LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is an open-world game filled to the brim with collectibles to find and gather. Whether it’s the useful kyber bricks or the classic mini kits, there’s never a shortage of things to find! One of the most important, however, is studs. This is why knowing the best stud farming methods is crucial.

Studs are the primary currency in LEGO Star Wars, needed to purchase characters, ships, and many other important things. You’ll need to collect a lot of them in order to purchase everything and achieve 100% completion.

In this article, we’ll be showing you the best methods for farming studs fast!

Best Stud Farming Methods

Without any further delays, let’s get right into the walkthrough!

Stud Multipliers

Acquiring Studs
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Before you begin using any of the best stud farming methods in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, you should first activate any and all stud multipliers you have available. These allow you to increase the number of studs you collect whenever you pick them up. You can find them by opening the “Extras” tab in the holo-menu.

From here, you can purchase and unlock up to fix stud multipliers. They can all stack — if they’re all activated at once, you’ll gain a multiplier of x3,840! Unlike in past games, you can’t use cheat codes to activate them. You’ll have to do things the old-fashioned way.

In order to unlock each of these multipliers, you’ll need to get your hands on a data card. These are collectible items that can be found throughout the galaxy. Each collectible consumes one data card, so you’ll need at least five cards to get all the multipliers. You’ll also need plenty of studs — the x2 multiplier costs 1,000,000 studs on its own!

You’ll want to prioritize getting these multipliers ASAP, as they will make farming studs that much easier and quicker.

“Stay on Target”

Keep Playing The Level "Stay on Target"
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The first and most obvious method to acquire LEGO studs quickly and easily is by completing the level “Stay On Target.” This is the fifth and final level of Episode IV: A New Hope, in which Luke Skywalker and the Rebellion attempt to destroy the Death Star before it can destroy their hidden base on Yavin 4.

It’s one of the easiest levels to get to in the game, as you can start playing Episode IV as soon as you start a brand new game. You can then breeze through the four previous levels to get to this one. Each of the previous levels is fairly short, so getting through them isn’t all that much trouble.

All you need to do to farm studs is shoot down the various TIE Fighters flying around, as well as the turrets guarding the Death Star. These will reward you with a decent amount of studs each. You can also earn studs by destroying several objectives later in the level.

This level is fairly easy to complete, and only takes about 7–10 minutes. Completing it just once nets you upward of 100K studs! Simply rinse and repeat as many times as you’d like to earn roughly 600K studs in an hour!

This is a good alternative to another common stud farming method — playing the level “A Skip and A Jump” and just destroying the objects in the level. This requires playing through all of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to unlock The Rise of Skywalker. It is a good method, but we recommend starting with “Stay on Target” since it requires you to play through much less content in the meantime.

The Rancor Method

The Rancor Method
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This is probably the most enjoyable method, in my opinion. It’s a lot of fun running all over the place as a rancor, destroying everything in your path.

To do this, you’ll first need to unlock the rancor. You can do this by plaything through the original trilogy all the way up to Episode VI: Return of The Jedi. You just need to complete the opening level for this episode: “A Plan to Save Han.” Follow this level to its end, and you’ll have a boss fight with the rancor from Jabba’s Palace. Defeat him and the level will end, and you’ll unlock the rancor!

The rancor can be purchased from the character screen in your holo-menu. He costs exactly 500,000 studs — quite the investment, but well worth it for this stud farming method.

Next, you’ll need to head to an area densely populated with lots and lots of LEGO objects. When you smash them, they give you lots and lots of studs. This is where the rancor comes in. You can use this massive beast to go on a rampage through the galaxy, smashing large amounts of objects in a single sitting!

You don’t even need to attack the objects — just run through them. The rancor is big enough that just stepping on them will break them. Its hitbox is very wide, giving you lots of space to destroy objects.

As for where you should do it, you have a few different options. The most popular one I’ve seen is Cloud City, which is located on Bespin. In order to unlock Bespin, you need to play through Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. An alternative to Bespin is Courasant, which also features a wide-open area with lots of objects.

Kill the Three Stormtroopers

Kill The Three Stormtroopers
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Now for my personal favorite stud farming method in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. To do this, you’ll need to play Episode IV: A New Hope and head to Mos Eisley on Tattoine. Instead of going into the cantina, head right. You should see three Stormtroopers standing around, one with an icon of Greedo above his head. He has a quest to give you, but don’t take it just yet.

These three Stormtroopers can be killed, and will drop studs when they die. What’s more, they instantly respawn after dying! This means that you can keep killing them again and again and again for an infinite amount of studs.

To make this method really efficient, you should use a bounty hunter character and upgrade the ability “Hidden Bounties.” This ability gives you a large number of studs upon killing a character as a bounty hunter. Upgrade it as much as you can before starting this method.

Once you are at the location, you can optimize your time efficiency by aiming for the head to kill them as soon as possible. Hitting them on the head will make their helmet fly off, allowing you to shoot their exposed head. They should only die in two hits. When one dies, quickly swap to the next one and repeat the process again. If you happen to have stud multipliers, don’t forget to toggle those on!

Be warned — once you complete the quest offered by these Stormtroopers, they’ll despawn when you leave the area and never come back! I highly recommend using this stud farming method to get all of the studs you want before doing their mission.

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