Play Starfield Early With a Game Pass Trick

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If you want to play Starfield five days early and don’t mind spending a little money for the privilege of doing so, there’s a little ‘trick’ that you can do with Xbox or PC Game Pass that’ll get you right on board and blasting off into space from as early as August 31st, depending where in the world you are.

It’s a simple thing – in fact, it’s barely even a ‘trick’, it just hasn’t been all that well publicised that you can do it.

Upgrade to the Premium Edition

On Xbox and PC Game Pass, Starfield will be free to play – with the subscription, of course. That means that when the game is released on September 6th, you can jump in and start exploring the vast, almost endless environment that boasts a staggering 1000 planets, all ripe for discovery.

For a grand cost of just £34.99 / $34.99, you can get access to Starfield a whole FIVE DAYS early, and it’s because of that free version that’s on Game Pass that you can do so.

If you navigate to the Starfield listings on the Xbox store – on console or on PC – you’ll see that there’s something called the Premium Edition Upgrade. It’s priced as we’ve just outlined, and it basically rewards users with all the content featured in the Premium Edition, including:

  • Old Mars Skin Pack
  • Shattered Space Story Expansion
  • Constellation Skin Pack
  • Digital Artbook and Soundtrack

Bethesda Game Studios has outright confirmed that by picking up the Premium Edition Upgrade and pairing it with the free version on Xbox and PC Game Pass, you will get access to the game early and you’ll secure all that lovely extra content.

For $34.99 / £34.99.

That’s well worth doing, in my opinion – and it’s why I have done it.

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  1. Wish they were more consistent with doing this on Game Pass titles. I did this myself despite having very limited interest in the game. At that price I didn’t mind taking a punt at having all the extras when I get around to checking it out at some point. Good deal.

  2. Hey, if you’re gonna suggest for people to spend 35$ on Gamepass to play early, you should also make sure to address in your article that the title will remain playable only if they keep a Gamepass subscription. And that if they don’t, they can either buy the game full price OR buy a new month to play anew.

    So in other words, 4 months of Gamepass will get you 4 months of the game, that 35$ is not going to allow to play beyond not having a subscription.

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