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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Lightsaber Guide - How To Unlock More Colors (Spoilers)

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From Knights of the Old Republic to The Force Unleashed, pretty much every Star Wars game with RPG elements has allowed you to customize the color of your lightsaber's blade. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is no different, though you'll have to play through a majority of the game's campaign in order to unlock additional kyber crystals to customize your blade.

In Fallen Order, there are eight different lightsaber blade colors: blue, green, orange, purple, yellow, cyan, magenta, and indigo. That's pretty much every color used by a Jedi. If you were hoping to make Cal's lightsaber the same crimson red as the Imperial Inquisitors and Sith or the neutral colors of white or black, you're out of luck. Those colors aren't available in Fallen Order.

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Spoiler warning: most of these colors are unlocked simply by completing Fallen Order's story. If you want to know exactly how to unlock each color and you don't mind being spoiled, however, then keep reading.

The two easiest colors to unlock are the ones you start out with: blue and green. You don't have to do anything but boot up the game to unlock these colors. The default color of Cal's lightsaber is blue--if you prefer green, just walk up to a workbench and adjust the color. These workbenches are scattered throughout the planets that you'll discover and explore in Fallen Order. Many have BD-1 and lightsaber upgrades on them--three of them allow you to upgrade your single-bladed lightsaber into a double-bladed one. For easy access, there's a workbench in The Mantis, which you'll unlock as a hub area as soon as you complete Fallen Order's tutorial level on Bracca.

The orange kyber crystal is also a color you can start out with, but only if you pre-ordered Fallen Order. If you pre-ordered a physical copy of the game, then you should have a code to unlock the orange blade. Digital versions of Fallen Order should just include the orange kyber crystal from the start. If you didn't pre-order Fallen Order, then, unfortunately, you're out of luck. Maybe Respawn or EA will add the orange saber as post-launch DLC but, if not, then this saber color is no longer available for you to unlock.

You unlock all the remaining colors at the same time. Here's where the article goes into story spoilers. This is your last chance to turn back if you don't want to be spoiled.

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After unlocking the Jedi Flip ability on your second trip to Kashyyyk--the one where you'll face off against Ninth Sister--you'll be able to make it past the far jump on Dathomir; it's the one just past the robed figure who warns you that you shouldn't keep exploring the planet. Making it past the jump pushes Dathomir's story forward, allowing you to learn more about the last surviving Nightsister, Mirren, the mysterious robed figure, Taron Malicos, and the bat-like guardian of the planet, Gorgara. Kill Gorgara and reach the temple on Dathomir--Cal will experience a vision that ultimately causes him, in a PTSD panic, to destroy his lightsaber. Upon your return to The Mantis, Cere will impart some wisdom and then send you to Ilum to find a new kyber crystal and rebuild your lightsaber--one that utilizes the parts of Cal's existing saber and Cere's old lightsaber.

At the end of the mission on Ilum, Cal will discover a kyber crystal that can be molded to be blue, green, purple, yellow, cyan, magenta, or indigo. Don't worry, once you've made your pick, you'll still unlock all the remaining colors in the customization menu whenever you go to a workbench. This pick is purely for the cinematic spectacle of the next cutscene. Upon selecting your desired color, Cal will create a new and improved lightsaber--a double-bladed variant with a hilt that can be split, giving him the option of wielding two lightsabers at once. You'll need it for the fights ahead.

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