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Starfield Shattered Space DLC: An overview of what we know so far

More adventures in the stars lie ahead.

Your adventure throughout the cosmos in Starfield has arrived but the base game is not the end of the journey for Bethesda’s new IP just yet.

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Starfield players will be given even more to explore in the future, with the game’s first expansion, Shattered Space, confirmed to be on its way. DLC expansions for Starfield are not surprising given Bethesda’s dedication to this in the past, with both Skyrim and Fallout 4 receiving additional content. Fallout 76 also continues to receive new features.

While Starfield has been well explored, there are plenty of questions surrounding the Shattered Space DLC and what exactly it will provide.

What is the Starfield Shattered Space DLC?

A spacecraft lands on a rocky environment in Starfield.
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Not much is known about Starfield’s Shattered Space DLC currently, although the fact it is listed as a story expansion suggests it could follow on from the multiple endings in Starfield, or provide a new story arc altogether.

The expansion is unlikely to just have story content, however, and will be expected to launch alongside several features that did not make it into the base game, although what those are remains unknown. They could be the new travel features devs have been teasing, but fans will need to wait and see.

It could also include new companions, spaceships, weapons, enemies, or locations—though it would be surprising if the DLC added planets considering there are already over 1,000. For now, we can only speculate as to what will be added and how big the DLC will really be.

How to buy the Starfield Shattered Space DLC

Currently, the only way to purchase the Starfield Shattered Space DLC is to purchase the Starfield Premium Edition. While it initially sold for $99.99, now months after release you may be able to find it cheaper.

The Premium Edition of Starfield came with five days of early access, a Constellation Skin Pack, access to a digital artbook and original soundtrack, as well as the Shattered Space Story Expansion upon release.

If you bought access to the game with Xbox Game Pass and do not want to pay the full price for the Premium Edition, you can instead purchase the Premium Edition Upgrade for $31.49 to receive the benefits.

It isn’t clear whether the DLC will be available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers but it is expected that you will be able to purchase the DLC separately as this is the protocol for other games on the subscription service.

When does the Starfield Shattered Space DLC release?

An explorer in the world of Starfield.
Another wait lies ahead. Image via Bethesda Game Studios

Starfield’s Shattered Space DLC is expected to launch in the first half of 2024, based on the releases of the first expansions for Bethesda’s previous titles Skyrim and Fallout 4.

Dawnguard, Skyrim’s first expansion, was released eight months after the base game, while Fallout 4’s Automatron DLC was released six months later. A similar timeframe would place Starfield’s Shattered Space DLC release date between March and May 2024.

It’s important to remember, right now, there has been no official confirmation of when Shattered Space will arrive. The good news on that front though is given it was already announced before the long-awaited game actually launched, we expect it has already been in development too and as such shouldn’t have fans waiting too long.


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