We all know the game will probably need this.
Starfield Community Patch

A group of mod makers are already coming together to begin work on a Starfield community patch. This patch aims to address the bugs in the game, despite the sci-fi RPG not coming out until the first half of 2023 at the earliest.

PCGamesN reports that early work on the Starfield Community Patch (aka: SCP) is underway and that it will be a "collective effort by mod authors and the wider player community of Starfield to fix bugs, errors, and other inconsistencies present in the game." Even though Starfield is still probably a good half a year away, there is a foundation being set up here that we all know will probably be needed.

Community patches for open-world Bethesda titles have become a staple over the years. Everything from Fallout 3 to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have had a variety of unofficial community patches that address a huge gamut of issues that lingered in the game. A fair number of the issues in these older titles can be attributed to the use of the Gamebryo engine, or Bethesda's recent Creation Engine, which itself is just a heavily modified branch of Gamebryo. As such, these modders aren't leaving anything up to chance and are working together now to get tackle release date bugs and glitches.

Sure, Bethesda will probably issue official patches for Starfield over its lifetime, but even then, there will undoubtedly be things that they miss or choose not to fix. That has been the case for several generations of Bethesda releases already. While it would be nice for the community to not have to release these unofficial patches, the track record indicates that this will probably still be a necessity for Starfield.

"Fixes included in the patch are intended to correct bugs or errors in the base game. Examples include misplaced objects, script errors, inconsistencies in item properties, faulty missions/quests, game-breaking exploits, missing attributes such as tags, header flags, etc., and spelling errors. The overall goal is to improve the vanilla experience for all players."
The SCP organizers invite players, once the game is out of course, to report bugs to them or to submit their own fixes for bugs. These fixes will be merged together into one big community patch that will be released to the public. If nothing else, it will be very interesting to see if it's Bethesda or the community that features the more robust fixes for issues in the initial days of Starfield's release.