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Starfield Starter Guide: Essential Tips for Exploring the Cosmos


Bethesda Game Studios

Bethesda Game Studios has once again captured the imagination of gamers worldwide with the release of its sprawling space RPG, Starfield. Launching on September 6th for PC and Xbox Series X and S, the game is already heralded as one of 2023's most promising titles. If you're among the lucky ones with early access through the Premium Edition, or if you're just gearing up for the general release, you'll find the universe of Starfield as enchanting as it is complex. Here's a comprehensive guide featuring some quintessential tips that can enhance your gameplay.

Inventory Management: Less is More The old adage holds true here: resist the impulse to pick up every little trinket you find. With spaceships costing between 100,000 to 300,000 credits, hoarding low-value items will only weigh you down and prevent fast-travel. It's crucial to make informed choices about what goes into your inventory.

Your Companion and Ship: Not Just for Show If you can't resist gathering resources, lean on your in-game companion or your spaceship to hold the excess baggage. Interact with your companion to offload items or use your ship's storage facilities to store crafting materials. That way, you'll remain nimble and efficient.

Trade Authority Kiosks: Your Friend in the Market When it comes to selling items, look for yellow Trade Authority kiosks in different spaceports. While you can make a pretty penny selling equipment like space suits and weapons, missions are where the real credits are. Here's a useful video tutorial that walks you through the selling process.

Mastering the Menus: Quick Access to Star Map With its intricate menu system, getting from point A to B in Starfield could become a tedious affair. However, a shortcut exists in the mission list that allows you to set a course directly to your mission's destination planet, bypassing the need for multiple menu navigations.

Be a Space Charmer: The Art of Persuasion One of the first skills worth investing in is Persuasion. It adds a new dialog option and a mini-game where you can persuade NPCs into favorable actions, like relinquishing essential mission items. This can save you time, effort, and resources.

The Secret of the Mantis: Risk and Reward In your early explorations, you may stumble upon a clue leading to the Mantis, a Batman-esque figure in space. While the mission is challenging, the rewards are worth the risk. Completing this quest grants you a powerful Mantis armor set and a Mantis ship that will give you an edge in space battles.

Crafting: The Backbone of Survival Crafting is integral to Starfield. From setting up outposts to upgrading your gear and creating health items, crafting plays a pivotal role. The game requires a variety of materials, including metals, gases, and organic matter, for crafting. If you're short on organic resources, consider hunting down alien life forms on various planets.

Ready to jump into the universe of Starfield? Whether you're a veteran RPG player or new to the genre, these tips should serve as a stellar starting point for your adventures in one of 2023's most anticipated games. Enjoy your journey across the cosmos!

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