New Multiplayer Mode Comes to Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR Experience

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A new and exciting update is coming to Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, as fans can clash against each other in epic lightsaber battles. The new expansion is for the smartphone powered AR experience from Lenovo. Titled Versus Mode, this is the second update since the product launched last November. The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges app, which is free to download on the App Store® and Google Play™.

This is a product first, as the original version was a single player mode that allowed you to face off against Kylo Ren and Darth Vader. “Innovating and iterating based on customer feedback is a big part of what makes Lenovo products different and better,” states Jeff Meredith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo Consumer PCs and Smart Devices. “One of the most popular fan requests since the launch of Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is to enable 1-on-1 local multiplayer mode for fans to duel one another in lightsaber battles. We’re excited to continue collaborating with Disney to fulfill fans’ wishes by testing the frontiers of augmented reality. The introduction of the Lightsaber Versus Mode is another step in our journey to offering consumers one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences made possible by AR.”

In Lightsaber Versus Mode, players are guided by visual cues indicating when and where to block, dodge, and strike. When the fight is underway, the battle difficulty will increase until one player comes out on top. As long as the app is fully updated and the same wifi connection is used, you are able to face off and let the battle commence.

“Our goal here is to extend Star Wars experiences in completely new and different ways for fans — Star Wars: Jedi Challenges does exactly that,” said Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President, Games and Interactive Experiences, Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products. “The product’s global success has encouraged us to give players even more authentic Star Wars moments, and we look forward to continuing to improve and expand the gameplay.”

This will join the previous expansion, which features duels against two Praetorian Guards and three levels of Strategic Combat on Crait.

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is available on and select retailers.

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