In 2022, development studio Traveller’s Tales released the sixth and largest installment in the long-running Lego Star Wars franchise. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga lets gamers relive the events of all three Star Wars film trilogies in a Lego-inspired action-adventure game, offering hours upon hours of entertainment. Like most Lego games, The Skywalker Saga offers players a lot of freedom in exploring the world and completing the story. That freedom includes being able to play as one of hundreds of iconic characters. Since its release, The Skywalker Saga has received numerous DLC packs that add new characters to the base game. Here’s everything you need to know.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Summary
The Lego Star Wars games have been around for a while now. In 2007, fans were treated to Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga. This compilation adapts the original and prequel trilogies. The Skywalker Saga is even more ambitious, covering both the original and prequel trilogies as well as the sequel trilogy. It features greatly enhanced graphics, new gameplay mechanics, and many new characters from the films and other Star Wars media.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga also features a less linear progression system than other games in the series. For example, players are free to play the storylines from the movies in any order. Players can also take control of any of a huge number of characters and are not limited only to those involved in a particular storyline. In The Skywalker Saga, player freedom is the name of the game.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga DLC
Following the game’s 2022 release, a number of DLC packs have been released for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Each DLC adds new characters from various media across the entire Star Wars franchise. There are currently 13 character packs available. All of them are also available via DLC bundles and the Deluxe and Galactic Editions of the game.
The DLCs are for sale on the same platforms that The Skywalker Saga is available for. That includes Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via the Epic Games Store and Steam. Here’s a list of all The Skywalker Saga DLC packs (including the bundles) and their contents.
Character Collection 1 & Deluxe Edition
- Mandalorian Season 1: This pack adds Din Djarin, Greef Karga, Cara Dune, IG-11, and Kuiil to the game as playable characters. The character Grogu is also added as an NPC companion for Djarin.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Adds Qi’ra, Tobias Beckett, and Enfys Nest as playable characters, along with younger versions of Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian from the film.
- Classic Characters: Adds Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian in their original Lego minifigure style as playable characters.
- Trooper Pack: Adds the Death Trooper, Range Trooper, Imperial Shore Trooper, Incinerator Trooper, and Mimban Stormtrooper variants as playable characters.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Adds Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, K-2SO, Bodhi Rook, Chirrut Îmwe, Baze Malbus, and Orson Krennic as playable characters.
- The Mandalorian Season 2: Adds Boba Fett, Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan Kryze, Fennec Shand, and Moff Gideon as playable characters.
- The Bad Batch: Adds Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Crosshair, and Echo as playable characters.
The first seven DLC character packs are available for $2.99 each. They are also included in the Character Collection 1 DLC pack, which can be purchased for $14.99. Finally, the Deluxe Edition of The Skywalker Saga includes the Character Collection 1 along with the base game for $59.99.
Character Collection 2 & Galactic Edition
- The Clone Wars: Adds Captain Rex, Darth Maul, Asajj Ventress, Savage Opress, and Gar Saxon.
- Lego Star Wars: Summer Vacation TV Special: Adds holiday-themed variants of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Finn, Emperor Palpatine, and R2-D2.
- Rebels: Adds Sabine Wren, Ezra Bridger, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Kanan Jarrus, and Hera Syndulla.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi: Adds the Third Sister, the Grand Inquisitor, and the Fifth Brother to the game, along with new versions of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader as they appear in the show.
- Andor: Adds Cassian Andor, Luthen Rael, Syril Karn, Dedra Meero, and Bix Caleen.
- The Book of Boba Fett: Adds Black Krrsantan, Cad Bane, Cobb Vanth, Peli Motto, and The Armorer.
These character packs are also available for $2.99 each, or you can buy the Character Collection 2 bundle for $14.99. Alternatively, you can buy both Character Collection bundles for $24.99. Finally, the Galactic Edition includes all DLC characters along with the base game for $69.99, giving you a complete The Skywalker Saga experience.
Is the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga DLC Worth the Money?
Although the DLC packs for The Skywalker Saga are only $2.99 apiece, they amount to $40 when bought separately. That’s a questionable value for DLCs that only add new characters (as fun and iconic as they may be). In our opinion, the Lego Star Wars DLC is mainly worth it if you buy the Galactic Edition bundle.
It carries a retail price of $69.99, which is only $10-$20 more than what you’d normally pay for a new video game. However, these games go on sale often, and you have many chances to score the Galactic Edition for less than $40 or even less than $30. At those prices, you get a ton of content for your money, and having all the extra characters is definitely worth the cost of admission.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Tips and Tricks
If you’re just starting the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, then fear not, young Padawan. Here are some tips, tricks, and general advice to help you out:
- Don’t worry about missing anything: The Skywalker Saga lets you play and replay the stories any time in any order. Also, some items may require certain characters or abilities to access, which you may not have yet. If you miss certain collectibles or anything else, don’t sweat it; you can always go back and get them later.
- Don’t pass up the Kyber Bricks: Kyber Bricks are important for upgrading your characters. Whenever you see one, grab it! Staying on top of your characters and abilities always makes things easier in the long run.
- Level up your general skills first: Each character in the game has skill trees for you to level up, and different classes have their own skills. However, we recommend focusing on the general skills to begin with. These apply to all characters and affect things like attack power and run speed. Once you find a few favorite characters to play with, you can start building out their skill trees.
- Start with these upgrades: “Attract Studs” and “Extra Health” are arguably the two most useful upgrades in the early game. The “Fast Build” upgrade is also helpful for getting a “True Jedi” ranking on levels. This allows you to smash and rebuild cover quickly to get more studs.
- Get those Stud Multipliers: Datacards can be used to unlock all sorts of fun things in the game, but new players should use their first ones to get Stud Multipliers. These increase the number of studs you earn. These multipliers stack, meaning you can be swimming in studs quickly.
- Get the Collectible Detector: There are more than 2,000 collectible items spread across the galaxy in The Skywalker Saga. After you get some Stud Multipliers, spring for the Collectible Detector upgrade. You’ll have to use more Kyber Bricks to upgrade it to its full potential, however. But once you do, it will alert you to any collectibles in your vicinity. It’s a major time-saver.
- Break everything: Remember, this is a Lego game, so you get studs for breaking things. Smash it all up! You can use the butt-stomp to make this work go quicker, and every character has this ability.
- Use droids and disguises to fly under the radar: Enemies ignore droids, and if you collect enough armor pieces from defeated enemies, you can use a disguise. Playing as droids and using disguises is useful for avoiding combat and finding secrets without being attacked. Also, remember that droids can be Force-lifted, which can come in handy for solving certain puzzles.
- Use cheat codes: You can unlock a number of characters and vehicles right off the bat by using cheat codes. Go ahead, we’re not looking.
Don’t let the Lego aesthetic fool you. The Skywalker Saga is the Star Wars game fans have been waiting for, and the DLC only adds to the fun. With three trilogies’ worth of content to enjoy, a massive galaxy to explore, and more than 380 characters to play with, The Skywalker Saga is a truly immersive Star Wars experience. Even without the DLC, The Skywalker Saga gives you a lot to chew on, but for true Star Wars junkies, the Galactic Edition is a worthy buy in our book.