Hotfix Update 7.3.1a and Recent News

News Date: September 14, 2023 Patch: 7.3.1a News Source

Following up last week’s launch of 7.3.1, September 13th had a quick followup hotfix patch titled 7.3.1a to fix some quick issues with the new fast travel adjustments, along with issues in acquiring the new Season 5 story missions on repeat characters. To catch up on what came to the game in last weeks update, check out the link below!

Patch Notes Update 7.3.1 – Galactic Season 5, Quicktravel Update, GTN Changes, Bug Fixes

New Patch Notes

New this week however, are the bugfixes from 7.3.1a:

Game Update 7.3.1a


  • Players will no longer see map markers for Galactic Season 5 Missions that they are not currently on.
  • The conversation in Galactic Season 5: Chains or Freedom with Lord Umbral will no longer reset itself in some cases.
  • All mission items from the Galactic Season track are now Bound to Legacy (previously Bound to Character)
  • All Galactic Season 5 Mission items have been added to Collections.
  • Galactic Season 5 Mission items are now unlocked for purchase from the Galactic Season Rewards Vendor based on your Galactic Season level (previously was based on your Mission Progress).
  • Players will now be unable to activate Galactic Season 5 Mission items when inside of Flashpoints and Operations.
  • The Mandalorian Commander Helmet is no longer clipping with the Twi’lek’s lekku.
  • The Mandalorian Commander Helmet no longer shows the neck when worn, as it now has a fashionable neck piece!
  • Black Sun enemies in the Dockside Slums now respawn more quickly.
  • Text for the intro conversation with S3T-BNS now correctly appears in French and German.
  • Clipping issues with different body types have been resolved for the Emperor’s Chosen Mantle and Emperor’s Director Mantle Armor sets.
  • Selecting “It was nothing I couldn’t handle…” in conversation with Mendi Dian in Chains or Freedom if you are a Jedi Consular or Jedi Knight should no longer cause the conversation to end in an error.
  • Players can now have multiple copies of “Brrazz’s Gift: The Master’s Top Secret Army” in their inventory and bank.
  • Clicking on the “Launch” button for “Old Wounds” while on Odessen will no longer block the Mission from progressing.
  • Corrected a rare instance where a dialog option during the mission Chains or Freedom would display as grayed out.
  • Corrected a typo in the mouse droid ability “Relaxation Disruption Protocol” on the Peace is a Lie Galactic Season 5 Mission.
  • The Unyielding Armasaur mount has been added to the Galactic Season vendor.

Quick Travel

  • Using the quick travel ability will now always open the world map to display all potential quick travel/bind points
  • The quick travel points will no longer show disabled when opening the map unless they truly are disabled.

Recent Dev Posts

Along with the update there has been some solid communication from JackieKo over on the forums as we navigate these patches and hotfixes.

Cloud Server Benefits

I can shed a little light on this. So yes, moving over to the cloud definitely helps streamline quite a bit overall! For this patch specifically, there are other technical pieces we are updating that are not player facing. Taking into consideration the combination of these updates, the fixes that were published in the patch notes, and testing everything before bringing servers back up, we landed on 4 hours as a safe window of time to allocate for this patch. And Star Forge and Satele Shan are not yet migrated over to the cloud, but we’ll post more details about that soon!

(note: this patch, although streamlined, ran into some “unexpected issues that required additional investigation and testing”, and ran longer than the estimated time.)

New Operations Galactic Season Objective

Season 5 also came with the inclusion of season objectives that can be achieved by Operations runners though with a pretty imbalanced effort/reward ratio. The current objective as of the week of Sept. 12th was to complete not just one of four Operations, but all 4 listed. Even for a 12 point objective this takes much longer than any other objectives offered week to week. Jackie Responds:

Hi there, Completing the 4 Ops is intended. We’re seeing feedback on this, so we’re definitely taking all of it into consideration. Please feel free to add more feedback about the Galactic Seasons objectives as needed.

Hopefully future objectives will be tuned to be a little more completable! Stay tuned for more updates.