Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, can be a little challenging for those who are new to the genre. Aspects like exploration and leveling up can be confusing since the game doesn’t explain much of it. Worry not as we have compiled some useful tips and tricks for beginners.
Get good at parrying
This is obvious if you have played Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order or even Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, but if you are a newcomer then know that parrying is the most important aspect of the game’s combat.
In melee combat-focused games, it can be tempting to hack away at the enemy, especially if they are low on health, but doing so in this game will leave you vulnerable to receiving attacks.
Patience is key and while you can bring the enemy’s block bar down by attacking them, the best way to kill them is by parrying their attacks until their block bar has depleted completely and then delivering a killing blow.
Blocking is effective
Parrying can be challenging at first and while you should practice it, it doesn’t mean that you should needlessly take damage the entire time until you do perfect parry.
So, it’s a good thing that blocking in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is more effective than other games in this genre. As long as your block meter is up, Cal will be able to block all blockable attacks.
Force Push can direct explosives back to the enemy
Explosives can be a serious pain early on in the game, especially when you’re fighting a group of enemies. Thankfully, Force Push can be used to repel the explosives back to the enemy, making them your weapon instead of theirs.
Explosives like missiles can be tricky to repel, but since they have long animations you can charge your Force Push and wait for the missile to come at you.
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Don’t spend your skill points if you don’t want to
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has eight skill trees, each offering many useful upgrades and abilities. However, you won’t have access to them from the get-go.
So, if you have a few skill points, and don’t exactly know what to spend them on, don’t feel compelled to do so, as you will unlock more skill trees later in the game, offering more Lightsaber and Force abilities.
Your companions can be helpful
In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Cal fights his battles alone throughout the game. In the sequel, however, some characters will occasionally tag along with Cal in his adventure and can be very useful in situations.
Look for prompts if you are unable to proceed in some areas as these companions can help to access sites that you otherwise cannot. They can also aid you in combat. Pressing R1/RB + Square/X will activate their special abilities, which will stun the enemies, giving them time to heal, escape, or do some damage.
The Holomap is informative
The planets in the game are vast, and the levels are intricately designed. However, not all of the world will be accessible right from the get-go, and while exploring you might get lost, confused, or both.
The holomap in such situations will be very helpful. It offers a 3D rendering of the entire planet, making it easy to figure out ways to traverse or access areas.
It also clues you in on a lot of other things; unexplored areas will be highlighted in yellow, accessible paths will be green and obstacles that are preventing you from progressing will be highlighted in red.