Starfield Premium Edition & Pre-Order Bonuses – Is it worth it?



    We’ve already heard far and wide that Starfield is coming to Xbox Game Pass, meaning anyone who already pays for Game Pass is basically going to be able to play it for free. However, there is still a Premium Edition of the game available to purchase, as well as Pre-Order bonuses, despite it releasing to Game Pass. While this means players would have to spend some money, it also means some extra rewards for the experience. The question is, is it worth it? Keep reading below for all the details!

    All Starfield Premium Edition Rewards

    Starfield is limited to very few platforms, either next-gen consoles, Xbox Series S/X, or PC. However, whether you choose to play on an Xbox or PC, if you’re paying for an Xbox Game Pass membership, you’ll receive the game right when it releases on September 6, 2023, for no additional charge. With that being the case, is it really worth it to purchase a Premium Edition of the game? Well, Starfield has included an upgraded edition of the game as an option because it comes with some perks. Take a look at all the rewards below:

    Screenshot via Bethesda
    • Starfield Base Game
    • Shattered Space Story Expansion (upon release)
    • 5 Days Early Access
    • Constellation Skin Pack: Equinox Laser Rifle, Spacesuit, Helmet, and Boost Pack
    • Access to Starfield Digital Artbook & Original Soundtrack
    • All Pre-Order Bonuses

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    All these extra rewards will be included with a purchase of the Starfield Premium Edition for $99.99 and Premium Upgrade for $34.99. The difference is whether or not you’re already paying for Game Pass. If you are, I would recommend only considering the Premium Upgrade since you’re getting all the same items but for a lower price. However, if you aren’t paying for Game Pass, then the Premium Edition may be a consideration, but it is a good $20-$30 more than the Standard. The best part about this edition is the early access and the story expansion. The early access is only 5 days, which really isn’t much longer to wait, and with the story expansion, chances are, you will be able to purchase a DLC for a reasonable price down the road.

    All Starfield Pre-Order Bonuses

    Taking Pre-Order bonuses into consideration, you won’t have to worry about missing out on them at all. If you’re paying for Gamepass, Pre-Order bonuses will automatically be given to you anyways, whether you choose to upgrade your edition or not. If you aren’t paying for Game Pass, you’ll need to purchase either a Standard or Premium Edition of the game before release to get them. Take a look at all the bonus rewards below:

    Image via Bethesda
    • Laser Cutter
    • Deep Mining Helmet
    • Deep Mining Pack

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    It’s completely up to you whether you decide to purchase an upgraded edition of the game, but in my personal opinion, the best way to get all the above for the best deal would be to ensure you have a Game Pass Membership and simply get the Premium Upgrade of the game. This will cost you $45-$50 at the most, compared to an almost $100 cost for the Premium Edition (about half the amount). However, if you aren’t all that interested in a few extra cosmetics and five early days of access, then I’m sure you’d still appreciate the game just in its Standard Edition for $69.99 with its Pre-Order bonuses. Either way, you’ll have a blast!

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