A rogue player has uncovered how to restore a fondly remembered shopping glitch from the Bethesda era in the upcoming Starfield game. Fans who took part in the Bethesda open-world games such as Skyrim and Fallout 4 will no doubt remember a certain shopping glitch that allowed the purchase of items for a fraction of the price due to certain circumstances.
The glitch has reared its head once more in Starfield as the player showed the world how to replicate it. The trick was revealed by the YouTube channel Easy Allies, specifically by community member and modder known as JVS and the YouTuber Department of Artificial Intelligence. JVS posted a video on his channel of the glitch being replicated in Starfield, which immediately garnered attention from the community.
The trick allows the player to purchase an item for a fraction of its normal price if it is brought back and re-sold immediately. To do this, the player must buy the item with credits, and then ‘cash out’ immediately after. The money paid out for the item is a fraction of what it was originally sold for. This can lead to huge savings if the player is savvy enough to take advantage.
Despite the glitch being uncovered, it is unlikely that Bethesda will change anything to fix the game-breaking bug. Fans have long enjoyed taking advantage of such glitches, although it typically tends to ruin the game’s balance. It is unlikely that Bethesda wanted the throwback glitch included in Starfield, but fans are no doubt taking advantage while they can.
If you want to experience the nostalgia-inducing trick for yourself, all you need to do is find an item to buy and give the shopping glitch a go. Whether the glitch remains in the game for long is unknown, but for now, players can rest assured knowing the classic Bethesda glitch lives on in Starfield.