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Does Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Have Dismemberment?

An elegant weapon from a more civilized age - now more brutal than ever!

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor improves on many aspects of Fallen Order that fans complained about – but is dismemberment one of them?

In the first Star Wars title by Respawn Entertainment, Cal Kestis sliced at Stormtroopers with his lightsaber to no avail. Although the Empire-serving soldiers would fall to a couple of swings, their armor (and limbs) were always cleanly intact.

Strangely though, Fallen Order did allow players to carve up animals freely, leading many to speculate that Disney or Lucasfilm took issue with allowing the game to show human dismemberment.

Does Jedi Survivor Have Dismemberment?

Yes, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor does have dismemberment opportunities, allowing Jedi Cal Kestis to chop off the limbs of Stormtroopers and other enemies.

This is hugely exciting for Star Wars fans who felt that Fallen Order didn’t truly show off the power of the lightsaber, instead making the iconic weapon of the Jedi feel more like a blunt object.

In the latest Star Wars Jedi: Survivor trailer we see a shot of Cal Kestis executing a plunging attack, resulting in one Stormtrooper losing their leg.

Cal Kestis Chops off Stormtrooper Leg

Similarly in an IGN video showcasing how stances work in Jedi: Survivor, we get a look at Cal slicing the leg off a Scout Trooper.

It seems that human characters can finally be realistically dismembered, an occurrence that will happen at random when finishing enemies off in combat encounters.

Star Wars Jedi Survivor Dismemberment
Credit: IGN

Of course, droids are prime candidates for dismemberment too and, like in Fallen Order, almost every kill on a mechanical enemy will result in it being chopped into bits.

And, given where Jedi: Survivor takes place in the Star Wars timeline, expect there to be plenty of droid around.

How to Dismember Enemies in Jedi: Survivor

In Star Wars Jedi: Survivor dismemberment appears to be a random feature that occurs when killing enemies with a lightsaber. It is not something that can be designated with a button press.

Players shouldn’t expect to dismember every enemy their blade touches though, even the ones you see your lightsaber pass through.

It’s just a feature that will add a bit of flair to your combat encounters.

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