This morning Star Wars: The Old Republic was supposed to receive Update 1.1, the game's first major content patch. However, BioWare has been forced to delay its release due to unforeseen issues.

"These issues were primarily brought to our attention by the diligent players on the Public Test Server Forums," said community manager Amber Green on the SW:TOR forums. "Your participation in testing helps to improve the game as a whole, and we appreciate your discussion and feedback. The bug reports you provide are a valuable part of the development process. Thank you!"

Update 1.1 will add a new Flashpoint called Kaon Under Siege for level 50 players. Karagga's Palace, one of the two Operations included in the game, will be expanded with three new bosses. A number of balance changes and bug fixes are included as well.

BioWare doesn't expect the delay to be lengthy, though. They plan to release the content sometime this week.

"We’re working hard to bring you Game Update 1.1: Rise of the Rakghouls and are working hard to ensure your overall experience with Star Wars: The Old Republic is spectacular!" said Green. "The maintenance window for Game Update 1.1 will be rescheduled for some time within the next few days, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. When there’s a definite time, we will post here on the forums as well as on the Community Blog. Please keep your eye out for updates, and we will provide information as soon as it’s available."

If you haven't picked up SW:TOR yet, be sure to check out our review.

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