In The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu, your Sims can purchase and customize their very own Lightsaber. There are a variety of ways to acquire Lightsaber parts and you’ll want to collect them all because Lightsaber Parts are a new collection that comes with this game pack.
How to Acquire a Lightsaber
There are many ways to acquire Lightsaber Parts on Batuu, but the easiest and fastest way to get your very first Lightsaber is just to buy a Lightsaber Hilt and a Kyber Crystal with Galactic Credits. You can earn credits by completing missions for the different factions on Batuu or by completing the Lightsaber Challenges, but more on Lightsaber Challenges later.
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities can be found in Black Spire Outpost across from the Ronto Roasters food vendor building. Dok Ondar will sell you a variety of rare treasures, including a Lightsaber Hilt and a couple Kyber Crystals. His wares don’t come cheap, but they are certainly one of a kind artifacts.
Savi’s Lightsaber Workshop
Savi’s shop is connected to the back end of Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. Unlike Dok-Ondar, Savi actually specializes in Lightsabers. He has a much wider selection of Lightsaber Hilts and Kyber Crystals. He even sells Lightsaber Display Cases so you can proudly decorate your home with all your prized Lightsabers.
Joining a Faction
If you join the First Order, the Resistance, or the Scoundrels and work hard at rising in the ranks with them, you will be rewarded with Lightsaber Hilts and Kyber Crystals at the higher ranks. This is a good way to get some free Lightsabers, but it doesn’t come without a lot of dedication to your faction’s cause. This is the slowest but most rewarding method of obtaining new Lightsabers.
Exploring the Cave in the Resistance Encampment
There is a cave near the base of the waterfall in the Resistance Encampment on Batuu. Your Sim may walk away from their explorations there with a new Kyber Crystal in their inventory, but finding Kyber Crystals is not guaranteed. Your Sim may walk out of the cave with other items instead, or completely empty-handed.
Head on over to Savi’s Lightsaber Workshop and ask about Lightsaber Challenges. You’ll need a Lightsaber before you can complete these challenges, but since Savi sells Lightsaber Parts, that’s not hard to get. Winning a Lightsaber Challenge may reward you with a Lightsaber Part, but it’s not always guaranteed.
Using Your New Lightsaber
I was actually surprised to discover that Lightsabers don’t seem to play a large role at all in this pack. Lightsabers are the first thing most people think of when they think of Star Wars, but in terms of gameplay, their functionality is rather limited. If your Sim has a Lightsaber in their inventory, they can challenge Sims to Lightsaber duels and practice with the Lightsaber. Both dueling and practicing build the Fitness skill. Your Sim can also partake in Lightsaber Challenges if they have a Lightsaber. If you have multiple Lightsabers in your inventory, you can set one as your favourite Lightsaber. Your Sim will always use this Lightsaber until you select a different Lightsaber as the favourite Lightsaber.
As for the different types of Lightsabers, there seems to be absolutely no difference between them in terms of their strengths, weaknesses, or abilities. All Lightsabers have the exact same interactions available to them and they all function exactly the same in duels. You can remove and swap out Kyber Crystals in your Lightsaber Hilt anytime you like to change the colour of your Lightsaber, but this is purely an aesthetic change. The different types of Lightsaber Hilts seem to be purely for collection purposes and don’t affect gameplay at all.
Occasionally, having a Lightsaber can come in handy when piloting the starships. You might be presented with an option to use a Lightsaber in the mission popups if you have one in your inventory.
Overall, Lightsabers are mostly just there as a fun little extra to play around with when you need a break from missions.
Completing Your Lightsaber Part Collection
As previously mentioned, Lightsaber Parts are a new collection that comes with the Star Wars: Journey to Batuu game pack. There are a total of 19 Lightsaber Parts to collect, made up of 12 Lightsaber Hilts and 7 Kyber Crystals.
Once you’ve acquired all the Lightsaber Hilts and Kyber Crystals from the different shops and your chosen faction, Lightsaber Challenges will be your main method of finding the remaining parts you’re missing and finishing your collection. Head to Savi’s Lightsaber Workshop to enquire about Lightsaber Challenges. You’ll need to own a Lightsaber to complete these challenges but since Savi sells Lightsaber Parts, this isn’t difficult to get.
The Lightsaber Challenges are side missions that can be completed separately from the main story missions. You don’t need to be part of any particular faction to participate in Lightsaber Challenges. All the Lightsaber Challenges are essentially the same; find a particular Sim in the area with a challenge icon above their head and challenge them to a Lightsaber duel.
Completing Lightsaber Challenges will always reward you with a nice sum of Galactic Credits so they’re a good way to make a living on Batuu when you aren’t doing missions for your faction. Sometimes, you may receive a Lightsaber Part for winning a challenge but it’s not always guaranteed. In my own experience, I tended to get a Lightsaber Part more often than not, so the chances of getting one seem to be fairly good.
You can display your Lightsaber collection in a variety of different coloured display cases (one for each Kyber Crystal, in fact). The display cases can be purchased from Savi’s Lightsaber Workshop.
For more information on the collections that come with this pack, check out our Collections Guide!
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