Whenever a new game comes out, there will always be a few players who attempt to find ways to bypass the game’s story, either to complete the game quickly or for the simple thrill of it. This is no exception for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and developer Respawn seems to have accounted for this, as a newly discovered Jedi: Survivor message seems to have been implemented for such players.
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Twitter user StellaNoxEclair posted a clip of Twitch streamer andersonjph, who managed to jump off a cliff and onto another area that would have been inaccessible at that point in the playthrough. Upon landing and taking down a Stormtrooper, an error message pops up on the screen, stating that the player had “bypassed certain story elements” and that continuing to play through the game this way would leave the game in a “broken state.”
Here’s the clip and message:
Oh my fucking god pic.twitter.com/rtO2JbyKH5
— 🤍🌑❄️ (@StellaNoxEclair) May 7, 2023
The act of bypassing story elements in a video game, also known as sequence breaking, is usually avoided by placing invisible walls or obstacles that prevent the player from skipping to areas they’re not supposed to be in. It seems that instead of sticking to more traditional methods, respawn has instead added an error message that simply warns players, rather than outright preventing them from sequence breaking. As skipping through story elements can result in major ramifications later on, it’s generally not recommended to sequence break during your first playthrough, though the possibility of doing so may open doors for speedrunning the game by those interested in doing so.
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