Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Save Money By Spending Money with the Epic Games Store Mega Sale https://www.gameskinny.com/4dzcm/save-money-by-spending-money-with-the-epic-games-store-mega-sale https://www.gameskinny.com/4dzcm/save-money-by-spending-money-with-the-epic-games-store-mega-sale Fri, 15 May 2020 13:23:34 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

The Epic Games Store Mega Sale is on now through June 11. There's a new free game every Thursday — including Grand Theft Auto 5 if you can get it — plus a free $10 Epic Coupon that, if you use on eligible games or add-ons costing $14.99 or more, you'll get another $10 Epic Coupon for the same purpose.

There's a ton of games on offer during the Epic Games Store Mega Sale, and a fair few that meet the coupon criteria as well, including Control, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, The Outer Worlds, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Here's a taster of what you can expect to find.

Game Sales Price Original Price
Control  $29.99  $59.99
Borderlands 3
 $29.99  $59.99
Red Dead Redemption 2
$47.99  $59.99
The Outer Worlds
 $38.99  $59.99
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition
 $14.99 $49.99
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
 $19.79  $59.99
Journey to the Savage Planet
$29.99  $17.99
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
 $38.99  $59.99
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
 $39.99  $49.99
The Sinking City
 $59.99  $35.99
Shenmue 3
 $24.99  $49.99
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
 $14.99  $24.9
Slime Rancher
 $19.99  $7.99
John Wick Hex
 $15.99  $19.99
The Telltale Batman Shadows Edition
 $14.99  $29.99
My Time at Portia
 $29.99  $11.99
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
 $17.49  $34.99
Rayman Legends
 $29.99  $7.49
Kingdom: New Lands
$4.49  $14.99
Into the Breach
 $14.99  $7.49

 

This is just a small sampling of what's on offer. There are easily more than three times as many games on sale in the Epic Games Mega Sale, and you can check out the full list on the Epic Games Store website. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Epic Games Store and game sale news as it develops.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Could be the Start of a Franchise https://www.gameskinny.com/6qcau/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-could-be-the-start-of-a-franchise https://www.gameskinny.com/6qcau/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-could-be-the-start-of-a-franchise Wed, 06 May 2020 21:30:52 -0400 GS_Staff

Electronic Arts' recent earnings call was full of juicy information that wasn't just mind-numbing economics.

Aside from hinting that future EA games will support Smart Delivery and that the Command & Conquer Remastered collection is on track for a June release, the developer and publisher said there are more Star Wars games to come. Well, sort of. 

While speaking about the company's recent successes and thanking employees for being undeniably awesome for kicking ass from home, EA CEO Andrew Wilson mentioned Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and how it was the "first title in an entirely new franchise."

Here's the full quote: 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the breakout titles of the last several years. More than 10 million unique players have joined the game since launch, a rare achievement for a first title in an entirely new franchise. It's a meticulously well-crafted game, and it continues to give fans a deeply engaging and original Star Wars experience.

This isn't exactly surprising as we've heard rumblings for a little while that Fallen Order would most likely see a sequel. Though EA and DICE are moving away from Battlefront 2, job listings have popped up looking for someone who is "passionate about the Star Wars Universe and is invigorated by the idea of coding third-person action/adventure games."

EA did confirm, however, that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has sold more than 10 million units since it launched in November. In our review of the game, we said: 

Despite some technical and pacing issues, the final product is still the best Star Wars game we’ve seen for years. It’s particularly impressive, given the current gaming landscape, where live service titles are more prevalent than ever, and real singleplayer epics are falling by the wayside.

If you're still playing Fallen Order or looking to get started, the game recently received a new update bringing New Game+, combat challenges, and more. We're sure to learn more in the coming months, so stick with GameSkinny for more on Star Wars and EA as we learn it. 

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Update Introduces Brand-New Content https://www.gameskinny.com/pgmkf/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-update-introduces-brand-new-content https://www.gameskinny.com/pgmkf/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-update-introduces-brand-new-content Mon, 04 May 2020 13:52:29 -0400 Daniel Hollis

EA has announced a slew of new features coming in a free content update for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The news comes via a blog post on perhaps Star Wars' most sacred day, May the 4th, better known as Star Wars Day. 

The update is available now across all platforms and introduces a new hub area, game modes, new game plus (called New Journey +), and a host of new cosmetic rewards.

Meditation Training

First up we have the inclusion of Meditation Training, which is broken up into two sub-modes:

Combat Challenges

These challenge rooms will see you traversing multiple planets, fighting a plethora of enemies across numerous waves. They're aimed for the experienced players who have reached the end-game and have maxed out their skills. Unlocking stars for each challenge also rewards new BD-1 customizable options.

You can see those over at the official announcement linked at the top of this article. 

Battle Grid

This is a sandbox mode in which players will be able to customize battles to their liking by choosing enemy variations, difficulty settings, and various other modifiers. 

New Journey +

This mode allows players to experience the Jedi Fallen Order adventure again  right from the beginning  with all their upgrades, unlocks, and the ability to unlock chests or collectibles they may have missed in their first playthrough. 

There's also an array of unique customization options for this mode which consist of:

  • A Call Kestis Inquisitor uniform
  • Protection and Defence I & II lightsaber parts
  • Red kyber crystal for your lightsaber

Other New Additions

Alongside all of this, there's also been some quality of life improvements added to enhance the experience:

  • Quick time events can now be skipped
  • You can turn off the option to hold the climb button, as well as with interactions
  • A variety of text scaling options

This is on top of a range of bug fixes and tweaks that have been made to the game, which you can see below via the official announcement: 

Bug Fixes and Tweaks
  • Improved transitions between parry and block animations
  • The Bog Rats on Bogano were sometimes floating. They should now be more grounded
  • Improved the transitions into and out of jumping and double jumping
  • Fixed the issue where Cal could get stuck in an endless falling loop during air attacks
  • Fixed the issue that would prevent Cal from progressing his journey when a Bounty Hunter would show up
  • Improved overall responsiveness of gameplay and the reliability of actions based on player feedback

Be sure to check out our Fallen Order review, in which we said that, "Despite some technical and pacing issues, the final product is still the best Star Wars game we’ve seen for years. It’s particularly impressive, given the current gaming landscape, where live service titles are more prevalent than ever, and real singleplayer epics are falling by the wayside."

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, as well as the other games in the Star Wars universe, including LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

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PlayStation Essential Picks Sale: Sony Slashes Prices on Dozens of Games https://www.gameskinny.com/h1vr5/playstation-essential-picks-sale-sony-slashes-prices-on-dozens-of-games https://www.gameskinny.com/h1vr5/playstation-essential-picks-sale-sony-slashes-prices-on-dozens-of-games Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:35:11 -0500 GS_Staff

Sony is apparently in the business of offering continuous discounts on some of the PS4's most popular titles. The current Remasters & Retro sale isn't keeping the developer and publisher from slashing prices on more than 150 titles, bundles, and add-ons. 

Beneath the umbrella of the Essential Picks Sale, the latest bargains include markdowns on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, No Man's Sky, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, The Last of Us Remastered, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And that's just on the front page.

Here's a list of the highlights you can expect. The sale runs until March 3 at 8 a.m. PST. 

Game Sale Price Regular Price
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order $44.99 $59.99
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt $49.99 $14.99
Grand Theft Auto 5 $29.99 $14.99
The Last of Us Remastered $14.99 $19.99
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gold Ed. $99.99 $24.99
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 $59.99 $19.79
No Man's Sky $49.99 $22.49
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End $14.99 $19.99
Greedfall $49.99 $29.99
Borderlands 3 Deluxe Ed. $79.99 $39.99
Ark: Extinction $19.99 $9.99
Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Ed. $99.99 $39.99
Metro Exodus Gold Ed. $84.99 $33.99

 

The entire list of games available during the sale can be found over on the PlayStation Store. Be sure to check out the Remasters & Retro sale while you're there, which discounts games such as the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Metro Redux, Dark Souls Remastered, Assassin's Creed 3, the Resident Evil Triple Pack, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

For more sales, stay tuned to GameSkinny. 

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Now Lets Everyone Wield Orange Lightsabers https://www.gameskinny.com/hg6jg/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-now-lets-everyone-wield-orange-lightsabers https://www.gameskinny.com/hg6jg/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-now-lets-everyone-wield-orange-lightsabers Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:56:09 -0500 Calen Nakash

Preordering Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for consoles and PC gave players a special orange lightsaber, as well as some more Force-sensitive goodies. Of course, these types of preorders aren't new, providing players an incentive to get in on a title when it first drops.

Fortunately for those who joined the fight against the Empire a little later, the orange lightsaber color is now available for everyone. The lightsaber also comes with two hilts and two skins for BD-1 and the Mantis, all of which were preorder bonuses when the game first released. To access the content, just head over to Fallen Order's DLC page on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Fallen Order's update also provides some bug fixes for the title, which could come as a welcome surprise or an annoyance depending on if you've been using the photomode glitch to exploit rockets. There's a full description of the patch notes here.

We reviewed Jedi: Fallen Order highly, calling it "the best Star Wars game we’ve seen for years. It’s particularly impressive, given the current gaming landscape, where live service titles are more prevalent than ever, and real singleplayer epics are falling by the wayside."

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news on Star Wars and Jedi: Fallen Order as it develops. Hopefully, we'll hear more about the game's rumored sequel sooner rather than later. 

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Could Have a Sequel in the Works https://www.gameskinny.com/eu72k/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-could-have-a-sequel-in-the-works https://www.gameskinny.com/eu72k/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-could-have-a-sequel-in-the-works Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:00:53 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is barely a month old, but a new EA job listing could point to a sequel in the works. The listing is for a senior software engineer, and the description says EA is looking for someone "passionate about Star Wars."

The listing reads: 

We’re looking for a highly skilled Senior Software Engineer who will embrace our philosophy and share his/her hard earned expertise to create an incredible Star Wars experience for our players. We’re picturing someone who is passionate about the Star Wars Universe and is invigorated by the idea of coding third person action/adventure games.

Considering that Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was just recently reinvigorated and that it's not an "adventure" title, a new Battlefront game is highly unlikely. EA isn't exactly swimming in third-person action-adventure Star Wars games either, something fans have been clamoring for for longer than the Jedi-Sith war. 

Those facts, combined with that open-ended closing segment in Fallen Order, would strongly suggest the game in question is a Fallen Order sequel of some kind. There's certainly plenty of narrative paths to take during this time period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and aside from Rogue One and Rebels, not much canon material outside books and comics has explored it. Plus, more Fallen Order couldn't be a bad thing.

Of course, it's just a rumor right now. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order news.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review — Midi-chlorians in a Metroidvania World https://www.gameskinny.com/jb1x5/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-review-midi-chlorians-in-a-metroidvania-world https://www.gameskinny.com/jb1x5/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-review-midi-chlorians-in-a-metroidvania-world Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:50:04 -0500 Jonny Foster

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has one of the best openings to a single-player game in recent memory. No individual aspect excels, but it is far greater than the sum of its parts, evoking a wide range of emotions in a single hour and giving the player a simple yet effective taste of the game’s mechanics and storyline.

It doesn’t maintain this pace throughout, unfortunately, but there is a very solid Star Wars title here.

I’ve always been a casual fan of Star Wars but never enjoyed any of the movies or games enough to be a hardcore enthusiast. And yet, the plight of Cal Kestis — Fallen Order’s padawan protagonist — felt so genuine and engaging that I find myself wanting to know more about the deeper lore.

He has an excellent supporting cast in Fallen Order, including returning characters such as a certain freedom fighter we'll leave unnamed. Perhaps the most interesting cast member, however, is Cal’s pint-sized droid companion, BD-1.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review — Midi-chlorians in a Metroidvania World

The cutscenes all feature impressive animations, portraying genuine emotion on character’s faces, but developer Respawn Entertainment has done an exceptional job of making BD-1’s beeps, boops, and movements appear intelligent and friendly — this is probably the cutest droid companion in the entire Star Wars canon.

It’s sad, then, that the gameplay often inhibited my enjoyment of the storyline. I’ll be the first to admit that Metroidvania-style mechanics have never been my cup of Mandalorian tea and, at first, Fallen Order’s particular integration of them is tolerable.

However, as the game progresses and you reach new planets, having to revisit and replay areas that you’ve already visited becomes a chore. There are multiple occasions where turning around isn’t even possible, forcing you to go the long way around labyrinthine planets to get to your goal.

Tracking back through each level to get back to the ship once your objective is complete? Not fun. Gating the classic Jedi double-jump behind the 10th hour of the game? Not fun, either. 

While it does make logical sense for Cal's journey to become a stronger Jedi, keeping back basic mobility options just makes movement feel needlessly clunky for the first 10 hours. Imagine if Dark Souls decided you should be without a dodge roll for six hours.

Speaking of Dark Souls, there’s an understandable parallel to draw between Fallen Order and the popular punishment-driven franchise. Not only is the combat here complex and time-sensitive, but Fallen Order’s checkpoints function very similarly to bonfires, allowing the player a chance to save and spend their experience points.

Brandishing Cal’s lightsaber feels brilliant, with flurries of plasma and tense encounters that have you thinking on your feet and adapting to new enemy types, from regular Stormtroopers to Purge Troopers and even disgruntled wildlife. You can avoid attacks using a short dodge, a longer roll, or block them entirely, but perfectly timing a block to perform a parry gives you a large opening to counter.

Blocking incoming lasers as they're just about to fry Cal's face off is a rush that never gets old, either, reflecting it straight back at the trooper that fired it for a satisfying kill. 

The combat really comes alive once you’ve unlocked some new lightsaber combos and Force powers, though, which let you tackle encounters from brand-new directions.

Whether the difficulty is also Souls-like will depend on which setting you decide to play on, ranging from Story to Jedi Grandmaster, but it’s nice to have the option to switch these on the fly if you’re finding specific sections too tricky or simple.

This won’t change the difficulty of the game’s puzzles, however, a few of which can be real head-scratchers, but the game’s map is surprisingly good at highlighting paths that you haven’t explored yet or can’t open until you’ve found a new Force power.

It can get a little confusing on the larger planets like Zeffo, though, and there were even a couple of occasions where my map stopped working entirely for a few minutes, much to my chagrin. The performance issues don’t stop there, either, I’m afraid.

One of the planets really struggles to keep up, with constant load pauses in new areas even on a PS4 pro with performance mode turned on. That's purely from a technical perspective, too; we won't even go into the visuals of the poor inhabitants. 

I’ve heard numerous reports that the Xbox One version has particularly poor performance, but PC users have also reported having perfect performance, so your mileage is sure to vary depending on your platform.

The issues with performance will be easily overlooked by many, though, as it’s the cost of having a gorgeous variety of landscapes and environments to explore. It may not have the finest detail of a 2019 title, but Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order still comes out swinging its lightsaber.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review — The Bottom Line

Pros:
  • Twisting, evolving narrative that keeps you engaged
  • Diverse, powerful combat puts you in a Jedi’s boots
  • Excellent inclusion of source material, with environments, wildlife, and music that’s instantly familiar to Star Wars fans
Cons:
  • Performance is hit-and-miss, even with Performance Mode on
  • Backtracking and repetition gets in the way of the excellent combat and story

The big downside of Fallen Order that I couldn’t get over, however, was the pacing; Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order opens with a bang, spends too long asking you to perform the same tasks and retrace your steps, and then ends abruptly. 

The 15 or so hours you'll likely spend with Fallen Order can vary wildly from wonderment to weariness, and from bewilderment to boredom.

I’d strongly advise anyone to play Fallen Order in bite-size chunks; Playing no more than 60-90 minutes at a time and spreading out your sessions will help keep the luster intact, but the fatigue will definitely set in if you try to rush this game in a week or less. 

Despite some technical and pacing issues, the final product is still the best Star Wars game we’ve seen for years. It’s particularly impressive, given the current gaming landscape, where live service titles are more prevalent than ever, and real singleplayer epics are falling by the wayside.

Respawn Entertainment and EA deserve real commendation for what they’ve created in Fallen Order, and I can’t wait to see what’s next in the Star Wars franchise.

[Note: A copy of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was provided by EA for the purpose of this review.]

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order XP Farming Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/n7bcw/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-xp-farming-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/n7bcw/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-xp-farming-guide Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:57:48 -0500 Gabriel Moss

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order XP farming can be done in several different ways. To get all of the skill points you want, you're going to need a lot of experience points.

Luckily, it's pretty easy to find all of the experience points you need to stay properly leveled through the campaign by playing through the game regularly.

That said, you can earn far more XP (and by extension, skill points) by scraping zones for specific things that may be out of your way. Here are our best strategies for farming skill points in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order XP Farming Guide

Collect Force Echoes

Force Echoes are items that act much the same way as audio logs. When you pick one up, you gain an "echo" of an earlier event which further illustrates the context of the area that you're exploring in. It's stored in your log, and Cal even narrates a bit of his own internal dialogue in reaction to the echo itself.

Force Echoes also grant you experience points each time you pick one up, making it worthwhile to run around looking for them.

Each zone in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order tends to be packed with nooks and crannies, and Force Echoes are commonly issued as rewards for exploration. This means that you can farm skill points just by peeking around corners and traversing through the world in Fallen Order.

Scan Objects Around the Environment

Scannable objects are another common reward for exploration in Fallen Order. Scanning objects in the environment works much the same as picking up notes or logging points of interest in another game. When you send BD-1 to scan an object, a text log is recorded in your menu, and you receive a bundle of XP.

As with Force Echoes, scannable objects provide context to the world, reward exploration, and tend to strike up snippets of conversation between Cal and BD-1. They're also a great way to buffer your skill point gain from combat.

Scannable objects include environmental objects and defeated enemies, so make sure to scan Stormtroopers, Purge Troopers, and more. 

Respawn Entire Groups of Enemies At Once to Farm Skill Points

Each time you save at a Meditation Point, all you need to do is rest and restore your health and stims to respawn every other enemy in the zone. Certain special bosses and encounters don't respawn, but many do.

There are plenty of locations in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order where you can meditate and restore your health right before a difficult battle with a Tomb Guardian, a Purge Trooper, or even a Nightbrother. 

For example, it's possible to fight and beat the AT-ST on Zeffo as many times as you'd like, at least until you leave the planet.

Each of these encounters scores you a massive XP and skill point gain, and since you can complete them as many times as you want, it's possible to generate an infinite source of XP by killing enemies, healing yourself at a Meditation Point, and killing them over again indefinitely.

Don't fret though; grinding XP and skill points this way is not an exploit. Since you'll need to rest and restore your health often, you'll find that farming skill points by repeating combat encounters is a natural part of gameplay in Fallen Order.

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That was our guide on farming XP for skill points in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order! You should now know how to farm XP more efficiently.

Any of these methods are great for when you get stuck at a certain boss fight and could use a few more skill upgrades to proceed.

Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by EA, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the newest single-player Star Wars game. It is currently out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Remember to keep up to date with all of our Fallen Order guides.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Combat Tips Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/kvshk/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-combat-tips-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/kvshk/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-combat-tips-guide Fri, 22 Nov 2019 11:22:41 -0500 Gabriel Moss

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order combat can be dicey. Parry windows are small, and using Force powers is a must. As expected, some enemies are tougher than others, though many can be beaten using similar techniques. 

If you're still wrestling with the combat systems in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the tips guide below will teach you how the systems work, and how to use them to gain an advantage over Imperials and Inquisitors alike. 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Combat Tips

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order takes its combat cues from Dark Souls, which is largely about difficult and rewarding encounters in a world actively trying to kill you.

When you die at the hands of a Stormtrooper, Purge Trooper, or pesky Bog Rat, you respawn at the last Meditation Point and simply try again.

That said, there are some basic combat techniques you need to know, such as knowing when to use BD-1 in combat and which enemies you can and can't parry.

Difficulty Modes in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Jedi Fallen Order difficulty settings: Story Mode (Easy)

The most important decision you make at the beginning of a new game of Fallen Order is which difficulty mode you want to go with.

The difficulty modes vary by the "parry window" (explained below), the amount of damage you take from enemies, and how hard enemies will pursue you.

  • Story Mode (Easy)
    • Very High (very long) parry timing window
    • Very Low incoming damage
    • Very Low enemy aggression
  • Jedi Knight Mode (Medium)
    • High (long) parry timing window
    • Low incoming damage
    • Low enemy aggression
  • Jedi Master Mode (Hard)
    • Medium (average) parry timing window
    • Average incoming damage
    • Average enemy aggression
  • Jedi Grand Master Mode (Very Hard)
    • Very Low (very short) parry timing window
    • Very High incoming damage
    • Very High enemy aggression

Regardless of which mode you choose to play in, combat controls and moves stay the same.

The most noticeable difference will be in your parry window, which is the amount of time that you have between an opponent telegraphing an attack and the moment you press the block button to parry it.

Parry

Hitting the block button before an opponent lands a strike will cause you to interrupt the strike and stagger the opponent, creating an opening for you to counter-attack.

A successful parry does not drain your block meter, and it allows you to get a shot into one of their weak points. Red-outlined enemy attacks can’t be parried and must be dodged.

Parry is mapped to: 

  • L1 (PS4)
  • LB (Xbox)
  • RMB (PC)
Block

Hold the block button to block incoming attacks and projectiles. Tap block at just before an attack lands to parry and counter-attack or fling projectiles back at the sender.

When holding the block button to multiple block projectiles, you'll shoot them in all different directions with your lightsaber. This is great for heavy assault troopers.

Block is mapped to: 

  • L1 (PS4)
  • LB (Xbox)
  • RMB (PC)
Evade

Evading is important to remain mobile on the battlefield.

Double tap the evade button for long dodge, which is basically a dodge roll. When you're knocked down, repeatedly tap the dodge button to quickly recover.

One special move you should take early on is Evasive Kick (dodge + basic attack for a kick attack). This opens up your dodging options. 

Dodge is mapped to: 

  • Circle (PS4)
  • B (Xbox)
  • Z (PC)
Lock on to Enemies

Hold "R3" and look around with the right analog stick to target-lock enemies. This allows you to evade around them more easily and hit them from the flank. Be sure to use it to quickly switch between multiple enemies that may try to crowd you. 

Basic Attack

The basic attack button does well for most encounters and is your go-to for quick, vicious strikes.

If you're landing on an enemy from above, you can hit the basic attack button in a telegraphed window of time to get a drop on them. For smaller enemies, this equates to an insta-kill.

Later, you can unlock Sprint Strike (sprint + basic attack), which performs a “special lightsaber attack.”

Basic attack is mapped to:

  • Square (PS4)
  • X (Xbox)
  • LMB (PC)

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Combat Tips: Cal fights stormtroopers

Heavy Attack

Like in Dark Souls, you have a heavy attack in Fallen Order. While the Overhead Slash does large amounts of damage, it takes longer to wind up than the basic attack.

This can leave you open to damage. Later, you get upgrades to this that make it more efficient to use. 

For example, you can eventually unlock the Leaping Slash, which is two Overhead Slashes in quick succession. It's a devastating move if used correctly. 

Overhead Slash is mapped to:

  • Triangle (PS4)
  • Y (Xbox)
  • F (PC) 
Use Force Abilities

Tap "R1" to use your Force Slow ability, or "R2" to use Force Push (once unlocked). You can upgrade both with skills like Burst Slow, which allows you to freeze a group of opponents, or Mass Push, which can knock a group of them backward.

These are good for evading enemy attacks without blocking or throwing enemies off cliffs, for example. 

Use BD-1

Hit "Up" on the directional pad, or "Q" on the keyboard, to make your droid companion BD-1 heal you with a stim. Midway through Fallen Order, you can use BD-1 to hack droid opponents and convert them to your side. 

Other Combat Tips to Know
  • Use a Meditation Point to heal yourself when you run out of healing stims.
  • Enemies respawn when you rest at a meditation point.
  • When you die, you lose all XP since your last skill point, but you can re-earn all of it (and a full heal) back by attacking the enemy who killed you.

If you feel like you've mastered the way of the Jedi, you can use skill points to unlock special attacks and perks for Cal Kestis on your journey through Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Certain attacks will mix traversal and combat abilities together in combos, such as the Evasive Kick and Leaping Strike (mentioned above).

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order combat can be tough for the uninitiated or those more comfortable with mechanics found in games like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Now you should know how to fight more easily.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for our upcoming review of the newest single-player Star Wars experience on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

And be sure to check out our other Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order guides while you're here. 

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Scomp Link Location Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/l9biv/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-scomp-link-location-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/l9biv/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-scomp-link-location-guide Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:23:06 -0500 Gabriel Moss

In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, you’ll find many different doors and treasure chests that can’t be opened without something called a “Scomp Link”. We're going to tell you where to find it.

The Scomp Link is an attachment for your buddy droid, BD-1, that allows him to slice panels that are usually too fortified for regular operation. It is essentially a key used to unlock certain doors and pathways in Jedi: Fallen Order.  

During your first encounter with BD-1 on Bogano, you’ll watch his original Scomp Link get damaged, leaving him without one to help you find treasure and bust through doors.

It isn’t terribly difficult to find a replacement Scomp Link, but you will need to get through the first planet (Bogano) and make your way to Zeffo, where you obtain the Force Push ability.

Once you’ve done that, follow this guide to find your way back through the icy planet to the location of the workbench where you pick up your new Scomp Link. We've even included a map to show you the exact location. 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Scomp Link — How to Find It

Once you've completed the temple section on Zeffo (the one with the spheres and the wind), and you've unlocked Force Push, make your way back to your ship.

Fight the AT-ST if you'd like, or ignore it. Instead of getting onto your ship, travel right back through the Imperial-swarmed village that you traversed on your way into the hidden temple earlier.

You may have noticed passing a red-outlined door sometime after coming out of the village and skating down the first ice ramp on the approach into the mountains. The area is called the Windswept Ruins. That’s where you’ll need to return for the Scomp Link.

When you check your map, your surroundings should look something like the above image. After coming off the ice slide, there will be Stormtroopers in front of you, as well as some standing up on a small cliff to the left. Take them out and head toward the small cliff to the left. There is a small alcove to the left. 

Blow the door open with Force Push, and enter the structure called the Weathered Monument. Not soon after you venture inside, you’ll run across a workbench that allows you to install the Scomp Link onto BD-1.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Scomp Link  Why It's Important

There are plenty of points leading up to this moment where you may have registered needing a Scomp Link to get through a door or get into a chest. Now you can go back and explore all of those spots in a very Metroidvania-esque fashion.

While you'll be able to access new areas, get new lightsaber parts, acquire new ponchos, and find new skins for the Mantis and BD-1, the Scomp Link also comes in handy when you’re moving forward in the story as well. It’s mandatory to eventually pick up a Scomp Link in the main story if you haven’t yet picked it up earlier on. So you might as well do it now!

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That’s it for our guide on how to find the Scomp Link in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order! Stay tuned to GameSkinny for our upcoming review of the newest single-player Star Wars experience on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

And be sure to check out our other Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order guides while you're here. 

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Best Skills to Get Early https://www.gameskinny.com/nzijz/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-best-skills-to-get-early https://www.gameskinny.com/nzijz/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-best-skills-to-get-early Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:07:36 -0500 Gabriel Moss

In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, you accrue XP and Skill Points with each kill and new discovery. Killing enemies is pretty straightforward, but you can also get experience for skill points by discovering Echoes and scanning things throughout the world. Eventually, you run into meditation points, where you can spend XP and Skill Points to acquire skills. 

No matter what skills you want to purchase from the three skill trees of Force, Lightsaber, and Survival, your first skill will always be Overhead Slash, which is essentially a heavy attack. You must first unlock this skill to access the rest of Jedi: Fallen Order's skill tree. 

That said, you might find it difficult deciding what’s worth investing your hard-earned Skill Points into, and what isn’t. Unlike some other games, may of the skills in Jedi: Fallen Order cost 1 Skill Point. Some require 2 Skill Points, but the typical differentiation based on Skill Point cost muddies things just a bit. 

At least on Jedi Knight difficulty, we suggest that you take the following skills early on to help you blow through tougher opponents and obtain more of that sweet, sweet XP.

Jedi: Fallen Order Tips Best Skills to Get Early On

1. Dash Strike

Dash Strike allows you to hold down the button you’d use to execute Overhead Slash and dash towards an enemy for a rapid heavy attack that breaks through most defenses. Unlocking it costs 1 Skill Point.

This is great for closing the distance on Stormtroopers and Purge Troopers. It's also good for getting in a quick attack on some of the game's bigger creatures, before quickly evading into a standard slash. 

2. Leaping Slash

Leaping slash allows you to double-tap the Overhead Slash button and quickly follow up with another heavy attack after the first one. This is great if your opponent parries your first Overhead Slash, because they’ll generally take damage on the second one. Leaping Slash costs 2 Skill Points to unlock.

3. Evasive Kick

Evasive Kick is a great way to get a precise, difficult-to-parry attack into an opponent after you dodge away from them. Just hit the evade button to evade around their flank, then hit the light attack button (the one that you’d regularly use for basic lightsaber swings), and you’ll send your opponent off with the sole of your Jedi boot.

Evasive Kick costs 1 Skill Point, and defeating an enemy only using kicks will get you the "Kickoff" trophy/achievement. 

4. Survival Skills

Survival Skills increases the maximum amount of health available to you during your time in Fallen Order. Survival Skills costs 1 Skill Point.

For the game's harder difficulties, having more health is a serious boon. You can pick up other health upgrades in Stim Canisters and Life Essence as you play through the game, but taking advantage of this skill early on makes sure you're resilient from the get-go. 

5. Force Attunement

Force Attunement increases the maximum amount of Force available to you. Force Attunement costs 1 Skill Point.

Like Survival Skills, Force Attunement is important to nab as early as possible when playing on Fallen Order's higher difficulties. Force Slow and Force Push can turn the tide of any fight, and make getting past some enemies much, much easier. More Force power means you can use those skills more often without having to engage enemies to replenish it. 

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That’s it for our best early skills guide for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Keep up to date with all of our Fallen Order guides.

Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by EA, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the newest single-player Star Wars game. It is currently out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. 

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Second Sister Boss Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/3m7pi/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-second-sister-boss-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/3m7pi/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-second-sister-boss-guide Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:52:23 -0500 Sergey_3847

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Second Sister can be hard to beat. It turns out you have to defeat this boss several times throughout the game. Each one of the boss fights is similar, though this Inquisitor does have a few tricks up her sleeve to make beating her tough in its own right. 

The first encounter with the Second Sister happens right at the beginning of the game. The second battle with her takes place during your return to the planet Zeffo. However, you never actually defeat her in either of these boss fights. That's how it was intended by the developer.

*Warning: Story spoilers for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order below*

After that second fight, though, you meet her for the third and final time at the Interrogation Chamber on Fortress Inquisitorius. This last encounter with the Second Sister is the one where you can actually defeat her.

Below you will find some important tips on how to beat this Fallen Order boss.

How to Beat the Second Sister in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

During your second encounter, the Second Sister reveals her identity as Trilla Suduri, an inquisitor under the command of none other than Darth Vader. If you've followed any of the new Star Wars canon under Disney, the Vader part is of little surprise. 

What that means, though, is that this boss is extremely fast and agile. Being trained by Darth Vader himself has that effect on Force-sensitives, it seems.

Not only is she strong in combat, but her moves also make her a force to be reckoned with. Trilla can cover huge areas of the fighting arena in the blink of an eye, so you need to rely on the following two abilities to make this fight easier:

  • Force Slow
  • Force Push

Either of these Force powers will cause the Second Sister to stumble for a moment, which gives you an open attack window. Ideally, this is the pattern you want to adopt when fighting this Inquisitor: 

  • Get close to Trilla
  • Use Force Push/Force Slow
  • Attack as soon as she stops moving

The window of opportunity is short  only a few seconds  but it's enough to deal good chunks of damage to her.

Since Trilla herself uses a double-bladed lightsaber, which is extremely effective, it would be great if you could use one, too. You can get one early on in the game by following this double-bladed lightsaber guide. The double-bladed lightsaber lets you block more.

Beware of Trilla's energy wave after you reduce her life total by 50%. It works like an AoE attack, similar to that of the tomb guardians you face on Zeffo. The only way to evade this attack is dodge or roll. 

If you are low on life and out of stims, then get out of the Interrogation Chamber and use the meditation spot right in front of the entrance. Don't worry, as soon as you're behind the doors, they will close and not let the Second Sister chase you down.

When you're back to full life, you can return to the chamber and finish her off.

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That's it on how to beat the Imperial Inquisitor Second Sister in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Be sure to come back soon for more Fallen Order guides.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — How to Get the Double Bladed Lightsaber https://www.gameskinny.com/hztb5/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-how-to-get-the-double-bladed-lightsaber https://www.gameskinny.com/hztb5/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-how-to-get-the-double-bladed-lightsaber Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:37:25 -0500 Jonny Foster

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's double bladed lightsaber is one of the most useful upgrades you can make in the early game  and one of the coolest! If you're wondering how to get it, here’s a brief tips guide on the fastest way to get your force paws on it.

The game’s first planet after the introduction sequence in the scrap yard is Bogano, which tasks you with making your way toward an Ancient Vault. Once you’ve found your way inside and heard Jedi Eno Cordova’s secret message, make your way back to your ship.

Along the way, BD-1 will scan a wall covered in red markings inside the abandoned workshop, and a short recording from Cordova will mention Dathomir. Head back to the Mantis, and you’ll find two new planets unlocked on your holotable: Zeffo and Dathomir. 

Cal Kestis on Bogano unlocking the planet Dathomir

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order  How to Get the Double Bladed Lightsaber 

Dathomir, the hostile home planet of the infamous Darth Maul, is the perfect location to pick up the double bladed lightsaber attachment. The enemies here are particularly tough, but you can always drop your difficulty in the main menu if things get too hairy.

Once you land on Dathomir, there will only be one route onto a large island known as the Strangled Cliffs. Head to the right, and you’ll find stairs and a short wall run section leading to a wall of vines.

Climb the vines to enter the Upper Strangled Cliffs, then head down the slope until you see a large, imposing entrance in the red cliff face.

Cal Kestis looking at the Upper Strangled Cliffs on Dathomir in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Inside, you’ll have your first run-in with a Nightsister and her goons. Continue straight into Brother’s Bastion and across the swinging vines.

From here, your path is linear; keep clearing out the Nightbrothers until you reach a door that unlocks a shortcut back to the start of Brother’s Bastion.

Just to the right of there, there will be a mysterious hooded figure across a short jump. Drop down and head down the stairs to the left.

Immediately inside the next house will be a workbench that unlocks the double bladed lightsaber when you interact with it.

How to Use the Double Bladed Lightsaber in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Once you unlock the double bladed lightsaber, activating it is simple. To switch between single-blade and double blade, all you have to do is press two different buttons. 

  • PS4: Press right on the directional pad for double bladed; press left for single-blade
  • Xbox One: Press right on the directional pad for double bladed; press left for single-blade
  • PC: Press "C" for double bladed; press "X" for single-blade

Switching gives you the best of both worlds, as the default version of the lightsaber provides you with greater mobility and better 1-on-1 damage.

The game will tell you that the double bladed lightsaber is designed for crowd control, by which it means cauterizing death, of course - the best type of CC!

It excels at dealing with groups of enemies, with quick flurries that keep your enemies on the back foot. It can also reflect multiple blaster bolts, particularly useful against those enemies with LMG blasters.

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Now that you know how to get the double bladed lightsaber, be sure to check out our other Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order guides

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Best Buy Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals https://www.gameskinny.com/jwfcq/best-buy-black-friday-2019-video-game-deals https://www.gameskinny.com/jwfcq/best-buy-black-friday-2019-video-game-deals Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:21:09 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

Following on from Target's early release of its Black Friday ad, Best Buy has made its own ad available, full of video game sales you won't want to miss.

We don't cover tech of movie deals in this piece, instead opting to focus on all of the console and video game deals in the ad. This includes online sales and doorbusters. 

We also have Black Friday roundups for PSN, Microsoft, GameStop, and Walmart

Best Buy Black Friday 2019

This list is based on the preliminary deals Best Buy announced ahead of time, so it's likely to be adjusted and updated as the outlet announces more sales, and it's just Black Friday — no Cyber Monday or weekend deals are included.

We break things down by console and price. We start with console deals (including PSVR) and follow things up with the best deals on games by console. 

Video Game Consoles

Best Buy has some of the same deals on consoles as Target, though Best Buy favors Xbox One for variety and has no free gift cards thrown in.

PlayStation 4

  • PlayStation 4 Slim (1TB), DualShock Wireless Control, and three free games — $199.99. The games shown are listed below.
    • The Last of Us Remastered
    • God of War
    • Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete
  • $100 dollars off any PlayStation VR bundle

Xbox One

  • Xbox One X (1TB) Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition bundle + free 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription — $349.99
  • Xbox One S (1TB) All-Digital Console (White), includes Sea of Thieves, Fortnite, and Minecraft — $149.99
  • Xbox One S (1TB) NBA 2K20 bundle — $199.99

Nintendo Switch

Don't get your hopes up for any big Switch discounts this season. It's going to be the same old, same old all around

  • Nintendo Switch w/ Neon Joy-Con and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle — $299.99
  • Select Joy-Con will be on sale for $59.99 ($20 off) 

Best Buy Black Friday Game Deals

Like Target, Best Buy has different sale tiers for different games We break them down by most expensive to least expensive.

PlayStation 4 Games

Games for $27.99

  • FIFA 20
  • Borderlands 3
  • Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

Games for $24.99

  • Judgement
  • Catherine: Full Body
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Games for $19.99

  • Concrete Genie
  • Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • Rage 2
  • MediEvil
  • Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy

Games for $19.99 or less

  • NieR Automata: Game of the YoRHa Edition — $19.99
  • Dragon Quest XI — $19.99
  • Resident Evil 7 Biohazard: Gold — $19.99
  • Resident Evil 2 — $14.99
  • Kingdom Hearts III — $14.99
  • Marvel's Spider-Man GOTY Edition — $14.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III — $14.99
  • Devil May Cry HD — $12.99

Games for $14.99

  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2
  • Shemnue I & II
  • Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition

Games for $9.99

These are basically PS Greatest Hits for 50% off.

  • God of War
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn — Complete Edition
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Persona 5
  • Bloodborne
  • Nioh
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Yakuza 0

Games with various discounts

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 — $24.99
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — $24.99
  • Shenmue III — $34.99
  • Code Vein — $39.99
  • Need for Speed: Heat — $39.99
Xbox One Games

The preview ad is a bit on the confusing side with how it breaks down game categories — namely by blending them together despite separating them by console. Because of that, you can probably count on XB1 equivalents of PS4 games on sale, like Kingdom Hearts III, to be offered at the same price, even if they aren't listed directly.

Games for $29.99 and less

  • Control — $29.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — $29.99
  • NHL 20 Standard Edition — $29.99
  • NBA 2K20 — $27.99
  • Madden NFL 20 — $27.99
  • Gears 5 — $24.99

Games for $19.99

  • World War Z
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood Edition
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
  • Sea of Thieves

Games for $14.99

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection
  • Fallout 4: GOTY Edition
Nintendo Switch Games

Nintendo's official Black Friday announcement lists a number of games that will be listed for $39.99, including Best Buy as a retailer.

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Super Mario Party
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Splatoon 2

Games for $24.99 (including Black Friday 3DS game deals)

  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Overwatch: Legendary Edition
  • Persona Q2: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)
  • Etrian Odyssey Nexus (3DS)

Games for $19.99

  • Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
  • Rocket League Ultimate Edition
  • Lego Harry Potter Collection
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI
  • Killer Queen Black
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Dualist: Link Evolution

Games with various discounts

  • Hollow Knight — $29.99
  • Collection of Mana — $19.99
  • Spyro: Reignited Trilogy — $24.99
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition — $44.99
  • Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (3DS) — $24.99 each

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This is all just from Best Buy's Black Friday preview, so it's possible there will be even more deals as we get closer to the actual day. Make sure to check back with GameSkinny for more Black Friday 2019 deals as they pop up.

And here's the full Best Buy preview ad as well.

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When Can I Start Playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? https://www.gameskinny.com/sri90/when-can-i-start-playing-star-wars-jedi-fallen-order https://www.gameskinny.com/sri90/when-can-i-start-playing-star-wars-jedi-fallen-order Mon, 04 Nov 2019 17:32:53 -0500 GS_Staff

The release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is approaching faster than a podracer in the Boonta Eve Classic. That means you might be wondering when you can start playing the game. 

The answer to that is soon, but perhaps not as soon as some other EA games in the past. While Jedi: Fallen Order might be coming to Steam — alongside a handful of other EA titles — it won't be available in EA early access or Origin early access.

You won't be able get your hands on it until release time, no matter how strong you are in the Force. An EA community manager confirmed as much in a recent post in the official Jedi: Fallen Order forums. 

When Can I Start Playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order?

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will exit hyperspace at the following times in the United States:

  • East Coast: November 15 at midnight EST
  • West Coast: November 14 at 9 p.m. PST

That means the game will also be available at 11 p.m. CST for those in Central time, and at 10 p.m. MST for those in Mountain time. 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order follows the story of Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis following Order 66. The game's launch trailer sheds more light on the dark reaches of the Galaxy, showcasing why the single-player Star Wars tale we've all been waiting for has already received dozens of accolades. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order leading up to its release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, including our official review. 

Source: EA

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launch Trailer — One With the Force https://www.gameskinny.com/lm0mu/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-launch-trailer-one-with-the-force https://www.gameskinny.com/lm0mu/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-launch-trailer-one-with-the-force Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:02:44 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's release date is fast approaching, and EA has released a Fallen Order launch trailer ahead of its November 15 drop.

The trailer is a mix of early accolades, story, and combat, showing off all the reasons we originally said this would be one of the best EA Star Wars games ever made.

It rehashes the game's basic premise, of Cal Kestis' journey from grunt to Jedi Apprentice, his determination to strike back at the Empire, and the numerous hazards he'll face along the way. Those hazards also happen to include monstrous foes and Inquisitors wielding dual-blade lightsabers. Don't forget, everything you see in Fallen Order is canon, with Fallen Order possibly shedding light on some things we've already seen in other canon material, such as Star Wars Rebels

Combat gets a brief demonstration as well, with plenty of reminders that early impressions concluded wielding a lightsaber is insanely satisfying in Fallen Order. There's a glimpse at some of the varied systems we'll get to travel through as well, from industrial zones to snow-covered wastelands.

You can check out the trailer above, and don't forget Fallen Order can be ore-ordered on Steam as of now. If you aren't sure which version to get or where to find it, though, check out our Jedi: Fallen Order pre-order guide.

Stay tuned for more on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, including our review of the game, in the coming weeks. The game is set to release for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15. 

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, EA Access Coming to Steam https://www.gameskinny.com/vj58u/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-ea-access-coming-to-steam https://www.gameskinny.com/vj58u/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-ea-access-coming-to-steam Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:41:18 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

After being practically nonexistent on Steam for roughly six years, EA will bring new content, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — in all its massive glory — to steam starting this year. the company will also bring EA Access to the digital storefront. 

After EA launched its Origin platform in 2013, the publisher gradually stopped releasing content on Steam and other platforms, making most of their PC titles Origin-exclusive. However, that's going to change in the coming months, according to EA's Senior Vice President Mike Blank.

As of this writing, Jedi: Fallen Order has seen its Steam pre-order page go live. EA Access will be available starting in spring 2020. 

Though Blank didn't provide concrete release dates or titles for future games, he did say titles like Unravel 2 and The Sims 4 should debut sometime this year. Apex Legends, FIFA 20, and Battlefield V should make their way onto Steam sometime next year. For players to play a game via EA Access on Steam, the game must first be on Steam. 

Third-party titles published by EA, including the Batman Arkham games, probably won't be included on Steam.

What Blank says will probably be included is the core benefit package EA Access offers on other platforms, like early access and 10% off. There's still uncertainty surrounding Origin and Steam account connectivity and cross-platform play — one of this year's biggest topics — though it's something EA is actively looking into.

Finally, Blank sees this move towards being more open with game availability as a trend consumers will likely see more of. He says everyone benefits when games are more accessible to more people, and there are only so many subscriptions consumers can tolerate before they start getting burned out.

In a press release regarding the news, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the company was excited to diversify it distribution platforms. 

This is the start of an exciting partnership with Valve that will see us innovating for PC players around the world. Through our subscription, great games and more, we’re excited to bring players in the Steam and Origin communities together with access to the best games, whenever and wherever they want to play.

Almost as if on cue, Kojima Productions recently said that the supposed PS4-exclusive Death Stranding would make its way to PC in 2020. The move garnered praise from fans and the industry alike, with many excited by the prospect of greater accessibility across multiple platforms. 

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order PC Specs and Requirements https://www.gameskinny.com/0nwob/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-pc-specs-and-requirements https://www.gameskinny.com/0nwob/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-pc-specs-and-requirements Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:18:02 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Update 10/9/19: EA has revised the recommended RAM requirements for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Taking to Twitter late yesterday, EA's Ben Walke said that Fallen Order would need only 16GB of RAM instead of the previously recommended (and eye-popping) 32GB. 

Original Story:

EA posted both the minimum and recommended PC specs for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order today on Origin. With relatively conservative processor and GPU requirements, everything seems like what one would expect. At least initially.

Shockingly, the recommended specs are a bit out of the ordinary. In fact, one particular recommendation is well beyond what most players have in their rigs. Here's what we know. 

Jedi Fallen Order Minimum PC Specs

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8.1/10
  • Processor (AMD): FX-6100 or Equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): i3-3220 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): Radeon HD 7750 or Equivalent
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): GeForce GTX 650 or Equivalent
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Hard-drive space: 55 GB

Jedi Fallen Order Recommended PC Specs

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8.1/10
  • Processor (AMD): Ryzen 7 1700 or Equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): i7-6700K or Equivalent
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): RX Vega 56 or Equivalent
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): GTX 1070 or Equivalent
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Hard-drive space: 55 GB

Yes, that disturbance in the Force you felt was real: that's 32GB of Random Access Memory that EA recommends to play Fall Order

Thirty. Two. Giga. Bytes. 

There's no indication why such a high spec might be recommended, particularly when the other requirements aren't nearly as drastic. That's not to mention mos modern games use 16GB at most.

The recent trailer for Fallen Order doesn't showcase anything too demanding or out of the ordinary, so this one's a bit of a head-scratcher. Or, perhaps, a simple typo. 

It's always possible these requirements might change, too, and we'll update this specs list should that be the case.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is set to release on November 15 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. 

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Trailer Senses the Dark Side https://www.gameskinny.com/wnpxc/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-trailer-senses-the-dark-side https://www.gameskinny.com/wnpxc/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-trailer-senses-the-dark-side Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:09:29 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

As part of Disney's ForceFriday event, fans got a new look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order with some new gear and a brand-new story trailer.

Despite being labeled as a story trailer, the new Jedi: Fallen Order footage showed off a good bit of combat and regular gameplay.

Once Cal Kestis finally joins the Jedi resistance, he sets out on a journey to uncover something the Empire wants very badly. While we'll have to wait until the game launches on November 15 to find, the trailer did tease what that might be. It shows Cal using the force to unlock what looks like ancient ruins or a Jedi temple.

The Inquisitors will play a substantial role in the game as well, with Cal going toe to toe with the Second Sister.

Where the E3 presentation mostly showed off basic, early-game combat, the new story trailer shows a wider variety of Cal's moves and skills. It features fast-paced action, Force abilities, deadly foes, and boss battles aplenty.

After the game was revealed, we said it was shaping up to be the best Star Wars game in recent memory, and the latest impressions don't disappoint.

Those who haven't yet secured their Jedi: Fallen Order pre-order can check out all the pre-order options and bonuses here.

A special edition Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order edition Xbox One X and Xbox One S will also launch alongside the game. The console was not shown during the presentation, though it will come with a copy of the game. It will also include a one-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold, and EA Access.

On top of that is an Imperial Purge Trooper Xbox Controller — that will naturally be sold separately — sporting a red and black motif with the Imperial insignia.

Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order is set to release for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 15. 

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Mark Your Calendars: Every Release Date Announced at E3 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/ad6d6/mark-your-calendars-every-release-date-announced-at-e3-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/ad6d6/mark-your-calendars-every-release-date-announced-at-e3-2019 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:32:51 -0400 Mark Delaney

At E3, it's not just about the games we can play. It's just as much about when we can play them. E3 2019 was no different.

With hundreds of games shown off on stage and at the show floor in Los Angeles, it can be dizzying to keep up with every launch window and specific release date announced at E3, so we've done the hard part for you.

Use our recap of every release date announced at E3 2019 to see just when you'll be calling in sick to work over the next several months. 

June 2019
  • The Last Remnant Remastered (Switch): June 10 
  • Collection of Mana (Switch): June 11
  • Contra Anniversary Collection (Switch): June 11
  • Cadence of Hyrule (Switch): June 13
July 2019
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Switch): July 19
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC): July 16
August 2019
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): August 6
  • Oninaki (Switch): August 22
  • Astral Chain (Switch): August 30
  • Blair Witch (Xbox One, PC): August 30
September 2019
  • Conan Chop Chop (Mobile): September 3
  • Gears of War 5 (Xbox One, PC): September 10
  • Daemon X Machina (Switch): September 13
  • Police Stories (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC): September 19
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch): September 20
  • Contras Rogue Corps (Switch): September 24
  • Code Vein: September 27th
  • Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Switch): September 27
  • FIFA 20 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch): September 27
October 2019
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - October 4
  • The Outer Worlds (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - October 25
November 2019
  • Death Stranding (PlayStation 4): November 8
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): November 15
  • Doom Eternal (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia): November 22
Note: No New Dates Announced for December 2019 or January 2020
February 2020
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox One, PC): February 11
  • Gods and Monsters (PlayStation 4, Xbox One Switch, PC, Stadia): February 25
March 2020
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PlayStation 4): March 3
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): March 3
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch): March 20
April 2020
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): April 16
May 2020
  • Marvel's Avengers (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia): May 15
Holiday 2020
  • Halo Infinite (Project Scarlett)
2020 (Unspecified)
  • Crossfire X (Xbox One)
  • Dragon Ball Kakarot (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Dying Light 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Tales of Arise (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

As you can expect, this calendar will be further filled in as months go on, but even right now, there's quite a range and number of major releases headed our way. Which games have you marking your calendar?

Be sure to check out our complete 2019 release calendar to see all of the games releasing this year. 

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