Starfield players have expressed frustration over a “broken” bounty system and want improvements made quickly to it.
Starfield was long anticipated by Xbox console fans as an exclusive Xbox release from Bethesda Games & Entertainment (Bethesda). While not an ideal experience, Starfield offers players that familiar Bethesda feel with unparalleled immersion and exploration that truly is Bethesda-esque.
Starfield was released this September after twenty years in development by Bethesda, giving fans an intergalactic fantasy world where they could explore and unearth secret gems across space and discover strange, surprising experiences along the way.
As with other Bethesda RPGs, Starfield can keep you busy for many hours and according to ‘How Long to Beat’ you may take 150+ to beat this sci-fi RPG. While its main missions provide some unforgettable memories for players, others might argue its side activities outshone even these.
Prior to Starfield’s release, bounty hunting was highly alluring; stalking baddies for credits while earning their respect with your skills as you established an image as someone not to mess with – yet some fans seem discontent with its “half-baked” system of bounty collection.
“How did Bethesda screw up something as basic as bounty hunting?” asked Redditor StranglePants at the start of this thread discussion, garnering over 1.6K upvotes in response. Originally this Redditor had expected that Bethesda would implement something similar to Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption series but this appears not be the case; indeed this post goes into spoiler territory as does its subsequent comments; consider this warning for such content within this post and within comments within it as well.
Players were left dissatisfied that it’s simply a hunt and shoot affair; you cannot transport criminals back home. “The fact that your ship can have a brig to house prisoners that is never used shows how lazy they are,” wrote one user; another added, “Bony hunting on this game is lame; why give us brigs that cannot be utilized? This feels more like something rushed out quickly to release this game!”
Hoping that developers address this in due time. In our review of Starfield we wrote: “Your journey through Starfield will leave you reeling with wonder; players may remain engaged for months if not years to come as this playground allows players to become whatever they wish; I simply can’t stop thinking about all its marvelous secrets!”
Starfield is now available on both PC and Xbox Series X|S, making it available at no additional charge for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.