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Starfield gets biggest update to date from Bethesda

Sam Cawley

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Starfield gets biggest update to date from Bethesda

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Bethesda has released a new update for Starfield, adding a variety of new features and enhancements to the game.

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Starfield players were unsurprised to learn that Bethesda's latest RPG hadn't been considered for this year's 2023 Game Of The Year award.

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They weren't surprised because the game's launch was criticised for not meeting expectations, with the main complaint being that the space exploration was boring and uneventful. It also suffered from the classic bugs and glitches that Bethesda games are typically known for.

Bethesda has confirmed that while it's working on its next RPG, The Elder Scrolls VI, it'll continue to support Starfield with post-launch content. This includes patches to fix bugs and performance issues, Creation Club 2.0 which will bring official mod support to the game, and even a full-on DLC expansion. After all, there's still so much to love and enjoy in the game.

The latest update, titled 1.8.86, was recently released, containing a long list of fixes, as well as some much-needed gameplay enhancers. One highly-requested feature is the ability to consume food and drink items wherever you find them, rather than adding them to your inventory first. It sounds like a minor change, but it makes healing much less tedious, especially if you're in a firefight.

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Another feature is the long-awaited DLSS support. PC players can now take advantage of NVIDIA graphic cards that use DLSS Super Resolution, Deep Learning Anti-aliasing (DLAA), NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency, and DLSS Frame generation - which is a complicated way of saying it'll make the game look nicer.

There are also a bunch of miscellaneous fixes, like making stealth gameplay a bit more forgiving with how quickly you get caught, as well as a reported issue that would prevent the player from firing weapons. Several broken quest lines have also been fixed.

The update can be downloaded right now for Starfield versions on Xbox Series X/S and PC. If you haven't tried it yet, you can install it for free as part of an Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Topics: Starfield, PC, Xbox, Bethesda

Sam Cawley
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