- Saving the game at the wrong moment in Starfield can lead to being stuck in a death cycle, as one player unfortunately experienced.
- Ship building and space combat are popular aspects of Starfield, with fans creating impressive ship designs since the game’s release.
- Players can improve their ship’s combat capabilities by upgrading with different technologies and heavier weapons, which can be obtained from technicians in spaceports.
Players of Starfield should be wary of factors such as their health when saving their game, but one unfortunate fan creates a save moments before their ship is destroyed in Starfield, getting them stuck in a death cycle. Constructing custom spaceships and taking them into battle is a big part of Starfield, but the fast-paced nature of space combat can sometimes make it hard to find the perfect quicksave opportunity.
While Starfield might not be all that dissimilar to previous Bethesda titles in the eyes of many players, its space setting obviously sets it apart from games such as Skyrim, so it’s not much of a surprise that ship building and space combat remain some of the community’s favorite aspects of Bethesda Game Studios’ latest release. Fans have created some mind-blowing ship designs of their own since Starfield launched near the beginning of September earlier this year, from builds including as many ladders as possible to large-scale space “trucks” that look exactly like the real thing.
The ability for players to build ships of their very own in Starfield and upgrade them with different technologies and weapon systems makes space combat highly versatile, but one unlucky fan dooms themselves with a badly-timed save after a space battle doesn’t go their way. This moment was shown off in a clip that found its way around social media after it was posted on Reddit by a fan known as pizzaisprettyneato, and it involves the player trapping themselves in an endless loop of destruction after they quicksave moments prior to their ship being shot down. Of course, players should always make sure their vehicle isn’t on the brink of collapse when quicksaving no matter the game, as an untimely save such as this one could mean game over for players without an older save file handy.
While there’s not much that can be done about these sorts of moments besides careful use of the quicksave button, there are plenty of ways to improve a ship’s combat capabilities in Starfield. Fans have proven this time and again by constructing massive battleships of their own designs, and while many of those examples are incredibly impressive, players don’t need anything too fancy to exceed in most of the space battles they’ll find themselves in.
Players often find it helpful to grab some advanced shielding system upgrades and heavier weapons for their ships as early into the game as possible, and the spaceport sections of every major city in the game feature technicians who sell different varieties of technology. There are plenty of options to choose from, and while some of the best gear is typically only available late into the game, there are a ton of good examples of battleships in Starfield that can guide players looking to build one of their own.
Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, Starfield is a sci-fi action role-playing game where players interact with multiple factions, engage in combat, customize their main character and ship, as well as explore a universe that features over 100 systems and 1,000 planets.
- PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
- September 6, 2023
- Action, RPG
- How Long To Beat
- 20 Hours