The latest version of the Community Patch will be available on Nexus Mods, Bethesda.net or GitHub as the official mirrors.
You may be able to download the patch from other sources, but these sources are not considered official and you should exercise caution when downloading them.
Selected your preferred download location below:
It is recommended you install the Community Patch with a mod manager to avoid any confusion on where to place the files. The recommended applications are Vortex or Mod Organizer 2 (Steam only). Install the ZIP file with your mod manager and ensure that Starfield Community Patch.esm is enabled in the load order section.
To install the patch manually, extract the contents of ZIP file into the Starfield game folder (where Starfield.exe is stored). To verify it is installed properly, check the Data subfolder includes
StarfieldCommunityPatch.esm. With the files installed, next navigate to
%localappdata%\Starfield (you can paste this into the address bar of Windows Explorer) and locate the file plugins.txt. Open plugins.txt and add
* StarfieldCommunityPatch.esm below the main Starfield plugin and any DLCs.