Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Leak Hints at New Gameplay Feature

Pre-order bonuses have leaked for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and they seem to reveal a feature that wasn't present in the original game. Apparently, the pre-purchase bonus will provide Cal Kestis with Obi-Wan Kenobi inspired skins, including a Hermit cosmetic and a Hermit Lightsaber set. The most interesting inclusion is a Combustion Blaster set, particularly since Cal didn't use any blasters in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order! Instead, Cal exclusively wielded a Lightsaber in the game, but it appears that might be changing in the sequel.

Images of the pre-purchase bonus can be found in the Tweet from @DailySWGames embedded below.

Blaster combat could make for an interesting addition to the game! While many players will probably prefer to stick to the Lightsaber, the blaster will provide a lot more opportunities to take out opponents from a distance. Replies to the Tweet above show a lot of Star Wars fans excited by the prospect, with many ready to commit to purchasing the game right now. Rumors suggest that Jedi: Survivor will appear at The Game Awards this week, so we could learn a lot more about the sequel in just a few short days.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor takes place five years after the events in Jedi: Fallen Order. Fans looking to learn more about that gap of time can always check out Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars, a new novel set to release on March 7th. Written by Sam Maggs, Jedi: Battle Scars will reveal exactly what Cal Kestis has been doing since the previous game's conclusion. Rumors have suggested that Jedi: Survivor will release that same month, but Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts have yet to make an official announcement.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2023. In the meantime, you can check out all of our previous coverage of the game right here.

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