Starfield - Quests

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Bethesda is famous for its well-crafted worlds, stories, and amazing adventures within its games. Part of the experience is the quests in each world, and Starfield has a whole galaxy of them. Let's look at all Starfield quests to tackle in your playthroughs.

With over 1000 planets to visit and explore, Starfield's massive galaxy is the most ambitious title Bethesda has ever created. Among the stars, you will get sidetracked from your objectives wherever you go. Our Starfield quests guide will point you in the right direction, whether you want to do the Starfield Main Storyline or the Faction Quests and side quests.

The Main Story Quest

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Tales will span the galaxy in Starfield

The main story of Starfield revolves around the space exploration group Constellation and their search to uncover the secrets of the Universe. This search has brought them into contact with the Artifacts, mysterious resources made of unknown elements.

As you work with the Constellation crew and forge deeper bonds with them, you'll go out Artifact hunting to try and piece the puzzle together. This adventure will take you all over the Settled Systems and major cities. You'll have to make important decisions throughout this quest line and face adversity from an advanced race known as the Starborn.

There are 19 main story missions in Starfield.

  1. One Small Step
  2. The Old Neighbourhood
  3. The Empty Nest
  4. Back to Vectera
  5. Into the Unknown
  6. All That Money Can Buy
  7. Starborn
  8. Further into the Unknown
  9. Short Sighted
  10. No Sudden Moves
  11. High Price to Pay
  12. Unity
  13. In Their Footsteps
  14. Unearthed
  15. Final Glimpses
  16. Missed Beyond Measure
  17. Entangled
  18. Revelations
  19. One Giant Leap

This list might seem small, but don't be deceived. While some quests are short, others will take a while to complete. For a good idea of what length to expect, check out how long Starfield takes to beat.

Major Faction Quests

Besides the main story quest involving the Constellation, there are also several major factions, each with their own unique goals and objectives, throughout the Settled Systems. These factions have their own quest lines, each taking around 5-7 hours to beat in total. Here is a complete list of the major faction questlines:

Mission Board Quests

In addition to each faction getting dedicated main questlines, you can tackle additional missions and activities to farm credits by picking up Mission Board Quests. Each faction, including Constellation, has a mission board with several different quests available at a time. These can vary, but they're usually single-objective tasks that can net you Credits.

Check out all the mission board locations to get started!

Companion Quests

Along your journey into the stars, you will meet some friendly faces. These NPCs are a staple of Bethesda games known as companions. Once you have a companion, they will join you in battle while exploring and providing unique perks for outpost building, combat and ship piloting.

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Vasco looking sharp

While the companion quests are simply one-off individual quests that you run into as you try to romance them and forge stronger bonds, they add a lot of flavor and personality to the characters and worldbuilding. There are four companion quests available.

DLC Quests

For Skyrim and Fallout 4, Bethesda's most recent single-player releases, story-based DLC was added. Starfield is to follow suit with its already-announced DLC expansion. All that is known at the time of writing is that the DLC will be called Shattered Space.

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The first story expansion, Shattered Space

This expansion may include further quests to add to your lengthy backlog of base game missions. This could also bring new characters to meet and extra cities in unexplored regions.

Shattered Space will add extra content and be a great addition to an already-packed game. More DLC is likely to come in the future, as well as fan-made mods to expand the galaxy even further.

Mod Quests

While some mods do simple things like texture improvements, others aren’t there to look pretty. Mods for Skyrim, like the incredible Falskaar, add new regions to the game.

When the modding scene hits its stride, be on the lookout for entire planets filled with new creatures and alien life. The fans could create many quests in some of the yet-to-come mods.

How Many Quests Are There?

Starfield has 19 Main Story Missions. There are also 38 missions you can tackle for all the major factions in Starfield. We have an estimated total of around 200 for Side Quests. Side Quests are harder to figure out as they have a wide range, including important lengthy ones like the Mantis Quest or shorter ones like the Electric Grid situation.

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