Bethesda Reveals Plans for Starfield: Regular Updates and New Features Including City Navigation

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After yesterday's devastating patch removing everyone's pet rock (R.I.P) 'issue,' Bethesda has taken to Reddit to announce the start of a rollout of all new fixes to Starfield, including some much-requested features.

According to the post, these new updates will roll out "roughly every six weeks," and the mentioned additions already have tongues wagging. First, the much requested (and needed) city maps feature should make its way to the game soon, allowing for much easier traversal around the larger hand-crafted areas of the game. More interestingly, Bethesda announced "all-new ways of traveling"; could this finally be the addition of mechs or ground vehicles?

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Let us have a look at what Bethesda said. From r/Starfield -

Hey everyone, first, we read all the feedback here and greatly appreciate it and all the time and thought you put into the game. This small update was to mostly address the “pet-asteroid" so many asked about following our last larger update, and we wanted to get that out before the holiday.

We’ve been hard at work on many of the issues you’ve posted, and expect an update early next year that will include a large number of “in-progress” quest fixes as well as FSR3 and XeSS. Though we fixed several quest issues from occurring, in-progress quest fixes are much harder to fix and we’ve built a new system to correct those without you having to roll back your save.

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.

All very exciting stuff - city maps will be a godsend, and any new methods of travel (that aren't fast travel) will be welcomed with open arms. It looks like Starfield fans have plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks, and the post-launch team of 250 is hard at work; it is great to hear the regular schedule of more extensive updates will be in addition to the more minor hotfixes, although, let me have my pet rock back Bethesda.

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Check out all the details of the latest patches here, and be sure to stick around as we will bring you all the latest news regarding new methods of travel, city maps, and more as it gets announced over the coming months.

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