LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is finally out after years of active development. The latest brick-based jaunt in the galaxy far, far away collects all nine of the mainline Star Wars movies for gamers to make their way through. Having been announced nearly three years ago, fans were eagerly awaiting the title, as it aims to reinvent what a LEGO game is.
Developer TT Games has gone back to the drawing board for The Skywalker Saga, creating an experience that is wholly new to their LEGO franchise. Instead of being a simple platformer, this game goes more over the shoulder, offering an experience more akin to God of War or Uncharted.
Reviews for the title are mainly positive, with The Direct's own Sam Hargrave calling it one of the "greatest gaming adventures in the galaxy far, far away" ever. But not everything has been smooth sailing since launch, as a myriad of bugs has begun to make themselves known.
Bugs and Glitches in The Skywalker Saga
Since the launch of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga fans have uncovered a number of bugs and glitches across the different SKUs of the game.
Steam players are seeing massive frame rate drops and dips in performance when on higher graphics settings. This seems to be tied in with highly-populated and denser areas like Mos Eisley or the Swamps of Naboo.
Other people are getting stuck in one of the early levels of Episode I, as they transition from the Naboo to the underwater city of Otoh Gunga. Upon triggering the cutscene, players have been greeted by a black screen, with no way to progress without turning off the game and rebooting. For gamers facing this issue the only way around it is to avoid The Phantom Menace and start with a different trilogy.
Reddit user u/genethegreat noted a similar bug in Attack of the Clones where the "Hunt for Jango" mission does not trigger as they progress the story.
And on a lighter note, a group of players has discovered that under certain circumstances, when playing as The Mandalorian, they can duplicate characters on-screen seemingly infinitely.
The glitch is achieved by switching to Grogu while playing as Mando, changing to any other character in the roster, before rinsing and repeating. All of the additional characters will disappear when entering an interior area though.
TT Games Goes Bug Squashing
For a game as massive as LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga there were sure to be bugs when the game was finally released. Yes, the TT Games team has had years at this point to avoid instances like those listed above, but no matter how much testing a studio does, there is no way to test for the wild.
And at least these seem to be mainly minor. The most alarming of the noted bugs so far have to be the select few that impede gamers from progressing in the story. Yes, they can go into another trilogy and pick up from there, but that still means they are stuck when they go back to the prequels.
Surely the development team is already hard at work on a fix for those, so gamers will just have to wait patiently until those bugs are squashed.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is out now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.