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Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy players on Switch are getting dropped into servers with PC players, and it's leading to a bloodbath

Anger leads to suffering

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy just hit the Switch a couple of days ago, and plenty of people are grabbing the game to hop online and relive some of their earlier multiplayer gaming days. I happen to be one of those people! I also happened to get my ass handed to me online, and now I know why.

While players on Switch can't specify which servers they want to join, players on PC can. That means anyone playing on PC can connect to Switch servers and absolutely dominate. We're talking about people who have been playing Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy on PC for years now, and they're dropping into Switch games and wiping the floor with everyone. Even if you're an experienced player, you're still going up against someone with keyboard and mouse support, which is definitely the way this game was intended to be played.

Furthermore, people playing on PC are able to use cheats and hacks to get yet another leg up on the Switch competition. I honestly doubt that anything is going to be done about this, but I hope I'm wrong. Consider this a word of warning for anyone who was planning to get this game on Switch for the multiplayer. You'll be in for a very tough fight!

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Wow. I’m glad I didn’t buy it right away. I loved the multiplayer on this game and was going to buy it to experience it again. Seems like I’ll hold off on it now due to this issue. Instead of enjoyment, I would probably end up getting frustrated and angry instead. I don’t want that to ruin my past experience.

Okay then how is the solo ?

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Alright several things to note here:

The 'cheats' that were mentioned, are actually things that are part of the game itself. They appear to be cheats because they are not accessible via the console versions of the game. Things such as team overlay that shows your partners health look like a hack because console players do not have... well a console. Also, they do not have access to a proper chat system like the PC players do so are unable to chat there either. Nor can they fix the range that they see around them (the Field of View). These are not cheats they are things that are simply inaccessible but available to console players.

XTABENTUN I am glad you enjoyed the multiplayer back in the day, I would look forward to seeing you play again!

There IS a high level of skill difference between PC and the console games but what do you expect? Most PC players have been playing for a decade or more AND we have access to the console so we can adjust settings to make it run smoother for us as well as the fact that we use a mouse and keyboard. Its not an insurmountable difference though as we CAN teach people how to play better. It just takes time, patience and a lot of practice to improve.

I hope that the bad commentary that the current cross-platforming is getting wont deter people from getting the game once they learn that what they are seeing is not a bunch of people hacking the game but a bunch of people who...

Look forward to a resurgence of activity on what is hands down one of the best games we've ever seen and who would love there to be enough of a driving force from the people who enjoy and indeed, love star wars to be able to get the makers to create a Jedi Knight 4. Please, come join us, on PC, on Console, we have cookies...

This is why we can't have nice things. Everyone loves crossplay, but then this happens.

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