All kinds of news this week, including the change to Command Crates at Tiers 1-3, scrapping the plan to add another 100 Command Ranks, and how the new Tier 4 Command Crates will work.
Here is Chill’s new character, Chillwidow:
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- The authentication servers were temporarily unavailable on Saturday night due to their redundant backup not coming online.
- The Fractured Uprising’s CXP return has been severely nerfed as of Game Update 5.1.2, in a change that was supposed to be made in Game Update 5.2. There are more nerfs planned in Game Update 5.2, including the first two chapters of KotFE.
- The Unstable Arbiter’s Lightsaber is available for direct purchase from the Cartel Market for a limited time only.
- In Game Update 5.2, the Command Crates returned each time you rank up in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 will change such that the probability of getting a better (rarer) item increases as you rank up through each tier.
- Command Crates obtained prior to Game Update 5.2 but still unopened will retain the current item probabilities. Crates obtained after Game Update 5.2 will “remember” the rank at which they were obtained, which determines the item probabilities.
- The plan to add another 100 Command Ranks has been dropped; instead, Tier 4 Command Crates will replace the current Tier 3 Command Crates returned at Command Rank 300 (the current and future cap).
- The 100% CXP boost purchasable with Command Tokens will work at Command Rank 300 after Game Update 5.2.
- Specific slot items will drop from every Operation boss after Game Update 5.2.
- Star Wars Rebels will get a season 4.
- We discuss five fun facts about lightsabers!
- Mark Hamill recalls an example of some truly terrible George Lucas dialogue.
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