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How to use Scavenger abilities in LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga and list of all Scavenger characters

Find out how Scavengers work.

Scavenger is a type of character in LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga that can create nets, blast down special doors, and glide for a short time.

There is no cheat code to unlock a Scavenger early, but you can get a Scavenger from the beginning of the game if you have purchased a DLC pack containing one. Unfortunately, even if you do have DLC, you must play the story until Scavenger Tools are unlocked.

This guide will explain how to unlock a Scavenger, how to use Scavenger abilities, and how to get Scavenger Tools in LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga, along with a list of every Scavenger character and how to get them.

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How to unlock a Scavenger in LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga

Unlike other classes like Hero or Jedi which have dozens of options, there are only ten Scavenger characters in the entire Skywalker Saga. Three are naturally obtained as part of the story: Tusken Raider, Wicket, and Rey.

Although you can unlock the Tusken Raider before Wicket, their abilities cannot be used until Scavenger Tools are unlocked along with Wicket in Episode VI or Rey in Episode VII.

Due to this odd quirk, the quickest way to unlock Scavenger Tools and use Scavenger abilities while playing through the entire saga is to acquire Rey in Episode VII by finishing the ‘Low Flying Garbage’ level. She will then be added to your character selection menu at no cost.

You can either continue with this trilogy, or back out to the main menu at any time and start either of the other two trilogies, now with the added bonus of unlocking extra content with Scavenger characters.

How to use Scavenger abilities in LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga and how Scavengers work

Now that you have unlocked Scavenger Tools, any Scavenger character you select can use three abilities:

  • Breaker Blaster
  • Glider
  • Net Launcher

To use a Scavenger ability in the Skywalker Saga, bring up the ability selection menu by holding B on Xbox, Circle on PlayStation, A on Switch, or E if playing on PC. Then select which of the three Scavenger abilities you would like to use.

While it can fire at enemies or objects in the distance, the Breaker Blaster’s main purpose is to destroy special metal doors that have a glowing blue crack in them. This can reveal secret pathways or collectibles, like Datacards and Kyber Bricks. Just equip the Breaker Blaster ability and start shooting at the door to destroy it.

If you ever see a blue holographic arrow on the ground, this indicates a Scavenger can use their Glider to reach an important location. Select the Glider from the menu and walk to the arrow, then hold down the jump button to start gliding.

Bring up the Scavenger ability selection menu and choose the Net Launcher when you come across X’s on the side of walls. Shoot a net at each X to create an area that is now climbable.

List of all Scavenger characters in LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga

There are only ten Scavenger characters available in the base game, with three alternate costumes for Rey. Although there are additional Scavenger characters you can get by purchasing certain DLC character packs.

Unless obtained while playing through the story, you must complete side missions to unlock the ability to purchase a character with Studs. The quickest way to locate these missions is to buy a rumour from their character select screen, then track it to its exact location.

The following table lists every Scavenger character in LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga and how to unlock them:

Character How to Unlock Price
Bix Caleen Unlocked as part of the Andor character pack DLC Free with DLC
Chief Chirpa Finish the 'Flower Fetcher' missions in the Ewok Village on Endor 100,000 Studs
Jawa Finish the 'Battle Droid Royale' mission in the Jundland Wastes on Tatooine 35,000 Studs
Kuiil Available for purchase right away if you have the The Mandalorian Season 1 Character Collector DLC Free with DLC
Logray Finishing the 'Ewoks Lost!' mission in the Ewok Village on Endor 35,000 Studs
Peli Motto Unlocked as part of The Book of Boba Fett character pack DLC Free with DLC
Paploo Finishing the 'Pod Chasing' mission in the Ewok Village on Endor 35,000 Studs
Rey (Episode VII) Unlocked during Episode VII while playing the 'Low Flying Garbage' level Free
Rey (Episode VII - Starkiller Base) Unlocked during Episode VII while playing the 'Destroying Starkiller' level Free
Rey (Scavenger Grey Vest) Unlocked during Episode VII while playing the 'Friends of the Resistance' level Free
Teebo Finish the 'Geejaw Hands Dirty' mission in the Ewok Village on Endor 35,000 Studs
Teedo Finishing the 'Luggabeast of Burden' mission in the Tuanul Village on Jakku 100,000 Studs
The Armorer Unlocked as part of The Book of Boba Fett character pack DLC Free with DLC
Tusken Raider Unlocked during Episode IV while playing the 'An Urgent Message' level 35,000 Studs
Wicket Unlocked during Episode VI while playing 'The Chewbacca Defense' level Free

Good luck unlocking a Scavenger in the LEGO Skywalker Saga! If you need more help, we have pages on Datacard locations, and cheats and codes.

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