Star Wars Jedi: Survivor players are using the game’s immense level of lightsaber customisation to recreate some of the franchise’s most iconic (and sometimes niche) laser swords.
The long-awaited sequel from EA aimed to double down on everything Jedi: Fallen Order did right, and as revealed by game director Stig Asmussen at Star Wars Celebration 2023, customisation was to be one of Jedi: Survivor’s main pillars.
Beyond just different colour schemes for Cal’s ship, droid, and poncho, players could now customise everything from his moustache to his boots and, of course, his lightsaber. While most players used the ridiculous number of lightsaber components and colours to create a blade that suited them, some leaned back into the depths of Star Wars lore to recreate their favourite characters’ signature weapons.
SwanyPlaysGames on YouTube created an entire video showcasing their ideas, for example, which included a faithful recreation of Darth Vader’s blade.
Fans have also taken to Reddit to share their creations, with TheMasterOfCheese posting a photo alongside instructions on how to make Mace Windu’s hilt.
Unlike two sets of DLC parts that almost automatically created both Luke Skywalker’s blue lightsaber and Obi-Wan’s, this blade is made up of a different parts pieced together to create Mace Windu’s purple-bladed laser sword.
The same user also shared their recreation of Luke’s lightsaber from Episode 6: Return of the Jedi, showing off the iconic silver and gold hilt and green blade.
Star Wars goes way beyond these most famous lightsabers, of course, and Jedi: Survivor players are also leaning into these deep cuts. Pm_hot_grillz on Reddit has recreated a lightsaber from a previous game, Rahm Kota’s blade from The Force Unleashed, while Jack_Sentry has made Ulic Qel-Droma’s lightsaber from the 1990s Tales of the Jedi comic run.
Finally, KeepCamAndCarryOn even recreated a toy lightsaber they had as a child. This entry is sort of cheating, as it’s actually just a slightly janky Obi-Wan lightsaber but with a purple blade, but seeing the childhood version side by side with the one in Jedi: Survivor is quite heartwarming.
The game has certainly held the attention of fans, who obsessed over its new froggy character Turgle, winced at the return of Jedi: Fallen Order’s most infamous foe, and enjoyed watching Cal Kestis hang out with Luke Skywalker in a comical advert.
It wasn’t all plain sailing, however, as the game also launched with a complicated day one patch situation and was riddled with technical issues for some users, particularly on PC.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.
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