- A Starfield player showcased the improvements they made to a ship modeled after the A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter jet, receiving praise from other players.
- The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a US Air Force fighter jet known for its close air support capabilities, and it has been featured in the Call of Duty series.
- The Starfield player made aesthetic and functional changes to their A-10 ship, prioritizing easy cockpit access, and received compliments from other players in the game.
After a month of feedback and adjustments, a Starfield player showed off the improvements they made to a ship they modeled after the A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter jet. The Starfield player showcased their improvements on social media, and other players commended them for their effort and attention to detail.
Known by other names such as the Warthog, the A-10 Thunderbolt II is a US Air Force fighter jet that has been in service since 1976. Originally developed by a defunct manufacturer called Fairchild, the A-10 was designed to provide close air support for ground-based units, with enemy armored vehicles and other ground forces being its primary targets. Though the jets ceased production in 1984, the A-10 is still in active use today. Regarding video game representation, the A-10 Thunderbolt II has been prominently featured throughout the Call of Duty series, particularly in the Modern Warfare titles.
However, one Starfield player paid tribute to the A-10 in their unique ship design. A Redditor named Ill_Impression_4703 posted the improvements they made to the A-10 Thunderbolt ship on the r/Starfield subreddit. After initially posting their take on an A-10 as a spacefaring ship, the OP made some changes to its exterior and its internal capabilities. From the start, other Starfield players noticed that the OP re-painted the A-10 in white, compared to the previous green color that was featured in their initial posts. In addition, the OP adjusted the jump range of the A-10 Thunderbolt II but sacrificed some of the ship’s shields in exchange. However, the OP stuck to their rule of using no mods for making the A-10, but they maxed out the parts they could use and took advantage of the “flip glitch” and a snap point during assembly to blend in the seams.
The OP said that improving the esthetics of their A-10 Thunderbolt II was their top priority, and said that easy cockpit access was kept in mind during the build. While dogfights in Starfield only happen in space and not within the atmosphere of a planet, that has not stopped players from creating spaceships dedicated to real US Air Force jets, such as the A-10 and the F22 Raptor. The OP received compliments from other Starfield players, and some exchanged stories of their own experiences with ship-building in the game.
With Starfield‘s recent update adding official support for Nvidia DLSS and fixing several bugs, it is clear that Bethesda is continuing to support Starfield despite a mixed player response. It remains to be seen what Starfield players will build next.
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
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