Some Star Wars Jedi: Survivor players have discovered a neat trick that makes Rancor combat easier in the game, and it’s reminiscent of when Luke Skywalker found himself in a similar situation in Return of the Jedi. In addition to all the Imperial troops and ruthless bounty hunters threatening his life, Cal Kestis has to face his fair share of creatures in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, either by a small Trouble high republic or main boss fight.
One such creature is the fearsome Rancor, a huge and ferocious beast that longtime Star Wars fans will easily recognize. Jabba the Hutt famously kept the Rancor as a pet and means of execution in Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett was gifted a young Rancor for a similar purpose in The Book of Boba Fett, Starkiller in Star Wars : The Force Fight a few of them in Felucia and release them. Likewise, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor sees Cal face off against another Rancor in a hidden boss fight, one of the most challenging opponents in the game.
Luckily for Cal, there’s a secret trick to defeating the mighty Rancor in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. According to Reddit user dyllgates, players can use the Force to grab a bone strewn across the floor of Rancor’s lair and stuff it into the beast’s mouth—giving Cal time to dash in and deal some damage with his lightsaber. This handy trick also doubles as a reference to Luke’s feuding battle with Jabba in Return of the Jedi, where he uses a discarded femur to escape the monster’s grasp.
Star Wars has always been known for evoking stories from the past, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is no different. Eagle-eyed players have noticed a cool reference to Attack of the Clones in the opening sequence of the game on Coruscant, Jedi: Survivor’s customization options can be used to turn Cal into a variety of famous Star Wars characters – including lesser-known ones , such as Shadows of the Empire hero Dash Rendar and Jedi Knight’s Kyle Katarn.
Since Star Wars Jedi : Survivor takes place before the events of the canon Star Wars film trilogy, Luke Skywalker is technically referencing Cal Kestis, who will be a part of Return of the Jedi. A bone was wedged between the Rancor’s hungry jaws for a quick escape. Still, the Jedi’s nod to the iconic Rancor battle is another fun Star Wars Easter egg, and a handy way to gain the upper hand in Cal’s own battle with the monstrous beast 40 years ago that made the movie The audience is terrified.
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