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Starfield Outpost 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. Creating outposts on moons and planets will be an important part of gameplay, as well. Let’s take a look at what we know these bases with our Starfield Outpost Guide.  

Starfield Outpost Guide

Outposts will likely serve as safe bases and landing sites, where the player and crew can rest, repair and refuel before traveling out into space again. The addition of new outposts on other planets and moons could also serve as a way to enable the player to travel further into space, so that a network of outposts stretching to the outer limits of the universe could keep the player within a reasonable safe range of refueling or rescue.
“These act as a home away from home, for survival and resource generation.” Todd Howard, Game Director
There is a quick shot of the Outpost UI as a few building structures are being put into place. This is clearly a brand new outpost being put into place as the lower right of the UI shows a count of:
  • Cargo: 0
  • Crew: 0
  • Power: 30
  • Production: 0/min
On the right-hand side of the screen is a clear list of structures, with numerous modules that would provide your outpost with a variety of different functions. There are
  • Outpost Airlocks: which are likely meant to serve as a gateway/transition space between the outside world and the interior living space of the outpost itself.
  • Hab: likely this is short for ‘habitat’ – so a basic Four Wall Hab might be regular living space
  • Science Lab: could be space dedicated to research.
  • Hallways: meant to connect the larger living and workspaces to one another
  • Watchtowers: presumably allow you or crewmembers to keep an eye out for threats – whether those were from the surface or from space.
The smaller block of UI in the upper left-hand corner clearly shows what each structure will cost you in terms of materials. For the small Science Hab you’ll need just 6 Aluminum and 2 Iron, along with an ‘Operating Cost’ that determines the amount of power that module will use. It’s surprising to see that the Science Hab does not have a listed operating cost, given that you would expect that it would contain certain technology and equipment for running experiments or research. It’s possible, however, that building the structure just gets you the enclosure – that you will have to then go deeper into the outpost crafting system to create and build the furnishings and equipment which will allow the space to function as intended.  

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