Update 7.2.1b and Patch Notes and Black Screen in Colorblind Mode

News Date: April 24, 2023 Patch: 7.2.1b News Source

Update 7.2.1b is now out! There is a series of small fixes. My favorites include Huttball now counting for PvP, and the floor being fixed in the Eternity Vault operation.

Game Update 7.2.1b
  • Special characters are now correctly copied when transferring a character from the website.
  • Fixed the following issues with the Wasteland Raider’s Helmet:
    • The Wasteland Raider’s Helmet is no longer missing its visor.
    • Character’s head is no longer invisible when equipping the Wasteland Raider’s Helmet.
  • The Strategic Assault Speeder is no longer invisible.
  • The description of the Master Datacron and Equipment item now correctly lists the Noble Decurion Equipment instead of the Eternal Commander one.
  • Original map Huttball is now counting toward PvP Season Objectives, as intended.
  • The PvP Season Two Prodigy Achievement now rewards the correct Legacy Title: Veil Piercer.
  • Fixed several floor issues in the Eternity Vault Operation.
  • The environment no longer disappears when moving the camera in the Balmorran Arms Factory on Balmorra.
  • Fixed missing environment in the following location:
    • Walls during Chapter XV – Gemini Deception
    • Trees in Rishi Stronghold
  • Change how the level of texture detail is chosen to reduce the flickering effect on certain systems.
  • Fixed the flickering shadow textures on characters in the Ossus Imperial base.
  • Warzone Adrenals that have been purchased from a vendor will now be destroyed after deconstruction.

Bug Fixes

The following bugs have been fixed with Game Update 7.2.1b:

  • Special characters are not copied when transferring a character from the website.
  • The Wasteland Raider’s Helmet is missing the visor and makes character’s head invisible for players and decoration. Thread.
  • Huttball matches don’t count toward PvP Season Objectives. Thread.

Colorblind Issue – Black Screen

We’ve added the following bug to the list:

NEW – Black screen since 7.2.1b (impacts players using colorblind mode)

Our team is currently looking into this bug. In the meantime, players need to following these troubleshooting steps to turn off the colorblind mode:

  1. Close the game
  2. Open the Windows Run command and run C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\SWTOR\swtor\settings
  3. Open the file with your account name with a text editor
  4. Change the line about Color blind mode to: Graphics_ColorBlindMode = 1
  5. Save the file
  6. Restart the game