Starfield, after years of hype and anticipation, is finally a reality. Yes, the game is out on Early Access for owners of the premium edition, with the full release just around the corner. As you might have guessed from the topic of this article, some players are facing an issue where the early access version isn’t working. So, if you are one of those players, this is just the article for you.
Early access issues can be frustrating, especially when you’ve eagerly awaited a game like Starfield. Several factors could contribute to early access not working for some players, and it is hard to pinpoint the reasons. Still, you would want to get back into the game if you were facing this issue. Well, keep reading to know if there are any fixes available so that you can finally start your adventure in the game.
Starfield Early Access Not Working Issue on PC & Xbox: Is there any fix yet
As of writing this article, there is no official fix for this Early Access not working issue yet. Still, there are some workarounds that you can try. However, since these are just potential workarounds, there is no guarantee that they will work. Anyway, you should give them a try nonetheless.
Make sure you have the right edition
Early access to Starfield is available for players who have purchased the premium edition. Although it is quite obvious, you might have purchased the standard edition if you are unable to access it during the early access period. So, go ahead and make sure you’ve bought the premium edition of Starfield; only then will you be one of the lucky ones who get to explore the game’s universe before its official release.
Well, if you are unable to play Starfield, close the game and restart your PC or Xbox. Make sure to unplug your console or PC, let it stay in that state for about 10 minutes, and then boot it up. After that, launch the game and see if this fixes the issue.
Restart Steam (PC)
Some players have reported that restarting Steam has fixed the issue for them. So, you need to make sure to try this workaround. You might think that clicking on the “Close” button on the Steam client might close it. But it still runs in the background. So, you will need to right-click on the Steam icon present in the right-side corner of the taskbar and select the Quit option. You can also use Task Manager to delete any Steam-related processes. Once that’s done, launch the client and check whether the issue persists.
Check your Internet
Make sure that you have a stable and fast internet connection. You can try rebooting your router. If possible, use an Ethernet cable for better connectivity. You can also try switching to a different network or hotspot and then checking if the issue persists.
For the Game pass version (PC)
If you’re encountering issues with the Game Pass version of Starfield, you can try the following workaround:
Launch the Microsoft Store on your Windows PC.
Use the search bar or browse through the store to find the Starfield.
Ensure that the game is not marked as downloaded on your system. If it’s already downloaded, you may need to uninstall it.
If the game is not downloaded or if you’ve uninstalled it, initiate the download process from the Microsoft Store. Click on the option to download the game.
Allow the download to complete fully, and after the download is completed, access the downloaded premium version of Starfield from your Microsoft Store library.
Reinstall the game
If none of the above-mentioned fixes work, the last thing left to do is to completely uninstall the game and then reinstall a fresh copy. Hopefully, a fresh copy will be free of this bug.
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