With all the many worlds in Starfield, players are fascinated by how they might explore them. However, is exploration truly infinite in this new Bethesda game? Or does it have limits? Let’s talk about Starfield and planet boundaries.
Do Starfield’s maps have boundaries?
Yes, Starfield’s planets have boundary limits. You cannot circumnavigate the entire planet by just wandering around, akin to No Man’s Sky. Instead, Starfield’s worlds are more like a large collection of typical Bethesda mini-maps. Instead of wandering the whole large map in one bout, you’ll have to fast travel between the different worlds. Think of it like the pocket DLC worlds in previous Fallout games, such as The Pit in Fallout: New Vegas.
If you reach a planetary boundary while exploring, you’ll get a warning that you’re walking outside the bounds of the map and will be forced to turn around.
What can you explore on the planets in Starfield?
During your exploration of Starfield planets, you’ll find they include many Bethesda game staples. This includes mines, caves, city centers, and quirky abandoned locations. However, you can also now scan and collect resources, as well as encounter new flora and fauna on each planet.
If you want to try out exploring Starfield worlds without having to specifically buy the Bethesda title, try out Xbox Game Pass Core. This new and improved Xbox feature lets you have access to some of the newest titles, meaning you can play them without having to pay their specific and sometimes very high price tags.
Can you explore space in Starfield?
Yes and no. Starfield as a game has the illusion of space travel, and your spaceship does matter as a place to make plans, host cutscenes, and interact with various faction and non-faction-related NPCs. However, actually flying between planets is impractical. If you choose to fly instead of using cutscenes, it can take hours to get from one place to another. Instead, it’s more practical to let your spaceship fast travel from planet to planet.
Meanwhile, if you want to explore passing spaceships, you can encounter, board, and loot those vessels, giving you even more locations to scour and explore.