Starfield Shattered Space: Everything we know about the expansion so far

Brianna Reeves

The first story expansion Bethesda has planned for Starfield is called Shattered Space. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Before Starfield’s market debut, Bethesda Game Studios confirmed plans to release a paid story expansion – Shattered Space. Access to the DLC upon release came bundled with the RPG’s Premium Edition, Premium Edition Upgrade (digital and physical), and Constellation Edition.

Details on the eagerly-anticipated expansion were scant until the 2024 Xbox Games Showcase, which featured the first trailer for Shattered Space and some information on what the story will entail.

Shattered Space trailer

The first trailer for Starfield: Shattered Space debuted during the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, 2024. It sets a spooky tone for the expansion, featuring bright lights and ominous effects while confirming the story will relate to the mysterious House Va’Ruun.

Does Starfield’s Shattered Space DLC have a release date?

No, Bethesda has not announced a release date for Starfield’s Shattered Space expansion, though the recent trailer confirms it will launch in 2024.

In an April 29, 2024 Kinda Funny interview, director Todd Howard said the DLC would be released in Fall 2024. Previously, Bethesda confirmed in an end of the year update for 2023 that developers are “hard at work on the [DLC’s] development” and said it would be “coming next year.”

Shattered Space DLC story & details

The first Shattered Space trailer confirms the story will focus on House Va’Ruun, a theocracy in the Settled Systems that worships a deity called the Great Serpent. This is one of the religions Starfield players can choose during character creation, though the base game reveals little about the organization.

The new story content will take players to Dazra, a city on House Va’Ruun’s hidden homeworld to investigate a cosmic threat.

A Bethesda blog post released alongside the initial trailer gives the following story description: “When a distress signal originating from a derelict star station leads you on a path to Va’ruun’kai, you’ll begin to uncover the secrets surrounding the followers of the Great Serpent.”

The trailer description confirms “unique weapons, spacesuits, and gear” will be added in the DLC, though no specifics have been announced.

That’s everything we know about Starfield Shattered Space, so far. For more on Bethesda’s space-faring epic, be sure to check out the Starfield hub.

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