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Take a tour of the cockpits of Star Wars: Squadrons

I love a good cockpit, and Star Wars: Squadrons has eight of them. The four starfighters of the Empire and the New Republic each have unique cockpit layouts, arranging the same displays and control panels in distinct ways. After even just a couple hours of playing Squadrons, I could easily tell the ships apart by their cockpit designs, and started picking up on the more subtle details that give them a little more personal flair. Also, I unlocked an Ewok bobblehead, which I instantly added to my dashboard.

In the video above, I break down how each instrument on a Star Wars: Squadrons control panel works and highlight some of the differences between ships. I also dive into some of the customization options for the cockpit, from bobbleheads to the holograms that give you orders as you fly into battle.

Wes Fenlon
Wes Fenlon

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter (opens in new tab) and Tested (opens in new tab) before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.


When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).