Starfield Shattered Space DLC release date window and latest news

When is the Starfield Shattered Space DLC release date? Despite being one of the biggest Bethesda games ever made, the developer isn’t content with leaving it as it is, revealing that at least one expansion is on the way.

Bethesda has already confirmed the space game’s first DLC: Shattered Space. While we don’t know if there will ever be a Starfield sequel, we at least know the world will be broadened with expansions, perhaps in a similar fashion to Skyrim or Fallout 4. So, what do we know about Shattered Space, the first Starfield DLC?

Starfield Shattered Space release date window

The Shattered Space release date will be sometime in Fall 2024, as revealed by Todd Howard in a recent interview. Speaking on the Kinda Funny Gamescast, Howard confirmed the window, but has yet to narrow it down to a specific date.

Unfortunately, Howard also failed to mention anything else about the upcoming DLC in the Gamescast interview, aside from the Shattered Space Fall 2024 release window. The conversation was an over an hour long though, as the Bethesda head spoke about Fallout, and learning from Starfield going forward. You can see the full interview below.

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Bethesda’s official end-of-year blog post includes Starfield’s 2024 update road map, which includes scheduled updates every six weeks to implement new content and quality-of-life improvements. Bethesda confirms that “the team is hard at work on the development of Shattered Space, our first major expansion coming next year [2024].” The statement ends: “We can’t wait to share more with you next year.”  Howard mentioned the next patch in the interview, confirming that it would fix one of Starfield’s biggest issues.

The Starfield: Shattered Space story expansion was revealed as part of the Starfield Premium and Constellation editions, and owners of both can expect to gain access to the DLC as soon as the release date rolls around. Of course, players with the base version or playing on Game Pass can purchase the DLC separately. Whether the Shattered Space DLC will be included with Game Pass remains to be seen.

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Starfield Shattered Space DLC details

Little is known about the Starfield: Shattered Space story expansion yet, but it could follow on from the multiple Starfield endings, or it might be an entirely new story arc altogether.

The 2023 end-of-year blog labels the DLC as a “major expansion”, and confirms that it includes “new story content, new locations, new gear, and much more.” Players on Reddit are speculating that the Varuun Starfield faction might be a major player in the new story content, given that they appeared less in the base game.

“New locations” is an interesting hook in that list, given that there are already hundreds of Starfield planets to explore. Rather than brand-new planets, this probably means that there will be more cities and built-up locations to visit, featuring new NPCs and quests.

That’s all we know about Starfield Shattered Space, but we’ll let you know when we hear more. Check out our guides on how Starfield character creation and Starfield ship building work, and get to know the Starfield companions that you can pursue in a Starfield romance. If you’re after even more, our new Starfield Database goes further, offering you daily news, searchable databanks, and even interactive tools.

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