Starfield fans hoping to play on day one may want to download the latest patch in advance, as it is surprisingly large.

Despite Starfield releasing in just a few days, Bethesda is already distributing patches to ensure that players have the perfect experience at launch.

Fortunately, you’ve got a few days to download the Day One Starfield update, which looks set to improve performance and provide other general fixes.

Starfield Day One Patch

The Starfield Day One patch, or v.1.7.23.0, has been released, and players who have pre-ordered any edition of the game can download it now.

Here are the file sizes for the Day One patch on Xbox and PC:

  • Xbox – 15.48 GB
  • PC – 13.4 GB
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This brings the total Xbox file size up to 101.1GB before launch. However, this is, of course, subject to change with any other potential updates released before September 1.

While there aren’t official patch notes for the Starfield Day One patch, Insider Gaming claims the update fixes performance, visual, quest, and gameplay issues.

How to Download Starfield Day One Patch

Players who have already pre-loaded Starfield will automatically download the Starfield Day One patch.

However, if it isn’t automatically downloading for you, follow these instructions to do it manually on Xbox and PC:

Xbox

  • Select My Games & Apps
  • Go to Starfield
  • Press the Menu button
  • Select Manage Game and Add-ons
  • Choose Updates
The Starfield update downloading on Xbox

PC

  • Open Steam
  • Head to Library
  • Find Starfield
  • Right-click on it and select Properties
  • Click Updates on the left
  • Set Automatic Updates to ‘Always keep this game updated
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