Another day, another Starfield exploit. The latter allows players to loot the inventory of a poor unsuspecting merchant in Akila City.
Like Skyrim’s old infinite money problem, players have found a sneaky way to rob the Shepherd’s General Store if they’re in third person and just in front of a very easy puddle.
“WOW,” wrote YouTuber JamieMoranUK on X/Twitter. “If you go to Akila City, look in the puddle in front of the store, Shepherds. You can get all of the store’s inventory for FREE.
Open the bank, wait 24 hours and do it again.”
If you go to Akila City, look in the puddle outside the store, Shepherds.
You can get all store inventory for FREE.
Create a bank, wait 24 hours and do it again#Star field
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— Jamie Moran (@JamieMoranUK) September 13, 2023
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Of course, the usual caveats apply, so you’ll need to be in full incognito mode to ensure no annoying busybody notices your nefarious ways and destroys you.
A similar glitch also occurs in front of the Rowland Arms, as Moran demonstrates for us below:
If you go to the Rowland Arms in Akila City, look at the puddle in front of the stairs…
You can also get all store inventory for FREE!
Rinse and repeat #Star field
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— Jamie Moran (@JamieMoranUK) September 15, 2023
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Within hours, Moran updated his Twitter thread to say, “People in my replies are already saying I’m posting it wrong,” though it’s unclear whether the critics are upset that people are abusing the game in this way, or just an angry Moran bringing the exploit to world. – and Bethesda – attention.
For now, though, both exploits are still live, so get your boots on… if you have any room left in your inventory, of course.
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