Bethesda has released an update for Starfield, previously touted as the biggest since launch. The beta version of the patch arrived in early May 2024, but it's now available across all platforms. The developers have addressed issues related to gameplay, graphics, and quests, while also improving overall stability and performance.

Starfield patchImage: reddit.comHere's a quick overview of the notable additions and fixes in the latest Starfield update.

New Features:

  • Enhanced surface maps for better navigation.
  • New gameplay options to adjust the difficulty of ground and space combat.
  • Ship interior customization mode, similar to outposts.
  • Inventory menu tabs for better organization.
  • Ability to change character traits and appearance after starting the game.
  • New dialogue camera toggle setting.

Bug Fixes:

  • General stability and performance improvements.
  • Fixed issues with object placement and character navigation.
  • Resolved bugs related to ship shields, gear, dialogues, etc.
  • Improved weather effects, shadows, anti-aliasing, and other graphics elements.
  • Fixed artifacts and issues with special effects in certain situations.
  • Improved stability of DLSS, FSR, and XeSS upscaling technologies on PC.
  • Addressed UI and camera issues when using FSR3 on PC.

The full changelog is available on the developers' website.

On the Xbox Series X, new graphics modes have been introduced, allowing users to adjust the target frame rate. For displays with VRR support, options include 30, 40, 60 FPS, or an uncapped framerate, while non-VRR displays are limited to 30 or 60 FPS.

Earlier, the studio released a patch for Fallout 4, which also brought significant graphical enhancements to the Xbox console, but caused numerous issues on PCs, prompting the creation of a mod that reverts the next-gen version.

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