Roger, Roger.

As the release date for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor draws ever closer, Respawn has decided to whet the appetite of fans even more with the reveal of a new line of enemies. Fans of The Clone Wars might find this reveal even more exciting as we see the return of many familiar droids. Many of these are seen during the 9-minute gameplay on the planet Koboh.

B1 Droids

Star Wars Jedi Survivor B1 droid

“Roger, Roger.” It’s so good to see these droids again. These poor droids are mainly cannon fodder that can quickly be dispatched by a single blaster fire (or pea shooter) or by one swing of a lightsaber. While they aren’t much of a challenge alone, they shouldn’t be underestimated when they travel in a group. They can easily shoot and hit Cal when you’re not looking.

These droids served as part of the comic relief in The Clone Wars. You can bet that they will also have some pretty funny dialogue in the game. If you can help it, let them chatter a bit before you fight them. Because there will be some funny moments.

B2 Droids

The B2 droids are considered the brutes of this particular droid family. Naturally, they aren’t going to go down quickly without multiple hits. Not only that but get too close, they might deliver a sucker punch to the face. The good thing is that you can also use your force abilities to pull the missiles they shoot, making good use of their ammo against them.

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BX Droids

The BX droids are fast and agile. They’ve been able to go toe-to-toe with the Jedi during the Clone Wars. So, it’s safe to say we can expect a mid-level battle with these enemies. They can quickly move around the area and parry many of Cal’s moves.

Droideka

Also known as the “destroyer droids.” These enemies were known for giving the Jedi a hard time during the Clone Wars. The reason? Two words: bubble shields. They were the bane of my existence every time I played Lego Star Wars. But not only do they have bubble shields, but these slippery droids roll around. Even if you were to stun lock one in the corner, it could quickly turn the tables on you easily. So stay sharp and be ready to move faster than these foes.

IG-100 Magna Droid

These intimidating-looking droids are well known as General Grievous’ bodyguards. Design director Jason De Heras described these enemies as the “superior elite” type. You can expect them to play offensive and defensive roles depending on how you take them.

Shield Trooper

These poor scout troopers don’t have too much going for them in terms of survivability. However, to give them a bit more of a fighting edge, they come with their own shields. So, while Cal could go at them with the lightsaber to whittle them down, it would only serve as a guarantee to leave him open to other enemy fire. So, it’s advisable to fight these troopers from a different angle.

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This allows for a bit more dynamic battle tactics. Instead of a lightsaber, Cal can use his Force abilities to grab these shields and fling them right back (poor troopers).

DT Sentry Droid

Imagine it is late at night, and you see a looming figure slowly approaching you in the distance. Eyes are glowing deep red, and as they get closer and closer, you realize that it’s this beast of a droid. One look at these droids, and I go, “Oh, snap. I’m so dead.”

Fans of Star Wars Rebels and The Bad Batch will recognize these threatening droids and know well that these are forces to be reckoned with. It was also revealed that this droid has three variations to fight. They could have a blaster, a hammer, or a staff and missiles. So yeah, they are going to be a lot of fun to fight. Also, if Cal hacks off a leg, it is said that these droids will still come after you. So be prepared!

KX Security Droid Enforcer

Every time I saw one of these droids while playing Jedi Fallen Order, I had to remind myself that it wasn’t K-2SO (the reprogrammed droid from Rogue One). I love these droids so much, but unfortunately, they don’t love Cal. And they once again return in full force, armed with a stun baton. So not only will our Jedi Knight have to dodge their long arms and firm grip, but he will have to contend with their new weapon.

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Just imagine that the reveal of the droid enemies was just the beginning. Many more enemies still have yet to be shown, including alien wildlife. Does seeing the return of the Clone Wars droids makes you more excited for Jedi Survivor?

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor releases April 28th, 2023, on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S

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