Starfield modders have been hard at work, not only making impressively terrifying mods such as the murderous Thomas the Tank Engine spaceship, but also fixing the game beyond the capacity and availability of Bethesda’s own patches. The first Starfield community patch has been released and it provides dozens of fixes to various technical issues, glitches, bugs and general quality of life improvements.
The Starfield Community Patch version 0.0.1 is now available on Nexus Mods with a very extensive list of fixes for the sci-fi RPG (you can read the full patch notes here). The fixes range from AI and companions no longer randomly getting mad at you for boarding hostile ships to skill rank bonuses actually working correctly. It’s the first of presumably many, many updates that will be available through the community patch. For context, the unofficial Skyrim community patch is still frequently updated.
Players tend to gravitate towards the community patch mods for Bethesda titles as they offer a lot more fixes and changes than the official updates from the company. In recent years, installing the community patch has become essential, especially for Skyrim and Fallout 4, since they tend to address issues that are often either overlooked by Bethesda or offer fixes to, well, fixes that aren’t implemented properly.
In other news, Bethesda replaced several Starfield collector’s edition watches that were reported as defective by buyers. Director Todd Howard also wants players to experience Starfield for a very long time while the studio works on the early development of The Elder Scrolls 6.
If you’re wondering why the AI in Starfield appears a bit off (and very stupid at times), Howard says that the AI was terrible on purpose in order to balance the difficulty at lower levels.
Starfield is now available for Xbox Series X/S and PC.