How to use the Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability
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With the Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability you can access new moves, such as gliding through the air, climbing walls, and smashing through strong barriers by using various tools, and this opens up fresh possibilities for approaching each area. These skills are also useful as many collectibles are stashed in areas obstructed by objects you can only remove with Scavenger abilities, so it pays to have the right character on hand to deploy when needed. However, it can be tricky to get started as Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga doesn't explain how to access these special tools particularly well, so if you need help working out how to deploy the Breaker Blaster, Glider, or Net Launcher Scavenger tools, we've got all the details on how to use the Scavenger ability in Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga once you've unlocked it.

Which characters can use the Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability

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The Scavenger ability is restricted to a specific group of Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga characters, which is unsurprisingly the Scavenger class. Characters belonging to this class include:

  • Chief Chirpa
  • Jawa
  • Kuiil
  • Logray
  • Paploo
  • Rey
  • Teebo
  • Teedo
  • Tusken Raider
  • Wicket

It's likely that Rey will be the first character you use the Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability with, but you'll either unlock or be able to purchase those other options as you progress through the game.

How to use the Scavenger ability in Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability

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It's important to note that until you complete the Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability tutorial for the first time, it won't be unlocked and therefore you can't use it even if you have control of a Scavenger character. There are Scavenger tutorials in Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, so keep making progress until the Scavenger tools come up in the story and then they'll be available in free play modes.

Once you have one of the Scavenger characters selected, hold down Circle (PlayStation), B (Xbox), or A (Switch) to bring up the Class Abilities menu. This will let you pick one of the Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger tools to use, which include the Breaker Blaster, Glider, and Net Launcher. Once you're done with it, press the same button again to drop it – there's no cost for this process, so summon and dispose of them as often as you like. Each of these Scavenger tools has a specific purpose, which we'll outline below:

Breaker Blaster Scavenger ability

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability

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The Breaker Blaster Scavenger tool can be used to destroy cracked walls with white light glowing through, so you can reach new areas or recover collectibles hidden behind them - look out for Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Kyber Bricks in nooks like these and any other Scavenger ability areas. You can also use the Breaker Blaster in combat, with a Class Upgrade available to increase the size of explosions and damage it causes.

Glider Scavenger ability

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability

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The Glider Scavenger tool lets you gently descend through the air as you float along, so it can be used to traverse wide gaps between platforms. Look for opportunities to deploy the Glider from any high points you visit, to access hard to reach areas where studs and collectibles could be hiding.

Net Launcher Scavenger ability

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger ability

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With the Net Launcher Scavenger tool, you can attach cargo nets to specific surfaces then climb up them to reach higher areas above. You'll see the net outline turn green when aimed at a surface you can attach to, but remember that you can only place two nets at a time, with the oldest disappearing if you deploy any more of them.

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