portal PC gamer regrets to report that the NPC trick popular with would-be thieves in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4 – tossing a bucket over your head – does not work in the space role-playing game Starfield.
Recall that a trick discovered in Skyrim made it possible to freely rob characters right in their presence – the NPC’s field of view was blocked by an item worn on the head.
The trick worked in all re-releases of Skyrim and even Fallout 4, but with the release of Starfield, Bethesda seems to have figured out the trick for players: now turning the bucket (or any other item from that category) upside down doesn’t obstruct the player’s vision NPCs.
At the same time user Dave78905 from the forum Reddit has shown that manipulating objects in Starfield still allows inventive crimes to be committed.
Unnoticed by the owner, Dave78905 took a bucket from the store, used it to knock an expensive automatic rifle off the shelf, and then shoved it to a secluded location right in front of the seller.
Starfield is available now for Premium and Collector’s Edition buyers and will unlock for Standard Edition owners on September 6th. The game will be released on PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), Xbox Series X and S, and Game Pass (PC and Xbox).