16 Tips and Tricks I Wish I Knew Before Getting Started

A large group of Lego Star Wars figures stand together on a small rocky hill.

screenshot: WB Games / Disney / Kotaku

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Here it is awesome! After a long wait that took longer due to some delays, the latest and greatest entry in LEGO Star Wars The series is finally available on all major platforms. And while these games have never been known for their difficulties, I have some helpful tips to share on how to skip combat, earn studs faster, unlock characters for free, and which upgrades you should invest in first.

Play through the triples first

Skywalker Saga Lets you start playing every triple right out of the gate. And while you can jump or fiddle in free play at any time, I suggest first completing all of the triads in any order you prefer. (I started with fake danger and ended with Heavenly Rise.) This will unlock a lot of characters, ships and planets later on which will be useful. In addition, the game is fun and it is fun to play all the episodes.

But don’t try to get everything on your first flight

When you play through triads the first time, you don’t feel obligated to collect everything in a certain level or find all the secrets in the open-world sections between missions. If you try to get it all you will spend days completing one episode and you will find out, like in the past Puzzle Games Games, you can’t have it all until you are back in free play mode with more characters. So just enjoy knowing you can come back later to explore everything. However…

Get Kyber bricks when you see them

When you see a Kyber Brick easy to grab, don’t avoid it! Most levels also include easy puzzles that can be completed with any character, which often reward Kyber Bricks or other collectibles. You’ll love Kyber Bricks because it allows you to upgrade your characters.

Once you have the resources, buy some upgrades

Once you’ve got some Kyber templates and collected a good chunk of buttons, you can start upgrading your characters. at Skywalker Saga There are skill trees for each type of character, such as Sith, astromech droids and smugglers. However, the general skill tree is where you should focus your attention first. This improves all of your characters, allowing them to run faster and deal more damage.

Screenshot of the general skill tree in The Skywalker Saga.

screenshot: WB Games / Disney / Kotaku

Get these useful upgrades first

While all the upgrades in the game are good, some of them are much better and should be unlocked sooner rather than later. Here are some of the best general skills to unlock first:

  • attract studs: It has been fully upgraded, which will make the buttons fly towards you from a very far distance.
  • Extra health: You can take more damage. Useful during some big combat encounters.
  • Quick build: The upgrade might not seem like the most advantageous, but it’s useful for getting a “True Jedi” rating on levels that feature a breakable hood. (I will explain shortly.)

Focus on breaking things to get more buttons

If you’ve never played a Lego game before or have been in a while, reminder: Break it all up! This is a great and easy way to get the buttons. And during missions, this is the best way to fill up your stud counters to reach your True Jedi rating. Anything made of LEGO bricks can often be smashed and they will reward you with nails. So get smashing.

Use Butt Stomp to destroy effectively and quickly

You can run and smash everything with fists or explosive, but often the best strategy is to use each character’s stomping ability. Just jump in the air and then hold the B/circle to land and deal damage in a fairly large radius. Do this two or three times in most rooms full of Lego and you’ll be swimming in studs.

What sets this strategy apart is that every character from bot to Sith to random getaway can pull it off, making it useful throughout the game.

Detachable and rebuildable cover for extra buttons

If, like me, you’re obsessed with getting a True Jedi rating long before the mission is over, you need to start breaking cover props every time you come across. These props have stripes and are easy to hide behind during a fight. Breaking it will earn you some studs, but rebuilding it will also earn you studs. This only works once, but using this method with the faster building upgrade allows me to quickly get to my True Jedi rating on many levels before even hitting the halfway point.

Upgrades will help you get more buttons

While we’re here and we’re talking about getting studs, here are some upgrades to grab if you’re trying to get studs to buy characters or more upgrades:

  • hidden grants – This upgrade is found in the bounty hunter’s skill tree. When active, you get 250 studs from every kill when you play as a bounty hunter. Very useful in free play.
  • Hero Station Expert / Villain Station Expert / Astromech Socket Expert / Paid Translator – as before LEGO Star Wars Games, certain types of characters are able to unlock or complete specific and exclusive actions in many levels. All of these upgrades reward you with additional studs, up to 7,500, each time you complete one of these missions. There are a lot of these specific actions to do in the game so it pays to grab them.
  • Additional Data Cards Upgrades Button Rewards – You will need to find some data cards first before you can activate these bonuses, but they are the best in the game. You can activate upgrades that make each nail you get x2, x4, x6, x8 and even x10 more valuable. Best of all, as the game shows, these effects stack up!

Turn around first!

Simple but useful tip: When starting a level, turn around before running forward. I found all kinds of things hidden behind me in the beginning of missions. On Endor, for example, I found a shooting gallery mini-game hidden behind the player right at the start of the mission.

Comet Lego travels through space as it appears in the game.

screenshot: WB Games / Disney / Kotaku

When you’re in space, look for comets

Compared to planets and space stations in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaSpace isn’t nearly as fun to explore. However, while you’re out there, keep an eye out for comets proliferating all the time. It can be easily destroyed with your ship’s cannons, and rewards you with nails and Kyber Bricks.

You can skip the terminal puzzles

If you are trying to break through a level to complete a challenge or you don’t have time to solve every puzzle you are facing, many can be skipped by pressing the X button or the square button. You won’t get any studs, but you can go ahead and not waste time solving puzzles you’ve already solved.

There are a bunch of free and secret characters that you can get right now

Once you’ve beaten all the triads, you might be surprised to see that you still have hundreds of characters and ships left to discover and unlock. And while I can’t help you unlocking them all for free, I can help you get over a dozen with some handy cheat codes. Go and check out our list to see them all. (And check back later as we keep updating it as people find new icons.)

Be a bot or use camouflage to avoid combat (or unlock new areas)

If you play a robot, like R2-D2 for example, many enemies will ignore you until they attack you. This can be useful for younger players who may not be able to handle combat yet, or for older players who are looking for secrets in levels and don’t want to be attacked by stormtroopers.

Some enemies also drop pieces of their suits when you kill them. Put together a complete suit, and you can reap the benefits. Wear a full suit of storm armor, for example, and enemies will ignore you until you shoot or cause trouble. Also, while dressed up as a bad guy, you can access the enclosed areas behind the Imperial / First Class stations, and you can use grenades, allowing you to blast out props and brick doors covered in chrome.

Use free play to go back and collect everything

As mentioned earlier, once you complete the episode, you can unlock Galactic Free Play mode. In this mode, you can freely explore the entire galaxy in the game, or at least the planets that you have unlocked so far. You can also, at any time, swap your characters for other characters, allowing you to complete previously impossible puzzles.

Beat the shit out of kids for a quick run…?

I don’t condone violence against youngsters, but if you want to skip some parts of the game or access areas without using certain characters, You can always hit the kids to fly around the game. truly.

If you have any additional tips or strategies to offer, feel free to leave a comment below.