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A 2023 open-world space action roleplay game by Bethesda Softworks for Windows PC and Xbox Series X/S released on September 6th 2023.

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How can I identify Traits on a planet or moon faster?

For a sidequest I have to find several traits in different systems. So I jump to the mentioned system and then start scanning the planets from orbit to find out if it even has traits. Once I find the ...
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Which console commands disable Steam achievements in Starfield?

In the Steam edition of Starfield with achievements, the console can be activated with the ` key. However, upon opening, I am warned: Use of certain console commands will disable achievements. ...
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Avoiding detection while hacking the computer in "one step ahead"

I'm on New Game Plus x2 (NG+2) in Starfield (PC). On my first run, I completed the "One Step Ahead" Ryujin quest by going to CeltCorp, waiting until the security officer left the office area,...
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How can I take environmental damage?

Currently, I am attempting to complete the challenge for the Environmental Conditioning perk (take X amount of environmental damage), however I can't seem to find a good place to take environmental ...
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Is there a chance that I can find an outpost spot in reach of 2 different resources that, according to the scans, don't touch or overlap?

I am interested in the answer in general, but to be more specific I'm prospecting Eridani-VII-c for a base where I could mine Titanium and use nearby existing natural He-3 deposits to fuel an inter-...
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How can you get around the bounty without paying it?

For some not yet known reason, there is a huge bounty (238'000 Credits) on my head. How can I get around this bounty without paying it? (Preferably without having to load a (much) earlier savegame.)
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What does it mean to "equip & free" a hostage?

In Starfield, I took a mission from the Freestar Rangers bounty board to free a hostage. After clearing the spacers from the target ship, I found the captain bound in the cockpit. Hovering over her, I ...
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What's the longest jump between two planets?

I'm trying to figure out how to outfit a ship to jump to Charybdis III, and my current ship is a hair too underpowered to reach the planet. While I'm trying to improve my astrodynamics score, which ...
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What ship weapon "type" is designed to take down enemy ship shields and health?

I am finding space combat probably one of the more difficult things in Starfield. In particular, I am on the mission Legacy's End where I've since stopped trying and focused on leveling up some of ...
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How can I take over the space ship "Fortuna" from Marco Graziani?

In a quest I have an encounter with Marco Graziani. His ship is a huge flying museum and full of decorations, wild plants and expensive wines. How is it possible to get to the pilot seat and take ...
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Can you stop playing an audio slate once you exit the slate screen?

Audio slates are often used as progression items in quests, but can also be found when you are exploring. When you pick one up, it opens a screen where you choose to play it or simply exit the screen. ...
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What are the differences between the normal Animal Husbandry Facility and the Commercial version?

I can see that it is a bit larger, I assume it has a higher output, but I have no idea how much higher, or if there are any additional advantages it has over the normal version.
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How to get a more powerful grav drive to jump at least 27 LY?

For a quest I have to jump 27 LY. My current grav drive is only made for 25 LY and there is no system closer then the requested 27 LY. All the ship technicians I asked can not offer a more powerful ...
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What to do with all the books?

There are many books to collect in Starfield. What can you do with all the books? Do we have any benefit if we collect them all? Or can we just sell the books in the Bookshop in Akila?
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Where can I sell large quantities of guns the easiest?

I have a ship full of guns that I have "collected", but do not need. They are either duplicates of ones I already have, or worse versions. I could dump them off my ship or onto the ground to ...
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How can I help stranded spaceship captains?

After two unsuccessful attempts to help stranded spaceship captains I would like to know what exactly I should do to help a friendly inquiring captain? They ask me for some spare parts or food, but ...
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Where can I see what Piloting Skill level I need to fly a specific space ship?

I have found this space ship: How can I see what "Piloting Skill" level I need to set this space ship as my new "Home Ship" (pressing H) and fly it? Currently I can not switch to ...
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How can I build a Crew Station inside a building in my Outpost?

I would like to assign one of my crew members to my first Outpost. I know that I have to build a Crew Station first to do that. But how can I build such a Crew Station (looks like an ordinary office ...
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I found this ship... can I steal it?

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 ...
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Too many objectives on screen

When I play Starfield, I see 5 objectives in the world and on the radar, this is overwhelming. How to get only one objective at a time?
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How can I steal/takeover a spaceship without killing the crew?

For the first time I found a spaceship on a planet with an open entry hatch. The crew is not hostile and I can walk to the cockpit. But I can not take the pilot seat, because I have to "secure&...
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Are materials stored in your ship and outpost used during crafting?

I've docked my ship at the landing pad of my outpost and proceeded to the crafting station inside the base, where I also have storage containers filled with materials. When I begin crafting, will the ...
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How do you link two outposts in Starfield? [duplicate]

I created two outposts in Starfield on different planets but not sure how to link them together. Must they be in the same system or can I link different systems too? And will they all link to a single ...
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Quest: How can I place the gas sensors?

I was asked to place 7 gas sensors in (or around) a little settler camp. Unfortunately I have several problems with it I don't see any gas sensors in my inventory and I can't find such sensors near ...
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Can my outposts be attacked while I am not at them?

I've noticed occasionally enemies show up at your outposts, but the times it has happened to me, I was there and killed them pretty quickly. Most recently, I built an outpost on a fairly high leveled ...
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How do I stop Starfield from freezing for a few seconds every minute or so?

Currently while playing Starfield, every minute or so, I will get a brief freeze with the audio occasionally cutting out as well. I have made sure my drivers are updated, and lowering the graphics ...
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Is the strength level of my enemies fixed per location?

Let's assume my own level is currently 20. If I land on a new planet, is the strength level of my enemies (NPC, creatures) fixed? Or is it based on my own level? Or even based on a combination of my ...
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What are the NASA Moon and Jupiter map images?

When you first load up Starfield, this text is displayed: The part I am interested in is: Moon maps Image Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio. Jupiter maps Image Credit: NASA Goddard ...
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Does being 'allied' with a companion give you any benefits?

In "Starfield", I've completed the companion quest for two of my companions: Barrett and Sarah Morgan. Once I completed each quest, a small message displayed saying that the companion was ...
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What do the black vertical bars in the stealth gauge indicate?

I unlocked the Stealth perk, and in doing so it adds the stealth gauge. After leveling the perk to Rank 2, it added these black vertical bars to the gauge: These lines seem to fill in (from being ...
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Is there a way to tell what systems will scan your ship for contraband?

Contraband are illegal goods that sell for a high price to the Trade Authority. However, when you enter some star systems, a scan can be performed on your ship by authorities and any contraband you ...
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How does one determine how many landing gears are needed for my ship?

I'm trying to build up a ship that has plenty of storage using the best available parts for myself. I have rank 2 starship design and rank 4 piloting which basically means I can build/pilot Class C ...
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Why do I never receive the displayed price for an item?

Sometimes I find a "high value" item like a weapon or a helmet and I see a value like 10'000. Later, if I try to sell this item at a space port kiosk or a even a specific dealer, I can never ...
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How do I sell off the junk in my ship for good?

My current home ship was confiscated from some baddies and has some shielded cargo. I have upgraded a bit to increase my cargo capacity to safely store my belongings. However, I like collecting rocks ...
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What counts towards structure exploration progress?

When finding structures on a planet, I tend to try and complete them, as I do not know when I might return. Often when I feel I have cleared the structure, facility or base I look for somewhere new to ...
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How do I dump dead bodies?

While I can lug the carcasses of the former occupants of my new ship anywhere within it (by holding E), apparently I can't lug them out the airlock, ideally to leave them in some boring backwater ...
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How can I see my suit protection level?

I am undertaking a mission on the planet Cassiopeia IV-A and it has a hostile environment. The game suggests that my space suit can protect me from this environment based on it's stats, and I can see ...
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How does ship capture work on planet in starfield, and can I go back later to take it over?

I'm on my way to a mission where I need to scan some minerals on Akhila. I came across, and ... involuntarily retired the crew of an absolutely lovely Eclipse Stilleto. When I took off on it, to take ...
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How can I transfer my old ship inventory to a new ship inventory?

I would like to swap all the content of my first ship ("Frontier") to another one. How can I transfer all the items in my old ship inventory to the new ship inventory? Do I really have to ...
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Outpost: Does an Extractor run forever?

Once we have built an Extractor in Starfield and powered it up, does it run and gather resources forever? Or does it "empty" the position over time and stop extracting resources? If ...
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Delete/Demolish an Outpost: Do you get the building costs back?

If we don't need an Outpost anymore, we can delete/demolish it. Do we get the building costs back completely? Or just part of them? Or do we loose all the material invested?
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Do companions level up over time? Does it matter what equipment they carry around? [closed]

My first companion on Starfield is "Sarah Morgan". Does she level up over time when she accompanies me on missions? Does it matter what kind of weapons, suits, or helmets I give her to add ...
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Where can I see how many (EXP) points I need to get the next skill point?

From time to time I get a new skill point. This will be clearly shown on the screen and with a triumphal fanfare sound: But where can I see how many experience points I still need to get the next ...
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How do I complete a Cargo Link quest?

One of my quests is to establish a Cargo Link for Uranium at Akila. (I can't find any further information in my mission logfile how to do that.) I have found the console near the landing zone in Akila....
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How time zone differences affect play time of early access N-day window? [closed]

I have seen a couple of game developers that grant early access for their video games N days before release date noting that "actual game time is subject to applicable time zone differences"....
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What Shipyard has the most parts?

Each area with a starship services let's you build and modify your ship, but they are not all equal in what parts they offer. So I'd build at one shipyard, but not have nice looking parts and then ...
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How do I find my Outpost(s)?

In my adventures I found a planet that had an iron deposit, which I need a lot of. I placed down the outpost marker, miner, and powered up. Then I went on my way with other interstellar adventures... ...
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What does a segmented health bar mean on a hostile NPC?

Starfield, PC via Steam. Most 'normal' hostiles have a health bar that looks like a single bar which decreases as you hurt them: The screenshot above is from an animal on this planet I'm exploring. ...
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Where can I adjust the brightness in Starfield?

I have just started my first shift on Starfield. In the first mine the light seems to be much too bright. Where can I adjust the brightness? (Or do I have to adjust my monitor itself or the brigthness ...
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What is does this half filled circle status icon mean?

I'm playing Starfield on PC (Premium Edition, via Steam). When I open the data menu via the 'tab' key, I see the following status: What does this half-filled circle status icon mean? If I go to the ...
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