Good news for AMD GPU users.
An astronaut standing on an alien planet.

A new, albeit small, update for Starfield was released earlier today by Bethesda Game Studios. The update only contains a few lines of fixes, improvements, and changes but is actually quite impactful for those with AMD GPUs.

This update, named Patch 1.7.33, tackles some performance and stability issues that users have experienced while playing. I've lost track of how many times my game has randomly decided to freeze and crash, so any improvements in this area are quite welcome.

Those with AMD GPUs will be happy to hear that Bethesda fixed a graphical glitch related to star lens flares. Apparently, there was a bug where those on AMD hardware just couldn't see a planet's parent star in the sky. It just wasn't there at all.

Today's update also addresses an issue related to the game's upscaling implementation that would cause textures to look more blurry than they should. Starfield officially supports FSR 2 from AMD as well as FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS). Bethesda did say that official DLSS support would be coming at some point in the future. Until then, there are user mods for both DLSS and XeSS support.

The full notes for Patch 1.7.33 can be found below.

Starfield 1.7.33 Update - Fixes and Improvements
  • Characters: Fixed an issue that could cause some characters to not be in their proper location.
  • Star Stations: Fixed an issue where Star Stations would be labeled as a player-owned ship.
  • Vendors: Addressed an issue that allowed for a vendor’s full inventory to be accessible.
  • AMD (PC): Resolved an issue that caused star lens flares not to appear correctly AMD GPUs.
  • Graphics: Addressed an upscaling issue that could cause textures to become blurry.
  • Graphics: Resolved an issue that could cause photosensitivity issues when scrolling through the inventory menu.
Performance and Stability
  • Hand Scanner: Addressed an issue where the Hand Scanner caused hitching.
  • Various stability and performance improvements to address crashing and freezes.
  • Displays: Fixed an issue that would cause displayed items to disappear when applied to in-ship mannequins.
  • Displays: Fixed an issue that would cause items stored in Razorleaf Storage Containers and Weapon Racks to disappear after commandeering another ship.​