If there’s one thing some people love doing in games that feature hardcore violence and combat, it’s… The complete opposite of that. There’s something rewarding about a non-lethal playthrough, so much so that some games have fully accomodated the concept in the past. Can you play Starfield as a pacifist, though?
Can You Be Non-Lethal in Starfield?
For those looking to avoid a fight and play the diplomat in Starfield, it has been confirmed by Bethesda that you – unfortunately – cannot do that.
There is no way to play Starfield as a pacifist, as at some point, you will absolutely have to fight and kill something.
It was stated quite clearly in an August Q&A with Bethesda Game Studios that it was once a concept that was considered but it eventually turned out that it ‘wasn’t totally feasible.’ It ewas stressed that there are non-lethal options in the game, but given the base nature of the title, you can’t go through the entire campaign and not kill at least one thing.