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Star Wars Jedi Survivor release date, story speculation, and more

The Star Wars Jedi Survivor release date is rapidly approaching, and it won't be long before you can take on the Empire again with Cal and BD1.

Cal Kestis standing on a desert planet holding his blue lightsaber next to his personal droid

Looking for the Star Wars Jedi Survivor release date? You’re in the right place. Set five years after the events of Fallen Order, Cal Kestis continues his fight against the Empire during one of the galaxy’s darkest periods.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order saw Cal Kestis transition from a Padawan to a Jedi Knight, but his dire situation has only gotten worse in the action-adventure game. The Empire’s power continues to grow, pushing Cal to the edge of the galaxy where he faces a new set of problems. Here’s everything you need to know about the Star Wars Jedi Survivor release date, including speculation on the story, and what pre-order DLC you can pick up at launch.

Star Wars Jedi Survivor release date

Star Wars Jedi Survivor is out now. The release date was April 28, 2023. This comes after an announcement that Respawn would be taking an extra six weeks to “enhance performance, stability, polish, and most importantly, the player experience.”

You can read our verdict on Survivor with PCGamesN’s Star Wars Jedi Survivor review. If for some reason you’d like to see how things were shaping up ahead of launch, you can read our initial thoughts in this Star Wars Jedi Survivor preview.

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Star Wars Jedi Survivor TGA gameplay

Geoff Keighley, host, and creator of The Game Awards revealed gameplay for Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars game during the event, showing off the new enemies you’ll face.

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Cal Kestis is done hiding. It looks as though he’ll be taking the fight to the Empire in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. You can check out the new trailer in the video above.

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During the IGN First event, we were treated to nine minutes of gameplay, in which we see Cal leap through mineshafts, take on the local fauna with his dual wield lightsabers, and admire what is admittedly, an impressive vista on Koboh.

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The final gameplay trailer was released, showcasing Cal’s increased mobility, his grizzled prowess with a lightsaber, and the struggles he’s likely to face in Jedi: Survivor. We see old friends and new foes, and a bunch of Jedi: Survivor enemies that come from a long time ago.

Star Wars Jedi Survivor story speculation

As we know that Survivor takes place five years after Fallen Order, this means the game takes place roughly ten years after Revenge of the Sith. The Empire during this time is at the peak of its power, with almost no opposition to stand in its way.

In the teaser trailer released back in May, things looked bad for Cal as he seems to have lost his lightsaber. According to an interview with the official Star Wars website, the person who now holds Cal’s lightsaber is an imperial senator. The senator made a deal with a lightsaber wielder to track down Cal, but he managed to escape albeit without his trusty laser sword. The official trailer highlights Cal’s new lightsaber fighting styles, however, so we know he manages to get hold of the famous sci-fi swords once again at some point during the story.

The last third of the trailer reveals a one-armed man inside a bacta tank, a cylindrical pod filled with liquid that can rapidly heal injuries. It’s unclear who this man is, but fans have speculated that this could be the left-handed Sith fighter who features in the trailer.

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In the official story trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, we see that Cal and the new crew have potentially found a safe haven, one that even the Empire can’t reach. There are new characters, some familiar faces, and a quick trip to Coruscant.

Star Wars Jedi Survivor pre-order DLC

The Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Steam page also gave fans a look at the cosmetics you can get your hands on if you pre-order the upcoming game. Pre-order the standard edition to receive the following Obi-Wan Kenobi-inspired items:

  • ‘Hermit’ Cosmetic
  • ‘Hermit’ Lightsaber Set
  • ‘Combustion’ Blaster Set

The Deluxe version of the game comes with three Cal Kestis cosmetics sets, with the two exclusive sets inspired by Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope. Here’s what comes with the Galactic Hero and New Hero cosmetic packs:

  • ‘Scoundrel’ Cosmetic
  • ‘Rugged’ BD-1 Cosmetic
  • ‘DL-44’ Blaster Set
  • ‘Rebel Hero’ Cosmetic
  • ‘BD-Astro’ BD-1 Cosmetic
  • ‘Rebel Hero’ Lightsaber Set

And that’s all there is to know about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s release date. Make sure your PC is ready for Cal’s latest story by checking out the Star Wars Jedi Survivor system requirements. If you can’t wait until April, we also have a list of the best Star Wars games if you want to strengthen your bond with the Force ahead of time, a Dark Forces 2 remake, and a list of the best PC games ever.