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

And now, without any further delays, let’s get right into the 10 tips for beginners in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga!

1. Focus On Your Core Upgrades, First

Focus On Your Core Upgrades, First
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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 from the “Upgrades” menu.

The best upgrades for you to focus on early-game are core upgrades. These types of ability enhancements affect basic things such as health and sprint speed. Upgrading things in this category will affect not just a set number of characters, but every character you’ve unlocked in the entire game!

Since you won’t be able to play as certain characters in Story Mode, it’s a good idea to focus on getting upgrades that cover every character in the game first. Then once you’ve unlocked Free Play mode, you can start upgrading the abilities for classes you prefer to play as.

2. Talk to NPCs to Discover Rumors

Talk to NPCs to Discover Rumors
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In order to unlock certain ships and characters in the game, you’ll need to accomplish a certain task. This can range from progressing in the story to completing a side mission, to 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 so get chatting!

3. Play Around With Combos

Play Around With Combos
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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, 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 in order 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

Cheat Codes
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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 For Completionism Until You Beat The Game

Beat the Game First- Tips for Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Saga
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One thing that many players may be tempted to do is to slowly go through each level and try to collect everything that they can: every mini kit, all the kyber bricks, etc. While the eagerness is great, you should really save that until after you beat the game.

There are certain obstacles stopping 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.

Therefore, you should wait until you have completed the game. 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 Each Level

Stud Meter
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One thing you can definitely do before you beat the game, however, is to completely fill up your stud meter at each level. When playing a level, at the top of the screen there is a meter with three different sections. This is your stud meter, and the more studs you collect, the more it fills up.

For each section of your stud meter that you fill, you will gain exactly 1 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 3 easy kyber bricks.

7. Look Out For Kyber Brick Comets

Kyber Bricks
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Another great way to get your hands on some kyber bricks is to keep your eyes peeled for kyber brick comets. These comets have a blueish color scheme to them, and they are very easy to spot. They can only be found out in space, and there is usually at least 1 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 5 kyber bricks per comet. This is a good way to stack up on some as you’ll often be flying through space to get to different levels and progress through the story.

8. Unlock The Collectable Detector ASAP

Collectable Detector
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One of the most useful of all the upgrades in the game is the Collectable Detector. You can purchase this upgrade for 5 kyber bricks and 10,000 studs by going into the core upgrades section.

What this allows you to do is see the location of kyber bricks and minikits that are in the nearby area. This is great as it allows you to easily spot collectables as you travel through levels. 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 and as soon as you can. This allows you to get the other upgrades much more easily!

9. Play The Death Star Run For Studs

Death Star
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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 great because not only is it a lot of fun, but it’s 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 10 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 are just starting a new game. You can select this episode to start off 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

2x Stud Multiplier
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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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