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Can You Dual Wield Lightsabers in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order?

A lot of the fun of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order involves cutting down foes with Cal’s customizable lightsaber. In a game as combat-focused as this one, Star Wars fans would rightfully expect a few different ways to wield the hero’s legendary Jedi weapon. With that in mind, one big question remains: Can you dual wield lightsabers in Jedi: Fallen Order? Read on to find out.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | Can you dual wield lightsabers?

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While you can technically dual wield lightsabers in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, you can’t dual wield lightsabers at will. There is no workbench option or combat discipline that allows Cal Kestis to freely wield two lightsabers at once. However, he is capable of splitting his double lightsaber into two separate weapons for a specific attack.

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It’s a little confusing, we know. The simple matter is that players cannot dual wield lightsabers, not in the traditional sense, but Cal himself can in certain situations. Diving into the details carries the potential to spoil some later parts of the game, so consider this your spoiler warning: reader discretion is advised.

At a certain point through the game’s story, Cal will stumble upon a second lightsaber. When he finds the weapon, you may think he’s about to get a third saber form, but that’s not the case. Instead, finding this lightsaber unlocks a powerful new attack where Cal splits his double lightsaber into individual blades. Unfortunately, the dual lightsaber wielding ends as soon as the blow is delivered—Cal will merge the two blades back into the double lightsaber form.

So, while Cal Kestis is able to split his double lightsaber into two for a dual-wielding attack, there is no option for players to equip the hero with two separate lightsabers. The option to dual wield lightsabers in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is nothing more than a new attack offered fairly late into the game. It’s a cool attack to be sure, but it’s not quite as cool as dual wielding lightsabers at will.