LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is here, and it’s one of the best open-world Star Wars games we’ve had in years. With countless planets to explore, over a thousand collectibles to gather, and a huge amount of gameplay variety, you’ll never get bored in this open-world sandbox. So if you’re one of the many players hopping onto this excellent game, chances are you’ll benefit from a few tips for beginners.
Whether you’re returning from LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, or if it’s your first LEGO game, you’re sure to find something informative here.
Tips For Beginners
Let’s get right into the top ten tips for beginners in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga!
1. Focus on your core upgrades first
One of the best new additions to LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the class system and the diverse array of upgrades that come with it. You can upgrade your character’s abilities by collecting Kyber bricks, which can be spent in the “Upgrades” menu.
In the early game, it’s best to focus on core upgrades. These enhancements affect basic things like health and sprint speed. Upgrading stats in this category will improve all the characters you’ve unlocked so far, rather than just a set number.
This is especially helpful in Story Mode, where you’re restricted to playing certain characters. Widely applicable upgrades definitely help improve gameplay until you’ve unlocked Free Play Mode, where you can start upgrading class-specific abilities.
2. Talk to NPCs to discover rumors
In order to unlock certain ships and characters in the game, you’ll need to accomplish certain tasks. These can range from progressing in the story to completing side missions and everything in between.
You can purchase rumors that will fill you in on how to unlock them, but this can be spendy. It usually costs tens of thousands of studs, and money is especially important in the early game (for reasons we’ll explain later).
A great way to unlock these rumors for free, however, is simply to interact with as many NPCs as you can. These characters will usually have an icon above their head symbolizing they have something to say to you. Not everyone will have a rumor for you, but plenty of them will. Get chatting!
3. Play around with combos
Another excellent feature of the Skywalker Saga is multiple different types of attacks and the ability to perform combos on enemies. You can do a simple melee attack, for example, or you can fling them up into the air! You can combine these attacks in different ways, which makes the gameplay much more enjoyable.
In some circumstances, you need to use combos to get through an enemy’s defenses. Sometimes, when you hit an NPC, you’ll see a text that says “Blocked” right around their heads. This means you’ll need to use a different attack pattern in order to break through and do damage to them.
4. Use cheat codes
A returning feature from everyone’s childhood games are cheat codes. Cheat codes can be useful for unlocking new characters as well as certain abilities and extras earlier than usual. Most players — myself included — prefer to play the game legitimately and unlock everything on their own. But did you know that there are certain characters you can only get through using cheat codes?
By going into the pause menu and scrolling to the left, you’ll find a key icon labeled “Enter Code.” From here, you can enter the code WROSHYR to unlock a holiday special version of Darth Vader. The code SHUTTLE unlocks a Resistance Transport ship! Both unlocks are free of charge, and can be helpful for players just starting out in the game.
5. Don’t go completionist until you’ve beaten the game
It’s tempting to go slowly through every level, trying to collect everything you can on your first go. While the ambition is respectable, you should really save that until after you beat the game.
There are certain obstacles that stop you from collecting everything, such as puzzles that require certain characters and terminals that can only be accessed by a specific class. Chances are, you won’t have the right characters unlocked to get everything in each level right away.
Wait until you’ve completed the game, then go back and revisit levels. By then, you’ll have unlocked most of the characters, and you should have enough studs to buy whomever you need. This allows you to more easily and thoroughly search through each level/area to get all the goodies you want.
6. Fill up your stud meter every level
One thing you can definitely do before you beat the game, however, is completely fill up your stud meter at each level. When you play through a level, you’ll see a stud meter at the top of your screen. The more studs you collect, the more it fills up.
For each section of your stud meter that you fill, you will gain exactly one kyber brick. This may not seem like a lot, but considering how short levels are, it’s a great way to collect them with little hassle! Just destroy as many objects as you can to collect studs by the time you end the level, and you’ll walk away with three easy kyber bricks.
7. Look out for kyber brick comets
Another great way to get your hands on some kyber bricks is to keep your eyes peeled for kyber brick comets. These comets are a bluish color, and they’re very easy to spot. They can only be found out in space, and there is usually at least one floating around each of the planets in the game.
Just fly up to it and hit it with everything you got! Once you wear its health bar down, the comet will explode and you’ll gain an easy five kyber bricks per comet. This is a good way to stack up on them, as you’ll often be flying through space to get to different levels and progress through the story.
8. Unlock the collectible detector ASAP
One of the most useful of all the upgrades in the game is the Collectable Detector. You can purchase this upgrade for five kyber bricks and 10,000 studs by going into the Core Upgrades section.
This allows you to see any kyber bricks and minikits in the nearby area. Even if you aren’t planning on collecting them all, it’s still a good idea to get your hands on as many of them as possible as soon as you can. This allows you to get the other upgrades much more easily!
9. Play the Death Star run for studs
By far one of the best levels to play in the entire Skywalker Saga is the Death Star run, the last level in Episode IV: A New Hope. This level is a lot of fun and an excellent way to stack up on studs very quickly. Typically when you play through the level, you can walk away with around 100,000 studs in less than ten minutes!
You don’t even need to do much work to get the studs themselves. Simply by shooting the TIE Fighters and turrets as you progress through the level, you can earn lots and lots of studs.
This is an incredibly fast and easy way to farm money, and since it takes place in Episode IV (shown above), you can hop into it relatively quickly if you’re just starting a new game. You can select this episode to start without needing to complete the previous three episodes. Being able to farm this level for money will allow you to unlock as many characters and upgrades as you want!
10. Get a 2x stud multiplier ASAP
Speaking of collecting studs, another great way to do this is by purchasing the 2x stud multiplier as soon as possible. You can unlock this by going into the “Extras” menu and purchasing it from there. It will cost you exactly 1,000,000 studs. This shouldn’t be a problem if you’ve been filling up your stud meters at each level.
Once you unlock it, you can combine it with our previous farming method to really bring home the big bucks. You can keep farming studs with this multiplier activated, and pretty soon you’ll be able to unlock the 4x multiplier! What’s more is that these two abilities stack, and you’ll be able to gradually increase the number of studs you are earning with each upgrade. Happy farming!
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