Starfield is still fixing classic Bethesda bugs days before launch

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Starfield bug making everyone bald

If you were worried that Starfield wouldn’t have the quirks of a classic Bethesda RPG, stop. In the game’s final pre-release patch for pre-loaders, Starfield is still being updated to fox classic Bethesda bugs.

In the patch notes for the just-released Starfield update, Bethesda is still stomping out bugs that are more than reminiscent of Oblivion, Skyrim and Fallout 4. While the game has been delayed for two years to fix bugs, the team is still working hard to stomp out some classic glitches.

Alongside some stability and performance improvements, the first Starfield patch fixes some very standard Bethesda bugs that fans were likely expecting to see on launch.

For example, the patch notes reveal that Starfield had an issue where facial animations would “move abruptly” instead of playing back normally. Additionally, Starfield NPCs had a tendency to appear bald with hair not appearing on characters in the game world. Sadly, these have been fixed — no more bald fun for us.

In the gameplay fixes section, even more classic Bethesda shenanigans were afoot. According to one bullet point, the recent patch fixed Starfield companions from floating in the air. Now, that’s a bug we’ve seen since Morrowind.

Alongside the gameplay and graphical fixes, there are numerous quest fixes for Bethesda’s latest RPG. However, we will not be revealing them here as they’re rife with spoilers. If you want to see them for yourself, you can check them out right here.

Despite this, Starfield is still bound to be filled with bugs on launch. After all, a game with over 1000 fully explorable planets will definitely have some bugs, even if they’re not as game breaking as past games from the studio.

Starfield will finally release on Xbox Series and PC on September 1st for Deluxe Edition and Constellation Edition owners. For everyone else, Starfield will release on September 6th, even on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

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