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Hey folks,


Thank you for taking the time to help us test upcoming content for SWTOR! Your participation and feedback are greatly appreciated.


To transfer your character the Public Test Server, follow these instructions:

  1. Log into http://www.swtor.com.
  2. Click on your account name in the top right hand corner of the site.
  3. Click “My Account.”
  4. In the left column, scroll down and click the link entitled “PTS Character Copy.”
  5. Select the server and then the character that you wish to copy from.
  6. Select Destination Server
  7. Click the “Copy Character” button.
  8. The site will display the current status of your character copy at the top of the page. Additionally, you can click the “View your character transfer history” link to see if the copy has completed.

To access the Public Test Server via the SWTOR launcher:

  1. Log in to the Star Wars: The Old Republic launcher using your username and password.
  2. Click the Settings button (gear) in the bottom left corner of the launcher
  3. Under “Enable Public Test Server Access”, select “Yes”
  4. Click “Save”
  5. Now the bottom left corner will have two buttons: select the new button next to settings
  6. Under "Pick an Environment" select "Public Test"
  7. Click "Next" and you will begin patching on the Public Test Server*
  8. Click "Play"

 To access the Public Test Server via Steam:

  1. Go to the Store page of Star Wars: The Old Republic.
  2. Scroll down until you see the blue button that indicates you can install the PTS
  3. Click on the "Click here" link to download the PTS.
  4. When ready, the Star Wars: The Old Republic PTS will appear in your game list.
  5. Select the Star Wars: The Old Republic PTS from this list.
  6. When available, click "Play"
  7. In order to access the PTS, your Steam and SWTOR accounts need to be linked. To do that, launch the game via Steam and sign in with your credentials. Following that your two accounts will then be linked!

If you are planning to play high/max-level content on PTS, use the character transfer option on SWTOR.com. Do not use any character boost tokens! The PTS is a live server and it will deduct from your account's Start @ 60 uses. Customer Support will not be able to restore any tokens used on the PTS, and characters that are created on PTS will be wiped at the end of the testing cycle.

Note: The Public Test Server is only available in English and your account has to have Subscriber status to access it.

Thanks again, we’ll see you on the PTS!



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