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How to Get Starfield Early Access

Houston, we have Starfield early access details.

We’re rapidly approaching the launch of Bethesda’s Starfield, a space epic that’s promising to innovate and captivate in equal measure. For most, it’ll release on September 6 but, if you opted into early access, it’s up to 5 days early. Here’s how to get early access to Starfield.

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Ways To Get Starfield Early Access

There are two ways players can guarantee they’ll get early access to Starfield. They are detailed below:

  1. Pre-order the Premium Edition.
  2. Pre-order the Constellation Edition.

Both upgraded versions of Starfield will give players early access to the title, as well as more bonuses depending on which you opt for.

Starfield Premium Edition (£89-£99 / $99-$115)

This version of the game, available as a digital or physical copy, grants players:

  1. Starfield base game.
  2. Shattered Space Story Expansion (upon release).
  3. Up to 5 days early access (meaning September 1).
  4. Constellation Skin Pack.
  5. Access to Starfield Digital Artbook & Original Soundtrack.
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The price differences depend on currency variations, but also the fact that Starfield is set to cost slightly different amounts depending on the platform it’s being purchased for.

Purchasing a physical Premium Edition also grants players the following, so long as it was purchased at a participating retailer:

  • Steelbook Display Case
  • Constellation Patch

Premium Edition Upgrade (£34.99/ $34.99)

The Premium Edition Upgrade is for those who ordered the base Starfield but have since decided they’d prefer to spend more and get early access.

It’s an option for those on Game Pass, with the game releasing on September 6 on the Xbox service. Xbox players can upgrade to get it early at the above price.

These upgrades get you all the add ons listed above (note you’ll have to go for the physical version to get the Steelbook Display Case and Constellation Patch), alongside your original Standard Edition base game.

Starfield Constellation Edition (£249.99 / $299.99)

The Constellation Edition, which is only available as a physical copy, grants players all of the Premium Edition’s bonuses, as well as:

Starfield Constellation Edition Bonuses from BEthesda
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This is the premium version of Starfield, perfect for those mega fans who want to invest more money into the game of their dreams.

When is Starfield Early Access?

Starfield is launching globally on September 6, 2023. However, early access for Starfield will go live “up to five days” ahead of that date.

We don’t have exact confirmation of early access dates, with Bethesda stating that it could begin as early as September 1.

Presumably, they’ve not yet confirmed dates to ensure development and release goes smoothly, and they don’t make promises they cannot keep. It seems guaranteed that early access will be at least a few days prior to the full game’s launch.

That’s all there is to know about Starfield early access. We’re covering everything on the 2023 title, including its install and download size. Gear up to explore the galaxy.

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