Navigating the vast expanse of Bethesda’s Starfield can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to selecting the perfect planet for your next outpost. The game offers an incredible selection of choices with 1000+ planets to choose from. However, this abundance can also lead to decision paralysis.
Bethesda created Starfield as a game that allows gamers to unravel the complex structure of its world by creating more than planets but also highlighting the resources to get from them. We’ll look into the features that make a planet outpost-worthy and point you toward some that excel in those aspects.
Landed on a planet to set up an outpost for quickly testing something, ended up encountering and taking out an entire Spacer crew after they landed nearby and then explored some random scientific outpost nearby. #Starfield is awesome.
— Dima 🛡️ (@Saltank) September 16, 2023
Realizing the distinctions of each place can be the change between a successful and unsuccessful base. Equipped with this wisdom, gamers will be better prepared to make decisions.
What are the best planets in Starfield for outposts?
Firstly, what makes a planet an ideal outpost location? A key consideration is the planet’s resources. Always view a planet with resources toggled on in your scanner. This will highlight where biomes and minerals overlap. Consequently, you can reap the benefits of multiple resources with just one outpost, saving both time and effort.
Now, let’s delve into some of the standout planets for building your outposts:
A prime choice for your first outpost. Located in the Nariion system, it offers a wealth of resources. And since It’s accessible early in the game, it’s a convenient first step. Due to its resources giving the player a good start in the game
With a regular climate and abundant space, Callisto stands as a great option. It offers security as well as a good amount of resources in iron and helium-3 and low chances of bandits and outlaws. It is a very good starter or resting base for gamers
Located in the Alpha Centauri system, Zamka has a mild climate and is rich in copper, nickel, and cobalt. Unfortunately, it is prone to bandits and outlaws so one should be ready to defend themselves. But it’s still worth it considering its environmental and resourceful factors
Another gem in the Nariion system, Maheo II is rich in resources of Helium-3, Copper, Iron, Lead, Alkanes, Tetraflourides, and Ytterbium, the last three being rare. Even with harsh climate conditions, having a base with resources for rare materials is a pretty good deal.
A moon of Anselon in the Narion system, Kreet features a breathable atmosphere and an abundance of resources like Iron, Water, Helium-3, Lead, Argon, Hydromelonic acid, Silver, and Neon. Players will probably visit it at the start of the story, so its easy access as well. All in all, a very good choice for a base.
As a resource planet, it’s not very ideal. The resources are fine as it is but the spread is not what a player would want. But what it lacks in resource, it makes up in fauna and a habitable environment. It provides a friendly location to create a “Home” location and it’s also near valuable vendors if necessary.
As a planet, it is fairly resourceful as it can equip players with resources very necessary in the narrative aspect. This planet is rich in titanium which is a rare resource that can be used for commodity as well as material for late-game crafting. It will give an edge to anyone who makes a post on this planet
In conclusion, the best planet for your Starfield outpost will depend on your specific needs, be it resources or technological advances. Some planets are optimal for beginners, while others cater to more experienced players.