One of the latest subjects in gaming discourse is spiders. Several games media outlets have homed in on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and its Arachnophobia Safe Mode, some of which were incorrectly reporting its effects. This caused a developer to clarify what it really does.
You may recall Grounded and its Arachnophobia Mode. Just like in Jedi: Survivor, it is an accessibility option (repeat, OPTION) that alters the appearance of arachnid enemies. In Grounded, it turned spiders into spheres with beady eyes. Also like in Grounded, Jedi: Survivor’s feature does not actually remove any enemies from the game.
SPOILER: There is a specific species called Wyyyschokk, which are, for all intents and purposes, space spiders. According to the developer, Arachnophobia Safe Mode alters this enemy to reduce “spider-like traits” from this enemy. It does NOT remove these enemies from the game, as some outlets previously claimed.
The arachnophobia option does NOT remove any enemies from the game, it reduces spider-like traits of a certain enemy. https://t.co/gAh3TpEXZl
— Jordan DeVries (@theastralj) May 2, 2023
These enemies will still appear throughout the game, but they will be modified to look less like spiders. The modified enemies will have the same amount of health and do the same amount of damage as their arachnid counterparts.
If you want to enable this feature in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, you can turn it on when you start the game. In the Options menu, under Accessibility, you will find the Arachnophobia Safe Mode. Simply toggle it on and there go those eight-legged freaks.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is available now for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
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