- Experience this all-new single-player Star Wars story from Respawn Entertainment and EA Star Wars
- Fight for your survival as you explore the mysteries of a long-extinct civilization in hopes of rebuilding the Jedi Order
- Use the Force to augment the way you explore, allowing you to traverse new paths and discover new locations
One of our most-anticipated adventures of the year is here! Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available now on Xbox One and enhanced for Xbox One X – get it here on the Microsoft Store and start playing today.
In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order you take on the role of a Padawan in hiding, Cal Kestis, who after a series of tragic events, must set out on a journey across the galaxy to save not only himself but to help restore the Jedi Order. And he won’t be alone. Cal will be joined by the faithful (and very helpful) research droid BD-1; Greez, pilot of the Stinger Matis; and Cere Junda, a former Jedi and mentor to Cal. Together you’ll embark on a galaxy-spanning adventure in the rich Star Wars universe.
You can read some of our earlier impressions of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to get a better idea for the adventure that’s in store. And as you step out into the galaxy, we thought it would also help to have a couple of tips to help you on your soon-to-be epic journey.
Patience Young Padawan
If you think you can get away with just wildly swinging your lightsaber at enemies and survive, you’ve got another thing coming. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is no walk in the park, and it becomes even more challenging on the higher difficulty settings. In any setting, you must make full use of your lightsaber abilities like counter attacks and dodging to walk away from enemy encounters alive. This may take some time, so be methodical in how you size up enemies.
For example, if there’s a group of foes, see if there’s a way to isolate one or two of them to get the odds in your favor. Stormtroopers will not hesitate to mob you so be on guard as they close in and roll away if you have to in order to give yourself a better chance at a counter-attack. Also, a well-time parry can do wonders if you’re looking to quickly strike down an enemy with your saber (you also look super cool while doing so).
And of course, don’t forget about your Force powers. Slow can be a very effective power when used at the right times, like when an enemy flashes red (unblockable attack), cast Slow to give yourself a chance to move out of the way. Slow is also great to use if you need to give yourself a chance to heal thanks to BD-1’s supply of healing stims.
Explore, Explore, and Then Explore Some More
As your abilities grow so will your opportunities to go back to previously visited planets to access other areas, secrets, and unlockables. Take some time to learn how to navigate the world maps and which areas you can’t access (or when BD-1 receives an upgrade to unlock a previously discovered locked container): yellow marks unexplored routes; green marks unlocked routes; red marks routes that are inaccessible (for now).
As you explore, make sure to look for shortcuts like doors, elevators, ropes that can be unlocked to gain easy access to hubs, Meditation Circles to upgrade your skills, save and heal, and more.
And from a lore perspective, make sure you use Cal’s ability to reach out with the Force at blue-marked areas to reveal an echo that not only gives you some XP, but can reveal background about events that have transpired here before your arrival.
Become One with the Force
When you die, you’ll respawn at the last Meditation Circle you sat. So, make sure you’re taking advantage of each of those locations as you progress deeper into a level. They’re also great places for you to refill your healing stims but know that doing so will also respawn all enemies on the level. Make sure you’re prepared because that pesky stormtrooper will be back on that ledge and is looking for revenge.
But perhaps the number one objective is for you to travel back to the enemy who bested you is so you can recover your lost XP. You don’t need to defeat them to get it back; just land a strike with your lightsaber. This can be useful if you’ve met your match from a powerful foe and you just want your XP back. Or stay in the fight and see if you can take down a powerful creature or enemy. It’s your choice but know that you can run away if needed.
We hope some of these tips help you on your journey as you take your first steps into a larger world. Get Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order today on Xbox One and may the Force be with you!