The new ranked PVP system in Star Wars: The Old Republic was originally said to be launching in patch 1.2 alongside a new Warzone, new flashpoints, and, of course, the addition of the Legacy system, but BioWare today revealed that ranked Warzones have been cut from the patch.
In a blog post on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic website, BioWare promises that patch 1.2 will still go live on the main servers tomorrow, but it will be doing so without the highly touted ranked PVP Warzone system.
“After careful consideration, it is clear that to make Ranked Warzones the feature we all want it to be is going to take a bit more time,” wrote Daniel Erickson, lead game designer on SWTOR. “I apologize for any disappointment this may cause and ask for your patience as we work to make sure the Ranked Warzone Preseason launch is polished and fun.”
Erickson wasn’t willing to say when we can expect the ranked PVP system to be introduced to Star Wars: The Old Republic, but he did provide some insight as to how the rollout of the feature will be handled.
“In the future we’ll be rolling the Ranked Warzone Preseason out in phases, listening carefully to player feedback and making adjustments as we go,” he explained. “The first phase will be full team, eight-player queuing only and from there we’ll look at next steps as Preseason progresses. In the meantime we have provided an alternate purchase route for War Hero gear so you can start building your set while figuring out your teams.”