- Starfield has a bug that replaces a player’s character model with a dead body when trying to change appearance using Enhance.
- Despite being one of Bethesda’s least buggy games, Starfield still has its fair share of bugs, although most are harmless.
- The bug with the corpse model only occurs in the appearance editor and doesn’t affect regular gameplay, but it remains a mystery why it happens.
A strange bug seems to occur in Starfield when attempting to change appearance, as one player found out their character model was switched out for a corpse when using Enhance. While Starfield is considered to be the least buggy Bethesda title to release in over a decade, it still has its share of bugs. Thankfully, most of them are harmless and don’t impede gameplay by a significant amount, though entire cities in Starfield have been known to disappear for some players in the past.
However, Starfield has also brought several new features to the Bethesda sandbox formula, such as the ship builder, a more refined New Game Plus, and even the ability to change appearance in the middle of a playthrough without having to use console commands in Starfield, as was the case with earlier titles such as Fallout 4 or Skyrim. Given Starfield‘s nature as a sci-fi setting, not only was it easy for the developers to integrate the feature within the lore, but they also allowed Starfield players to thoroughly alter their look, skin tone and body type included.
That being said, it would seem that CKCartman can’t benefit from this quality-of-life Starfield feature, as whenever they attempt to change their character’s appearance, the menu screen switches out their model with that of a dead body. It remains a mystery why this bug occurs or persists in their playthrough, especially given the fact that they have yet to enter New Game Plus in Starfield. The disturbing, frozen corpse only shows up when using Enhance or console commands to enter the appearance change menu, while their character remains unaffected during regular gameplay.
While creepy and frustrating to deal with, many players couldn’t help but be amused at how bizarre the glitch appears to be. The dead body models that Starfield uses happen to be normal NPCs “wearing” a piece of equipment that turns them into a corpse, which means that CKCartman’s character somehow temporarily equips the item after entering the appearance editor at an Enhance vendor.
Given the fact that Unofficial Patches have solved plenty of miscellaneous bugs in previous Bethesda titles, there’s a high likelihood that the disturbing corpse bug in Starfield will only be fixed once players get their hands on Starfield‘s official modding tools, set to release in early 2024. Considering the chaotic nature of a Bethesda modding scene, there’s also an equal chance that corpses will become fully playable in the near future.
Starfield is available on PC and Xbox Series X/S.