Remember cheats? They’re things we used to use before greedy publishers decided that we should pay for the privilege of mucking around in the games we buy. They were a staple of previous generations, but they’ve somewhat fallen by the wayside in recent times. Thankfully, some games still have a cheat system, including the recent re-release of Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast on PS4.
Now I know that cheating is naughty, but sometimes it’s fun to just screw around in your favourite games without limitations. For some games, they’re a necessity. Jedi Outcast is one of the latter; the cheats really are needed if you want to have anything resembling fun during the early hours of the game.
To activate the cheats menu in Jedi Outcast on PS4, simply follow these instructions:
- Pause the game
- Press Up D-pad, Down D-pad, Up D-Pad, Down D-Pad, Click Left Stick, Click Right Stick, Click Left Stick.
From here a new menu will open that will give you a few cheats that can be enabled. You’ll have the option to enable God mode, no clip, and to give yourself every weapon and force power in the game.
Unfortunately the cheats are not as robust as they original release on PC. In the PC version of the game you can spawn characters at will, give yourself two lightsabers, and much more. However, this is better than nothing, so I won’t be complaining.
If you recently bought Jedi Outcast on PS4 and found the opening levels to be a bit too difficult (they are!) and just generally not fun, enable these cheats and you’ll breeze through the opening hours until you get to the second half of the game which is actually decent. It’s also worth noting that enabling cheats disables some of the trophies during that play sessions, though you do get a trophy for finishing a level with cheats activated.
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)