Star Wars Meets Half-Life Alyx With This Mod

Have lightsaber, will travel. Just be warned, there are some serious dangers when walking around in Half-Life: Alyx! Dangers that obviously need a Star Wars touch.

Half-Life Alyx is an incredible VR experience, but you know what it needs? Lightsabers. You know what it’s getting? Lightsabers. That’s right; Star Wars meets Half-Life Alyx with this mod and we are here for this kind of energy on our Monday mornings. 

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This mod was created by ‘Yolokas’ over on Steam Workshop and allows players to use the Force and swing some epic lightsabers around like it’s nobody’s business. He also included that there are three functional Star Wars-inspired sabers such as the traditional weapon, the double-sided saber, and the “very long” saber. 

There is one word of caution, however. This mod is still very much a work in progress, which means the hitboxes still need a little tweaking. The modder himself mentioned that in the mod’s description, saying “Please note that the detection isn’t perfect yet. If you slash an enemy and he is still standing, just slash again. If nothing helps, you can use the secret wobble technique.” If only the secret wobble technique could be used in real life; game-changer!

Ready to add that Star Wars flair to your Half-Life Alyx playthrough? You can check out the official Steam Workshops page here for more about the mod including how to download the add-on, frequently asked questions about its functionality, and more! 

Related: VR-less Half-Life Alyx Mod Now Available

Haven’t had a chance to check out Half-Life Alyx yet? Alyx is the truest continuation for the Half-Life franchise with the goal of doing what the first game did: revolutionize a niche. Where the first Half-Life changed how we perceive shooters and game design forever, Alyx is making major waves in the realm of VR. It also pits us against the deadly Combine alien race as Alyx Vance fights for her right to survival and freedom from the Combine’s control. 

You can also check out what’s new with Half-Life Alyx with our previous coverage below, including which headsets work with the game and which ones do not. 

As for the game itself, Half-Life Alyx is available now exclusively on PC through Steam. Thoughts on the latest VR game and the above Star Wars-inspired Alyx mod? Sound off with what you think about Valve’s decision to go Virtual Reality over on our Twitter @PrimaGames! You can also join the conversation over on Facebook as well with our official page right here

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Liana Ruppert
With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!