Starfield, Bethesda’s latest RPG, is, effectively…an enormous sport. It’s stuffed with quests to finish and aliens to shoot. It’s additionally jam-packed with gadgets to seize, promote, and manipulate. And it’s very simple to select up an excessive amount of junk and all of the sudden end up overencumbered, unable to fast-travel or dash as a lot as traditional. That’s no enjoyable! However you possibly can keep away from this annoying state of affairs.
I’ve performed about 55 hours of Starfield up to now, and for many of that point, I’ve not been overencumbered. In reality, I’m often carrying underneath 100kg of weight at any given time. What’s my secret? Nicely, after years of taking part in Bethesda video games, I’ve gotten fairly good at managing all of the weapons, well being gadgets, and junk you acquire as you journey by means of the studio’s huge open-world RPGs. So let me allow you to cease being overencumbered with the following pointers and methods!
Cease grabbing all the pieces
Look, okay, I do know that is very apparent and all that, however…yeah, cease grabbing all the pieces! I get it. This can be a Bethesda sport and one of many joys of those RPGs is how all the pieces might be grabbed, manipulated, saved, and offered. Each plastic cup and dart and sandwich. However you don’t have to seize all of it.
You is perhaps considering “I’ll promote this all for credit!” Nicely, certain, however you gained’t get that a lot for that junk. And there are higher methods to make credit on this sport, like doing quests and promoting high-value gadgets like uncommon fits, weapons, and really light-weight objects which can be value a whole bunch of credit. So yeah, cease. Put that cup down. Stroll away. Depart it. Depart it! I’m watching.
Stage up your carrying capability
Sure stats are at all times helpful in a Bethesda open-world RPG. Having further well being and the power to lockpick something, for instance, are as helpful in Starfield as they have been in Skyrim.
Equally, leveling up the talent that allows you to carry extra stuff with out turning into overencumbered could be very helpful. I additionally suggest grabbing this early so you can begin grinding away at its necessities to unlock larger ranges. Belief me, it will prevent time in the long term.
Make a behavior out of checking for heavy gadgets
You possibly can type your whole stock by weight and it’s best to do that often, as you’ll typically discover some random spacesuit or different merchandise taking on a big chunk of your carrying capability. Deal with this stuff and don’t allow them to muddle up your character. Whereas taking a look at your heaviest bits of junk, you may also discover probably the most seemingly culprits for why you’re overencumbered: ship elements.
Don’t maintain on to ship elements
Ship elements! This stuff are very helpful, letting you restore your ship throughout fight. Nonetheless, they’re additionally very heavy, weighing 10kg every. It’s very simple to gather a stack of those and never understand it till you decide up a gun and turn into overencumbered.
Making issues worse, these heavy gadgets are discovered not in your sources or misc. tab, however as a substitute buried together with your help gadgets, like meals and well being kits. This makes them simple to overlook when dropping off sources to your ship. I’d love a future replace to maneuver these to sources by default. Till then, double-check everytime you really feel too heavy to be sure you aren’t carrying round a bunch of those cumbersome gadgets. And, one final thing: You possibly can retailer these in your ship and nonetheless use them, no want to hold them round!
Decide just a few weapons and promote the remainder
There are quite a lot of weapons in Starfield, from laser rifles to outdated Earth shotguns and extra. It’s a smorgasbord of killing choices. However whereas I like to recommend you attempt all the pieces at the least as soon as early on in Starfield, after the opening hours it’s best to decide on three or 4 weapons and promote or retailer the remainder.
This has quite a lot of advantages. You possibly can focus your expertise extra, carry much less ammo, and never must handle an armory in every single place you go. But additionally, it means you’ll not be slowed down by 12 weapons all utilizing up your valuable carrying capability! And that’s—hey, I informed you to place down that plastic cup! Cease! Simply because we’re on a brand new tip doesn’t imply I ended watching!
Use your ship’s cargo bay to retailer sources/valuables
After you’ve been out on a planet exploring, mining, or finishing quests, it’s best to take a second to drop off extra gadgets in your ship’s cargo maintain. Fortunately, Bethesda added a hotkey that allows you to ship all of your sources—like minerals, metals, and many others.—proper to your ship with one button press.
However don’t simply retailer sources in your ship’s cargo containers. You possibly can retailer uncommon fits or weapons you wish to promote later in there too, in addition to different gadgets which can be taking on house. And in case your ship begins to expire of house, effectively, first, possibly cease grabbing all the pieces. But additionally, spend money on including some extra storage to your ship, which you are able to do at any spaceport with an NPC starship technician. Oh, and don’t overlook: You possibly can improve your ship’s storage capability through the Payloads perk.
Search for spacesuits which have further storage
Throughout my third night time of taking part in Starfield, I stumbled upon a legendary go well with that permit me carry 40 further kilograms on my character. Whilst you won’t discover one nearly as good as this, hold a watch out for spacesuits that present further storage.
Unfold the burden round to companions
In case you journey with a companion, don’t overlook to make use of them like a pack mule. They will carry fairly a bit, which can assist out quite a bit in huge house dungeons stuffed with good loot. Simply speak to your companion and ask to commerce, then shove all of the plastic cups and crappy weapons into their stock so you possibly can promote all of it later.
And, if all else fails, use chems or booze to briefly increase your capability
Maybe you’ve finished all the pieces above and but nonetheless end up carrying an excessive amount of junk. Nicely, that’s why I like to recommend conserving some whiskey or different chems readily available, as utilizing them can enhance your carrying capability.
Needless to say these are simply momentary options and gained’t final eternally. However they’ll, in a pinch, allow you to cease being overencumbered simply lengthy sufficient to fast-travel and promote all of your junk.