If you were wondering if Starfield can be played offline, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

With the recent boom in live-service games, more and more titles are requiring an internet connection to access their content, including single-player features.

So, it may come as no surprise that Starfield fans are wondering if they can play the game offline.

Below we outline absolutely everything you need to know about enjoying Bethesda’s latest title without an internet connection.

Can Starfield Be Played Offline?

Yes, Starfield can be played completely offline on all platforms, including Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Steam Deck.

However, if you own Starfield through Game Pass, then you will need to be connected to the internet in order to access the game regardless of whether you are streaming it or have it downloaded.

Additionally, if you have purchased Starfield digitally, you will need a one-time internet connection to download it. Finally, you will need an internet connection to install any day-one patches and future updates.

Outside of these instances, because the game has no multiplayer or co-op elements it does not need to be connected to the internet to be played.

The player using the laboratory computer in Starfield

Outside of Fallout 76 and Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda’s games do not require an internet connection to play them. Because they are strictly single-player experiences, being online is not necessary.

Fortunately, those who don’t have stable internet connections will be able to play Starfield hassle-free and completely offline.

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