SWTOR vows all companions will return in the KOTFE expansion

BioWare took to a much-anticipated livestream last night to assuage fears concerning the fate of companions in Star Wars: The Old Republic when Knights of the Fallen Empire comes out later this year.

The bottom line is that all companions will be available for play in the expansion and affection preserved, although only some of the companions (including a few new ones) are slated to be part of the tale. “When Fallen Empire launches, all of your existing companions remain accessible to you outside of the story chapters,” BioWare posted. “In the KotFE story there is a specific cast of characters that is a part of that ongoing storyline.”

Companions will no longer get stats from gear but will level up alongside players (gear can be used for cosmetics, however). Players will also get to select a role for companions, allowing any ally to heal, tank, or DPS.

BioWare restated that player decisions can and will impact companions. In the past, the studio hinted that it’s possible for a player to drive off or even kill a companion come the expansion.

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BryanCo
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DaEvilGenius “she’s annoying (even though I married her lol)!”
That’s cause you’re together at home and at work.  You need time apart in a relationship.

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fastcart BryanCo Damonvile  Exactly.  Mama always said Smugglers and Wookies go together like peas and carrots.

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alexjwillis  I see Mako get a lot of hate, but I don’t see it myself.  I find her both useful and likeable.

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Deadborder  Why do people hate Vette?  I love her snarkiness.  “Alright! Back to sith business. Grr.”

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DaEvilGenius BryanCo Damonvile  My Sith warrior was a little bit scared of Vette.  She was a freakin’ murder machine with those pistols of hers.  She did a lot more damage than the big,bad forceusing juggernaut.

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Disregard!  I managed to get a hold of someone late this evening. What I imagine happened is that I was just asking during raids or RP, when the chat is flying up at a mile a minute pace.

Authurious
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Pesko I really wish they would add in a bundle of silly objects for him to use as weapons. Feather dusters, spanners, plungers, rolling pins etc. I know he finally uses guns but they could at least add a melee weapon option too.

Authurious
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Authurious

JonBuck Jesus droid needs to learn that I’m the tank!

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DanielReasor

I know Larry might still be AFK, but hopefully someone else who’s in the Nefarious Intent guild can answer a question for me.

Is “Massivelyop” not the right channel to go to in order to ask for an invite?  I’ve been asking for three nights in a row now, and I’m not even getting a verbal acknowledgement that they see me from anyone.  I assume someone would have at least responded by now, if they saw me asking in chat.

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It got pretty easy with the 192 legacy companion gear from the Yavin 4 weekly. I never got more than that for companions since 3.0.