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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga scavenger abilities, explained

Special moves for Chief Chirpa, Jawa, Kuiil, Logray, Paploo, Rey, Teebo, Teedo, Tusken Raider, and Wicket

Rey and BB-8 in Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger Image: TT Games, Traveller’s Tales/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

There are several characters that can use Scavenger abilities in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. However, even though you’ve already acquired some of them, you still need to meet certain requirements. Here’s our Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga guide to help you unlock, use, and upgrade Scavenger abilities.

Scrap for Scraps: The fastest way to unlock Scavenger abilities

The following characters in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga are considered Scavengers: Chief Chirpa, Jawa, Kuiil (The Mandalorian Season 1 Pack DLC), Logray, Paploo, Rey, Teebo, Teedo, Tusken Raider, and Wicket. Sadly, most of them won’t be able to use Scavenger abilities until you’ve completed the tutorial for the key mechanics.

The tutorial will only occur when you’re playing as either Wicket or Rey. Choosing the former can be a hassle, as that requires reaching Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Thankfully, there’s a faster method to unlock Scavenger abilities quickly in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

Rey (Episode VII) playing “Scrap for Scraps” in LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga for Scavenger abilities Image: TT Games, Traveller’s Tales/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Simply start Episode VII: The Force Awakens. This arc begins with you in control of Poe, followed by his subsequent rescue thanks to Finn. After that, the perspective switches to Rey, who’ll have a mission called Scrap for Scraps.

Scavenger abilities in LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger, a screenshot for “Scrap for Scraps,” where Rey has to “Collect enough scrap to trade with Unkar Plutt in Niima Outpost.” Image: TT Games, Traveller’s Tales/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

In Scrap for Scraps, enter the Star Destroyer’s wreckage and pick up the scrap cylinders in the area. You should find a few on the ground before you see a terminal. Interacting with this terminal unlocks the Net Launcher. This device lets you shoot a net that can be used for climbing purposes.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger abilities guide – a Rey during “Scrap for Scraps” screenshot Image: TT Games, Traveller’s Tales/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Next, as you make your way up the platforms to collect more scrap, you’ll eventually see yet another terminal. This unlocks the Glider, allowing you to hold the corresponding button to make it across gaps.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger abilities guide – a Rey during “Scrap for Scraps” screenshot Image: TT Games, Traveller’s Tales/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Last but not least, there’s the Breaker Blaster that can destroy obstacles such as metal walls. Doing so allows you to collect hidden loot or enter passageways.

Equipping and upgrading Scavenger abilities

Rey’s scavenger abilities — BREAKER BLASTERm GLIDER, NET LAUNCHER — in LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Image: TT Games, Traveller’s Tales/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Holding the B/O buttons controller (or the corresponding key on PC) lets you select the Scavenger tool that you need. Use each one depending on the situation so you can traverse areas with ease.

As for the Scavenger upgrades in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, you’ll find four options with their own levels/tiers:

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga scavenger abilities

Scavenger Upgrade Usage and Upgrade Effects
Scavenger Upgrade Usage and Upgrade Effects
Crafty Provides an additional color scheme for your Scavenger tools
Expert Climber Increases climbing speed
Advanced Gliding Increases gliding speed
Better Breaker Blaster Increases damage and explosion radius

Lastly, all upgrade levels have similar costs across the board:

  • Level 1 upgrades — 10,000 studs and 4 Kyber Bricks.
  • Level 2 upgrades — 25,000 studs and 8 Kyber Bricks.
  • Level 3 upgrades — 50,000 studs and 12 Kyber Bricks.
LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Scavenger abilities upgrades guide - 3b Image: TT Games, Traveller’s Tales/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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