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Star Wars The Old Republic's The Dark Descent Coming April 27th, Patch Notes Now Live

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Star Wars The Old Republic's game update 6.3 is coming April 27th, and BioWare has shared the patch notes for the upcoming update. Named The Dark Descent, game update 6.3 brings with it the Flashpoint, Secrets of the Enclave.

Leading the game update, Secrets of the Enclave brings a new story told from both the Sith and Jedi sides, seeing players explore the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine. SWTOR recently previewed this  upcoming update with World Designer Allison Berryman, detailing what the upcoming Flashpoint is all about.

"In Secrets of the Enclave, you get to revisit the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine--a truly nostalgic place for all the Knights of the Old Republic fans out there. Like several recent Flashpoints, it has a Solo-Story mode that takes you on the full adventure alongside the typical single-player, Veteran, and Master Modes. We've been wanting to peek inside the enclave for some time in our game (and we know fans have, too), and our recent storylines finally gave us a great reason to go inside. You'll be pursuing Malgus and trying to figure out what his plans are as you fight your way through the ruins. I don't want to give too much of the story away, but I think most everyone will enjoy their time here."

The new 6.3 update also brings the first of the Galactic Seasons, or Star Wars The Old Republic's Battle pass. Players will be able to complate daily and weekly objectives in order to earn the rewards on the battle pass itself. Seasons in SWTOR are meant to last for about 5 months, so there will be plenty of time to accomplish this.

SWTOR is also teasing its Star Wars Day promotion, with players seeing double XP from May 4th through the 18th. Some of the other highlights of the patch will see PvP brackets merged into two brackets instead of three, now 1-74 and the another brack for level 75. 

You can check out the full patch notes on the SWTOR website.  It's also worth reading the full interview with Allison Berryman to learn more about the Jedi Enclave and why the team chose this as the location for the upcoming Flashpoint, including how the Enclave itself factors into how the team designed the gameplay. Star Wars The Old Republic's The Dark Descent launches on April 27th.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore