Blasters are signature weapons of the Star Wars universe, and you finally get to wield one in Cal’s sequel adventure. Gun-wielding Jedi in particular are not common sights, so here’s how to unlock the blaster in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor so you can turn Cal into a fierce mixed-range specialist.
How to unlock the blaster gun in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
The blaster is considered another stance, but don’t let the naming fool you. You actually dual wield a blaster and lightsaber in this stance, so it’s not primarily range-based. As a unique combat style, it’s obvious why you’ll want to try it out and use against certain types of enemies.
You unlock the blaster gun later in the main story of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, so there’s nothing too demanding regarding how to unlock it. For this reason, we’re not offering specific advice about where you get the blaster in order to spare you from spoilers.
You’ll need to reach the planet Jedha. Bode Akuna eventually meets up with Cal and decides to offer him a blaster regarding safety concerns. Cal accepts, and you’re conveniently able to train nearby on a target dummy.
How to use the blaster gun
Just like with the normal lightsaber stance you can perform basic one-handed lightsaber attacks. Cal holds the blaster in the other hand and can fire it via the heavy/special attack button. The animations are surprisingly sleek, so you can follow up a lightsaber attack with a quick close range shot if you stagger an enemy.
Cal can also charge shots for more damage. The downside to the blaster is that it’s not very powerful against bosses. Yet it’s balanced well for the gameplay and serves as a useful tool to chip away at enemy health from a safe distance.
Aiming the blaster is not very difficult because it simply uses target-lock. For this reason, it doesn’t have that much range. The last thing to know about the blaster is that it works on a limited number of charges for shots. You must land lightsaber attacks to recharge the blaster shot charges.
That’s it for how to unlock the blaster gun in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. We also have more guides for how to unlock the Crossguard Lightsaber and our recommended settings for controller and mouse and keyboard keybinds.