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Game Update 5.9.3 “FAME AND FORTUNE” is Now Live on the Public Test Server

Game Update 5.9.3 “Fame and Fortune” is now live on our Public Test Server (PTS) for all Premium players (subscribers)! Whether you have a max level character or not, we encourage you to jump on the PTS and give us your feedback on this new 8v8 Huttball Warzone. To get additional information on PTS status, timing, and to give us your feedback, head to the PTS Forums.

You can find the following features from this Update on PTS right now:

  • New 8v8 Warzone: The Sky Shredder
    • Battle atop a deathly flying barge in this brand new Huttball map set on the gas mining planet of Vandin.
  • Level Scaling for Knights of the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Throne Chapters
    • To ensure that max level players are able to get rewarded from playing through the Knights of the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion chapters, such as earning Command XP, we have introduced level scaling for all enemies.

Find out more about the ‘Fame and Fortune’ update coming in September!

Please note, at this time, we will not be providing Customer Support for this test server. Attempts to file in-game tickets will result in an error message and will not be processed. Please use the Public Test Server Forums for feedback and any issues you may experience. All gameplay policies are still in place; inappropriate or abusive players will not be tolerated on the test server and we ask that you please report this behavior to Customer Support here.

To access the Public Test Server:

  1. Log in to the Star Wars: The Old Republic launcher using your username and password.
  2. Click the Settings button (gear) in the bottom left corner of the launcher
  3. Under “Enable Public Test Server Access”, select “Yes”
  4. Click “Save”
  5. Now the bottom left corner will have two buttons: select the new button next to settings
  6. Under "Pick an Environment" select "Public Test"
  7. Click "Next" and you will begin patching on the Public Test Server*
  8. Click "Play"

To transfer your character the Public Test Server, follow these instructions:

  1. Log into
  2. Click on your account name in the top right hand corner of the site.
  3. Click “My Account.”
  4. In the left column, scroll down and click the link entitled “PTS Character Copy.”
  5. Select the server and then the character that you wish to copy from.
  6. Click the “Copy Character” button.
  7. The site will display the current status of your character copy at the top of the page. Additionally, you can click the “View your character transfer history” link to see if the copy has completed.

Your feedback and participation are truly appreciated.
The Star Wars: The Old Republic Team