Jedi: Survivor glitch lets players wield the Darksaber

Jedi: Survivor glitch lets players wield the Darksaber
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Tom Chapman


22nd May 2023 10:50

By now, we're sure most of you have restored order to the galaxy with Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. But for those still hacking their way across the cosmos, there's a cool glitch you might want yet to check out. Yes, you can now wield the famed Darksaber as Cal Kestis.

Introduced in the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the black blade became a major part of The Mandalorian and made its live-action debut under the care of Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito). The Darksaber doesn't officially appear in Jedi: Survivor, although it has glitched into the game.

Can you use the Darksaber in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?

Darksaber ?
by u/tontongas in FallenOrder

A viral Reddit clip is doing the rounds, showing Cal and BD-1, with the former swinging what looks like the Darksaber. Redditor u/tontongas showed off the bug, which makes a white lightsaber look like it's the Darksaber. Remember though, there's no (official) option to customise your lightsaber as the Darksaber.

Many in the thread assumed this was a mod, but according to the OP, it's the real deal. Although there's an impressive array of mods at the moment, there aren't any that change the colour of your lightsaber away from the ones Respawn offers. 

Some thought it was a secret asset hidden in Jedi: Survivor, but looking closer, it looks like it's a shader issue that also affects the lighting in the distance. Still, if it looks like we've got the power of the Darksaber in our hands, we don't mind the odd glitch. It's better than a game-breaking troll.

Is a Jedi: Survivor sequel on the way?

Cal Kestis Jedi: Survivor bacta tank
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Given Jedi: Survivor's junior status, Respawn is yet to give a third game the official light. However, with sales being 30% higher than 2019's Jedi: Fallen Order and the ending neatly setting up a sequel, a Cal Kestis trilogy is pretty much a given at this point.

Before Survivor was released, Game Director Stig Asmussen said he'd always imagined the story as a trilogy and how talks of a second game started before the first was even released. With this in mind, we're guessing work on a third game could be further along than you'd think.

Added to this, let's not forget Cameron Monaghan's acclaimed performance as Cal and the frequent calls for him to appear in live-action. Some thought Cal would pop up in the Ewan McGregor-led Obi-Wan Kenobi, and while that didn't happen, he's surely primed to appear in the ever-growing galaxy of Star Wars shows.

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