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Starfield: Shooting for the Stars and Hunting Asteroids on Venus

Ah, Starfield, the game that launched with a bang, breaking records and soaring to new heights. But alas, the player count on Steam has taken a nosedi...

Duncan Robertson Jan 29, 2024
Starfield: Shooting for the Stars and Hunting Asteroids on Venus

Ah, Starfield, the game that launched with a bang, breaking records and soaring to new heights. But alas, the player count on Steam has taken a nosedive since then. It seems that while Starfield's ship building and gunplay received praise, its procedural generation and world-building left fans wanting more. But fear not, intrepid gamers, for there is a way to break free from the cycle and inject some excitement into your playthrough.

Enter mewrius, a daring Starfield player who decided to shake things up and take a grav-jump to Venus. But mewrius wasn't content with just sightseeing; oh no, they embarked on a mission to clear every single asteroid from Venus' orbit. Armed with a ship equipped with six Slayton Aerospace Thrusters, mewrius soared through the asteroid field like a space cowboy on a mission.

Now, hunting asteroids may not be the most lucrative activity in Starfield, but every asteroid is a mineral deposit waiting to be harvested. Iron, water, and other valuable resources can be gleaned from these cosmic rocks. It's not your typical credit-earning endeavor, but it sure adds a touch of adventure to the gameplay.

Speaking of gameplay, let's talk about ship weapons. In Starfield, there are three major categories: lasers, ballistics, and particle weapons. While lasers are great for blasting through enemy shields, and ballistics excel at damaging the hull, particle weapons are a versatile choice. They deal respectable damage to both shields and the hull, making them a fan favorite. Pair them with a missile weapon system, and you've got a recipe for interstellar domination.

But what about the future of Starfield? Fear not, Bethesda fans, for Shattered Space, the game's first major DLC, is on the horizon. The developers have been tight-lipped about the release date, but rest assured, over 250 Bethesda employees are still hard at work on Starfield. The community has spoken, and Bethesda is listening. Expect improvements like better support for melee builds, new land travel options, and handcrafted content to enrich the vast open world of Starfield. The journey has just begun, my friends.

So, fellow space explorers, if you find yourself growing weary of the main quest, faction storylines, and Unity, take a page out of mewrius' book and embark on your own asteroid hunting adventure. Shoot for the stars, clear the cosmic clutter, and make your mark on the universe of Starfield. The possibilities are as limitless as the vast expanse of space itself. Happy hunting, and may the grav-jump be with you!

Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
Released: September 6, 2023
Developer(s): Bethesda
Publisher(s): Bethesda