I was walking along in this planet, looking for the next rock to destroy when I heard a strange "ship entering the atmosphere" sound that I haven't heard before. I looked around but I could see a very dimly lit ship quietly landing. I went up to check it out and thought, "Nice! I want it!"

enter image description here Oooh, a Starborn Guardian

If I climb up the wing, there's apparently a door, but it's inaccessible now. Maybe I'll need to find a different ship and it would be available, hopefully.

enter image description here The door

I don't see anyone around... can I steal it?

  • It appears the crew is actually patrolling around the area, I just didn't notice them earlier. But I took them out to destruction and it didn't change my situation. Sep 22, 2023 at 7:19
  • Found this reddit post but I'm not sure what to make of it reddit.com/r/Starfield/comments/169hhdp/…
    – Timmy Jim
    Sep 22, 2023 at 13:51
  • So at least according to that thread, I just missed my window of opportunity. Perhaps a bug to be able to get it since you can only enter the moment the crew is exiting. I was too far to even attempt that. Sep 22, 2023 at 17:19

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Yes you can steal it. However, there's severely limited time window to steal the ship.

That ship is called Starborn Guardian, a prize for:

Entering NG+. Despite that ship is being prize for ng+, it can be stolen if you find the ship in first playthrough, if you're lightning fast.

The ship is guarded by Starborn soldiers, but don't bother fighting them. Instead, just run in to the ship, and take control of it. If you try to fight the Starborn soldiers, they would get out of the ship before you could enter, and they'll lock the door, thus making door inaccessible. After you've stolen the ship, take the ship to technician and register it (I don't remember exact cost but it costed me 8000 ish credit or so), boom! the ship is now yours.

Don't worry about generator class, it's A so anyone can take control of that.

(These are based on my experience but I've also found a website that has its stats and a guide for stealing)

  • Just a side note: Is it even worthwhile to capture and later sell ships? So far, I never got a big profit, even if I sell all the little things like pens, paper and sukulents.
    – PeterCo
    Sep 25, 2023 at 16:15
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    I'd say it's worth if you don't register, not worth if you register. I personally just go smuggling with commerce or mission boards.
    – Skye-AT
    Sep 26, 2023 at 1:01
  • @PeterCo Personally I'd still sell em, despite the registration fees. One thing I noticed is that the registration doesn't dip into the vendor's credits. So if you're constantly selling things and the vendors can't afford it, you'll be glad to know that ship sellers can afford your unregistered ships. Oct 7, 2023 at 0:35

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