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Starfield’s new maps are a galactic godsend for Xbox players

Say goodbye to those eyesore Starfield maps in the new Xbox update, as Bethesda makes navigation less nebulous in the huge space RPG.

Starfield maps update: An image of the new Starfield surface maps.

The awe of Starfield’s world can be goosebump-inducing at times, but navigating it is easier said than done. With so many points of interest to choose from, I wouldn’t wish Bethesda’s Starfield maps on anyone’s eyesight. The new Starfield update for Xbox players is a godsend, though – they genuinely don’t suck anymore!

Xbox Series X|S owners can download the latest update for Bethesda’s mammoth space RPG game right now, which brings about a whole suite of features to enjoy. Alongside the introduction of 60fps support exclusively for Series X players, all Starfield explorers can feast their eyes upon Bethesda’s refreshed surface map design. Whether you’re exploring New Atlantis or the outer reaches of the galaxy, the studio has “made some big improvements to surface maps, so you’ll always know just where to go.”

Jokingly, Bethesda adds that you’ll “no longer ‘get lost’ on the way to your parents’ place (and they weren’t buying that excuse anyway, you should really go visit them).” I can’t fault Bethesda, it has got me there (sorry space dad). But before you or I go visit our interstellar folks, you can finally complete your quests without wandering around aimlessly for 20 minutes trying to find the next location. I can’t stress enough how much time I’ve lost in this gargantuan open world game because of inaccurate indicators. Not even my favorite Starfield companions like Sarah Morgan could help lead the way.

Activating in-game navigation brings up a far more detailed map, complete with more accurate 3D surfaces and POI emblem placement. Furthermore, using a quick scan of the environment will signpost your POIs in your local vicinity better than ever, and lead you to your objectives without a hitch. Here’s what that looks like below:

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Now that travelling around the galaxy doesn’t offend my eyes, I just need one more addition to take it to the next level: land vehicles. The good news is that Starfield land vehicles are on the way, but it is likely that they won’t arrive until the Starfield Shattered Space DLC release window. I’m already imagining all the fun I’ll have driving across the Moon, or the remnants of Earth.

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