Starfield preload kicked off this week, which means players have already downloaded Bethesda’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi role-playing game. It also means the burgeoning Starfield community is bracing itself for leaks.
At the time of publication, Starfield leaks are limited, but some story spoilers are floating about online, as well as a datamined list of space powers (we see the main character using a space power in Bethesda’s Starfield Direct video, below), and the Starfield main menu screen. Titles for the 79-track OST, if you consider track titles as a spoiler, are also online. Perhaps more spoilerific is the list of Starfield achievements, which are now online.
Bizarrely, the official Twitter account for fellow space game Everspace 2 issued its own Starfield spoiler warning to players, shining a light on a “bad actor” who is accused of mentioning Everspace to spoil a Starfield plot point.
Hey all. There’s a bad actor mentioning EVERSPACE who is using multiple accounts to spoil a Starfield plot point.
For folks wanting to avoid that we recommend muting the phrase “you battle Aliens who are”.
— EVERSPACE 2 (@everspace_game) August 17, 2023
Starfield’s highly anticipated launch is just around the corner, and reviews will be flying in hot on August 31. You can play Starfield early if you choose your preorder wisely. In case you didn’t catch the announcement during the Xbox Summer Showcase, those who opt for the Premium Edition of Starfield can play from September 1, with the official release date set for September 6.
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