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Starfield’s Big Update Delayed Because Of A Mysterious Issue

A large Starfield astronaut stands in front of a small rocket ship blasting off into the stars.
A large Starfield astronaut stands in front of a small rocket ship blasting off into the stars.

On January 16, hours before Starfield’s massive update was scheduled to go live in beta form on Steam, developer Bethesda Game Studios announced its delay. The team said it still plans to drop the patch sometime this week, but until it can iron out a newly discovered (and unnamed) issue, we’ll have to wait for those “over 100” tweaks coming to the spacefaring RPG.

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This patch, which Bethesda Game Studios says is scheduled for later this week, doesn’t include the “new ways of traveling” the studio teased in December 2023. That addition doesn’t have a release date yet, but the team promised that Starfield updates are currently slated for roughly every six weeks, with one of the more recent ones fixing the pet asteroid issue that saw little space rocks (and other objects) endlessly following players throughout the galaxy. It sounds like the plan for Bethesda Game Studios is to pave the cracks on the space RPG’s road before the Shattered Space DLC drops in the first half of 2024—if that window remains unchanged, that is.


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