Starfield Early Access Not Working Fix

If Starfield early access is not working for you, don’t worry! After five years of waiting and several delays, Starfield is finally here! And if you are as excited as we are to play it, you’ve probably purchased the Premium Edition of the game, with comes with a 5-day early access. However, for some players, Starfield Early Access is not showing up. Here’s how to fix this.

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Starfield Early Access Not Working Fix
Starfield Early Access Not Working Solution

UPDATE: For players that are playing via Xbox Game Pass with the Premium Edition upgrade. If you are unable to play Starfield Early Access, this is a potential workaround, as shared by Reddit user Braindrain135: “Click see in Microsoft store, have it take you to the game, select game, it will say not downloaded, redownload it, do not leave the downloading screen, one it’s finished downloading, select the premium downloaded item. You are in!”

Starfield Early Access Doesn’t Work Fix

The wait is finally over! If you are a proud owner of the Starfield Premium Edition, you can jump into the game on September 1st at 2 am CEST / 1 am BST or August 31st at 8 pm EDT / 5 pm PDT if you are living in North America. Many of you have probably already pre-loaded the game weeks ago and were sitting patiently in front of your screen for the counter to reach zero and early access to kick off. The time is up. The early access is here! However, Starfield Early Access is not working for you for some reason. Don’t worry, it’s nothing serious! If you can’t play Starfield early access, here’s what to do. For those of you who game on Xbox Series X/S, you will need to perform power cycling. This is so that you can clear your console’s cache. By doing this, the console will get the memo that early access is now live. Hence, if Starfield early access is not working on Xbox, follow the steps listed below:

  1. Turn off your console completely.
  2. Unplug the cable from the wall.
  3. Leave the console unplugged for 2 to 5 minutes.
  4. Plug it back, and turn the console back on.

The problem with Starfield Early Access not showing should now be fixed, and you will be able to start playing the game! For those of you who play on PC via Steam, the solution is even easier. Simply turn off Steam and then turn it back on. Make sure that it is completely turned off (check out the system tray). If needed, restart the whole PC, and verify the integrity of the game files. This should fix the “Starfield Early Access Not Working” issue on the PC.

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    james r

    Certainly didn’t solve my problem 🙁

    1. G

      Mutual, still tryna figure it out

    2. G

      Didn’t work for me either, the simple solution to Uninstaller and reinstall is absolutely out of the question, we don’t have fiber optics and all that nice fancy internet up here. It would mean spending 2 days to re-download the game. I’m absolutely disappointed and we’ll understanding how the rest of this game will be. I’m pissed.

  2. J

    The solution works on PC

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