Starfield Patch Adds Food Consume Button, DLSS

Bethesda released the 1.8.86 patch notes for the latest Starfield update, which is available now. This brings with it the option to immediately consume food found in the environment in Starfield, as well as support for Nvidia DLSS.

The ability to eat items in the game world was apparantly added by popular request. Prior to this patch, players would need to pick up the food, then navigate to the Starfield inventory screen to eat it.

It also adds support for Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) tech for PC players with compatible Nvidia graphics cards, including options for DLSS super resolution, Nvidia Reflex low latency, and Deep Learning anti-aliasing. Other updates include general perfomance and stability improvements and fixes to bugs that could occur when starting New Game+.

Here are the full patch notes from the Bethesda website, which starts with the Starfield food and DLSS additions:


This update introduces Nvidia DLSS support for our PC players. Compatible Nvidia graphic cards can now use DLSS Super Resolution, Deep Learning Anti-aliasing (DLAA), Nvidia Reflex Low Latency, and DLSS Frame generation.


By popular request, we have added the ability to ingest food and drink items upon finding them in the environment. You can enjoy those Chunks immediately or save them for later. The choice is yours.



Addressed a number of memory related issues and leaks.

Added some GPU performance optimizations, which will be more impactful on higher end cards.

Improved renderer threading model, improving CPU usage most notably on higher end systems.

Various stability and performance improvements.


Added the ability to eat the food placed in the world.

Adjusted stealth to be a bit more forgiving.

Fixed an issue where Andreja’s head would stay permanently cloaked.

Fixed an issue that could prevent players from firing their weapons.

Fixed issues where some NPC could be seen not wearing clothes (Note: This issue may resolve itself over time).

Fixed an issue where already in-progress skill challenges could stop progressing after reaching the Unity and starting a new game.

Fixed an issue that could temporarily prevent opening the inventory or saving after entering the Unity.

PC: Fixed an issue where mouse movement could be choppy.

Fixed a rare issue that could cause the home ship to be lost.

Fixed an issue where the ship services technician might be missing.

Fixed an issue where occasionally the camera could shake incorrectly during Traveling, Grav Jumping, Docking, or Landing transitions.


Addressed an issue with how ambient occlusion appeared in ultrawide resolutions.

Optimized initial shader compilation that occurs on start-up.

Added the ability to adjust Brightness and Contrast in the Display Settings menu.

Added the ability to adjust HDR Brightness provided that the system supports it. (Xbox & Windows 11 only).

Addressed a number of materials that could sometimes present an unintended pattern under certain conditions.

Fixed various visual issues related to the new FOV slider options.

Improved the appearance of the eyes on crowd characters.

Addressed a number of minor visual issues related to lighting, shadows, terrain, and vegetation.

PC: Addressed additional visual issues related to DLSS.


All That Money Can Buy: Fixed a rare issue where players couldn’t sit during the negotiation with Musgrove.

Blast Zone: Fixed an issue where the hard rocks that need to be cleared out by players will not appear on Ngodup Tate’s land.

Echoes of the Past: Fixed an issue where the Grylloba Queen could sometimes not be reachable during the objective “Secure the Shuttle Bay”.

Eye of the Storm: Fixed an issue where players’ quest progression could potentially be blocked due to a missing docking prompt.

Grunt Work: Addressed an issue where progress could appear blocked if “Supra et Ultra” was completed while returning to the Lodge during “High Price to Pay”.

No Sudden Moves: Fixed an issue that could prevent the entrance door to the Scow ship from being opened again.

Operation Starseed: Fixed an issue where the key that is needed to exit the facility could sometimes not be present.

Sabotage: Fixed an issue where David Barron could potentially not be found by players.

Short Sighted: Fixed an issue where players could rarely become control-locked while speaking with Vladimir.

The Heart of Mars: Fixed an issue where players might not be able to mine the “The Heart of Mars”.

The patch was previously playable via Steam Beta earlier in November 2023, before rolling out officially on November 20, 2023. Bethesda also confirmed it is working on mod support for Starfield back in September, 2023.

Patch 1.8.86 for Starfield is available to download now, while the game itself is available on PC and Xbox Series X, as well as through Xbox Game Pass.

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