Thanks To Recent Mod, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Players Can Now Play With A Joker-Inspired Cal

Thanks To Recent Mod, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Players Can Now Play With A Joker-Inspired Cal
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When a major AAA game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order comes out, it’s expected that the modding community will come out in full force. It’s not to say these major games need a lot of tweaking or customization. No, most of the time they hit all the right marks. Yet, there’s something so special about seeing a popular game gets adjustments in different departments as they’re usually bizarre and outside the box.

One of these mods just happened in this latest Star Wars game. Instead of playing with a traditional Cal Kestis — the game’s main protagonist — you can play with one inspired by the Joker. That’s right. Thanks to the work of one modder, players can see Cal with white face makeup and green hair. These are signature characteristics of the Joker from almost every movie the notorious villain has been featured in.

The mod certainly gives Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order a different feel as you take Cal out into battle with his exceptional lightsaber skills. It almost feels like a Gotham-inspired dream. The mod also is pretty fitting considering that the actor Cameron Monaghan  — who plays Cal in the video game — also stands in as the Joker in the television series, Gotham. It’s art imitating art if you really think about it.

It’s always great to see the modding community show their passion and creativity every time a major AAA title like this comes out. Before Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, modders flocked to Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 (Remake). There’s a villain in it called Mr. X that modders have had a field-day turning into quirky characters like Thomas the Train and Mr. X with barely any clothes.

Who knows what other unique mods this Star Wars game will receive in the future? Even without this latest mod, this action-adventure game is pretty epic. It has an open-world design that we haven’t quite seen in the series thus far. Being able to enhance Cal’s powers throughout your progression in the story also keeps you coming back time and time again.

There is even a good bit of platforming you can enjoy to keep gameplay fresh after an intense lightsaber battle to the death. The developer Respawn Entertainment certainly knew what they were doing when putting the pieces together. You would be hard-pressed to find a more competent Star Wars game, quite honestly. The addition of mods just gives you all the more reason to experience it for yourself.