Unlocking Star Wars Jedi Survivor Force powers and abilities are all linked to the main mission progress so there's no way to fast track any skills or gear, apart from one point where you can pick to do one of two options first. It can be a little annoying to have everything so constrained because every door you can't open, or puzzle you can't solve, is 100% because you haven't got something yet from the story.
It means you're constantly having to balance Star Wars Jedi Survivor exploration and progression, because you can't really wander too much without often hitting walls you can't get past until you complete a story mission that will help with. Knowing where and when you can unlock certain things can help at least.
To help you plan and deal with all that I've listed every power and ability you can unlock in Jedi Survivor, in the order you get it. That should help you better plan a route through the game, and if you want a more overall Star Wars Jedi Survivor walkthrough we can guide you through everything.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor ascension cable
You'll get the ascension cable at the start of Jedi Survivor. It's a grapple hook that pulls you up to special points highlighted with a circle, using L2/LT. It's an essential tool for getting around that you'll be using it a lot, hence getting it so soon. Later you'll get an upgraded ascension cable, which can attach to balloons you'll see floating around certain areas.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor Confuse Force ability
The Jedi Survivor Confuse Force ability is another early power to get in the first hour or so. Once you have it you can use R1 + Circle/RB + B to confuse a highlighted enemy into fighting for you briefly. It's a really useful skill that can easily tip fights in your favor. It also comes with a skill tree that will let you upgrade how long the effect lasts, the damage affected enemies do, and how many you can control at once.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor Gliding
Gliding is technically unlocked as an additional branch to the Confuse ability while on a mission to reach the Forest Array. When you clear the first section with the energy beams you'll move through a some cracks in the rock and reach an area called The Bilemaw Den. You'll find a glowing Force upgrade here called Major Fauna, that will let you Confuse animals.
You'll test it almost immediately on a Bilemaw you'll find after getting it. Continue on and you'll eventually trigger a flashback where Cere will teach you that fighting isn't the only option, and you'll be able to tame a nearby bat like relter. You'll then be able to glide using any relter you find, usually on ledges and high points overlooking areas.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor ridable Nekko mounts
At the end of the same Forest Array mission where you learn to tame animals you'll slide down a cable into an area you can't get out of. Cal will say something about how you can't get up a watery slope without help, and you'll find a cave nearby with a bird-like Nekko you can now tame and ride using the Major Fauna Confusion upgrade. From now on, if you're in an area where you can ride, you can just tap R1/RB to call any nearby mount.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor lightsaber blaster stance
Blaster Stance is the first of the new Star Wars Jedi Survivor lightsaber stances you can unlock. You'll get it when you finish your first Jedha mission and have to make the Star Wars Jedi Survivor Shattered Moon or Kobo choice - wherever you decide to go you'll get a blaster as you leave, unlocking this new, ranged fighting style.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor Koboh matter sprayer
If you decide to go to Koboh first when you have the choice, you'll unlock the Koboh matter sprayer - or Koboh Grinder - for BD-1. This lets you clear crystal growths blocking the way by spraying a line of matter from energy beams to the blockage, burning it away. During the mission to Research Tanalorr on Koboh you'll be redirecting energy beams to access a series of chambers and clear the Koboh matter blocking your way, while using heat vents to glide around. Half way through you'll unlock the Koboh matter sprayer to solve a puzzle, after which it's yours to keep.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor Crossguard lightsaber stance
When you do the Research Tanalorr on the Shattered Moon mission you'll unlock the Crossguard lightsaber stance by defeating a boss called Drya Thornne. The Crossguard stance is a slow, heavy lightsaber that focuses on high damage and defence. It's exactly the sort of thing you need when trying to beat something big like the Star Wars Jedi Survivor rancor.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor dash jump
When you return to Jedha and undertake a mission to Reach Pilgrim's Sanctuary you will eventually reach a chamber where the winds stop you jumping. This will trigger another flashback with Cere that will unlock a dash, letting you dart forward while jumping with a tap of Circle/B.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor Green barrier charm
You'll see Star Wars Jedi Survivor green laser barriers blocking your way everywhere. You'll receive the ability to pass through them on Jedha during the objective to Locate Brother Armias. That will start a big set piece mission that will ultimately get you a charm that will let you pass through the gates.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor Electro Dart
The Star Wars Jedi Survivor Electro Dart lets you open door and boxes by shooting the blue sparking cylinders linked to them. To get it you'll need to start the mission Search for the Compass on Koboh. However, when you return to Koboh to do that you'll be waylaid by another mission, Rescue Zee from the Lucrehulk. This will take you to the Fogged Expanse area where you'll find s a crashed Imperial shuttle with the Electro Dart in the wreckage.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor Lift and Slam Force ability
During the mission Rescue Zee from the Lucrehulk, you'll be pinned down by shielded turrets. This will trigger a Cere flashback where you'll learn the Lift and Slam Force abilities. This lets you raise things up using R1 + Triangle/RB + Y, or smash them down with R1+ X/RB + A. It'll let you access new areas by opening doors, moving objects, and rearranging panels to climb and wall run on.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor upgraded accession cable
The upgraded ascension cable is unlocked on the mission to Locate Rayvis on the Shattered Moon. When you have the objective to Pursue Rayvis in the Republic Research Laboratory area you'll eventually get the upgraded accession cable which will let you attach to, and leap from, special perches, mostly the balloons you'll have seen scattered around.