Star Wars: The Old Republic white lightsaber acquired through exploit, will be added officially in future

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Yesterday we highlighted a big hunt in Star Wars: The Old Republic for a vaunted white crystal. One player had been showing off a silver saber, and dropping cryptic hints as to how it was acquired. It's time to call off the search. Bioware have responded to say that the crystal was gained through a complex exploit, and isn't yet officially part of the game.

"CatchDeathwalker did not obtain the white crystal through legitimate means in the game. Right now, we're removing the crystal from his possession," reads a post on the Star Wars: The Old Republic forums. A separate comment later in the thread elaborates. "This was not an 'easy exploit'," Bioware say "and not something the average player might 'stumble upon'."

Star Wars: The Old Republic players hunt for rumoured white lightsaber crystal

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The magenta crystal was one of the most coveted items in Star Wars: The Old Republic, until now. One top level player has been spotted running around the TOR's planets with a "whitesaber," sparking a galaxy wide hunt for the white crystal.

The saber's owner, Catch, posted his discovery on The Old Republic forums with pictures and item stats, and then livestreamed himself running around with the crystal to prove that it exists. So far, he's kept the methods he used to obtain the crystal a closely guarded secret. The community has been poring over the few clues he's given and, in some cases, been following him around to see if he'll let slip any new info. There are several theories, some madder than others.