Starfield is Bethesda’s biggest game yet, but does it have a New Game+ mode to make starting it all over again exciting?

New Game+ modes typically allow players to start a game again while carrying over certain aspects of their character, such as stats, equipment, or money.

Fortunately, there is good news for fans hoping for a New Game+ mode in Bethesda’s latest title. However, it comes with an added twist!

Does Starfield Have a New Game+ Mode?

Yes, Starfield does have a New Game+ mode for players who want to start a new save after completing the base game but maintain some aspects of their previous save.

There are three options for New Game+ after completing Starfield’s main quest:

  • Start the game over with the same character, keeping their skills and powers
  • Start over with the same character (skills and powers), but skip the main quest in the new playthrough
  • Keep playing from your current save, with the option to start a New Game+ later

The exact details regarding exactly how these New Game+ features work contain heavy spoilers for the end of the game. For that reason, we won’t go into them here but know that you are granted new dialog options when playing through a second time.

It’s also important to note that certain side content is locked behind New Game+, which is something to consider if you want to see everything Starfield has to offer.

The player looking out at a field of rocks in Starfield

New Game+ was confirmed by GQ in its deep dive into Starfield, where it explained that the fan-favorite feature would be available but with a “unique and exciting twist.”

While it doesn’t clarify what that twist might be, fans can expect that their second playthrough will certainly be a different experience.

You can read the full quote from GQ below:

“[Starfield] gives you the flexibility and options to carve out a unique identity, and even adds a unique and exciting twist on New Game+ to incentivise continued and repeat play.”

A Crimson Fleet pirate in Starfield

Starfield is the very first Bethesda game to include a New Game+ mode, as neither Skyrim, Fallout 4, nor Fallout 76 included the option.

It is a groundbreaking feature for fans who already religiously play Bethesda games on loop.

Considering just how large Starfield is, it’s not hard to imagine replaying the game over and over again.

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