Starfield players are already tinkering with console commands
Ah, Bethesda games. The true joy lies not only in experiencing them as intended by the developers, but also in shaping them according to your own desi...
Ah, Bethesda games. The true joy lies not only in experiencing them as intended by the developers, but also in shaping them according to your own desires through mods and console commands, thereby maneuvering your way through the vast open world. Behold, for that is precisely what Starfield players are already doing.
On the second day of early access, Starfield enthusiasts have already discovered how to activate and utilize console commands to tinker with Bethesda's latest role-playing game. From altering the size of practically anything to eliminating any NPCs at will, and even enabling god mode, the only limit here is your imagination. Lists are being shared online to facilitate newcomers in acquainting themselves with console commands and teaching them how to play Starfield to their heart's content.
After just a single day of gameplay, lists containing various commands have already circulated, allowing you to generate items, acquire an infinite amount of credits, or even utilize a range of cheat codes. Most of this information has been compiled in a post on the subreddit, providing you with diverse options for experimentation.
For those seeking it, the ID for credits is 0000000F. It appears that you can generate a larger quantity at once by specifying the desired amount after it. So, if you wish to have 1,000 credits, you would input "player.additem 0000000F 1000." The same logic applies to other items, but granting oneself a substantial amount of money out of thin air is always convenient.
However, there are some drawbacks to playing in this manner. Firstly, it significantly breaks immersion, making the initial playthroughs likely better as intended by the developers. Additionally, console commands are currently only available on the console, meaning Xbox players miss out on all the fun. Lastly, activating console commands disables achievements to prevent fans from unlocking them all through cheats.
That being said, there is already a modification available to bypass this last point. Install it, and you can get started. At the time of writing this article, it has already been downloaded over 17,000 times. So, if you're playing Starfield with mods right from the start, you are evidently not alone.
In any case, these tools have provided modders with ample material. So much so that the Nexus Mods page for the game is already well-populated. Bethesda has confirmed that official mod support is also on the way, so hopefully console players will soon be able to enjoy the fun as well. If it follows a similar pattern to other Bethesda games, these mods will be free, as the company has learned from its disastrous attempt to monetize them.