It may seem unbelievable to some, but some modder they are already planning to work on a community patch for Starfield, which fixes all bugs. Actually having similar patches for Bethesda games is a real tradition that has been going on for decades.
There are amateur patches for Hines and Howard’s company titles, normally buggy at launch, pretty much as long as mods for its games have existed. There are for example for Morrowind, Obivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. Even Daggerfall has been the subject of an amateur remaster, with related bugfixes.
Be that as it may, the Starfield Community Patch project is “a collective effort by mod authors and the wider Starfield player community to fix bugs, errors and other issues in the game, including tweaks, typos and other changes not made (or not yet published) by the developers. The ultimate goal is to enhance the vanilla experience (the game with no community modifications installed Ed) for all players“, as described by the official website.
As specified, the patch will not include: new content (quests, characters, items and so on); game balance changes (in addition to the correction of obvious errors) and any tweaks that clash with the original vision of the game.
As for the bureaucratic details of the patch, the participants will have to understand it as a collective work that will be launched for free on NexusMods. There will be a core team of modders, made up of mod authors of recognized value, who will manage the application of the fixes before publication. The patch will be completely open source and free. Donations will still be allowed, and will be distributed equally among the authors.
You can contribute at various levels: by making fixes, or simply by reporting bugs.
As explained by the founders of the initiative in an interview with GamesRadar +, the anticipation of the times of the Starfield community patch is due to the desire to immediately clarify some issues that have plagued other similar projects, of other games, regarding ownership, to copyright, to the vision to follow and so on. In short, it is hoped that those who participate are aware of what they are doing and do not make claims during the processing, when the game will already be on the market.