Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Difficulty and Accessibility Options Detailed

For Jedi: Survivor, Respawn expanded the number of difficulty and accessibility options to open up the series to a wider audience.

For Jedi: Survivor, Respawn expanded the number of difficulty and accessibility options to open up the series to a wider audience.

EA and Respawn have shared new information on the accessibility settings for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Along with everything else we’ve seen of the game so far, it’s looking like we’re getting more. And in the case of accessibility options, that’s never a bad thing.

In addition to a new difficulty mode, there are tons of new settings that were designed in response to the feedback on Fallen Order. Respawn is looking to make the sequel more accessible to an even larger audience of gamers and Star Wars fans alike. 

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Difficulty Modes

Jedi: Fallen Order had four difficulty modes to choose from, ranging from Story Mode to Jedi Grandmaster. Jedi: Survivor has thrown an extra difficulty level into the mix for a grand total of five. They are listed as described by the developers below.

  • Story Mode — For those who wish to enjoy Cal and crew’s adventure with little resistance from foes. Parry times are generous and damage dealt by enemies minimal.

  • Jedi Padawan — More of a challenge than Story Mode but gentler than Jedi Knight. Parry times are still somewhat generous though enemies deal a fair amount more damage than they do in Story Mode

  • Jedi Knight — A challenging adventure. Players will need to hone their reflexes to overcome enemies.

  • Jedi Master — Offers even more of a challenge than Jedi Knight, with enemy aggressiveness dialed up to keep you on your toes.

  • Jedi Grand Master — The most difficult option. Parry windows are small and enemies are merciless. This difficulty setting will test your mettle.

The newest mode is Jedi Padawan, which offers a middle ground between regular difficulty and the narrative-focused Story mode. 

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Accessibility Options

In addition to difficulty options, Jedi: Survivor adds modifiers to tweak the experience even further. These include camera options for auto-targeting, button mash options, hold/pull toggles, and navigation assistance, as well as improved subtitle options. Promised for future updates, but not coming at launch, are a high contrast mode and menu narration features. 

The other big accessibility addition is Slow Modea toggle that allows you to slow down the action of the world. 

“[Slow Mode] primarily started out as a feature that we thought would be helpful in combat, but quickly realized that it could be beneficial for anything that had a timing component,” explained Jonas Lundqvist, Senior Director of Development on Jedi: Survivor.  “It opens up some of our platforming to be more accessible, allows for different reaction times, and helps make the game generally more accessible to a larger audience.”

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be out for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S on April 28. If you want to know how to download the game before it comes out, read our pre-load guide

Featured Image via EA. 

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