February 27, 2021

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Bethesda Auctions Chance to Design Starfield Character for Charity

Bethesda fans are eagerly awaiting any morsel of information about Starfield, the studio’s upcoming sci-fi open world game, but a new charity auction may actually let you influence it directly. Bethesda has paired up with Make-a-Wish for the Evening of Wishes 2021 event, a gathering of different auctions that go to support the organization’s efforts. Bethesda’s prize? The chance to help design a character that will appear in Starfield.

Judging from the official auction description, it seems this can be either designing an original character or simply designing a lookalike of yourself. The winner will also get to work alongside Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard in some capacity.

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The auction winner will also receive an Xbox Series X and 16 Bethesda games.

As of 3:00 PM PST, the current bid for the lot is $4,000. You can find the auction at eveningofwishesdc.org under the “exclusive experiences” category.

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Bethesda revealed Starfield all the way back in 2018, and has provided scarcely any update since then. Earlier in 2020, we learned that Starfield was receiving a “major engine rewrite” for next-gen consoles, with Todd Howard saying it’s the biggest update ever made to Bethesda’s Creation Engine, which powers Skyrim, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76.

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Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/space cowboy for IGN.