Star Wars Jedi Survivor streamer completes Grandmaster difficulty no damage run after 170 hours of attempts

Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi Survivor.
Credit: Respawn/EA.

Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi Survivor.
Credit: Respawn/EA.

While The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom may now have taken over its status as the big game everyone’s talking about, if you’re not a Nintendo stan or simply prefer lightsabers to swords, you might still be enjoying playing through Star Wars Jedi Survivor.

Odds are you’ll have quickly become engrossed in the nuanced adventures of Cal Kestis, but, regardless of how invested you are in the poncho-loving Jedi’s romance with Merrin, if you’ve made it a decent way into his story, you’ve likely have had to get pretty good at Survivor’s combat.

Despite the fact it’s been less than a month since the game arrived, some players have already completely mastered the mechanics of its fights, with one having just finished an incredibly tough challenge run.

Have you had a go at any Star Wars Jedi Survivor challenge runs yet?

Warning: Spoilers for the main story of Star Wars Jedi Survivor may lie ahead.

The impressive intergalactic feat of this hardened Jedi, streamer and YouTuber Hayete Bahadori, forms the subject of a recent thread on the subreddit r/fallenorder, which saw them share a breakdown of how the game’s new features helped and hindered their efforts, in addition to some useful gameplay tactics they unearthed during the Grandmaster difficulty run, which you can watch in full below.

They also included an in-depth explanation of the run’s conditions, outlining that Cal dropping below 100% health at any point would prompt a full restart from the beginning of the game, with the only exception to this rule being some unavoidable Force pull damage during one of the game’s boss fights.

Among the aspects of Survivor that Bahadori put forward as having hindered their efforts more than they did in Fallen Order were the changes to how “double dodges” are animated and some occasional input delay issues.

That said, they picked out the game’s wider array of combat options and its incredibly polished platforming sections, the latter of which don’t suffer from as many random run-ending bugs and glitches as their counterparts in Fallen Order, as having been massive boons.

The thread on the subreddit r/fallenorder.
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Meanwhile, the list of noteworthy “Tips/tricks (and) observations” unearthed during their “170 hours of attempts” included the fact that “(The) blaster stance skill ‘Quick Draw’ is absolutely the most broken and overpowered ability in the game” and that “Jedi Survivor has a ‘stealth’ mechanic that Fallen Order did not have”, which can be activated by approaching an enemy from behind at a speed lower than a sprint.

Regardless of whether you’re planning to attempt your own Grandmaster no damage run through the galaxy, far, far away this weekend, make sure to check out the massive array of helpful guides we’ve created about everything from perks to dungeons and bosses, which can aid your quest to become a Jedi Master.

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