Game Update - 3/15/16

663 posts SWGOH Dev Team
edited March 2016
Greetings Heroes,

Here are the update notes for 3/15/16.

  • Droids Fight Back Event (Google Play Exclusive) – in this limited time event players will be required to form a squad of at least 3 droids to face off against the Jawas. The first tier of the event requires the player droids to be 2 star, the second tier 4 star and the final tier 6 star. Players who can complete the event will be rewarded with various prizes, including the chance to receive droid character Shards!
  • Darth Vader has had his stats increased if players raise his star tier to 6 or 7. Before, 6 and 7 star Darth Vader characters had reduced stats due to an exploit that allowed players to receive extra Shards for him. Now that those players are no longer a concern, we have increased the power of 6 and 7 star Darth Vader to its rightful place.
  • The Sullust environment can now be seen in game! It’s smoke filled skies and flowing rivers of lava make for a new exciting place to battle.
  • Aurodium Packs have been removed but may make a return in the future.
  • Training Droids are no longer available through shipments, instead there are now 2 options for purchasing Training Droids in the Store: Training Droid Data Card and Training Droid Mega-Pack.

New Character(s)

Chief Chirpa
The Chief of the Ewoks on the Forest Moon of Endor

Main Stat: Intelligence
Role: Support
Species: Ewok
Found In: Chromium Packs and Cantina Battle 5-D

Bounding Strike
  • Deal Physical damage to target enemy. In addition, Chirpa gains 20% Turn Meter if that enemy had more than 50% Turn Meter.

Special #1:
Ancestral Secrets
  • All allies recover 10% of their Max Health at the start of their next 2 turns. Ewok allies also gain Retribution for 2 turns, and recover Health for 1 additional turn.

Special #2:
Tribal Unity
  • Grant all allies Speed Up for 2 turns, then call a random Ewok ally and one other random ally to Assist. These Assists deal 70% less damage.

Simple Tactics
  • Ewok allies gain 10% Turn Meter whenever they perform a Basic attack, and other allies gain half that amount.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Old Ben) – character shards can now be found for Old Ben in Cantina Battles 2-F and 6-B in addition to Chromium Packs.
  • Unit Descriptions – the descriptions for a number of characters have been updated to better describe them.
  • Magmatrooper – Shards for Magmatroper can now be obtained from Chromium Packs.

Ahsoka Tano
Despite her solid offensive stats, Ahsoka has been underperforming due to her unreliable survivability, compounded by low Speed. Her kit has been revised to give her a chance to shine.

Basic – Energetic Slash
  • Deal Physical damage to target enemy and Ahsoka recovers Health equal to 6% of her Max Health, increased to 9% on a Critical Hit.

Special – Protective Maneuver
  • Deal Physical damage to target enemy. If the target has 50% Health or more, all allies recover Health equal to 10% of Ahsoka's Max Health. If the target has less than 50% Health, this attack deals 25% more damage instead.

Leader – Quick Steps
  • Jedi and Nightsister allies have +10% Evasion.
  • NOTE: This ability’s Evasion bonus is unchanged, but its major upgrades now cause each affected ally to gain Turn Meter when they Evade, not just Ahsoka. The Turn Meter gain has been reduced to account for this.

Unique – Daring Padawan
  • Ahsoka has +25% Health and +25 Speed. Whenever she suffers a Critical Hit, she loses one of these effects (in reverse order.) Whenever she scores a finishing blow, she regains all of them.

Bug Fixes

  • Rex’s Squad Discipline now gives the correct amount of Turn Meter to non-Clone allies.
  • Rex’s Squad Discipline now grants Tenacity up to all allies instead of just himself.
  • The bonus DoT effect applied by Darth Sidious’s Demoralizing Blows on a critical hit can be Resisted.
  • HK-47 no longer gains Offense Up from Superior Firepower before the damage is calculated.
  • Geonosian Soldier no longer gains Offense Up from Aggressive Advance before the damage is calculated.
  • Rey's Flurry of Blows no longer triggers a Counter Attack for each hit.
  • Count Dooku's Leader ability now grants the expected amount of Evasion (was previously granting less than intended.)

Multiple characters previously had abilities where their damage would decrease in some cases when upgraded instead of increasing. This has been fixed for the following characters
  • Asajj Ventress
  • Old Daka
  • Geonosian Soldier
  • HK-47
  • Kit Fisto
  • URoRRuR’R’R
  • Ugnaught
  • Jawa

Several characters have unit descriptions that are outdated or inaccurate. The following characters have been updated to better reflect their capabilities.
  • Admiral Ackbar
  • Ahsoka Tano
  • Barriss Offee
  • Clone Sergeant – Phase I
  • Clone Wars Chewbacca
  • Coruscant Underworld Police
  • Darth Maul
  • Darth Sidious
  • Darth Vader
  • Dathcha
  • Eeth Koth
  • Ewok Elder
  • Ewok Scout
  • General Veers
  • Geonosian Soldier
  • Grand Moff Tarkin
  • Greedo
  • HK-47
  • IG-86 Sentinel Droid
  • IG-88
  • Ima-Gun Di
  • Jawa
  • Jedi Consular
  • Kit Fisto
  • Lobot
  • Nightsister Initiate
  • Nute Gunray
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Old Ben)
  • Old Daka
  • Plo Koon
  • Princess Leia
  • Royal Guard
  • Snowtrooper
  • Stormtrooper
  • Talia
  • Tusken Raider
  • Ugnaught
  • The Dispel effect on Teebo’s Bring Low ability can no longer be Evaded, just like the damage.
  • Old Daka can no longer Revive herself with Serve Again.
  • Several characters had stat-boosting effects in their Leader or Unique abilities that could be copied by Grand Master Yoda’s Masterstroke or Battle Meditation; they have been corrected.
  • Tier two of the Profit Mining event is no longer accessible by players under level 70.
  • Princess Leia’s Critical Chance Up effect now expires at end of encounter.

Additional things being worked on:
  • DoT effects being able to defeat an enemy is still being worked on and will be implemented in a future major update.
  • More characters will have their outdated unit descriptions improved in a future update.
  • More character bug fixes.
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