Starfield Combat Skills Guide

The first new intellectual property developed by Bethesda Game Studios in 25 years, Starfield is a hotly anticipated AAA single player, action role playing game which takes place across the vastness of space. This space exploration game will have many of the typical Bethesda game hallmarks – a robust main story and side quests, elaborate character creation, and an extraordinary amount of exploration. What combat skills will your character have and how will players level them up? Let’s take a look at what we know so far in our Starfield Combat Skills Guide.


Combat Skills

Here is a list of some of the Combat Skills which have been revealed in gameplay trailers so far:


    • Rank 1/4: Ballistic weapons do 10% more damage
    • Rank 2/4: Ballistic weapons do 20% more damage
    • Rank 3/4: Ballistic weapons do 30% more damage
    • Rank 4/4: Ballistic weapons do 40% more damage
      • Unlock By: Kill 250 enemies with a ballistic weapon


        • Rank 3/4: Explosives do 30% more damage and have a 30% larger radius
          • Unlock By: Kill 125 enemies with explosives

Heavy Weapons Certification

    • Rank 4/4: Gain 30 Damage Resistance when aiming down sights with a heavy weapon
      • Unlock By: Kill 250 enemies with a heavy weapon


No information available yet

Particle Beams

No information available yet

Rapid Reloading

    • Rank 4/4: Gain a chance to reload your weapon twice as fast as normal
      • Unlock By: Reload 150 empty magazines

Sniper Certification

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


    • Rank 3/4: Greatly increased accuracy and range when shooting without aiming
      • Unlock By: Kill 125 enemies without aiming

We’ll continue to add more information here as it becomes available!


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