Starfield’s 1.7.33 Update Addresses Star Lens Flares Issues on AMD GPUs

Bethesda Game Studios has recently released Patch 1.7.33 for their highly anticipated game, Starfield. Although a minor update, it brings significant improvements in performance and addresses a specific issue with star lens flares on PCs equipped with AMD graphics processing units (GPUs).

The patch aims to enhance the overall gaming experience by resolving issues related to star lens flares that were not properly displaying on AMD GPUs. This problem had been reported by several users, leading to posts on Reddit and other forums highlighting the absence of star lens flares during daylight scenes. Bethesda took notice of these concerns and promptly addressed them with the release of Patch 1.7.33.

In addition to the fix for star lens flares, Patch 1.7.33 also includes other notable adjustments. One of the key improvements is related to an upscaling feature that caused textures to appear blurry. This particular issue had been negatively impacting visual fidelity and was a significant concern for players. By addressing this problem, Bethesda has ensured that the game’s visuals remain sharp and crisp, providing a more immersive experience for players.

It’s worth mentioning that Starfield offers two official upscaling technologies: AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 (FSR 2) and FidelityFX Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS). While these are the officially supported options, players have also utilized unofficial mods to introduce support for Nvidia’s DLSS and Intel’s XeSS. However, Bethesda has confirmed that they will introduce official support for Nvidia’s supersampling technology in the near future.

Beyond the technical adjustments, Starfield has become a phenomenal success for Bethesda, surpassing 10 million players since its release on September 1st. The game’s launch has marked the biggest in the studio’s history, solidifying its position as a highly popular and sought-after title in the gaming community.

IGN reviewed Starfield, awarding it a commendable 7 out of 10 rating. The review praised the expansive roleplaying quests and the engaging combat mechanics of the game. Despite various challenges faced by the developers, Starfield managed to capture the attention and interest of players, inviting them into its vast and captivating universe.

Patch 1.7.33 Notes:

Here are the details of the changes included in Patch 1.7.33:


  • Fixed an issue causing certain characters to be misplaced.
  • Resolved the problem where Star Stations were incorrectly labeled as player-owned ships.
  • Addressed a bug that allowed full access to a vendor’s inventory.


  • Corrected star lens flare display issues on AMD GPUs.
  • Fixed an upscaling problem that resulted in blurry textures.
  • Resolved an issue causing photosensitivity problems while scrolling through the inventory menu.

Performance and Stability

  • Addressed hitching caused by the Hand Scanner.
  • Various stability and performance improvements, focusing on addressing crashes and freezes.


  • Fixed the issue where displayed items disappeared when applied to in-ship mannequins.
  • Corrected the problem causing items stored in Razorleaf Storage Containers and Weapon Racks to disappear after commandeering another ship.

This comprehensive patch promises to enhance the overall gaming experience for Starfield players, particularly those using AMD GPUs on their PCs. With the immediate resolution of star lens flares issues and the introduction of various performance and stability improvements, Bethesda demonstrates their commitment to delivering a seamless and engaging gameplay experience.

As updates continue to be released, players can expect further enhancements and improvements that will contribute to the ongoing success of Starfield. With its captivating quests and exciting combat mechanics, the game manages to overcome its challenges and ultimately leaves players craving for more adventures within its expansive universe.