Where to preorder Star Wars Outlaws (and what’s included in each edition)

2024-06-10 19:08

Tech


A screenshot from Star Wars Outlaws
The open-world Outlaws could be the biggest single-player Star Wars game ever made. | Screenshot: Star Wars

Ubisoft announced in April that Star Wars Outlaws will launch on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on August 30th. If you’ve been on the fence about buying it in advance, then there’s some new material to help you make the decision. We recently got a closer look at its open-world gameplay at Ubisoft Forward 2024, including the title’s combat, space travel, and branching story dialogue. And, thankfully, there’s still plenty of time to secure various exclusive preorder incentives.

Developed by Massive Entertainment, Outlaws follows main character Kay Vess and her trusty alien companion Nix as they navigate a galactic criminal underworld. It takes place throughout a range of familiar locales, including Tatooine and Canto Bight, along with Kijimi, Akiva, and an all-new planet named Toshara. The original trailer suggests Vess is looking to score a large heist from the opulent Zerek Besh family to buy her freedom.

It’s rare to see a Star Wars game with a female protagonist as the lead, and it’s equally rare to see one take place in an open world — Outlaws is the first, in fact. If the work Ubisoft and Massive did on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is any indication, we should be in for a treat. Keep reading for a quick summary of all the preorder details, including the skins, post-launch DLC, and other goodies that come with each edition.

Preordering the Standard Edition of Star Wars Outlaws

Preordering any edition of Star Wars Outlaws from any retailer unlocks the Kessel Runner Bonus Pack, which includes a skin for both your speeder and Trailblazer spaceship. The Standard Edition costs $69.99, and you can currently preorder physical copies for the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.

If you preorder at Amazon (PS5 / Xbox), you’ll get cosmetics for Kay and Nix in the Rogue Infiltrator Character Pack, which is exclusive to Amazon for the physical copies and otherwise only available in the digital-only Ultimate Edition (more on that below).

As for other retailers, Best Buy is currently offering a $10 gift card with each purchase and Target an exclusive steel box. GameStop shoppers, meanwhile, will get the Sabacc Shark Character Pack, which is exclusive to physical copies and includes character and blaster cosmetics that are normally limited to the Ultimate Edition. You can also preorder it at Walmart (PS5 / Xbox), but the retailer isn’t offering any exclusive incentives.

If you prefer a digital copy, you can preorder it directly from PlayStation or Microsoft, or on Ubisoft’s website for Windows PCs.

Preordering the Gold Edition of Star Wars Outlaws

The Gold Edition of Star Wars Outlaws lets you play three days early and bundles the season pass for $109.99. The pass offers two post-launch pieces of downloadable content that expand the story with new missions and environments. You’ll also get the Jabba’s Gambit bonus mission at launch, plus the Kessel Runner Character Pack that contains additional skins for Kay and Nix.

Best Buy and Target (PS5 / Xbox) are your top choices for retailer-exclusive bonuses, with the former throwing in the same $10 gift card as the Standard Edition and the latter a physical steelbook case. You can also buy copies for the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S at Amazon (PS5 / Xbox), Walmart (PS5 / Xbox), and GameStop; it’s also available for preorder digitally via Microsoft, PlayStation, and Ubisoft’s online storefront (for PC).

Preordering the Ultimate Edition of Star Wars Outlaws

The Ultimate Edition of Star Wars Outlaws retails for $129.99 and contains everything from the Gold Edition as well as two more cosmetic packs with new looks for Kay, Nix, your speeder, and the Trailblazer. It also comes with a digital art book featuring the concept art and cinematic storyboards its developers used to design the game.

As of this writing, physical copies of the ultimate edition aren’t up for preorder, but you can preorder the digital version for the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S through their respective storefronts and for Windows PCs at Ubisoft’s website. You can also subscribe to Ubisoft Plus Premium for $17.99 a month, which includes day-one access to the full Ultimate Edition for no additional cost on PC, Xbox, and Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service.


Source: https://www.theverge.com/24125268/star-wars-outlaws-preorder-guide-bonus-skins-dlc-missions-extras-deal