Starfield Strategy Guide

Discover the vast universe of Starfield with our comprehensive collection guides including info on quests, resources, ships and combat, and much more.

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Starfield is now available and players on Xbox and PC are finally getting to dive into Bethesda’s most ambitious RPG to date. We here at Shacknews have poured hundreds of hours into the game, with many more to come, and have created this Starfield Strategy Guide to help assist you on your journey. This will continue to grow and evolve as we explore more of this rich universe.

Updated: September 19, 2023 at 2:13 p.m. EDT.

Starfield Strategy Guide


Table of Contents
Character Creation & Roleplaying General
Quests Ships: Combat, Cargo, Smuggling
Combat Stealth & Lockpicking
Puzzles & Secrets Weapons
Armor Resources


Character Creation & Roleplaying

Character Creation & Roleplaying
Which Background to choose Here are some ideas for the Background to choose for your playthrough.
Which Traits to choose & not choose Some options for Traits to try, but also some Traits to take a hard pass on.
All romance options Each companion that you can romance and get married to in Starfield

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General

General
Starfield Console Commands With console commands, the universe is your oyster.
All homes for sale All the properties you can buy in Starfield, including how to get them.
How to switch between 1st and 3rd person You can freely swap betwen 1st and 3rd person perspectives in Starfield.
How to use Photo Mode Create your own photo album for loading screens by using Photo Mode.
How to pick up, move & place items You're going to have to manipulate objects to decorate your home.
Voice actors & cast list A breakdown of the voice actors and cast for Starfield.
PC keybindings & controls All of the controls for Xbox users and all the input for keyboards.
How to wait & pass time Need to do something a specific time of day? Try waiting!
How to autorun or autowalk Good news if you're on PC, you can autwalk and autorun.
How to enable god mode Enabling god mode in Starfield is easy, but comes with conditions.
How to rename your weapons Renaming your weapons can be helpful in keeping track of your inventory.
How long to beat Starfield You're in this one for the long haul, no matter what style of play you enjoy.
How to get arrested in Starfield Yes, there are very valid reasons you'll want to get arrested in Starfield.
How to remove the stolen icon An easy and free way to remove the stolen icon from items in Starfield.
How to hire crew members You're going to want a formidable crew for your ships and outposts.
How to hide your Helmet and Spacesuit You can hide your Helmet and Spacesuit in certain locations in Starfield.
Where to sell Contraband Once you smuggle the goods past security, you'll need a place to sell them.
Earn credits fast You're going to need a lot of Credits to thrive across the Settled Systems.
How to change your appearance Just in case your looks start to diminish, you can change them up!
What is the max level? In case you're wondering what the max player level is in Starfield.

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Quests

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Quests
Distilling Confidence This cool little side quest can get you some nifty rewards.
Visit the Apollo Landmark on Luna Here's how you can visit the Moon landing site of Apollo 11
High Price to Pay Players have a very important decision to make in High Price to Pay

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Ships: Combat, Smuggling, Controls & more

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Ships: Combat, Cargo, Smuggling, & more
How to build a ship Ship building in Starfield is a complex activity that takes time to master.
Where to sell a Ship If you want to sell one of your "legitimately" acquired ships, this is how.
Where to buy a Shielded Cargo Hold If you want to smuggle Contraband, you'll need a Shielded Cargo Hold.
Where to buy a Scan Jammer Top off your smuggling capabilities with a Scan Jammer in Starfield.
How to smuggle Contraband Smuggling Contrband isn't as easy as stealing it in Starfield.
How to rename your ship The option to rename your ship is hidden, but easy once you find it.
How to board enemy ships You can board enemy ships and even keep them for yourself.
Increase your pilot class Increase your pilot class to fly Class B and Class C ships in Starfield.
How to free look while flying If you want to maintain your heading while looking around, try free looking.

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Combat

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Combat
How combat works Pending…
Movements Pending…

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Stealth & Lockpicking

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Stealth & Lockpicking
How lockpicking works Open up every locked door and safe once you learn how to pick locks.
Master lock at the Argos Extractors Mining Outpost There's a locked door during the first mission. Here's how to open it.

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Puzzles & Secrets

Puzzles & Secrets
Mantis quest puzzle solution One of Starfield's best quests is Mantis, which includes a clever puzzle.
Pending... Pending…

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Weapons

Weapons
All unique weapons A list of all the unique weapons in Starfield and how to acquire them.
How to modify weapons A detailed guide on how to modify weapons in Starfield.
How to get the N67 Smartgun The N67 Smartgun is a unique weapon that you can buy early.
How to get Heller's Cutter Heller's Cutter is far from a necessity, but it's a cool Cutter just the same.
How to get The Spacer The Spacer is a unique weapon that could be modded for non-lethal damage.
How to get Despondent Assassin Despondent Assassin is one of the best sniper rifles in Starfield.

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Armor

Armor
Pending… Pending…
Pending… Pending…

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Resources

Resources
Where to find Titanium You're going to need a lot of Titanium as you start crafting in Starfield.
Where to find Dysprosium Dysprosium is an Exotic resource used for crafting in Starfield.

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Starfield review

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The Starfield Strategy Guide will continue to be updated as we travel further through the universe Bethesda has created. Keep stopping by for more guidance and information on everything the game throws at you. Take a look at our Starfield page for the latest news and more.

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