How to Acquire and Spend Skill Points in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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As you play through Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, you’re going to want to pick up some new skills to keep the combat interesting.

Like in many games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has a skill tree full of abilities for you to unlock. Before you can acquire of the skills, however, you need to obtain skill points.

To obtain skill points, you need to gain enough experience to fill a bar. You gain one skill point for every bar that you fill, and experience can be earned in multiple ways. Defeating enemies is one way to earn experience, with more experience being awarded depending on the strength of your opponent. Experience can also be earned by interacting with certain objects found in the environment; just look for items with a blue glow. And if BD-1 darts off, follow him and instruct him to scan by pressing down on the d-pad when the prompt pops up. You’ll be awarded experience for that, too.


While filling the experience bar awards you a skill point, be aware that dying before the bar is filled forfeits any experience earned toward your next skill point. If an enemy killed you you can recover your lost experience by travelling back to them and landing a blow with your lightsaber. If you fell to your death or met your demise in another ghastly way, however, your experience is truly lost.

Once you have some skill points banked, you can spend them by paying a visit to a Meditation Circle. Simply interact with it, select the ‘Spend Skill Points’ option, and you’ll be taken to the skill tree. Skills are split into three categories – Force, Lightsaber, and Survival – and how you spend your points is up to you.

At the start of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order you have limited skills to spend your points on. As you play through the game and acquire new equipment and abilities, however, more skills will become available for purchase. While most skills only cost one skill point to unlock, some advanced skills cost up to three. It’s therefore a good idea to stockpile your skill points from time to time, that way, you can purchase powerful new skills quickly when they become available.

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