Star Wars Jedi: Survivor known issues — List of bugs, glitches, and fixes (2023)

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order became an instant fan-favorite when it launched back in 2019, and its highly anticipated and critically acclaimed sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, has finally launched and is now available for all to play. However, Cal Kestis' return isn't without its problems, as players have begun to report bugs, glitches, and other launch issues they've experienced while starting their new adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

Thankfully, Respawn Entertainment has committed to fixing bugs and improving performance in patches that are scheduled to come "in the weeks ahead." Until then, though, it's important to be aware of known bugs and their potential workarounds so you can do your best to avoid and mitigate them. In this article, we've documented every issue and fix we've seen so that you know what to look for and how to deal with these problems when they occur.

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These are all of the biggest bugs and issues impacting Star Wars Jedi: Survivor players. While everyone won't experience them as they play, a large number of players have identified their presence and have been affected negatively by them. If the community discovers workarounds for these problems, we'll update this article with the latest information.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor PC performance issues

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's PC performance has proven to be less-than-stellar at launch, with many outlets and players reporting big framerate drops in open areas and large battles. If you're experiencing these, try lowering your settings and/or restarting the game. Also, make sure you have the latest drivers for your GPU and that your rig meets the game's minimum requirements. Additionally, some fans have had success turning off the Data Sharing option in the Extras tab, so give that a shot.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor low FPS on console

While the worst of the framerate issues seem to be tied to the PC port of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, many console players have experienced low FPS as well. Aside from playing in Performance Mode, fans don't have any way to mitigate this issue and will need to wait for an update from Respawn.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor stuttering

Many Unreal Engine games have historically had issues with stuttering due to shader compilation and asset loading issues, and based on player reports we've seen, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor also suffers from this problem. This is something that only the developers can resolve with a post-launch patch.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor stuck unpacking slowly

Unpacking preloaded games is a normal process on Steam, but some players have experienced an issue with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor unpacking extremely slowly. Sadly, you can't do anything other than wait the process out, which could take one or several more hours.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor stuck on loading screen

If you get stuck in a loading screen when loading up the game, try waiting for awhile and seeing if you can get past it. If you're not able to load the game successfully, your best bet is to close and restart the game.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 'Optimizing Game Files'

If you see this screen pop up, don't close or restart your game. While you might be stuck on it for several minutes, the process will start over if you close the game before it's complete. Be patient while the game compiles its files.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor screen tearing

If you're experiencing lots of screen tearing in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on PC, try turning on V-Sync and see if that solves the problem. Also, if your monitor supports NVIDIA G-Sync or AMD FreeSync, there's a very good chance that using it will eliminate screen tearing. If neither of these solutions work or you're experiencing screen tearing on consoles, you'll need to wait for a patch from the developers.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor cutscene bugs

Some have reported that the game's framerate nosedives pretty hard during cutscenes, and that objects in the scenes distractingly "pop in" as well. Unfortunately, there's currently no fix for this issue, so players will have to wait for a patch.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor crashing

If you're experiencing crashes while playing, there's not much you can do beyond resting at Meditation Points as much as you can. This saves your progress, and will hopefully mitigate your lost progress whenever your game crashes. Players that are consistently crashing immediately after launching the game should try reinstalling the game or restarting their console or PC.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor broken HDR

Some players have reported that HDR is broken in their game, with it causing most things on-screen to become pitch black and glitchy looking. You can try restarting or reinstalling the game to fix this, but simply turning HDR off will also stop the problem from happening until Respawn deploys a fix.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor HDR settings revert

If you ever experience a crash, there's a good chance that your HDR settings will be reverted back to the default options. Sadly, there's currently nothing you can do about this beyond correcting all of your settings each time.

Jedi Survivor EA app 'Your game failed to launch' error

If you're attempting to play Star Wars Jedi: Survivor through the EA app, you may run into the "Your game failed to launch" error. If this happens, wait a few minutes and try again. Eventually, the game should launch. If it doesn't, try completely restarting the EA app.

Jedi Survivor 'This game cannot be streamed live' Xbox bug

Several Xbox streamers have said that they're unable to stream Star Wars Jedi: Survivor from their console and simply get a "This game cannot be streamed live" error message. There's no way to get around this right now, so players will have to be patient and wait for a patch.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor patch notes

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While there are several issues affecting every version of the game, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's PC port has particularly poor performance. As a result, PC players are hoping that Respawn will deploy patches that improve the situation soon, as many have found the experience to be unplayable so far.

Following countless bug reports and a flood of negative Steam reviews, Respawn Entertainment has apologized for the issues players are dealing with and has confirmed that the studio is "working to address these cases quickly."

A note from the Jedi Team on the PC version of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 28, 2023

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"While there is no single, comprehensive solution for PC performance, the team has been working on fixes we believe will improve performance across a spectrum of configurations," the developer's statement reads. "We are committed to fixing these issues as soon as possible, but each patch requires significant testing to ensure we don't introduce new problems. Thanks for understanding and apologies to any of our players experiencing these issues."

The first PC patch for the game has now arrived, bringing improvements to non-ray traced rendering performance and a variety of fixes for other issues. This update should make the game run smoother as long as you’re not using ray tracing. Respawn says that additional patches are coming, and that the studio will share more information about when updates can be expected when it’s available.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor console patches

The developers also have plans to patch the Xbox and PlayStation versions of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor with performance improvements and bug fixes as well. The first post-launch patch is coming on May 2, and will resolve a large number of issues (notably, the PC version of the game already has these fixes). The patch notes for this update can be found below.

  • Multiple crashes fixed across PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S
  • Fixed crashes that were tied to skipping cinematics
  • Performance improvements across PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S
  • Fixed an issue with dynamic cloth inside the Mantis
  • Fixed various rendering issues
  • Fixed an issue with registered Nekko colors not saving
  • Fixed an issue with registered Nekko colors disappearing from the stable
  • Fixed issues with cinematic dialogue overlapping
  • Fixed various collision issues
  • Fixed an issue with enemy AI remaining in T Pose during Photo Mode
  • Fixed a freeze that occasionally occurred while talking to Doma
  • Fixed a bug where the BD-oil VFX did not properly render
  • Fixed an issue where players were getting stuck inside of the Chamber of Duality if you didn’t save after leaving the chamber and die

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is finally here, and for fans of the galaxy far, far away, it's undoubtedly one of thebest Xbox games around. It's available for $70 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, PS5, and PS4.

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    Is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor fixed yet? ›

    Respawn's latest patch for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has arrived, bringing with it a slew of fixes and improvements to the PC version of the game. However, console players will need to wait a little longer to get their hands on the update.

    What are the technical issues with Jedi Survivor? ›

    The test version of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has been plagued with technical problems, particularly in terms of performance, according to reviewers. Even with a Geforce RTX 4090, the frame rates dropped to 30 FPS and there were major issues with asynchronized audio and ray tracing.

    Does Jedi Survivor have bugs? ›

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor received positive reviews upon its launch, as it currently sits at a Metacritic score of 86 for the PS5 version. However, its release has been marked by a series of issues, with this game-breaking bug being the latest addition to this list.

    What are the cutscenes bugs in Jedi Survivor? ›

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's Cutscene Bugs

    Pop-in was extremely bad during cutscenes. A game-breaking audio bug invaded every cutscene and ruined the experience. Framerates dropped as low as 15 or 20 FPS during cutscenes. Dialogue usually overlapped and some pieces of dialogue were missing during cutscenes.

    What is the MOGU glitch in Jedi survivor? ›

    The issue with the Mogu is that, when it kills you, there's a bug that may push this golden marker out of reach. One user on Reddit, brentparz, shared a picture of their map which showed that the XP had been moved three meters below ground - clearly, that's not an intentional feature.

    Will the Jedi ever recover? ›

    The Jedi Knights, reduced in number to only a handful, were slowly restored, primarily under the leadership of Luke Skywalker, son of the former Jedi Knight and Chosen One Anakin Skywalker.

    Why is my Jedi Survivor not working? ›

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor PC performance issues

    If you're experiencing these, try lowering your settings and/or restarting the game. Also, make sure you have the latest drivers for your GPU and that your rig meets the game's minimum requirements.

    Does Jedi challenges still work? ›

    The Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges app and gear were retired on June 1, 2022. There are no plans for future updates and product support will no longer be provided as of July 6, 2022. We appreciate your support and understanding.

    How many planets will Jedi Survivor have? ›

    How many planets are there in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? There are six planets in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Below, you'll find a full list of all planets in the order you'll encounter them: Coruscant.

    Will Jedi survivor have blasters? ›

    There are 13 blasters in Jedi Survivor. This guide will show you what each looks like and where to find them all!

    Is Jedi survivor next gen? ›

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor takes advantage of the PlayStation 5 through DualSense's Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers. Accompanying its 4K visuals, Ray-Tracing, and 3D Audio all possible through PlayStation 5.

    Who is the night sister Jedi survivor? ›

    Tina Ivlev is an American actress best known for her role as Nightsister Merrin in the hit action-adventure video games "Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order" and "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor." Ivlev played Nightsister Merrin, the last surviving Nightsister on Dathomir, providing her likeness as well as full performance-capture ...

    What are the bug things in Star Wars? ›

    Geonosians are insect-like beings, complete with wings, nesting in colonies, who conspired with the Separatists to develop plans for the first Death Star.

    Does Boba Fett appear in Jedi Survivor? ›

    There are many iconic characters out there in the Star Wars universe, and while Jedi Survivor doesn't have much to do with the main series of films, it doesn't mean a familiar face can't pop up from time to time. Case in point, Boba Fett, who has a cameo appearance in the game.

    How much bigger will Jedi Survivor be? ›

    Gamers who own an Xbox Series S will be thrilled to see their Star Wars Jedi: Survivor download capping at 44 GB, while those owning an Xbox Series X will have to make space for their 140 GB download.

    Who is the fake Jedi in Episode 2? ›

    Con artist with morality. Haja Estree posed as a Jedi. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, the human male Haja Estree resided on the planet Daiyu, working as a con artist.

    Is that the grand inquisitor in Jedi Survivor? ›

    The Grand Inquisitor, on the other hand, doesn't make an appearance in the game, but he does have a small connection to Sejan. Related: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Review - Cal Kestis Becomes...

    Who was the one to cheat death in Star Wars? ›

    A Sith Lord with the ability to prevent death and create life, Plagueis is the mentor of Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious, who, in accordance to the Sith's Rule of Two, eventually betrays Plagueis by murdering him in his sleep, taking his place as Sith Master.

    Is Cal Kestis still alive in rise of Skywalker? ›

    Cal Kestis is still alive and well by the end of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, despite spending most of the game being hunted down by the Empire's Inquisitors and having a near-death encounter with the dreaded Darth Vader himself.

    Who is the orange Jedi? ›

    Ahsoka Tano, a Togruta female, was the Padawan learner to Anakin Skywalker and a hero of the Clone Wars. Alongside Anakin, she grew from headstrong student into a mature leader.

    What Jedi dies in revival? ›

    The name of the Twi'lek Jedi killed by Maul and Savage Opress in the prologue wasn't named in the episode itself, but the official trivia gallery for the episode confirmed that she was Finn Ertay.

    How do you clear the cache on Jedi Survivor? ›

    I went to the hamburger in the top left corner of the EA app. Clicked help>app recovery. Select clear cache.

    Why do Jedi disappear when dying? ›

    The Death of Qui-Gon Jinn

    From Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Yoda learned how to become one with the Force at the moment of their deaths, making their bodies disappear and returning as Force ghosts. This skill had been lost to the Jedi for a long time but would be passed down in the new Jedi Order founded by Luke Skywalker.

    How much time has passed in Jedi Survivor? ›

    How long is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor set after Fallen Order? It's been confirmed that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's timeline will take place a full five years after the original game – meaning that Fallen Order took place in 14 BBY.

    Is the Skywalker saga glitch? ›

    LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga may have sold over three million copies to date, but it's still a game riddled with bizarre glitches. There's no denying that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a massive game that was (mostly) worth the years of waiting.

    Can Jedi be cut off from the Force? ›

    Several members of the Jedi Order found themselves cut off from the Force following intense trauma, such as Cere Junda and Cal Kestis. Other Jedi like Ahsoka Tano and Luke Skywalker purposefully chose to distance themselves from the Force during periods of self-imposed exile.

    Do the Jedi eventually win? ›

    Eventually, war broke out between the Jedi and the Sith, during which time the Sith built empires which were sustained through slavery, but it would be the Jedi and the Galactic Republic that ultimately achieved victory.

    Who was the last surviving Jedi? ›

    Upon Yoda's death, Skywalker became the last of the Jedi. The deaths of Sidious and Vader marked the end of the Sith lineage, while the Jedi legacy survived through Skywalker.

    Who is the final boss in Jedi survivor? ›

    It's with a heavy heart of sadness that we can confirm that the final boss fight in the main campaign for Star Wars Jedi Survivor is Bode Akuna. He's one of Cal's support line-up for large parts of the game, but you get a few tells that he's more than he says he is during the Koboh missions.

    Who is the main villain in Jedi survivor? ›

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Breaks New Ground with Its Villains

    However, most of the story focuses on a completely different set of villains. Players spend their time fighting back against the Bedlam Raiders, their leader Rayvis, and a High Republic Jedi named Dagan Gera.

    What is the best weapon for Jedi Survivor? ›

    Lightsabers are the iconic Jedi weapon, but other weapons are available for different situations. Form III (Soresu) is considered the best lightsaber combat form for survival. Exploring alternative weapons can provide a unique and engaging gameplay experience.

    Can a Jedi stop blaster fire? ›

    Using the Force, the Jedi and the Sith had the ability to deflect energy-based attacks like blaster bolts and Force lightning. A few even could block melee attacks, such as those performed with lightsabers.

    How do you get the gun stance in Jedi Survivor? ›

    The blaster stance is unlocked automatically at a particular moment in the main story of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. To get the blaster, you need to head to Jedha and reach the Archive for the first time. After some cutscenes, Bode will take you aside and give you his blaster.

    Will Jedi Survivor be open world? ›

    While Star Wars Jedi: Survivor isn't open world per se, there are open parts, and they're a joy to explore. Video Player is loading. This is a modal window.

    Who is the new character in Jedi Survivor? ›

    A new character for Survivor is Rayvis – a hulking, armored figure who instructs one of his cronies to eliminate Cal Kestis. The foe proves to be a thorn in Cal's side during Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and is also a pretty tricky battle to overcome too.

    Why won t Jedi Survivor be on Xbox One? ›

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is skipping the older consoles like PS4 and Xbox One, according to game director Stig Asmussen, because the newer hardware allows the developers "to create much larger maps, with more detail, greater density, broader enemy/NPC variety, and overall fidelity".

    Who is the woman that helps Cal Kestis? ›

    Among the scattered Jedi who survived Order 66, the purge that all-but wiped out the Jedi Order, Cere Junda has been living in seclusion for years. After saving Cal Kestis from the Imperial Inquisitorius, Cere begins to mentor the former Padawan.

    Is Cal Kestis in Jedi Survivor? ›

    Cal Kestis as he appears in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Within the franchise, Cal is a former Jedi Padawan and survivor of the Great Jedi Purge who, during the early reign of the Galactic Empire, lives in seclusion on the planet Bracca until an incident forces him to reveal his Force powers.

    What happened to the 9th sister? ›

    Later, she accompanied the Second Sister to hunt down the fugitive Padawan Cal Kestis. However, Kestis defeated her in a duel on Kashyyyk. She survived the duel and was killed by Kestis in 9 BBY during a battle on Coruscant.

    What is the weird rat thing in Star Wars? ›

    Crumb. A Kowakian monkey-lizard with a shrill cackle, Salacious Crumb sat on Jabba's dais, stealing bits of food and mimicking the Hutt, his courtiers, and visitors.

    What is the weird animal in Star Wars? ›

    Space slug

    Yes, please. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back introduced a whopping exogorth, a.k.a. a space slug. When Han pilots the Millennium Falcon into what seems like the perfect hiding place, it quickly becomes a dangerous situation as they have to escape -- or risk becoming the space slug's dinner.

    What are the little furry things off Star Wars? ›

    The Ewoks are sentient furred bipeds native to the moon of Endor. They are curious individuals that stand about one meter tall. They are extremely skilled in forest survival and the construction of primitive technology like gliders and catapults.

    Will Darth Vader be in Jedi Survivor? ›

    We can confirm that Darth Vader makes an appearance in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. The Sith Lord has a small role in the sequel, although it's much bigger than a simple cameo, and has huge consequences in the story.

    What droid is Cal Kestis in Boba Fett? ›

    BD-1 was the droid sidekick to Cal Kestis, the padawan forced into hiding after Order 66 and protagonist of video game Jedi: Fallen Order. Together, Cal and BD sought out a holocron hidden by BD's old master, Jedi Eno Cordova. BD-1 in The Book of Boba Fett Episode 5.

    Do Cad Bane and Boba Fett meet in the Clone Wars? ›

    The only actual depicted encounter between Boba and Cad though is in a single episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 4's “Deception,” in which we don't even see the two speak to one another. In the episode, Bane breaks out of prison, alongside a disguised, undercover Obi-Wan Kenobi.

    How many force users survived Order 66? ›

    It was said that fewer than one hundred Jedi—approximately one percent of the entire Order—survived Order 66.

    How many Jedi survived until Return of the Jedi? ›

    Almost 10,000—meaning that only 0.2% of Jedi survived.

    Why is Jedi Survivor 148 GB? ›

    As impressive as Jedi: Fallen Order looks, Respawn Entertainment went all out for Jedi Survivor. The game is full of 4K textures and environmental effects that look plain amazing. Unfortunately, those high-resolution assets have bloated the title's file size requirements.

    Is Jedi Survivor fixed on PS5 yet? ›

    Respawn Entertainment has today deployed a new Star Wars Jedi: Survivor patch that aims to improve performance on PS5. It's available to download now, with the update weighing in at 1.081GB, updating the game to version 1.0000.

    When can I play Jedi survivor? ›

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor launches for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on April 28, 2023.

    What platform is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor going to be on? ›

    Survivor was released for the PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S on April 28, 2023. It received generally favorable reviews from critics.

    Will Jedi survivor be included with EA Play? ›

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is available to EA Play Pro subscribers on PC, as the game went live on the subscription service when the game launched on April 28, 2023.

    How long is Jedi Fallen Order PS5? ›

    If you're looking to see it all, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order could take you around 30-32 hours to complete. This is all according to HowLongToBeat, anyway, which collects completion times inputted by players from around the world.

    What game is Jedi Survivor a sequel to? ›

    Star Wars Jedi: Survivor takes place five years after the ending scenes of Fallen Order.

    Why is Jedi Survivor so big? ›

    Unfortunately, those high-resolution assets have bloated the title's file size requirements. Assuming the rumors of the Xbox Series S' port's 40 GB requirement hold true, then it seems that those 4K textures almost have to be the culprit. After all, the Series S' resolution only goes up to 1440p.

    How old is Cal Kestis in Fallen Order? ›

    During the events of Fallen Order, Cal was around 18 years old.

    Will Jedi survivor have new game plus? ›

    New Journey Plus is a bonus mode in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor that lets players start a playthrough with their collectibles, cosmetics, and combat skills. It is similar to most other games' NG+ in that it carries over primary items unlocked in the first run.

    Is the hu in Jedi: Survivor? ›

    The HU is back as The Agasar in the NEW Star Wars Jedi Survivor Sounds from the Galactic Skylanes album!

    Will Jedi: Survivor get DLC? ›

    Will Star Wars Jedi Survivor get additional DLC? Currently, there are no plans for any additional DLC for Star Wars Jedi Survivor.

    Is Cal Kestis canon? ›

    Is Cal Kestis Canon? Yes, Cal Kestis is considered to be a canon character in the Star Wars universe. The events of both Fallen Order and Survivor are both also canon to Disney's Star Wars timeline.

    Will Jedi Survivor have blasters? ›

    There are 13 blasters in Jedi Survivor. This guide will show you what each looks like and where to find them all!

    Is Boba Fett in Jedi Survivor? ›

    Boba Fett makes a surprise appearance in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor that will have fans craving more of this iconic bounty hunter.

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