How to unlock the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order double bladed Lightsaber early

unlock the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order double bladed Lightsaber early
(Image credit: EA)

To unlock the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order double bladed Lightsaber early you'll need to head to Dathomir as soon as it's available. It's a hard location to explore though, with the story very clearly directing you to the easier Zeffo. 

However, if you're up for the challenge you'll be able to get the double bladed Lightsaber a lot sooner. It's not just for looks either, with its own skills to unlock and extra combat options - it's especially good for fighting mobs and can deflect multiple blaster bolts at once. It's the perfect weapon for crowd control and you can switch between single and double blade options at will to get the best of both worlds.  

If you do want it, however, and are willing to risk the tougher Dathomir challenge, then you can unlock the Fallen Order double bladed Lightsaber within an hour or so of starting. As for the other Lightsaber colors you can eventually get those are very story locked. We can tell you when and where they unlock but there's little you can do to speed that part on.

Read on now to see how to unlock the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order double bladed Lightsaber as soon as possible, and get slicing. 

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order tips | Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order walkthrough | Star wars Jedi Fallen Order Scomp link |Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order length (opens in new tab) | Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Stim locations (opens in new tab) | Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Force Powers, abilities and upgrades (opens in new tab) | Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Tomb Of Eilram ball puzzle (opens in new tab) | Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Tomb Of Eilram ball puzzle (opens in new tab)

How to unlock the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order double bladed Lightsaber early

Once you've completed the first planet of Bogano will unlock two new locations to explore: Zeffo, which is where the story wants to take you, and Dathomir, where you will need to go later but at this point it's more a side option. However, Dathomir is where you can unlock the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order double bladed Lightsaber faster. So if you want it quick, you'll need to head there. You can unlock the double bladed Lightsaber on Zeffo but you'll have to complete most of that planet to get to it, while on Dathomir you can more or less grab it and leave. 

It's your call - Dathomir is easier when you've levelled up a bit, so if you go early it's going to be tougher than it needs to be. And, while you can reach the double saber with minimal combat, you will need to fight a few things.

To get started, head out of the ship and take the path to the right that leads down to a climbable wall. Head up and along to the right. A monster will look over as you go. 

star wars jedi fallen order how to get to dathomir

(Image credit: EA)

When you reach the top of the climbing wall, make your way up the ledges on the right and look for an alcove you can wall run up to reach a higher level. 

star wars jedi fallen order dathomir route

(Image credit: EA)

Head up and look for a climbable wall you want to go up. There'll be some spiders here you can fight if you want, or just try and run past. At the top turn around to see a branch you can use to reach a wooden crane like structure.  

star wars jedi fallen order dathomir shortcut

(Image credit: EA)

Head over the wooden branch and fight some spiders. You can cut the crane structure to release a shortcut down to the area you originally climbed up to. However, don't do down and instead keep going past until the path veers right. You'll see a big doorway ahead of you which is where to go next. 

star wars jedi fallen order dathomir door

(Image credit: EA)

Head in and you'll trigger a cutscene that will introduce you to the locals - a Night Sister and her Night Brother warriors. You'll need to defeat the last two once she's gone to push on. Once you've killed them head out the back of the room and you'll see two ropes to swing on ahead of a Meditation Spot. 

star wars jedi fallen order dathomir meditation

(Image credit: EA)

Use the ropes to swing over and prepare to be attacked by a Night Brother and two archers. Kill them and head up the stairs. The door will be locked so go around to the right where one of the archers was and head through there where you'll be ambushed by another Night Brother. After you defeat him, keep going and another Night Brother will jump out of the corridor you need to go down. Kill him and then defeat the archer around the corner. 

star wars jedi fallen order dathomir archer

(Image credit: EA)

There will be two more archers through the door on the left, on a ledge, so take care and be ready to parry as you go in. When they've eaten their own arrows wall run to the branch and use it to get to the archers level. Keep moving along the path and you'll pass over the locked door which is now below you. 

The path will take you back inside where you'll be above a Night Brother and spider you can drop down on to attack. From here the passage will take you to the other side of the locked door which you unlock for a shortcut on the way back. 

However, the main thing to look for is the ledge that looks over a bridge ahead with a cloaked figure on it. 

star wars jedi fallen order cloaked figure

(Image credit: EA)

If you drop down at this point and go left you'll find a bench where you'll unlock the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order double bladed lightsaber.

star wars jedi fallen order double bladed lightsaber bench

(Image credit: EA)

What you do now is up to you. The cloaked figure has some stuff to say if you want to meet him, and there's other bits here to explore but it's worth noting that this is as far as you can go for now. At the end of the bridge is a wall you can't climb until you have a late stage upgrade so everything you can do at this point is behind you.

How to get different Lightsaber colors in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

To get different Lightsaber colors in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order you're just going to have to play the game unfortunately. Unlike most other upgrades and gear, where there's a usually a shortcut, this option is locked to a specific part of the story. No spoilers here it's only available once you reach a critical stage, at which point a range of options will be available. 

Leon Hurley
Senior Guides Co-ordinator

I'm GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I run GamesRadar's guides and tips content. I also write reviews, previews and features, largely about horror, action adventure, FPS and open world games. I previously worked on Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website.