BioWare has posted the patch notes for today’s freshly deployed Patch 1.1, entitled Rise of the Rakghouls. In addition to the new Flashpoint and extended Operation content, the patch features a number of changes that are of interest to players of all levels.
UPDATE:BioWare will be performing this week’s maintenance and deployment of Patch 1.1 overnight:
[blockquote]Hello everyone, we wanted to let you know that we have rescheduled weekly maintenance for eight hours on January 18th, 2012 from 2AM CST (12AM PST/3AM EST/8AM GMT/9AM CET) until 10AM CST (8AM PST/11AM EST/4PM GMT/5PM CET). This downtime is in preparation for our first major game update, Rise of the Rakghouls! All game servers and SWTOR.com will be offline during this period. This maintenance is expected to take no more than eight hours, but could be extended.[/blockquote]
BioWare has announced that today’s planned deployment of Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch 1.1 has been postponed. Apparently there were some issues with the game’s first major post-launch content release that were brought to light on BioWare’s Public Test Server Forums, and the developers opted to let the patch spend more time in the oven.
As of press time, BioWare has not indicated a new concrete release date for the patch. They have indicated that they will announce a new release date to the community as soon as it’s available.
Last week, BioWare released this video announcing first content patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Patch 1.1, entitled Rise of the Rakghouls, will introduce new Operation content, a new Flashpoint, and a laundry list of game tweaks and bug fixes. Patch 1.1 is coming on January 17, 2012.
The new Flashpoint, “Kaon Under Siege,” pits players agains the famed rakghouls of KOTOR fame in an attempt to stop their virulent zombie-like plague from spreading across the galaxy. Karagga’s Palace, a level 50 Operation, will be getting expanded from its current single boss to a full five bosses. Further, level 50 players will now have their own Warzone PvP tier, segregating them and their high-end gear from the rest of the player base.
BioWare indicated that Patch 1.1 is the first of a two-part story arc, with the second chapter being slated for release in March 2012. This second installment is expected to add Guild Banks and the full Legacy System.