Star Wars Jedi: Survivor coming to PC means one thing: mods, and a lot of them. So many, in fact, that we’re merely a stone’s throw away from seeing the Millennium Falcon take on the form of Thomas the Tank Engine, or Cal as a spatula-wielding sea sponge, for that matter. Because hey, if Skyrim can do it — then why can’t Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? It’s in the cards, and mods are certainly here to stay whether we like it or not.
Atrocities aside, the likes of Nexus Mods and other prominent modding communities have actually come up with a number of remedies for the game’s half-baked features or performance issues. And not just a couple of bog-standard tweaks, but full-fat patches that overhaul some of its existing mechanics and overlays. For the sake of siphoning out the mods that are actually worth adding into your file system, though, we’ve gone ahead and squelched the catalog down into something slightly more compact and easy to navigate. Need mods for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? Let’s talk.
5. Darth Maul
Because who wouldn’t want to see through the eyes of the iconic Sith Lord and master the art of the double-bladed lightsaber stance? It was only natural that Darth Maul would eventually come to Star Wars Jedi in one form or another — and it just so happened to be as a mod. And while applying said mod does cloak Cal’s entire appearance, it doesn’t remove his voice, or even switch up the pitch for that matter. An easy thing to sweep under the rug, so long as you don’t mind losing out on the entire Sith experience, that is.
Of course, character skins go way beyond the likes of Darth Maul and other Sith legends, too. In fact, the likes of Nexus Mods and its likeminded cousins have a huge catalog of such files on display, which means you can discard Cal right from the get-go and opt for someone else entirely. And while doing so won’t alter the voice as such, it will provide a few additional opportunities to customize the overall experience.
4. 100% Save
It isn’t cheating if you’re planning on playing the New Game+ anyway, right? With something as convenient as a 100% save file added to your system, you can go ahead and jump straight into the refreshed mode with all the abilities, stances, and gear to boot — without the added chore of having to build from scratch. So, if you’d much rather sideline the grind and dive straight in with all the tools of the trade bolted to your waist, then be sure to add this one into the mix.
There’s also the case of accessing the endgame content, too. Say, if you’ve only experienced a small section of the story and are wanting to get a sneak peak at the whole hog, then having this mod enabled will allow you to do exactly that. That is, of course, providing you don’t mind missing out on the rest of what Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has to offer.
3. May the Performance Be With You
Ever since the modding community got its hooks into Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, issues that should’ve been addressed by the devs prior to its release have been resolved in some of the most inventive ways possible. Take, for example, the frame rate—an issue that both console and PC users had issues with at launch. Thanks to one modding team, in particular, such problems no longer exist in the experience itself, though at the cost of losing a tiny fraction of video quality.
“May the Performance Be With You” does exactly what it says on the tin — it boosts your game’s overall performance and removes the unwanted clutter or janky animations. Sure enough, it’s the best upgrade you could possibly sew into your framework, and not to mention one that actually makes the OG developer’s attempts at implementing a day-one patch look slightly irrelevant. Kudos to the modding firm for outshining the creator on that one.
2. Lightsaber Stances
Arguably one of the most annoying parts of combat in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the lack of freedom to switch up your lightsaber stance. Weirdly enough, the only way to change to one of the five available stances is during short intervals when at a meditation spot. And honestly, with all due respect to Electronic Arts, that just isn’t a convenient way to experiment with the game’s various fighting styles.
Fortunately, there’s a mod knocking about that gives you the creative control over the stances you adopt and the fighting style you choose to master. Similar to a lot of games that share such a feature, stances can be swapped over at any time, including combat scenarios and other high-stakes situations. It’s simple in design, but it definitely shoves aside the burden of having to dig out a meditation location every twenty minutes or so.
1. Outfit Manager
If you’re looking for a few more customization options to help bring Cal up to the 21st century, then there’s no doubt about it — the Outfit Manager is the best mod on the docket. As an all-in-one overlay that can be carried over across multiple play sessions, users can alternate between a variation of appearances, color schemes, and cosmetics at the touch of a button. It’s easy to use, and helps to boost the lack of customization elements by a short mile.
Other than having the flexibility to change Cal’s facial features and attire, the Outfit Manager also lets you customize your lightsaber and both of its blades. Basically, it’s the perfect mod for those looking to add a personal touch to the bog-standard template that Electronic Arts fought tooth and nail to create. If that’s the sort of thing you’re okay with, then you can go ahead and grab the mod pack here.
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