Starfield to get city maps, mod support & “all new ways of traveling”

Posted on December 13, 2023

An official Bethesda spokesperson has jumped into a reddit thread based on the latest patch notes for Starfield to announce some upcoming features for the game. The verified account started by discussing the changes found in the latest update, including crash fixes and the removal of a ‘pet asteroid’ that would unintentionally and hilariously follow players around space. They then went on to drop some big confirmations on some upcoming features being implemented into the title.

Starfield’s release back in September was largely praised by players and critics, including within our own review, and the game went on to be Bethesda’s best launch ever. Of course, nothing is perfect, and the game was criticised for its city maps (or lack thereof), and the way you travelled from planet to planet. It looks like both these points are being addressed, as well as a lack of mod support, in upcoming updates to the game.

Starfield art showing an astronaut standing on the surface of a moon with a planet behind them

“We’re also hard at work on many of new features you asked for, from city maps, to mod support, to all new ways of traveling (stay tuned!). These will be rolling out with a regular cadence of fixes and updates we expect to have roughly every six weeks. If something can be done in a smaller hotfix in between (like the asteroid), and we feel it’s safe, we’ll get one of those out as well. Safe is the key here. We do take a lot of time to test even the smallest change in a game this large and dynamic.”

Whilst we don’t have specifics on when these features are coming or what exactly they entail, it’s still exciting to know they are coming at all! With big changes like these on the horizon, I can imagine a new playthrough of Starfield would feel new and exciting all over again.