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Starfield players are being warned to stay away from this download

Starfield players are being warned to stay away from this download

Starfield players have been warned about the dangers of paid content mods, and to only download ones from trusted, free sources.

Starfield players have been warned about the dangers of paid content mods, and to only download ones from trusted sources.

We’re about a week away from the exciting launch of Starfield, which is aiming to be Bethesda’s biggest game yet, and one of Xbox’s most anticipated exclusives in a long time.

Take a look at Starfield's live-action trailer below

First impressions from reviewers are overwhelmingly positive so far, and fans couldn’t be more excited to finally get their hands on the game, which is coming to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Game Pass, and PC via Steam.

While the game’s enormous explorable galaxy is a major selling point, there’s something else fans are looking forward to more, the mods. Bethesda has promised that Starfield will be a modder's paradise, leading many to believe they’ll be blown away by what the community comes up with.

However, future Starfield players are being warned about mods you’ll need to pay for, specifically PureDark's DLSS mod, which could be locked behind a paywall on release. Reddit user GruvisMalt posted a warning to the Starfield subreddit saying: “For anyone considering buying PureDark's DLSS mod at release, this is pretty important information.”

The post showed a screenshot of someone who’d paid for a Star Wars Jedi: Survivor mod from the same user, and allegedly had to pay extra every time there was an update for the game. Commenters were horrified, mainly at the idea of people paying for mods in the first place, but also users allegedly using them to scam consumers.

“This guy turned from saviour and adored to the most hated modder in history in a matter of days," read one comment. “Guys. Wait for the game to release before even thinking about mods or worse, thinking about buying mods," said another.

Regardless, Starfield’s mods are shaping up to be something special, with each planet having limitless potential for additional content and quests.

Starfield will launch on 6 September for Xbox and PC platforms. Fans who purchased the Constellation Edition will be able to play the game on 1 September via early access.

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Topics: Starfield, Xbox, PC, Bethesda