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News video games 14 October 2022, 14:13

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Starfield Will Feature (In)famous Character From The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

Starfield will remind fans of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion of their favorite (and hated?) character from Cyrodil.

Starfield has drawn in handfuls from "older hardcore RPGs," which apparently includes The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Indeed, Bethesda has confirmed that the space RPG will feature the return of the Adoring Fan - the infamous NPC from the fourth The Elder Scrolls.

Reward or punishment?

Even if you haven't played Oblivion, you may associate the character from numerous memes that at one time circulated on the Internet. The game's protagonist could encounter him after becoming a champion in the Arena, which - as his "name" suggests - also gained us his adoration.

Unfortunately for the player, the Adoring Fan is perhaps the most useless companion in the game. In battle, he will not help us, because at the sight of enemies he immediately flees (sometimes bringing other local bandits, beasts, etc. to us). The NPC is also widely regarded as annoying or, if memes are to be believed, disturbing, which may be related to a certain reference in Skyrim.

Useful (?) fan

Bethesda has confirmed the return of the Adoring Fan in a recent material dedicated to Starfield. This time the protagonist will gain an admirer as a "reward" for a heroic character trait. The fan will appear randomly (apparently chasing us across the cosmos) and apparently will be as annoying as in Oblivion.

Fortunately, this time his presence will also have its pluses. The fan will sometimes bring gifts, although it is possible that they will be as useless as his dialogue lines.

Starfield will be released in the first half of 2023 on PC and Xbox Series X/S consoles. We are still waiting for the publisher to announce the exact date.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).




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