Early on in Starfield you begin turning into a galactic superhero, unlocking stellar skills like suspending gravity, slowing down time, and peering into the long run (although there isn’t one to make Chunks tastier, sadly). Much less cool, sadly, is that the repetitive strategy of gathering all of your superpowers can rapidly put on out its welcome.
See, to get every energy (or improve an present energy in New Sport+) that you must drag your self to a temple on some distant, far-flung planet. However first that you must go go to Vladimir at The Eye so he can inform you the place the following temple even is. When you really attain these hallowed grounds, gravity disappears and that you must have interaction in a painfully gradual and woefully uninteresting “mini-game” that requires you to fly across the room and contact a collection of swirling lights. A loud 20-second video performs and solely then are you granted your new potential, at which level it’s time to go again to Vladimir. If you wish to max out each superpower to stage 10, you’ll have to do all this a complete of 240 instances throughout 10 playthroughs. Dang!
Fortunately, a lot of mods exist that make the entire strategy of buying Starborn powers dramatically simpler, tweaking the method by trivializing the temple mini-games, eradicating them altogether, skipping the repetitive bits in between, and even simply unlocking each energy right away.
Earlier than we leap in, be aware that mods are at present solely accessible on the PC variations of Starfield, specifically the Steam model. Whereas some mods work simply effective on the Xbox Sport Go / Microsoft Retailer model of the sport, the Steam model is at present essentially the most amenable to mods. So, a few of these might or might not work on the Sport Go model.
Shorten these temple puzzles
If you happen to don’t need to transform how Starfield distributes its superpowers, however discover the observe of flying into swirls of sunshine exhausting, Short Temple Puzzles is an efficient place to start out. With this mod, you’ll simply have to seize a single swirling mild to achieve your new energy (or attain the following stage of a beforehand gained energy).
Discover the temples, however skip the puzzles
This mod bypasses your entire floating section. Merely stroll right into a temple, watch the rings spin up, method them, and voila: New energy.
Seen that video sufficient already? Skip it
Then there’s that video that performs each time you purchase an influence (in addition to discovering an artifact). Seen it sufficient instances for one life? You then would possibly need to set up “Skip Artifact and Power Video” or “No Visions For Artifacts, Powers, and Unity.” For the primary video-skipping mod, in the event you want to kill the audio (which is able to nonetheless play regardless of the vid being skipped), you’ll need “Mute Artifact and Power Video,” too.
Discover temples with out talking to Vladimir
Discovering cryptic historic alien installations is a bit of tedious by itself, however needing to schlep again to The Eye to talk with Vladimir every time to seek out new potential places simply provides to the exhaustion. With “Skip Vladimir Temple Quest,” all you’ll have to do is hit a hotkey to immediately get the following temple places added to your quest log. No want to listen to him name you “rook” once more.
Change how temples grant powers
If you happen to nonetheless want to go to temples however need to check out a unique solution to rank them up, think about putting in “Simple Temple Overhaul.”
Right here, you’ll solely want to go to a particular temple as soon as per energy. Each time you begin a brand new New Sport+, your whole powers will mechanically get bumped to the following stage. Revisiting outdated temples, in the meantime, will grant you two models of Quantum Essence.
OMG simply give me all of the powers
If you end up saying “screw these temples,” perhaps try the “Instant Rank 10 In All Powers” mod. Because it says on the tin, this mod will unlock each single energy and push it to its max rank.
That stated, because the mod’s web page warns, you might need to save this till after you’ve accomplished the primary quest, because it dangers breaking the sport’s already-fragile problem curve.
So in the event you’re within the temper to bend gravity, decelerate time, and shoot fireballs however are sick of getting to truly have interaction with the boring Temples,, think about making an attempt out just a few of those mods to make getting the cool powers that a lot simpler.