Star Wars: Squadrons video game to get free The High Republic content on Xbox and other platforms

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Announced during the Star Wars: The High Republic livestream earlier this morning, the recently released Star Wars: Squadrons video game will be getting a new cosmetic item inspired by a lightsaber from Lucasfilm’s new publishing initiative.

The lightsaber item will unfortunately just be a cockpit flair with which players can decorate their ship with though this does make sense given that the Squadrons game is purely a dogfighting title and has no lightsaber-wielding characters.

This Star Wars: The High Republic item will be added to the game for free, much like the variety of items inspired by The Mandalorian that were added last year.

The High Republic lightsaber in Star Wars Squadrons video game on Xbox One and Xbox Series X

Star Wars: The High Republic is a new set of Star Wars stories set hundreds of years before the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Unlike The Mandalorian which is a live action TV series, all of the High Republic stories will be restricted to novels, children’s books, and comic books. The first books in the High Republic line, Light of the Jedi and A Test of Courage, launched today. The first issue of the Star Wars: The High Republic comic book series launches tomorrow.

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STAR WARS™: Squadrons
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