If you’re a big Star Wars fan, odds are you’ve spent the last few days delving into the freshly released entry in Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi series.
Assuming you’ve been lucky enough to have avoided having your playing sessions disrupted too badly by the array of performance-related issues that plagued the launch version of the game, there’ll have been more than enough planets to explore and bosses to battle to keep you occupied, even if you’ve been playing from dawn until dusk.
However, it seems that a lot of Jedi have opted to put these adventures on hold for a bit and instead spend hours perusing the game’s array of customisation options for Cal Kestis’ appearance. If, instead of slapping a massive moustache on Cameron Monaghan, you crave the chance to carve through enemies as one of his most beloved allies, a new mod might be worth checking out.
Do you fancy playing through Star Wars Jedi Survivor as everyone’s favourite Dathomirian Nightsister?
The mod in question is simply called ‘Playable Merrin’ and is the work of modder Disastorm. Their sole previous project gave players the chance to take on the guise of Trilla Suduri, also known as the Second Sister, while scything their way through Fallen Order.
This time, with some help from fellow modders Sooper and Calluum, they’ve swapped Cal out for another female fighter with a complicated past in the form of Merrin, the Nightsister who became a key member of the Stinger Mantis’ crew in Fallen Order and returns to help out her love interest Kestis in Survivor.
In order to take on her appearance, once you’ve installed the mod, you’ll need to remove your jacket and make sure Cal’s clean-shaven, before equipping the ‘Survivor’ shirt, pants and hairstyle, which have been swapped out in favour of Merrin's visage and outfit.
As you might imagine at this early stage of Survivor modding, your transformation will come with a few immersion-breaking drawbacks that people haven’t been able to find workarounds for yet, including the retention of Cal’s voice and height, plus a pair of eyes that Disastorm admits can look “weird”.
You might also notice that some of the trinkets from Merrin’s vanilla clothing are missing, with these having become casualties of weighting issues when transferred to Cal’s skeleton.
Regardless of whether you’re now fighting your way through Survivor’s Phon'Qi caverns as Merrin, make sure to check out the massive array of helpful guides we’ve created about everything from customisation to boss battles, which can aid your quest to become a Jedi master.
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