Bioware to release patches for SWTOR “almost every week”

Thursday, 5 January 2012 13:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

James Ohlen has said SWTOR players can expect patches to fix bugs and exploits found in the newly launched MMO “almost every week”.

Speaking in a post on the official forums, Ohlen said to expect balance changes, and other minor fixes, as such issues are of “the highest priority.”

“They are reviewed by senior leadership on a daily basis. Bug fixes usually take longer than a week to get into the game because we need to fix the issue and then test the fix. Some bugs take longer than that because of the complexity of the issue,” he said.

“There are issues that we will fix immediately. These are rare and not every issue can be fixed in this manner. We usually reserve these ’emergency fixes’ for bugs that are stopping players from playing the game or to exploits that could unbalance the entire game if not corrected.”

Ohlen said previously that Bioware will be adding “new game systems and content in future patches”.

A small patch with a few fixes was released yesterday. You can look over the patch notes here.