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When Does Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Take Place In The Star Wars Timeline?

"Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" builds on the critical success of "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order," and continues the story of Cal Kestis, the Jedi Padawan forced out of hiding and into an adventure across the galaxy far, far away. For those who haven't played the original and thus are coming to the sequel fresh, it may be unclear exactly how Cal's story fits into the larger lore of "Star Wars."

With all the movies, novels, shows, and games set in the "Star Wars" universe, the greater narrative now covers tens of thousands of years of fictional history and it can be difficult to keep track of where everything falls in the continuity. Fortunately, "Jedi: Fallen Order" establishes early where it fits and it has already been revealed when "Jedi: Survivor" unfolds in relation to that. Thus, we know just when the new title takes place in the "Star Wars" timeline.

Jedi: Survivor bridges Episodes 3 and 4

"Jedi: Fallen Order" takes place five years after the events of "Episode 3," shortly after the Republic has fallen and Emperor Palpatine has taken power. Within the "Star Wars" canon, this date is set as approximately 14 BBY, meaning it slots in 14 years before the Battle of Yavin which concluded "Episode 4" with the destruction of the first Death Star. This puts it around the same time as the "Obi-wan Kenobi" show, with Luke and Leia still young children and Vader hunting down any remaining Jedi.

"Jedi: Survivor" unfolds five years after this, putting it around 9 BBY and right in the middle of the gap between "Episode 3" and "4." By this point, Palpatine and Vader have thoroughly consolidated power. The Rebellion has emerged but it's still struggling and Leia is still a relatively young child, not having become a leader in the movement yet. Meanwhile, Luke is still growing up on Tatooine with no knowledge of his origins or his destiny.