LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is finally out after years of active development. The latest brick-based jaunt into the galaxy far, far away brings together all nine main Star Wars films for players to battle their way through. Announced nearly three years ago, fans have been eagerly anticipating the title as it aims to reimagine what a LEGO game is.
Developer TT Games has gone back to the drawing board to The Skywalker Saga, creating an entirely new experience for their LEGO franchise. Instead of being a simple platformer, this game goes more over the shoulder, providing an experience closer to God of the war Where Unexplored.
Reviews of the title have been mostly positive, with Sam Hargrave of The Direct calling it one of “The Greatest Gaming Adventures in the Galaxy Far, Far Away” never. But not everything has been smooth since launch, as a myriad of bugs started making themselves known.
Bugs and issues in the Skywalker saga
Since the launch of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga fans have discovered a number of bugs and issues in the game’s various SKUs.
Both PC and PlayStation 5 players have encountered instances of the game crashing, with no known reason for the crashes at this time.
Steam players are seeing massive frame rate drops and performance drops when using higher graphics settings. This seems to be related to heavily populated and denser areas like Mos Eisley or the Naboo Swamps.
Other people are to be stuck in one of the first levels of Episode I, as they move from Naboo to the underwater city of Otoh Gunga. Upon triggering the cutscene, players were greeted with a black screen, with no way to progress without shutting down the game and restarting. For players facing this problem, the only solution 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 doesn’t trigger as they progress through the story.
And on a lighter note, a group of players have discovered that under certain circumstances, when playing as The Mandalorian, they can duplicate on-screen characters seemingly endlessly.
The issue is achieved by switching to Grogu while playing as Mando, switching to any other character on the roster, then rinsing and repeating. However, any extra characters will disappear when you enter an interior area.
TT Games goes bug hunting
For a game as massive as LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga there were definitely bugs when the game finally released. Yes, the TT Games team has had years at this point to avoid cases like the ones listed above, but no matter how much testing a studio does, there’s no way to test nature.
And at least those seem to be mostly minor. The most alarming of the bugs noted so far has to be the select few that prevent players from progressing through the story. Yes, they can go into another trilogy and pick up from there, but that still means they’re stuck when they go back to the prequels.
The development team is surely already hard at work on a fix for these, so players will just have to wait patiently until these bugs are ironed out.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.