Components in Star Wars: Squadrons are needed to upgrade Starfighters – in terms of both performance and abilities. These components are further divided into hulls, engines, shields, weapons, etc. In this Star Wars: Squadrons guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about how to unlock additional components for your Starfighters in the game.
How to Unlock Components in Star Wars: Squadrons
In order to unlock components in Squadrons, you’ll need Requisition – one of the two currencies in the game. Requisition can only be earned by leveling up.
According to EA, the amount of Requisition has been adjusted in such a way that upon reaching Level 40, every player will have enough Requisition to unlock every single component in Squadrons.
This is the reason why you won’t receive any Requisition after reaching Level 40 – it’ll only be Glory. Once you’ve enough Requisition, you’ll be able to unlock components from the hangar. This is how you can access the hangar:
Hangars for both the Imperial and Republic can be accessed from the customization tile
Before the start of a multiplayer match, you’ll spend some time in your faction’s hangar
Once you’re inside the hangar, interact with your starfighter. Once there, choose the ship that you wish to customize and open up the ‘components’ tab.
From this screen, you’ll be able to go through different components and install the one you like. If locked, you should be able to unlock them using Requisition. Remember that every component in Squadrons will cost you one Requisition.
Are there Microtransactions in Star Wars: Squadrons?
From the looks of it, EA has learned from the fiasco caused by Star Wars: Battlefront II and decided to take a microtransaction-free approach like Jedi Fallen Order. There isn’t a hint of microtransactions in Star Wars: Squadrons and components must be unlocked from gameplay.
That’s all we’ve got in how to earn components in Star Wars: Squadrons. For more tips and tricks, check out our detailed Star Wars: Squadrons wiki guides.