Star Wars: The Old Republic Public Test Server

SWTOR's Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion patch now in public testing

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Star Wars: The Old Republic's Public Test Server updated yesterday with the massive 2.0 patch jumping in from lightspeed prior to the forthcoming Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion. Along with raising the level cap to 55 and continuing your character's story, major ability and stat redesigns also show up across all eight classes.

Star Wars: The Old Republic PTS opt-in option added to launcher

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A Star Wars: The Old Republic Public Test Server opt-in option has been spotted by players loading updated versions of the client. Public test servers are great because they give everyone a way to check out future updates and keep track of the balance changes the developers are about to make. Josh points out that the launcher opts you out of the "test server" by default, so you'll have to change that if you want to be in with a chance of a spot on the PTS after launch. The new option has been added as a drop down box in the settings menu, as shown in the screenshots below from Torhead.

For some, The Old Republic early access will start on December 13, which means there's still time to say goodbye to our families before the servers go live and we finally get to be Jedi.