How to Access Starfield Pre-Order and Edition Items

Image showing the pre-order items available in Starfield.

The long-awaited space RPG, Starfield, is now available for players to experience. This new title contains world’s to discover, NPCs to help (or hinder), and various pre-order and edition goodies to use in-game. If you are wondering how to access Starfield Pre-Order and Edition Items, this guide is for you.

How to Access Starfield Pre-Order Items

Any player that pre-ordered Starfield and any Game Pass subscribers will gain access to a few special pre-order bonuses. These pre-order bonuses is called the “Old Mars Skin Pack.” This pack comes with the following in-game bonus skins:

  • Laser Cutter.
  • Deep Mining Helmet.
  • Deep Mining Pack.

Equip Skins: To equip the skins in the Old Mars Skin Pack you need access to Spacesuit and Weapons Workbenches. An easy way to gain access to both is to follow the main storyline until you can join Constellation. Joining this group gives you access to The Lodge.

In the Lodge you can visit the basement area with the Lodge Key. Use the key to open the door and go down there. In the basement area you will find various Workbenches including both Spacesuit and Weapon ones. Use the Spacesuit Workbench to place skins on your gear pieces and the Weapon Workbench to place the skin on the Laser Cutter.

How to Access Starfield Digital Premium Edition Items

Infographic from Bethesda showing the Premium and Constellation items for Starfield.
Infographic from Bethesda showing the Premium and Constellation digital items for Starfield.

Players with Game Pass and those that purchased the Deluxe or Constellation editions of the game receive additional bonuses for making the larger purchase. These items include a mixture of early access, in-game skins, story expansions, and digital extras. The full list of bonuses are as follows:

  • Up to 5 days early access.
  • Constellation Skin Pack.
  • Access to Digital Extras: Soundtrack & Art Book.
  • Shattered Space (First Story Expansion) – When Released.

Due the varying nature of the included items, how you access them is different for each. The sections below walk you through accessing each of the different edition bonus goodies.

How to Play Starfield 5 Days Earlier

Starfield Global Release times. Image via Bethesda.

As a perk to players that bought the Premium, Constellation, or Game Pass upgrade versions they get early access to the title. This early access begins on September 1st. The infographic above shows the exact release time for players to start playing during the early access period.

Accessing the early access period is as simple as pre-loading/installing the game. Once that is done you will simply need to wait for it to go live on whichever platform you purchased the title on.

How to Equip the Constellation Skin Pack

Image showing the Constellation Skin on the Spacesuit Workbench menu.
Equip the Constellation Skin pack on any Spacesuit Workbench.

The Constellation Skin Pack is a pack of skins players can equip on their character. These skins change the look of different pieces of your character’s gear and weapons. To equip these skins you need access to a Spacesuit Workbench and a Weapon Workbench. You can access both of these benches easily by advancing the main storyline to join Constellation. Doing this gives you access to the Lodge location.

In the Lodge you can visit the basement area with the Lodge Key. Use the key to open the door and go down there. In the basement area you will find various machines. Use the Spacesuit Workbench to place skins on your gear pieces and the Weapon Workbench to place the weapon skin on any Equinox weapon.

How to Access to Digital Extras: Soundtrack & Art Book

To access the Digital Extras: Soundtrack & Art Book requires knowing where they are located on the platform you purchased the game on. Each platform has its own approach to digital extras. The guides linked below will help you determine where to look for this bonus content:

PC

XBOX/Windows

The OST and Art Book allows players to listen to the breathtaking in-game music of Starfield, composed by Inon Zur, and view early concept art of the game.

How to Access Shattered Space Story Mission

The last major part of the higher tier editions is free access to the Shattered Space expansion pack. This expansion pack is not out yet and currently has no release date. When the content pack goes live I will update this section to give you details on how to access it.

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