And some bugs are still around. Like his insta-gib and insta-death. I had the later and that is after doing what you did. It made me a sad panda.
Just did it last week for the first time (defected to the Republic side when I came back to the game). It's still a little challenging if you don't read strats (which I didn't).
Sadly, he still insta-kills, which he did to me twice in 6 attempts. He also insta-dies, which he did at around 20% health when I finally beat him on attempt 6.