While developers at Bethesda Game Studios are still preparing official improvements for their space role-playing game Starfield, the project received a large-scale unofficial patch from fans.
The project is called Starfield Community Patch and is available on the website Nexus mods. The target group is the authors of the patch – modders and normal users “To make the game better for everyone by offering free, community-created fixes.”.
In particular, the update includes fixes for errors in scripts, typos, game-breaking gaps, inconsistencies in item descriptions, incorrect positioning of objects, errors in quests, and so on.
What the creators didn’t add to the Starfield Community Patch was new content (quests, tasks, characters, items), balance changes and other adjustments that didn’t match the original vision of the game.
The Starfield Community Patch requires a copy of Starfield on Steam or Game Pass. The developers recommend a mod manager like whirl or Mod organizer 2 (Steam only), but manual installation is also possible.
Users need to move the archive contents to the Starfield directory and add the line *StarfieldCommunityPatch.esm to the plugins.txt file (located at %localappdata%\Starfield).
Starfield was released on September 6th on PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), Xbox Series X and S, and Game Pass (PC and Xbox). Official support for mods (and tools for them) will not be available in the game until 2024 at the earliest.