locator Terminal now correctly unlocks pre-4.0 Companions.
  • Inquisitors and Warriors who were missing Class Missions have had the Missions restored.
  • All [Heroic 2+] Missions now appear properly in French and German
  • Nico Okarr and the Akk Dog are now available throughout Knights of the Fallen Empire if they are unlocked prior to starting Chapter I: The Hunt.
  • All Companions now properly transfer old Reputation values into Influence. This fix applies retroactively to players who have already encountered older Companions in Knights of the Fallen Empire.
  • Players who completed “Death before Dishonor” and chose to recruit the Companion have had the Companion added to their Alliance.
  • Troopers no longer end up with two Yuuns.
  • Makeb and Voss Heroic Missions now award the appropriate Reputation Tokens.
  • Voss Heroic Missions have been updated to award the correct amount of Experience and Credits for the player’s level.
  • Corso Riggs now uses a single Blaster Pistol, and his starting gear includes a Blaster Pistol instead of a Blaster Rifle.
  • Andronikos Revel now uses dual Blaster Pistols.
  • Players who unlock Nico Okarr with the Encrypted Holocommunicator are no longer able to use Travel to Contact to access Odessen prior to the completion of Chapter IX.
  • Players who select [Back] after turning in a smuggled goods crate to Hylo Visz are now able to directly exit the conversation without having to pick an additional dialogue option.
  • Droid items no longer drop from random World Bosses.
  • Players who board their ship during the “Board Your Personal Starship” step of the Mission “To Find a Findsman” now have the full set of planets on their Galaxy Map.
  • Players can no longer escape out of the first cinematic in Chapter VI without getting a prompt to leave the area.

Source: Bioware

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