Starfield two characters walking side by side
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How to Walk in Starfield

Hey buddy, what's the rush?

You know how some games require you to follow NPCs who, for some reason, are hellbent on roleplaying as sloths crossing a busy road, forcing you into some twisted game of Red Light Green Light to match their pace or risk leaving them behind until awkwardly waiting for them to catch up? Great news, Starfield does that all the time! Fortunately, you can force your character to walk at such a slow pace that it almost feels like when you take your Nan to the grocery store to resupply English Breakfast tea. Here’s how to walk in Starfield.

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On PC, you can turn off Always-Run and force your character to walk by pressing Caps Lock. This is the default keybinding when using mouse and keyboard, and it can easily be changed in the Bindings menu.

Pressing Caps Lock will turn the Always-Run feature off and on, prompting your character to walk at the same pace as most NPCs.

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While that’s all fun and games, what about all those players using controllers in Starfield? Well, my brave star captains, I’ve got just the solution for you.

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How to Walk with a Controller in Starfield

Using a controller in Starfield gives you even more control over your character and their movement speeds. You see, the degree to which you angle your joystick will determine the speed at which your character moves. You may be familiar with this technology if you’ve played any video game released since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64.

Check out the image below for a more in-depth explanation of how it works:

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That’s all for our guide on how to walk in Starfield. Now that you’ve learned how to go slow, you’ve gotta go fast. I’m talking lightspeed, baby. Check out our guide on how to fast travel in Starfield.


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Matt's writing career began when he joined Prima Games in 2022. As Managing Editor, he tries to make sure everything you read looks as pretty as possible. He's had a passion for video games all of his life and really loves Final Fantasy, retro FPS, roguelikes, and metroidvanias. He will absolutely stomp you in Tetris.