Starfield’s Boundary Reached Message Explained: How Map Restrictions Work

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Leaked #Starfield footage recently surfaced on the internet, causing quite a buzz among gaming enthusiasts. The video showcased a rather intriguing feature in the game known as the “Boundary Reached” message.

The “Boundary Reached” message indeed makes an appearance when players venture too far on a planet in Starfield, but it’s not something you’ll stumble upon casually. To trigger this message, you’ll need to embark on a continuous journey in a single direction for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. When you’ve reached this boundary, a pop-up message will materialize on your screen, presenting you with three options: Fast Travel to Ship, Open Planet Map, or Cancel the message.

If you choose to ignore the warning and opt for the third option, you’ll soon find yourself colliding with an invisible wall, accompanied by a message in the top right corner of the screen, bluntly stating, “You Cannot Go That Way.” On the other hand, selecting the second option, “Open Planet Map,” will whisk you away to another location on the planet.

This mechanism may raise some eyebrows, as it appears to contradict previous statements made by Bethesda regarding the game’s exploration. When a fan asked if they could explore an entire planet after landing on it, Bethesda’s head of publishing, Pete Hines, confidently responded, “Yup, if you want. Walk on, brave explorer.” The “Boundary Reached” feature, however, seems to suggest otherwise, revealing that there are limitations to how far players can roam on a planet’s surface.

Nevertheless, it’s crucial to keep in mind that Starfield boasts a staggering array of over 1,000 planets, each with its unique visual characteristics and quirks. These distinctions range from varying levels of gravity to signs of life inhabiting the planet or extreme weather conditions. Despite this diversity, early impressions suggest that some players might find the world somewhat barren and lacking in vibrant activity.

Nonetheless, one of our colleagues, Dan Stapleton, who invested approximately 70 hours into the game before publishing his review, expressed his enjoyment of Starfield. He awarded the game a solid 7 out of 10, which is considered “Good” on our review scale. According to Dan, “Starfield has a lot of forces working against it, but eventually, the allure of its expansive role-playing quests and respectable combat make its gravitational pull difficult to resist.”

In summary, the “Boundary Reached” feature in Starfield adds an interesting dimension to the game’s exploration, even though it may not align with previous expectations of limitless planetary exploration. With its vast universe and diverse planets, Starfield still manages to captivate players and offer an enjoyable gaming experience.

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