Player Uncovers ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Cult in Starfield


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Starfield is just four days away from celebrating the fourth month since its release date, but it appears people have yet to realize its content's full depth.

One player in particular has stumbled upon a piece of real-world reference that shows just how much thought the developers have put into designing Bethesda’s latest open-world RPG.

In a Reddit thread posted on New Year’s Day, player Bmpin884187 said he stumbled across a derelict ship named “Clemens’ Truth.” Proceeding to board the vessel, he found notes and items that were referencing the death cults in the real world.

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One of those in-game items was a drink called Orange Juice of Transcendence, which user Jamo_Z pointed out is a reference to the Jonestown Massacre in 1978, where cult members drank orange-flavored Flavour Aid laced with poison.

This seems to be directly referenced by the drink’s attributes - it reduces health by 1 point for every minute that passes.

Other users were quick to point out the Heaven’s Gate massacre as well in 1997. Similar to Jonestown, the Heaven’s Gate cult convinced its members to drink drug-laced vodka in the belief that alien creatures supposedly riding shotgun in the passing Hale-Bopp Comet would pick them up.

Many players chimed into the discussion, with some recognizing the Orange Juice of Transcendence as the same juice that confused players during Starfield’s early days as it slowly drained their health instead of replenishing it.

Now that the holidays are over, Starfield fans eagerly await the first update Bethesda promised will come out in February. The studio had pledged to a slew of patches that will, among others, bring new forms of transportation into Starfield.

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