Skyrims famous bucket trick doesnt work in Starfield but players

Skyrim’s famous bucket trick doesn’t work in Starfield, but players have found a new way to easily rob NPCs

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.

    Image source: PC Gamer

Image source: PC Gamer

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.

    Starfield characters still don't mind having buckets and cardboard boxes turned upside down

Starfield characters still don’t mind having buckets and cardboard boxes turned upside down

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.

Advanced theft method from Starfield
from u/Dave78905 In starfield

Witnessing Dave78905’s inventive robbery compared him with shop cleaning Silver Rush from Fallout: New Vegas. How noticed belauhh: “Bethesda games require Bethesda-style solutions”.

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).

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