Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gameplay reveals a handy new feature for BD-1

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IGN has released nine minutes of footage from the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor game that debuts a handy new feature for BD-1.

With Star Wars Jedi: Survivor having been pushed back six weeks in order to finetune the finished experience, developer Respawn has started to drip feed more details of the game in order to placate fans patiently awaiting the sequel. In a new nine-minute long video posted by IGN, the company has revealed what we can expect to see in at least one of the game’s many levels, with BD-1 benefitting from a useful droid upgrade.

After crash landing on the Separatist holdout of Koboh early in the game, former Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis begins to explore the open world environment, encountering new creatures and challenges. Climbing to the top of a tall ridge, Cal asks BD-1 if he can take a closer look at what awaits him in the level, prompting players to press Down on the D-pad.

This action results in the droid hopping onto Cal’s hand and effectively acting as a pair of electrobinoculars, allowing him to see into the distance and even tag objects for later exploration. This new feature should certainly come in handy for spotting enemies from further away and give the game an even grander sense of scale.

Also featured in the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor video are B1 battle droids, B2 super battle droids and commando droids roaming the planet, all of which can be dispatched with Cal’s new double-ended lightsaber combo moves. Force echoes return for Call to absorb as well, as do a number of collectible items such as a bomber jacket cosmetic.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be released on April 28, 2023 and is available to order right now, complete with digital and physical bonus items.

Featured image: Electronic Arts

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