Starfield fans have discovered how to exit their spacecraft in space
There are countless possibilities that Starfield offers you, even if they may harm your own well-being. Naturally, you must accept the consequences of...
There are countless possibilities that Starfield offers you, even if they may harm your own well-being. Naturally, you must accept the consequences of your actions, but there are very few things that the game outright prohibits. One of these things was leaving your spacecraft while traversing through outer space—a notion that science fiction films and video games have cautioned against for the past fifty years.
However, this has not deterred Starfield fans from venturing into the final frontier clad in nothing but a spacesuit, as they have already found a way to depart from the ship and float amidst the infinite void of space. The discovery comes from Reddit user u/WeirdConcern4666, who showcases their newfound ability on the Starfield subreddit by gracefully maneuvering around a cluster of rocks in close proximity to their vessel.
Before you harbor too great of hopes, this is not simply a switch that you have overlooked on the underside of your ship's controls. Rather, it appears that u/WeirdConcern4666 has employed console commands to bypass the limitations of their vessel. By utilizing the commands "player.setpos x 10" and "setgravityscale 0" while inside their ship, they managed to venture into space.
What makes this use of console commands particularly intriguing is that it actually appears to have been officially implemented at some point. Naturally, a more realistic depiction of space would result in the player simply drifting in one direction until they become nothing more than a speck on the horizon. However, further posts by u/WeirdConcern4666 have revealed that they managed to stand on nearby rocks and even establish an outpost atop them. One can even remove the spacesuit, although it is not advisable to expect survival for an extended period.
Although it is not yet official, we do not know what Bethesda has planned for DLC. Some find it rather intriguing if the player could leave their ship in this manner and covertly board other hostile vessels or perhaps repair external damages to their own ship by conducting repairs from the outside. Currently, it is merely a nice feature achievable through console commands, but the potential is certainly present for Bethesda to potentially experiment with it.
Speaking of desired DLC features, a recent glitch that allowed a fan to acquire and customize a space station called "The Key" has sparked a desire among some for the ability to construct their own space stations. Base building, in comparison to Bethesda titles like Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, is somewhat underwhelming, and many fans yearn for the opportunity to claim a piece of the inhabited systems for themselves.