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One of my favourite things about Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was being able to customise my very own lightsaber. As a lifelong Star Wars nerd, I've often dreamed of building my own weapon for a more civilised age. Jedi: Fallen Order allowed me to live out that fantasy with a pleasingly-robust bevy of options. It was like Build-A-Bear, but with deadly laser swords instead of cuddly stuffed companions.
While the full-range of customisation options weren't really available until towards the very end of the game, there's no denying how satisfying it was when you were finally able to put together a lightsaber in the colour of your choice. Obviously, anyone who stuck with the standard blue is a freak who is not to be trusted under any circumstances.
The only downside, really, is that while you could choose from a wide range of colours for your weapon, there were some notable omissions. The good news is that those of you craving a sweet orange saber can now have the blade of your dreams. Respawn has released a new update for Jedi: Fallen Order that, among other things, unlocks a number of limited-time pre-order cosmetics - a special orange lightsaber blade colour among them.
In addition to the new colour, those who didn't pre-order can also get their hands on two new hilts for Cal's lightsaber - the Mygeeto and Umbaran. There are also new skins for droid buddy BD-1, and the Mantis ship. I'm not entirely sure how those that pre-ordered will feel about this content suddenly being available for everyone. I mean, I'd like to think most pre-order players will be happy to spread the love, but you know how people get about these things.
The rest of the update is less exciting, but certainly necessary, addressing a number of in-game bugs and glitches. Among these, Respawn has introduced a fix for the glitch that let you exploit the game's photomode to blow up incoming rockets. There are also improvements to collision and language translations. You can check out the full patch notes, if you really want to get into the nitty gritty of it.
In other Star Wars gaming news, there's a rumour currently doing the rounds that suggests a new game will officially kick off the next chapter of Star Wars movies. According to multiple sources, the next phase of the franchise will be an ambitious, branching multimedia beast that spans games, TV, and film.
No further details are known about what exactly this mystery game might entail, but it's certainly an intriguing rumour that we'll be keeping an eye on.
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