I apologize, but you cannot kill your parents in Starfield
The Early Access of Starfield commences today, granting the opportunity for anyone who has acquired the premium version of the game to play it five da...
The Early Access of Starfield commences today, granting the opportunity for anyone who has acquired the premium version of the game to play it five days prior to the official launch. However, even though this marks Bethesda's first new game world in years, certain things remain unchanged - the gaming community still seeks to sow chaos wherever they venture. Hence, the developers have, as always, implemented some restrictions on whom we can inflict harm upon.
As discovered by Jade King, a staff member of TheGamer, it has been found that you cannot kill your parents in Starfield. It is not merely because they are designated as essential like some NPCs in Fallout 3, Skyrim, and so on. No, they literally cannot be harmed. It appears that they are unperturbed even if you shower their home with bullets and attempt to shoot them down. They are incredibly understanding individuals who are simply pleased to see you.
In the video below, one can observe the player engaging in an activity that many of us have done from time to time - saving the game in order to indiscriminately kill innocent people without any reason. Unfortunately, the parents were spared from this rampage and appeared to pay little heed to the chaos unfolding in their living room. Or, shall we say, the murderous behavior of their child.
Considering the fact that parents are initially optional, it is somewhat surprising to witness their invulnerability. They will only exist if you select the "Family Matters" feature while creating your character. This does come with the minor drawback of having 2 percent of your credits deducted each week to support them, but it means that you are the first protagonist in Bethesda's lineup to have a conventional family, which is rather remarkable. Well, I suppose it's a typical familial situation—I haven't progressed far enough to know for sure.
I digress - the impossibility of getting rid of your parents is likely a means to ensure that you cannot undo the feature once you have selected it. If they were to die, there would be no one to refund your money to, and you would acquire their apartment without any drawbacks. If that was your plan from the start, then it's clever. But obviously not clever enough.
If you are hoping to play Starfield as soon as possible and partake in the murderous fun, you will need to upgrade to one of the game's premium editions. Currently, those who possess the standard edition (including those utilizing Game Pass) must wait until September 6th. By the way, this is also the day when Baldur's Gate 3 will be fully released on the PS5. Indeed, RPG enthusiasts will have no shortage of leisure activities this year.