Anticipation for information on Starfield is white-hot, and this hasn’t been helped by the various delays the game has had. Everybody’s jonesing to get their Skyrim in area on, however perhaps a few of us are Jonesing an excessive amount of. Eagle-eyed PCG reader Jean Carrasquillo seen, when googling the game’s identify, one thing suspicious: The highest result’s a sponsored hyperlink to a Starfield open beta that guarantees you’ll be able to “play now.”

Starfield scam link on Google.

(Picture credit score: Google)

For sure, the sensible Jean didn’t click on on this hyperlink and as an alternative dropped us a line. As a result of it is completely bogus, a scammy rip-off from the scammiest scamsters. There isn’t a Starfield open beta. If there was, it could be plastered throughout each gaming web site and billboard you might see. 

The hyperlink connects to an internet site known as bizongrow dot com (do not go there!) which redirects customers to an internet site known as “starfięld dot com” (discover the accented e) where there is a “demo” button. Positively don’t go to those websites and don’t press that demo button, as a result of it would start working an executable file in your PC that isn’t a Starfield beta however probably comprises a ton of unidentified malware.

This bizongrow web site was registered in early April and seems to have been reside for round every week, with numerous redditors both noticing or falling for the rip-off and warning their fellow area hopefuls to keep away from it. Trying into bizongrow dot com, it claims to be an promoting firm, however that is clearly just a few type of entrance. The faux Starfield site was registered on 21 April and, whereas the registrant’s information has been withheld “for privateness functions” the mailing tackle given is Reykjavik. I am fairly positive Bethesda does not have an Icelandic department but.

The malicious hyperlink has been reported to Google already so hopefully it will disappear earlier than lengthy, however significantly: Come on folks. There isn’t a free Starfield open beta and the nasty varieties know you’d love one. 

Starfield is coming in September, For actual this time, Todd guarantees, for actual.