Starfield Weight Distribution 101

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Starfield Weight Distribution 101

Gaming the Star System!

It’s still a Bethesda Game after all…

Contrary to what you’ve probably heard, storage, carry weight, and storing items in Starfield isn’t limited. The first and obvious thing to know – is that your companion(s) can carry stuff too, they’ll sometimes even suggest that you give them stuff if you’re holding on to too many items. In addition, if you weren’t already aware of it, the Crewmates for hire, that will help with improving your Spaceship’s performance, can also carry some of your loot. You can even get creative and use each Crewmate as a specific ‘storage container’ [Weapons, Materials, Outfits, etc.]; hire as many Crewmates as you can afford and your Spaceship can fit, it’s much cheaper if your Persuasion Skill is high.

Note: I’m lead to believe that this is an intended and encouraged mechanic from Bethesda, seeing as how there’s a special button designated for dumping all of your current resources into a container at once.

Also, as a side note… keeping your O2 levels high will mitigate many of the negative effects of carrying too many items, you’ll lose the ability to fast travel though, so be careful when doing this! There are some useful Outfits and Food Items that can assist with Carry Weight a tad bit, but if possible, invest in some kind of Helmet/ Spacesuit that improves/ reduces O2 consumption, as you’ll see more significant, substantial results from these items.

Bonus:┬áDon’t forget about the ‘Captain’s Storage Bin’ on your Spaceship [usually near the Captain’s chair, on the right-hand side], it doesn’t hold much, but it’s-its own special storage container, separate from the rest of the Ship’s Cargo.

Work it Out!

Being fit, helps it fit in your pocket!

Though it’s not mandatory, I do recommend getting at least the first level of Weight Lifting early-game, only second to – or after upgrading your major skill(s). Unless there’s something I’ve missed, your Major Skills will always contribute more Credits in your pocket, then being able to haul around a lot of random ‘stuff’. For now, just focus on whatever it is your character is good at, and treat retrieving a big haul as a secondary, or even tertiary benefactor. Just keep in mind that the more you can carry, the higher your chances are of retrieving a Unique, Legendary, or Secret item by accident.

Unless you have Skill Points to burn, the first level of Weight Lifting is where you should probably stop investing points in Physical [that specific skill], as many other game mechanics explained in this guide will help you circumvent the supposed “limited storage options” in Starfield.

Free Storage??

Bonus points if you pull this off!

In Akila City [Cheyenne System], the Mayor may have a quest for you to investigate “Sahar’s Farm”, just north of this location may be an outpost/ military facility with Spacers, Pirates, Smugglers or Ecliptic, depending on how you’ve been playing. Either way, there’s a decent chance [not 100%] that the group will have a Cargo Vessel of varying sizes, parked on the landing area.

>>> I recommend killing at least several of the members of the group/ squad, only if they see you and attack you, but afterward, make a dash for the Cargo Vessel, ignoring the rest of the group, and focus on killing everyone inside! Once you do, you’ll be given the option to “Take over the Ship”, obviously select “Yes” and now you have more potential storage space!

There’s more, because you’ll still have to register the Vessel before getting the full benefits, when returning about the quest at “Sahar’s Farm”, unless you’re trying to do something specific, give the Deed to “Frank Langston” instead, he’ll reward you with 10,000 credits, which can go toward registering your new Cargo Vessel!