SWTOR’s Update 5.4 will add a new flashpoint and player housing on a moving train

    
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Now that Star Wars: The Old Republic players have mastered their emotions and the 5.3 update, it is time to gaze to the galaxy and prepare for what’s coming. BioWare realized that it had been a little vague on what August’s Update 5.4 would contain and rectified this with more elaboration on the patch’s contents in a forum post.

Update 5.4 will kick off with a completely new flashpoint called Crisis on Umbara. With three difficulty levels (including master), players will need to bring their A-game (and A-gear) to whip this instance. If players beat the flashpoint a few times, they can gain access to the Umbara stronghold, which is held on a moving train.

The update will also contain more companion customization, the ability to summon companions while moving, higher graphics settings, and the end of Season 8. Discipline balance tuning is scheduled to continue with changes to Lethality, Ruffian, Concealment, Scrapper, Medicine, Sawbones, Fury, Concentration, Carnage, and Combat.

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SirUrza

Let’s hope new graphic settings don’t chop another 5-10 fps off overall gameplay.

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zeko_rena

It is sad but “higher graphics settings” actually got my interest, I am not usually a graphics man when it comes to games… gameplay > graphics and all that

But SWTOR looks like butt even maxed out

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Briar Grey

I didn’t realize I wanted housing in a moving train until I read this. Now I do. The thought of having a cool train car to make my own and then having different stops and such? That would rock — sort of like the Orient Express. Not that I will ever know if SWTOR did it in a fun way since I don’t seem to want to play it much any more, but now it’s got me envisioning this sort of housing and wanting it…..

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J

I like the housing, but I am only able to really decorate one stronghold without breaking the bank. Curious to see how the new one is handled.

I also like that the companion customization is steadily expanding, but its a real pain in butt to level more than a couple of to 40 (max effectiveness). Its just artificial money sink.

Oh well its something I guess.

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Paragon Lost

Snowpiercer Housing? Thought the movie was odd honestly and didn’t get the appeal of it.

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Greaterdivinity

Ohhh, and more graphical goodies in the patch. That’ll be nice. Will have to log in and check it out.

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Louie

I’m really pleasantly surprised by the concept for that stronghold. And loving the communication from Keith as director.

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Greaterdivinity

Keith is doing a better job communicating with the community in his brief time there than Musco has ever done in his half a decade+, and more to show that BioWare gives a crap about the game and community from the development side than anyone I can think of before him.

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Emiliano Lozada

Or Ben