How To Unlock General Grievous in LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga boasts 380 playable characters to unlock, categorized into nine classes, providing the most extensive Star Wars experience to date. This guide focuses on the fan-favorite, lightsaber-collecting Droid, General Grievous, and how to unlock General Grievous in LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga.

All characters in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga appear in their canonical order, i.e., where they first appeared in the movies. Like Darth Maul and Emperor Palpatine, General Grievous is also a Villian class character, introduced in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Being a Villian class character, he has access to villain abilities such as thermal detonators and Empire terminals. To unlock General Grievous, you will need to clear his boss fight and buy him from the Holoprojector.

Unlock General Grievous in LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

General Grievous first cutscene in The Skywalker Saga.
General Grievous – The Skywalker Saga.

General Grievous is a cybernetic warlord, leading the Clone Army for the Confederacy against the Galactic Empire during The Clone Wars. A ruthless tactician and skilled combat, Grievous had already made numerous cybernetic enhancements to him in his quest to be the strongest on the field. While leading the attack against the Separatists, he was disfigured by the Grand Army (comprised of several Jedi Knights) and left to die. Count Dooku rescued him and took him under apprenticeship, training him in lightsaber combat and completely replacing his organic body with Droid parts, except for his brain and eyes.

He would then go on revenge missions against Jedi Knights, keeping their lightsabers as trophies. This results in his iconic look, sporting four Jedi lightsabers. General Grievous has become a fan favorite since his introduction in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and from his subsequent appearances in the animated show The Clone Wars. His dialogues with Obi-Wan have been a staple of the meme community for the past fifteen years. To unlock Force Ghost Obi-Wan Kenobi and others, read our Ghost Characters guide.

Prerequisites For Unlocking General Grievous

As mentioned above, General Grievous appears in Revenge of the Sith. To unlock General Grievous in LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga and add him to your fine collection of characters, you will need to start with the Prequel Trilogy (Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith). Complete the first two episodes and proceed past the “Out for the Count” mission.

Completing “So Uncivilized” Mission To Unlock General Grievous

mission breakdown for So Uncivilized mission
“So Uncivilized” mission in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

“So Uncivilized” is the second mission in Revenge of the Sith. The mission has three objectives, and General Grievous is the second mission objective. His boss fight is a lengthy one, requiring you to withstand his blows and solve puzzles.

Introduction of General Grievous in The Skywalker Saga.
General Grievous Introduction – The Skywalker Saga.

The boss fight is divided into 4 phases, and each phase ends when Obi-Wan cuts off one of General Grevious’s limbs.

Phase 1

Slam attack by General Grievous.
General Grievous Slam Attack.

General Grievous will charge attack, and slam attack you with all his four lightsabers. It is best to keep your distance and utilize the lightsaber throw to deal damage to him in this first phase.

General Grievous first limb cut off.
General Grievous reacts to his limb loss.

As his first health bar comes to an end, a Quick Time event will be triggered; at the end, Obi-Wan will cut one of General Grievous’s limbs off.

commander cody shoots at target to release lever.
Target to shoot for releasing the lever.

Following this, he will run and climb up to the roof, leaving you to clear a wave of Droid Troopers. Clear the wave and then take control of Commander Cody to shoot at the target to build up the energy needed to unlock the pulling mechanism. Pull this lever, and General Grievous will fall.

Phase 2

Jump attack preparation by General Grievous.
General Grievous, about to launch into a jump attack.

This is now the second phase. General Grievous may have only three limbs left, but he will be much quicker this time. Keep your distance and throw the lightsaber to deal damage. You can also choose to take control of Commander Cody to shoot at him to cause a distraction and then resume control of Obi-Wan to attack him from behind.

General Grievous with 2 limbs cut off.
General Grievous with only half of his limbs intact.

Deplete his health bar again, and General Grievous’s second limb will be cut off.

Obi-Wan Kenobi climbs to follow General Grievous
Obi-Wan Kenobi climbs up to the platform.

Clear the second wave of Droid Troopers and then make your way up to the platform Grievous has escaped to.

Ladder activation button, General Grievous boss fight.
The red button causes the ladder to descend.

Once on the platform, press the red button to cause a ladder to descend. Follow General Grievous and destroy all Droid Troopers in the way. Unblock the ladder entrance using Commander Cody at the end of the hallway and then climb up to the bridge. You are now halfway through unlocking General Grievous in LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga.

Phase 3

Obi-Wan wall run over the broken bridge,
Obi-Wan wall runs towards General Grievous.

Once you follow General Grievous to the middle of the bridge, he will destroy it. Wall run over the gap, and after a small Quick-Time Event, you’ll be back on the ground for the third phase. He will be much more dangerous in this phase. If you try to attack him blindly, he will obliterate you.

General Grievous's continuous slam attacks.
General Grievous furiously deals blows to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Instead, block his repeated blows, after which you’ll have an opening to attack.

General Grievous with 3 limbs cutt off
General Grievous, now supporting a singular limb.

Once his third limb has been cut off, General Grievous will climb up to the platform on the other side of the arena.

Elite Droid Troopers in LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga
Elite Droid Troopers

The third wave of Elite Droid Troopers (with electric staff) will come, and you’ll have to clear them.

2 stacked crates below the broken loft to follow General Grievous.
Stack 2 crates to follow General Grievous.

Force Lift the two crates and jump from them to climb to the platform. Once you clear the Droid Troopers here, General Grievous will jump higher up.

red button to activate lift to bring Commander Cody up.
Red button to bring Commander Cody up to the platform.

Press the red button shown above to bring Commander Cody up and get to the Communications Panel to have your ships fire on General Grievous.

Phase 4

General Grievous calls for reinforcements.
General Grievous calling for Elite Droid Troopers.

This is now the final phase of General Grievous boss fight. During this, many Elite Droid Troopers will also join the fight, and you’ll need to keep a lookout for your health. Deplete his health bar for the fourth (and final time), and the boss fight will end. Watch the closing cutscene and complete the “So Uncivilized” mission in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Unlocking General Grievous

"So Uncivilized" mission completed
End mission pop-up for “So Uncivilized.”

After completing the “So Uncivilized” mission, Grievous can be purchased for 200,000 studs in the Holoprojector menu.

General Grievous in the characters tab in Holoprojector menu.
Unlocking General Grievous in the Holoprojector menu.

If you’ve fallen short of the studs needed to purchase him, you should read our the best studs farming methods in LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga. There is no known cheat code or alternate unlock method to bypass the stud requirement, so the only way to get your hands on Grievous is through studs.

General Grievous as a playable character in The Skywalker Saga.
Playing as General Grievous – The Skywalker Saga.

This concludes our guide on unlocking General Grievous in LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga. 

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