Starfield player discovers useful buff that was hidden in plain sight
Starfield: All Weapon Types and Effects ExplainedSince its recent release, Starfield has become a bestseller and is among the many open-world action ...
Starfield: All Weapon Types and Effects Explained
Since its recent release, Starfield has become a bestseller and is among the many open-world action RPGs to enter the gaming market. It stands out with its science fiction setting and focus on planetary exploration and spaceship customization. Due to its genre, players have great freedom to explore the expansive map, discover collectibles, and engage with the story. This extends even to in-game upgrades, many of which are cleverly hidden and can be collected in any order or even skipped entirely.
An example of this is Reddit user DontTakeMeSeriousli, who shared a screenshot from The Lodge, one of the locations in Starfield. They regretted reaching level 31 but still missing an easily accessible enhancement, which was available right from the beginning of the playthrough. The mentioned enhancement is apparently hidden on one of the tables in the center of the library and is called "Constellation Guide 01." It allows the player to lose 15% less oxygen while moving when overloaded, or in other words, when their inventory is larger than what can be currently carried. When combined with inventory size upgrades, it's easy to see why this improvement should be obtained as quickly as possible.
Actually, in the post, it was not specified, but one of the responses confirmed that some of the effects of the constellation guides are random depending on the time of acquisition. Another response stated that this particular enhancement can only be found in this specific location during the New Game Plus mode. In a normal gameplay, constellation guide 01 would instead provide a 5% reduction in fall damage. Aside from that, many users in the comments were surprised that such an enhancement would be so easy to find. Several of them reported that they were much further along or even completed Starfield without noticing that a constellation guide was present in that location.
Starfield is indeed a massive game, and its immense file size is evidence of that. In combination with its openness, it is therefore not surprising that some players, even those attempting to achieve everything (100% completion), may overlook useful enhancements that they could have truly benefited from.
Starfield can be played on PC and Xbox Series X/S.