Hot on the heels of last week's Update 1.5
release, Star Wars: The Old Republic
has begun testing its next content patch. Update 1.6: Ancient Hypergate is currently on the test servers
and allows players to experience a new warzone and tougher space combat.
The Ancient Hypergate PvP warzone has been in the works for months now. In it, players will compete to control two energy pylons. While the pylons can open portals to let in reinforcements, they might also do some damage to the controlling team.
Also available for testing are a dozen new heroic mode space missions, six per faction. These are designed for the most skilled (and geared out) pilots in the endgame. While the missions may be tough, the bounty of Black Hole Commendations and elite gear should be incentive enough to give them a go.