- Title: Starfield
- Release Date: September 6, 2023
- Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
- Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
During the Heart of Mars quest in the game Starfield, players may encounter a frustrating bug where the essential quest item, the Heart of Mars, becomes glitched beneath an inaccessible boulder. This issue prevents players from progressing in the quest, causing understandable frustration.
It’s important to note that this bug is not unique to your specific Cutter, and there’s no need to seek a Cutter upgrade as a solution. Regrettably, this bug seems to affect a significant number of players, as evidenced by various reports on social media platforms. Here’s a guide on how to resolve the Heart of Mars bug in Starfield, allowing you to retrieve the Heart and successfully complete the quest.
How to Extract the Heart of Mars in Starfield
To resolve the Heart of Mars bug in Starfield, follow these steps:
- Press the Tilde key (~) to open the console.
- Type “tcl” to disable collision.
- Use this to clip through the floor.
- Approach the boulder with your Cutter very closely.
- Type “tcl” again to enable collision.
The issue arises because the Heart gets glitched beneath the floor, necessitating the destruction of the boulder to access it. You can achieve this by employing the “tcl” console command, which temporarily turns off collision detection. This allows you to move through the floor and mine the boulder. Based on successful accounts from other players, it’s most effective if you position yourself either beneath or inside the boulder during this process.
Achievements and Console Commands
You will be informed when you access the command console that using specific commands would prevent achievements.
Keep in mind this if you wish to move forward before the bug is fixed because there is no list of which commands break accomplishments.
There may be another way to cure the Heart of Mars glitch in Starfield if you don’t want to tinker with the console. One Reddit user claimed that by using their Cutter at the ideal angle, they could mine the boulder. According to what they said, they could slightly to the left of center target their Cutter’s reticle on the boulder. Even while it doesn’t seem like you’ll get the typical mining prompt that turns your target red, you can still mine it.
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