Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga: How to Change Characters

If you're wondering how to change characters in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and begin exploring the open hubs as soon as possible, this guide has everything you need to know.

Featuring nearly 400 characters, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is jam-packed with both favorites and lesser-known characters. As LEGO fans know, specific characters are often crucial to completing puzzles and gaining access to otherwise inaccessible locations. So how do you change characters in The Skywalker Saga?

This guide will tell you how to change characters during the game's story mode since Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga alters the traditional concept of switching characters. Previously, you were stuck with the characters provided until free mode was unlocked. Not so in The Skywalker Saga

How to Change Characters in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

With the semi-open world of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, knowing how to change characters is a bit different. There is still a free mode unlocked on a mission by mission basis, as well as a galaxy-wide free mode. However, using free mode isn't necessary to change characters or find the vast majority of collectibles. 

Provided you haven't already activated a story mission, you can change characters at any open-world hub by pressing the equivalent of the select button on the respective platform's input device. This would be the touchpad on PlayStation or the view button on Xbox, for example. 

Doing so brings up the galaxy map by default. Go to the characters tab. From here, you're able to change characters with any unlocked character from the entire roster, separated by class type. 

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has a total of nine classes, each with its own special set of abilities that can overcome obstacles throughout the main story levels and open-world hubs. These obstacles are gated by class rather than character. You can select any character for a puzzle as long as they fall within the required class. 

Note: You often enter new hubs with a story mission active, meaning you won't always be able to begin exploring for collectibles. Follow the story threads until you complete the missions and are required to activate another one, then change characters. 

You can explore hubs between missions and hunt for collectibles even if you haven't finished the game or selected the free play mode. Always check the characters tab after objectives to see whether you can change characters.

Further, the terminals that villains, heroes, and droids use will always highlight a shortcut, letting you select from a short list of your most recently equipped characters without opening the entire menu. 

And that's how to change characters in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. For more tips, including how to enable Mumble Mode and play co-op multiplayer, head over to our dedicated guides page for The Skywalker Saga.

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Published Apr. 4th 2022

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