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'Jedi Fallen Order' lightsaber customization: One must-have skill to unlock

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order gives gamers control of Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan who must reestablish his ties to the Force to take on the Galactic Empire. Throughout his journey, Cal learns a host of new Jedi techniques and develops a unique style of lightsaber combat.

Players start Jedi Fallen Order with a single-bladed lightsaber. Later on, they’re able to upgrade it to a double blade. The game lets players toggle between both lightsabers by tapping on the D-Pad: left for single and right for double. Late in the game, Cal is able to learn a skill that lets him stylishly swap between the two in the heat of battle.

The ability is called “Switch Attack,” and can found at the top-right corner of the Lightsaber skill tree. It costs one skill point and is only available after Delay Combo is unlocked. Once activated, players can tap the D-Pad to switch lightsabers and then hold the attack button (square on PS4 or X on Xbox One) to pull off a flashy combo.

You'll find Switch attack at the top right corner of the Lightsaber skill tree.Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

There are two variants to the move: going from a single-bladed saber to a double-bladed one, and vice-versa. The first lunges at an enemy with the single blade and then unleashes a flurry of quick slashes when he unsheathes the second. The other version starts with a couple of quick double-bladed attacks and ends with a piercing single-blade strike.

Switch Attack is particularly useful at the start or the end of a big battle. After taking out a big group of enemies with your dual blade, you’ll want to switch to the single one to take out any stragglers. Switch Attack will let you swap while still dishing out damage.

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The same is true if you start a fight with many enemies with your single-blade. Switch Attack will let you quickly deal with one opponent and seamlessly begin doing dealing damage to the others.

As you progress to the later phase of Jedi Fallen Order, picking the right style of lightsaber combat will be paramount. Switch Attack will let you quickly adapt to any foe or foes that game throws at you.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.

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