Starfield Wiki Guides

Starfield is an open world RPG, from bethesda game studios. This starfield wiki guide will give you all the information you need to complete the game and covers Weapons, Armor, Quests, Romances, NPCs, Maps, Walkthroughs and more! We will cover all the guides here and on our official youtube @LunarGaming

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What is the Story About?

Starfield is is a game set in the year 2330 in a world where humankind has stretched their reach beyond earths atmosphere and are now living amongst the stars. The new human ecosystem has expanded around 50 lightyears from earth in a region known as the settled systems. The game takes place 20 years after a great war between the two biggest factions in the settled systems, the United Colonies and Freestar Collective. The player takes on the role of a customizable character who is a member of Constellation, an organization of space explorers.

How Many Planets Are There?

The settled systems contains over 1000 explorable planets, located within 100 star systems. Each planet is unique (procedurally generated) and differs in gravity, biomes, plants, animals and much more. Its not all generated however, some of the planets will have large custom made cities, like New Atlantis which are part of the games main campaign.

Known Star Systems

  • Alpha Centauri
  • Cheyenne
  • Jaffa
  • Narion
  • Porrima
  • Sol
  • Volii

Known Planets

  • Jemison (home to New Atlantis)
  • Gagarin
  • Olivas
  • Chawla

Starfield Gameplay Details

Starfield’s Combat Mechanics

Combat and general gameplay will take place in both 1st and 3rd person. When using a weapon you can choose to hip fire or ADS (Aim Down Sights). When firing your weapons, the player will be able to run, jump, crouch, slide and use your jetpack. Grenades will be available along with other explosive weapons and of course melee weapons.

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How Does The Jetpack Work?

Jetpacks play a key role in combat and exploration during starfield, especially in low gravity environments. A boost meter will appear over your health bar while using it, and it recharges over time while not using it. NPCs can also have jetpacks as seen in several gameplay trailers, where shooting enemy jetpacks sends them into the air before exploding.

What is The Dialogue System Like?

Dialogue in Starfield has returned to a classic bethesda feel according to Todd Howard and is largely inspired by the very much praised Elder Scrolls Oblivion speech system “We’ve gone back to kind of a classic Bethesda-style dialogue [system]”, Howard said. “You’re looking at the character and how they emote, you have a series of choices there.”

Initially during conversations, you can pick an option that matches your playstyle, persuade, attack or i dont know. Once you choose your preferred option a new dialogue minigame will pop up with 4 different options that cost a different amount of points. The higher the points cost the better the outcome for you but you only have a certain amount of points to spend in conversation (based on your persuasion skills) so use them wisely.

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Lockpicking & Pickpocketing Explained

Lockpicking will allow the player to access locked boxes, safes and containers that usually hold valuable loot inside of them. Unlike previous bethesda games however, lockpicking has been updated to match the futuristic setting and is now called a digipick or digital lockpick. The lockpicking method is very simple (too simple personally) you must match the shape to the missing parts of the sequence.

Pickpocketing is a common gameplay element for any bethesda game, including elder scrolls and fallout games. You can sneak and steal from enemies and friends alike, but be careful, you will end up with a bounty on your head.

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Starship Customisation Options

Starship Gameplay Features

The Starship is a vital component of your time in starfield and allows you to travel from planet to planet and between star systems in game. The ship is fully customizable and allows you to alter the aesthetics, weapons, armors and shields and more. Of course you are not the only one in space and combat will be required to stave of those pesky space pirates. Watch out for the hull integrity getting too low and fight of raiders with your dual gun turrets and missiles.

Docking features also play a vital role, where you can board enemy (or Friendly) space craft to raid them, stop off at a space port to restock and refuel and to dock on planets to complete missions.

Ship Stats

The ships stats options are split into the following categories

  • LAS – The Ships Laser Weapons
  • BAL – Ballistic Weapons
  • MSL – Missiles
  • Hull – The integrity can be improved
  • Shield – stronger shields mean stronger survivability
  • Cargo – how much storage your ship has
  • Crew – the space for crew mates and companions
  • Jump Range (Light Years) – How far you can travel between star systems
  • Mobility – how easy it is to move up, down, left and right
  • Top Speed – how fast you move
  • Mass – Higher mass will effect speed and mobility, but more importantly fuel consumption

All the categories can be upgraded and improved to make your ship better and better by upgrading different parts of the ship, which we will discuss below. The other main component you need to consider for your ships stats is fuel consumption and there are 6 component account for overall fuel usage.

  • W0 – Laser Weapons
  • W1 – Ballistic Weapons
  • W2 – Missiles
  • ENG – Engine
  • SHD – Shield
  • GRV – Gravity

All the 6 items listed above consume fuel the more you use them and they are self explanatory except gravity. Simply put, the higher the gravity environment you are in, the more fuel will be consumed. So in the vacuum of space, you will use low fuel, but on a high gravity planet, you need more fuel for the engines to counteract it.

Ship Customisation Options

You Starship will have plenty of customisable options and each part will improve the stats (mentioned above) in different ways. The image here shows a Magellan C2 Cockpit, which gives 18 reactor power, 22 equipment power. It also give +60 cargo space, +9 Health and 2 Crew Slots.

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The Following parts can be customised on your starship:

Cockpit – The front part of your ship

  • Cargo
  • Health
  • Crew Slots
  • Mass

Engines – the large boosters at the back of the ship

  • Class
  • Engine Thrust
  • Manoeuvring Thrust
  • Engine Health
  • Health
  • Mass

Fuel Tanks – The tanks at the sides of your ships

  • Grav Jump Fuel
  • Health
  • Mass

Hab – Habitat modules and Control Stations, the interior of the ship

  • Health
  • Mass
  • Crew Slots

Landers – Your landing gear

  • Health
  • Mass

Cowls/Cowling – Plating to protect the hull

  • Health
  • Mass

Cannons – Primary Weapons System

  • Class
  • Reactor Power Req
  • Health
  • Mass

Laser – Secondary Weapons System

  • Class
  • Reactor Power Required
  • Health
  • Mass

Reactors – (Possibly improves fuel efficiency)

  • Class
  • Power Generated
  • Repair Rate
  • Reactor Health
  • Health
  • Crew Rating
  • Mass

Outposts Building Details

Starfield’s Crafting System Overview

Starfield Character Creation

Starfield is an open world RPG set in an alternate version of the human race in the future and includes our own solar system among other systems and planets.

With that being the case, the character creator only allows you to play as human, despite that fact aliens, robots and AI do exist in the game in the form of companions and other NPCs.

Here are all of the available human character creation options in Starfield

Biometric ID

This gives the player 14 preset character options that can serve as the base for your player. Don’t worry too much if you dont like your character after you choose it as you can change your appearance at any time at the genetics lab.

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All Body Options

This allows you to alter the look of your players body in game, but so far the changes appear to be aesthetic and wont affect gameplay. You get the following options to alter:

  • Body Type – Choose from pre-set body types or use the graph to alter whether you’re muscular, thin or heavy.
  • Walk Style – Alters your character’s walk animation.
  • Skin Tone – Alters your characters skin tone
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Face and Hair Pre-sets

This option allows you to fine tune the appearance of the head of your character and the following options are available.

  • Skin Tone – Alters your characters skin tone, seems to be separate from body skin tone if you want it
  • Head Shape – Choose from pre-set face types
  • Hair – Pick a hairstyle that suits your character
  • Hair Colour – Pick a pre-set hair colour
  • Eyes – Choose your eye colour
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Character Background Details

Backgrounds are part of the character creation screen and allow the player to choose a starting class. The class, whichever you choose, comes with its own set of three unique skills. We have listed all the backgrounds available in Starfield along with the bonuses they offer to help you choose the best starting background option.

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A list of all the backgrounds and related skills in starfield

Chef

While the unrefined masses scarfed down Chunks by the shipload, you catered to those with a more… discerning palate. In your kitchen, countless alien species became true culinary masterpieces. 

  • Gastronomy – You can craft specialty food and drinks, and research additional recipes at a Research Lab.
  • Duelling – Melee weapons do 10% more damage.
  • Wellness – Immediately gain 30 points of health.

Combat Medic

Leave it to human beings to fight over something as infinite as outer space. That’s where you come in. You’ve never been afraid to take on the enemy… but you’d much rather take care of your friends.

  • Pistol Certification – Pistols do 10% more damage.
  • Medicine – Med Packs heal 10% more.
  • Weight Lifting – Increase total carrying capacity by 10 kilograms.

Cyber Runner

From Neon to New Atlantis, the megacorps stand as monument to power, prestige and profit. You’ve worked both for and against them, on the inside and out, often sacrificing conscience for credits.

  • Pistol Certification – Pistols do 10% more damage.
  • Security – You can attempt to hack Advanced locks, and 2 auto attempts can be banked.
  • Persuasion – Gain an increased chance of success on speech challenges.

Cyberneticist

Robots? Mere toys. Neuroamps? Good for parlour tricks. The Colony War may have made implants and upgrades to veterans, but you once saw a greater future. Humans and machines, as one.

  • Medicine – Med Packs heal 10% more.
  • Robotics – You deal 10% more damage to Robots and Turrets.
  • Lasers – Laser weapons do 10% more damage.

Diplomat

The wars are over. Peace no reigns the Settled Systems. But only because there are those quietly fighting to keep it. Because of you, agreements were signed, words were heeded… lives were spared.

  • Persuasion – Gain an increased chance of success on speech challenges.
  • Diplomacy – You can force a target NPC at or below your level to stop fighting for a while.
  • Bargaining – Buy items for 5% less and sell for 10% more.

Explorer

Gangster

Homesteader

Industrialist

Long Hauler

Pilgrim

Professor

Ronin

All Traits and Their Effects

In this guide we are looking over all of the in game traits, which are small character features that have an influence on your gameplay. Whether that be a better association with a certain faction, to having a luxury house.

You can pick up to 3 traits in your playthrough and each has a positive and negative effect, however the negative effects can be removed by completing trait related missions or tasks.

Lets take a look at the list below.

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A list of all the traits and their effects in starfield

Alien DNA

You volunteer for a controversial experiment that combats alien and human DNA. As a result, you start with a higher health pool and greater endurance, but healing items are not as effective.

Dream Home

You own a luxurious, customizable house on a peaceful planet! Unfortunately it comes with a 50000 credit mortgage with GalBank that has to be paid weekly

Empath

You are deeply connected to the feelings of others. Performance actions your companion likes will result in temporary increase in combat effectiveness. But, performing actions they don’t like will have the precise opposite effect.

Extrovert

You’re a people person. Exerting yourself uses less oxygen when adventuring with human companions, but more when adventuring alone. (Can’t be combined with introvert)

Freestar Collective Settler

You gain access to a special freestar collective dialogue options and better rewards from some missions given by the factions. But, crime bounty towards other factions is greatly increased. (Can’t combine with any other factions allegiances trait.)

Hero Worshipped

You’ve earned the attention of an annoying “adoring fan” who will show up randomly and jabber at you incessantly. On the plus side he’ll give you gifts…

Introvert

You really need your alone time. You have more endurance when adventuring alone, but less when adventuring with other human companions. (Can’t be combined with extrovert.)

Kid Stuff

Your parents are alive and well, and you can visit them at their home. But, 10% of all the money you earn is deducted automatically and sent to them.

Neon Street Rat

You grew up on the mean streets of Neon. You gain access to special dialogue options and better rewards from some missions on Neon. Crime bounty by other factions is greatly increased. (Can’t be combined with any other factions allegiances)

Raised Enlightened

You grew up as a member of the Enlightened. You gain access to special Chest in the house of the Enlightened in New Atlantis, but lose access to the Sanctum Universum chest. (Can’t be combined with any other religion traits)

Raised Universal

You grew up as a member of the Sanctum Universum. You gain access to special Chest in the Sanctum Universum in New Atlantis, but lose access to the House of the Enlightened chest. (Can’t be combined with any other religion traits)

Serpent’s Embrace

You grew up worshipping the great serpent. Grav jumping provides a temporary boost to health and endurance, but health and endurance are decreased if you dont continue to jump regularly – like and addiction. (Can’t be combined with any other religion traits)

Spaced

Your body has become acclimatised to space. Health and endurance are increased when in space, but decreased when on the surface (Can’t be combined with Terra Firma)

Taskmaster

Terra Firma

Your body has become acclimatised to the surface. Health and endurance are increased when on the surface, but decreased when in space (Can’t be combined with Spaced)

United Colonies Native

You gain access to a special United Colonies dialogue options and better rewards from some missions given by the factions. But, crime bounty towards other factions is greatly increased. (Can’t combine with any other factions allegiances trait.)

Starfield Skills and Levelling Up Challenges

Skills in starfield are unique abilities and traits that you can unlock for your character to develop them how you want, based on your play style. Skills work by earning XP, which will level up your player, and each level you gain, that will unlock skill points for you to spend.

Skills are split into five main categories:

  • Physical
  • Social
  • Combat
  • Science
  • Tech

According to Game Director Todd Howard he explained by saying, “You can unlock new skills as you level up, and then you rank those skills up by using them and completing challenges”

Each category has multiple skills available, which we will list below, and those skills in turn can be ranked up and improved through challenges. (Note: while new ranks will be available for your skills by completing challenges, you still need addition skill points to unlock those, so its possible you need at least 4 skill points to max out a skill)

Lastly it appears that the final rank of every skill is different to the first three, so fully maxing a skill might be worth doing for some skills and not for others, depending on your build.

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All Combat Skills

Improve your combat gameplay by levelling up your combat skills, from ballistic weapons, guns and explosives. This covers all your combat stats as well like accuracy, damage, and all other combat gameplay stats.

Ballistics

Centuries of conflict have proved that when it comes to threat elimination, few things stack up to the power of combustions.

Challenges – Kill 250 enemies with a ballistic weapon

  • Rank 1/4: Ballistic weapons do 10% more damage (challenge unknown)
  • Rank 2/4: Ballistic weapons do 20% more damage (challenge unknown)
  • Rank 3/4: Ballistic weapons do 30% more damage (challenge unknown)
  • Rank 4/4: Ballistic weapons range is increased 30% (challenge: kill 250 enemies with a ballistic weapon)

Demolitions

  • Rank 1/4: Explosives do 10% more damage and have a 10% larger radius
  • Rank 2/4: Explosives do 20% more damage and have a 20% larger radius
  • Rank 3/4: Explosives do 30% more damage and have a 30% larger radius (challenge: kill 125 enemies with explosives)
    Rank 4/4:

Heavy Weapons Certification

  • Rank 1/4:
  • Rank 2/4:
  • Rank 3/4:
  • Rank 4/4: Gain 30 Damage Resistance when aiming down sights with a heavy weapon (challenge: kill 250 enemies with a heavy weapon)

Marksmanship

  • Rank 1/4:
  • Rank 2/4:
  • Rank 3/4:
  • Rank 4/4:

Particle Beams

  • Rank 1/4:
  • Rank 2/4:
  • Rank 3/4:
  • Rank 4/4:

Rapid Reloading

  • Rank 1/4:
  • Rank 2/4:
  • Rank 3/4:
  • Rank 4/4: Gain a chance to reload your weapon twice as fast as normal (challenge: reload 150 empty magazines)

Sniper Certification

  • Rank 1/4:
  • Rank 2/4:
  • Rank 3/4:
  • Rank 4/4: Scoped weapons are steadier and have less sway

Targeting

  • Rank 1/4:
  • Rank 2/4:
  • Rank 3/4: Greatly increased accuracy and range when shooting without aiming (challenge: kill 125 enemies without aiming)
  • Rank 4/4:

Duelling

Rank 1/4: Melee weapons do 10% more damage
Rank 2/4:
Rank 3/4:
Rank 4/4:

Lasers

Rank 1/4: Laser weapons do 10% more damage
Rank 2/4:
Rank 3/4:
Rank 4/4:

Pistol Certification

Rank 1/4: Pistols do 10% more damage
Rank 2/4:
Rank 3/4:
Rank 4/4:

All Physical Skills

Weight Lifting

  • Rank 1/4: Increase total carrying capacity by 10 kilograms
  • Rank 2/4:
  • Rank 3/4:
  • Rank 4/4:

Wellness

  • Rank 1/4: Immediately gain 30 points of health
  • Rank 2/4:
  • Rank 3/4:
  • Rank 4/4:

All Social Skills

Bargaining

  • Rank 1/4: Buy items for 5% les and sell for 10% more.
  • Rank 2/4:
  • Rank 3/4:
  • Rank 4/4:

Diplomacy

  • Rank 1/4: You can force a target NPC at or below your level to stop fighting for a while.
  • Rank 2/4:
  • Rank 3/4:
  • Rank 4/4:

Gastronomy

Rank 1/4: You can craft specialty food an drinks, and research additional recipes at a Research Lab
Rank 2/4:
Rank 3/4:
Rank 4/4:

Persuasion

Rank 1/4: Gain an increased chance of success on speech challenges.
Rank 2/4:
Rank 3/4:
Rank 4/4:

All Science Skills

Medicine

Rank 1/4: Med Packs heal 10% more
Rank 2/4:
Rank 3/4:
Rank 4/4:

All Tech Skills

Security

Rank 1/4: You can attempt to hack Advanced locks, and 2 auto attempts can be banked
Rank 2/4:
Rank 3/4:
Rank 4/4:

Robotics

Rank 1/4: You deal 10% more damage to Robots and Turrets
Rank 2/4:
Rank 3/4:
Rank 4/4:

Starship Design

Rank 1/4:
Rank 2/4:
Rank 3/4:
Rank 4/4:

Starfield Factions, Races, NPCs and Companions

What makes any bethesda game good is its great character design. Not the playable character, but the world of NPCs that make up each game and Starfield will be no exception. The world is full of many different factions, religions, and allegiances.

NPC’s can be human, alien, robots or artificial intelligence. Who you side with can alter your relationship with other NPCs and how you treat someone will also affect how others treat you.

Whether you travel alone or with a companion, starfield is full of unique and interesting characters with their own beliefs and backstories and we have listed them here.

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What Are All The Factions In Starfield

There are many different factions in the Starfield and they each make up the many different parts of the overall story of the game. You can decide to join or fight against any of them, and each will have there own pros and cons of joining.

You can also join them based on your style of play, if you want to be a good guy, you can, if you prefer to steal, and murder your way through the game, like the crimson fleet would, then join them. You can even join a faction, simply to spy on them for another faction.

You can join multiple factions if you wish, but not all factions can be joined at once, some are one or the other, so you must pick a side.

Constellation

Constellation is your starting faction as you join this group of explorers committed to uncovering the mysteries of the galaxy. You begin your starfield journey as a new recruit for constellation.

United Colonies

These are the largest group in the settled systems of starfield, both militarily and politically and are in a bloody war with the freestar collective. Residence of the games largest city New Atlantis, they will play a major role in the story of the game.

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Freestar Collective

A confederation of the three most distant planets in settled systems living in the walled capital city of Akila. This faction, regards personal freedoms highest among anything else. This also means however there is a little bit more lawlessness in the freestar collective than in the united colonies and new Atlantis.

Starfield design director, Emil Pagaliarulo, says the people of this city “believe in the sanctity of personal freedom and individuality” and Freestar Collective is said to represent the “space western fantasy”.

Crimson Fleet

Lead quest designer, Will Shen, describes Crimson Fleet as “the de facto choice for anyone looking to do an evil playthrough of Starfield” and you can join this group of pirate space raiders as they wreak havoc in the settled systems.

XenoFresh Corporation

The XenoFresh Corporation is a faction in Starfield’s 3rd largest city, Neon. This pleasure city, quickly turned from a regular, yet bustling fishing city, to one whose major export is drugs, after the discovery that one of the fish was found to produce a psychoactive drug called aurora. This left the faction with a lot more time to party fuelled by easy money.

Neon Street Rats

Neon street rats are a faction that is located in the city of neon, a city on a fishing planet. Unlike the XenoFresh corporation, this faction is more underground and filled with regular people that live in the lower echelons of the society.

Ryujin Industries

A mega corporation that is very profitable to be a member of, however joining is not easy. You will need to be invited to the faction, by doing the right missions and pleasing the right kinds of people. This faction focuses fully on the corporate side of the game.

Ecliptic Mercenaries

Nothing much is known about this faction

Spacers

Nothing much is known about this faction

House Va’ruun

Nothing much is known about this faction

A Look at Religions In The Settled System

Not much is known about the in-game religions of starfield other than what has been revealed in the games traits section.

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House of the Enlightened

Appears to be a someone zealot faction located in new Atlantis, perhaps they see themselves as Luddites which would be the opposite of the other big religion Sanctum Universum.

Sanctum Universum

This religion is located in new Atlantis and has strong belief in science and technology, their name Sanctum Universum, means the Holy Universe.

Great Serpents

These people worship a giant snake? Who punishes anyone who doesn’t use anti gravity?

All Companions List

Companions are NPCs who will follow you on your journey across the galaxy and help with doing missions and tasks. In game they will play very similar to how companions worked in The Outer Worlds, which inspired multiple features in the game.

  • Companions can be levelled up, and may have their own abelites
  • You can give companions commands to help focus them in combat
  • You can customise their weapons, armors and skills
  • Companions will be not just human, but alien and even robots
  • Companions will have their own companion missions that help explore their backstories
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Vasco

Get to know your next favorite Companion: VASCO, Constellation’s expeditionary robot and just one of several companions you’ll meet during your travels in Starfield. Who doesn’t want to explore the stars with a lovable robot at their side? Even among the team members at Bethesda Game Studios, VASCO is a standout favorite.

“It’s always fascinating to see who the breakout characters are, who players start to gravitate toward,” says Lead Artist Istvan Pely. “Even early in the process, before we had the full suite of characters, people in the studio started gravitating toward a robot. Toward VASCO. He’s your buddy, but he’s a robot. But all of the sudden everyone on the team decided ‘I want a relationship with VASCO. He’s so cool. He’s so much fun.’ He became a breakout character, and we were just getting started.”

Starfield NPCs Overview

Their are plenty of NPCs to get to know in your time in the game and we have listed some of the most well known ones below.

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Barrett

Not a lot of information is known about Barrett other than his name.

Game Info

Will Starfield Be On Gamespass?

Starfield will arrive day one on Xbox Games Pass after Microsoft purchased bethesda game studios.

How Long Has Starfield Been in Development?

Starfield has been in development for over 6 years and rumours begun circulation around 2016. The game was formally announced during Bethesda’s E3 Press Conference in 2018 and the game is set to launch in 2023, it could be 7 years of development once released.

Starfield Launch Date

The starfield launch date is currently set for the first quarter of 2023, with no specific release date given. The game was initially supposed to launch in November 2022 however was delayed. The launch of the game will likely be march which will allow sales of the game before the end of the financial year but will avoid release conflicts with Hogwarts legacy.

Starfield Collectors Edition

Currently the versions of starfield for pre order and collectors editions are not known.

  • Base Edition – includes the base game for xbox
  • Next Gen Edition – Includes the game for Xbox Series X
  • Special Edition –
  • Collectors Edition –

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