Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor includes a number of gameplay improvements over the original, as revealed in a detailed preview of the game. With fast travel, rideable mounts, improved level design and non-linear exploration routes, better rewards, a diverse range of cosmetics obtainable through gameplay, and much more, the upcoming title is set to expand on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s successful formula while addressing many of the complaints fans may have had with the original game.
Check out a number of these improvements and additions demonstrated in the preview:
The gameplay experience of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is crafted out of a mix of open world and linear environments, with the linear sequences apparently driving story movements while the open world portions emphasize exploration with multiple paths and hidden passages. Cal will need upgrades unlocked throughout the story to be able to fully explore the secrets and rewards of areas like Koboh, which includes puzzle rooms, boss battles, and active combat regions.
Survivor has incorporated a new skill tree system with individual progression paths for Lightsaber stances and stat upgrades, and as such, players will be able to obtain an increased number of Skill Points as well as other rewards through regular exploration. Most notably, Treasure Chests will now regularly offer improved cosmetic rewards, including new outfits and haircuts for Cal.
Respawn is also streamlining open world exploration with the previously announced fast travel feature and rideable mounts, as well as the addition of automatic markers that highlight unexplored passageways, symbols that signify currently inaccessible areas, and helpful player movement trails.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor also indirectly improves combat through refinement of its level and area design. Boss battle arenas are strewn with objects that can be used to the player’s advantage with Force pulls, and enemy armaments such as Rolling Mines can be thrown back to turn the tables on Cal’s foes. Enemy placements will also offer opportunities for Cal to end fights early or avoid them altogether, such as by Force pushing enemies off Koboh’s mountain ledges.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor deploys April 28, 2023 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. Check out the nine-minute gameplay video from earlier in February, showcasing the game’s combat and terrain traversal mechanics.