Starfield has left the fanbase divided, with some holding it as the benchmark for space-themed RPGs while others are plagued with bugs and glitches. While none of the bugs are game-breaking, they are for sure very irritating and, at times, downright hilarious. Well, in this guide, we have shared details on the Invisible Head or Camouflaged Character bug in Starfield that many players have reported encountering. We have explained what the bug is and shared some effective workarounds for it as well.
Well, to begin with, these bugs may appear different, but they are like two sides of the same coin. What is happening is that the character’s skin becomes partially or completely camouflaged, causing it to appear invisible. Strangely, this camouflage effect seems to affect the character’s skin, making it vanish while their outfit remains visible. Well, this issue seems directly related to the Chameleon perk that lets your character become invisible while sneaking or not moving. However, even when the pack is unequipped along with the spacesuit, this bug leads to the character appearing headless, with their clothing being the only visible part, resulting in an unexpected and visually puzzling experience for players. Both the protagonist and your in-game companions are susceptible to this bug. So, if you have encountered the same issue, make sure to try the workarounds shared below.
Starfield Invisible Head or Camouflaged Character Bug: Is there any fix yet
Well, there is no official fix for this issue yet. Furthermore, the developers have not spoken about it either. So, in the absence of an official fix, we have some suggested workarounds that did the trick for a number of other players. Just keep in mind that these workarounds are not guaranteed fixes and may not work for everyone. With that out of the way, let’s get right into it.
Change equipped items/perks including spacesuit and helmet
To temporarily resolve the issue, you can try removing all your equipped items, including your spacesuit and helmet if they have the chameleon pack installed. This action seems to reset the character’s appearance and can eliminate the camouflage or invisibility effect. If your in-game companions appear headless, change their clothing too.
Hand Scanner Magic
Another potential workaround that seemed to work for a few was the action of opening and closing the hand scanner. To do this, all you have to do is press the LB button on your Xbox controller or hit F on your trusty keyboard twice. Voilà! Your character’s head should be back! However, beware; this won’t guarantee your head won’t decide to sneak out again later. And if that happens, just press the hotkey again to get your head back or fix the camouflage skin issue.
If your head prefers to play hide-and-seek in third-person or first-person view, the best thing to try in this case is to switch between the modes. From all the reports of players facing this error, the bug appears mostly while playing in third-person mode. So, consider playing in FPP mode until a patch is released. Also, try to avoid any scoping or aiming down sights while in TPP mode as this can trigger the bug too.
If all else fails, the good ol’ ‘turn it off and on again’ method might work. So, consider restarting the game, and then check whether the issue persists. If the restart workaround does not help, try reloading an earlier save where you were not being troubled by this bug.
Wait for a Patch
And the last thing to do is to patiently wait for the first patch or update from the game developers. As of now, there doesn’t seem to be a direct fix within the game itself, so players are encouraged to keep an eye out for upcoming patches that should permanently resolve these issues.
Well, that is everything you need to know regarding this camo/headless bug in Starfield. We hope all your doubts about this bug have been cleared. For more helpful guides and tutorials like this, make sure to stay tuned to DigiStatement. Also, before you leave, read this article to learn more about the Into The Unknown Quest Bug in Starfield.
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