Free Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Update Adds Those Red Sith Lightsabers You’ve Been Wanting

Free Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Update Adds Those Red Sith Lightsabers You’ve Been Wanting

There's also a New Game+ option and some Jedi combat trials.

It's Star Wars day, which means that buried under all the posts debating whether or not "May the fourth be with you" is painfully corny, there are actually cool new Star Wars things to be found. For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Respawn Entertainment's releasing a big free update that adds a New Game+ mode, customizable combat trials, and new cosmetics.

Of the update's aesthetic additions, the star here is the "Inquisitor Cal" costume and the matching red Lightsaber blades. At launch, Fallen Order included a wide range of blade color choices (magenta and orange are only canon by way of the game), but left out the Sith's calling card crimson. Respawn probably didn't want players having Cal Kestis look like a Darth Wannabe in their first playthroughs, but May 4 is when Star Wars fans get what they want—besides, even Disney parks will let you craft a red Lightsaber these days.

You'll actually need to have completed Fallen Order once to obtain the costume and kyber crystals, as they're both unlocked by starting a "New Journey +" game. All the cosmetics earned will carry over to a new playthrough, Lightsaber colors included, but upgraded abilities will not. New Journey + is also home to a few other new cosmetics and the new Meditation Training challenges.

These new combat trials come in two variants: one are pre-set challenges themed after Fallen Order's various planets, which grant new skins for BD-1 depending on how well you perform. There's also a new Battle Grid mode that lets you craft your own combat challenges. Never got tired of watching Stormtoopers get wrecked by those giant spiders? Now you can engineer your own variations.

Respawn's also added a few new accessibility options and bug fixes with the patch. Not having to button mash through quick-time events might make your New Game+ session a bit more enjoyable, or maybe you'll be too busy tearing through combat scenarios with your Sith blades to notice. Either way, this is about as nice a free update as you could hope for with Fallen Order. Electronic Arts never announced plans for DLC, and it seems that if we're to see more of Respawn's take on the Star Wars universe, we'll just have to wait for a sequel.

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