There has been speculation on the new Flashpoint coming in Update 2.6. Even players from the PTS had their doubts and questioned on how this new content would play out with it being role and level neutral for those level 15+ and loot drops from bosses. However, in a dev blog by Jesse Sky, Senior Designer at BioWare Austin, we have some of our questions answered, along with some welcomed and requested rewards/loot.
More on rewards & lore behind Kuat Drive Yards after the Jump…
“For centuries, many of the galaxy’s largest and most powerful warships have been built by Kuat Drive Yards: a massive corporate complex of manufacturing plants and docks that form a ring around the planet Kuat.”
quote from dev blog
First off, having recorded Episode #110 last night (look for it to be out in the next day or so) we talked about the reputation rewards as drops and how we hoped more loot would be added. Well, BioWare has listened to the community requests. In this article, by Jesse Sky, we know there will still be the reputation drops, Kuat Drive Yards Shipwright armor, titles, achievements of course, other exclusive rewards…oh, and just for Carla, a special Kuat Drive mount, called the Orbital Lifter.
Besides the awesome news of added loot rewards, BioWare has also revealed there will be five different ways to reach the end of the Flashpoint, which will be random. Upon completing one of the five different parts on the Flashpoint you and your group will face one of three final bosses. This is more great news. The addition of five different random scenarios and possibility of a different end boss keeps the content fresher and will have players wanting to run this Flashpoint many times.
There are plenty more details on the lore, short conversations with crew members that have been added to each player’s hangar crew as part of the Galactic Starfighter expansion and new launch decks on each faction’s fleet can be found in the article by Jesse Sky. I suggest giving it a quick read through and get ready come February for Update 2.6!