Disney Infinity 3.0: Rise Against the Empire Tips and Strategies - Prima Games

Disney Infinity 3.0: Rise Against the Empire Tips and Strategies

by Prima Games Staff

Ever since its release in late August, Disney Infinity 3.0 has been a hit with fans, whether they prefer Star Wars: The Clone Wars universe or the Inside Out expansion featuring all five emotions. This week, they’ll be able to go old-school with the introduction of the Rise Against the Empire playset, which features Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and other iconic characters visiting locations from the original Star Wars trilogy, including the Death Star and Tattooine.

Get the most from this impressive Star Wars expansion with Prima’s Force-powered tips.

Complete the Missions

After crash-landing on Tattooine, you won’t be able to go anywhere unless you complete a certain number of missions in the game. This is because Bib Fortuna, acting on Jabba the Hutt’s behalf, is keeping a close watch over the Millennium Falcon, and won’t leave until you earn enough credits to pay him off.

Fortunately there are an abundance of missions to find within the open-world hub. The key involves keeping an eye out for marked characters that provide a variety of activities. This includes taking a quick trip to Jabba’s palace in an Imperial cruiser and helping some Jawas to get their Sandcrawler working.

It doesn’t matter which order you complete these missions, but keep in mind certain things need to get done to progress. This includes building your own launch pad, which thankfully will only take a few seconds for droids to assemble. Once it’s set, you’ll have access to a flying vehicle, which will make it easier to get around the stage.

Later, you will need to traverse the Death Star on foot to get everything done – but this is a good introduction to the game’s mission system, and there’s no shortage of things to do. Eventually you’ll be able to unlock the Falcon and get things going.

When in Doubt, Go With Luke

Any of the characters you choose in Rise Against the Empire are good to play with, whether you prefer Han Solo and Chewbacca’s run-and-gun skills, or want Princess Leia to exhibit her royal powers through her blaster. However, if you’re looking for a good well-rounded character to play in Rise Against the Empire, Luke is your best bet.

Not only does Skywalker possess good accuracy with his blaster, but he also wields a lightsaber, which makes him ideal with close-range combat against Stormtroopers and Sand People. Having both attack styles comes in handy, so you can take care of enemies from afar, then pull out your lightsaber and make quick work of whoever might be closing in.

Over the course of the game, you’ll be able to snag tokens that will allow you to use additional characters within this playset. Granted you will need to own these figures to activate them in-game (they’re sold separately), but there’s something cool about rampaging through this old-school world with the likes of a Star Wars Rebels character, or better yet, Darth Vader.

Don’t Forget the Secondary Missions

The main story missions are certainly the way to go when it comes to making progress in Rise Against the Empire, but you don’t pass up the secondary missions. These will enable you to earn additional coins used to unlock goods in the Toy Box, and will also help you make progress in unlocking new skills for your character.

These missions vary, from finding all the members of the Cantina Band (what an alien with a saxophone is doing on a rooftop, we’re not sure) to engaging in a quick race with Landspeeders and flying vehicles. You’ll find a general hub right in the middle of the city, providing you with a summary of what missions are available. You can also seek individual characters with icons over their heads, ready to provide you with a secondary task.

Unlocking more and more in the stage will help you make progress, and also provide you with a few more Star Wars-related treats fans will certainly appreciate.

Your Progress Carries Over

Last but not least, it never hurts to level up your heroes in Rise Against the Empire, since it’s a safe bet all four of these characters will be playable with the forthcoming The Force Awakens playset, set to make its debut sometime this December. Since all four characters are featured (older, yes, but still featured), they’re likely to be playable alongside the newer characters introduced in the saga – and this will prove useful when you’re taking on Kylo Ren and a new league of Stormtroopers.

Good luck, and may the Force be with you!

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