Starfield is just hours away from its official release on September 6. Since Bethesda has already made the game available for players who purchased the Premium Edition, these early-access players are having the time of their lives flying around and exploring the many planets and systems featured in Starfield. However, through their playthrough, these players have encountered some major bugs and issues in the game. And, in this guide, we will deal with one such issue that appears when you customize your ship.
Players mostly encounter the Missing Weapon Assignment issue in the Ship Editing menu, specifically when tinkering around with the weapon system of their ship. In Starfield, the ship is your bread and butter. There are countless threats on unknown planets/systems and your ship is the only wall between you and the game-over screen. If you don’t take good care of your ship, then say goodbye to all your hopes and aspirations. So, is there a fix available for this issue? Let’s find out!
Starfield Missing Weapon Assignment Issue: How to fix it
Well, it doesn’t seem to be a bug that causes this issue, but rather a simple misunderstanding that many players are having to deal with. Anyway, here are some workarounds for you to try:
Go to Weapon tabs and assign weapons from there –
For most players, the common reason behind this issue is that they have yet to properly assign weapons. To correct this mistake, go to the Weapons tab by pressing T (on a PC) or RB (on a controller) located beside the error messages, and assign your ship’s weapons to the available slots (W0, W1, W2).
Ensure that you are correctly installing weapons –
Your ship’s weapons have certain limitations assigned to them. For starters, players are only allowed to equip three different types of weapons on their ship. So, you can’t equip your ship with lasers, missiles, and missiles in the available three slots. What you need to do is equip lasers, missiles, and any other weapon type, say particle, and the issue shouldn’t occur. Furthermore, these weapons need to be of the same model for them to be grouped in one slot. Therefore, keep all these in mind and then re-edit your ship to fix this issue.
Restart Starfield –
Sometimes, all a game needs is a simple restart to resolve issues. Try it out and see if you still encounter the problem. If yes, then move on to the next method.
Repair game –
At times, the cause could be a missing or corrupted game file. And the best way to deal with that is to repair the game. Just open Steam and then head to the Library. From there, right-click on Starfield and select Properties > Installed Files > Verify the integrity of game files. All you have to do now is wait for Steam to finish repairing the game. After the verification check, launch Starfield and check whether the issue persists.
Reload a previous save –
Well, loading a previous save is one of the most effective yet painful workarounds. While we can’t guarantee that this will fix the issue, we still suggest you give it a try. Additionally, players should always create a local backup of their save files to avoid losing progress in the event of save file corruption.
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