Starfield, Bethesda’s latest RPG, is, nicely…an enormous sport. It’s full of quests to finish and aliens to shoot. It’s additionally jam-packed with objects to seize, promote, and manipulate. And it’s very simple to select up an excessive amount of junk and immediately end up overencumbered, unable to fast-travel or dash as a lot as regular. 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? Effectively, after years of taking part in Bethesda video games, I’ve gotten fairly good at managing all of the weapons, well being objects, and junk you acquire as you journey by the studio’s huge open-world RPGs. So let me show you how to cease being overencumbered with the following pointers and methods!
Cease grabbing the whole lot
Look, okay, I do know that is very apparent and all that, however…yeah, cease grabbing the whole lot! I get it. This can be a Bethesda sport and one of many joys of those RPGs is how the whole lot may be grabbed, manipulated, saved, and bought. Each plastic cup and dart and sandwich. However you don’t have to seize all of it.
You is likely to be pondering “I’ll promote this all for credit!” Effectively, positive, 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 objects like uncommon fits, weapons, and really light-weight objects which might be value a whole lot of credit. So yeah, cease. Put that cup down. Stroll away. Go away it. Go away it! I’m watching.
Degree up your carrying capability
Sure stats are all the time helpful in a Bethesda open-world RPG. Having additional well being and the flexibility to lockpick something, for instance, are as helpful in Starfield as they have been in Skyrim.
Equally, leveling up the talent that permits you to carry extra stuff with out changing into overencumbered could be very helpful. I additionally advocate grabbing this early so you can begin grinding away at its necessities to unlock larger ranges. Belief me, this may prevent time in the long term.
Make a behavior out of checking for heavy objects
You may kind your complete stock by weight and you must do that recurrently, as you’ll typically discover some random spacesuit or different merchandise taking over a big chunk of your carrying capability. Care for this stuff and don’t allow them to litter up your character. Whereas taking a look at your heaviest bits of junk, you may also discover probably the most probably 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. Nevertheless, they’re additionally very heavy, weighing 10kg every. It’s very simple to gather a stack of those and never understand it till you choose up a gun and turn out to be overencumbered.
Making issues worse, these heavy objects are discovered not in your assets or misc. tab, however as a substitute buried along with your assist objects, like meals and well being kits. This makes them simple to overlook when dropping off assets to your ship. I’d love a future replace to maneuver these to assets 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 objects. And, one very last thing: You may retailer these in your ship and nonetheless use them, no want to hold them round!
Choose a number of weapons and promote the remainder
There are lots 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 the whole lot no less than as soon as early on in Starfield, after the opening hours you must choose three or 4 weapons and promote or retailer the remainder.
This has lots of advantages. You may focus your abilities extra, carry much less ammo, and never need to handle an armory in every single place you go. But in addition, it means you’ll not be slowed down by 12 weapons all utilizing up your valuable carrying capability! And that’s—hey, I advised you to place down that plastic cup! Cease! Simply because we’re on a brand new tip doesn’t imply I finished watching!
Use your ship’s cargo bay to retailer assets/valuables
After you’ve been out on a planet exploring, mining, or finishing quests, you must take a second to drop off extra objects in your ship’s cargo maintain. Fortunately, Bethesda added a hotkey that permits you to ship all of your assets—like minerals, metals, and so forth.—proper to your ship with one button press.
However don’t simply retailer assets in your ship’s cargo containers. You may retailer uncommon fits or weapons you wish to promote later in there too, in addition to different objects which might be taking over house. And in case your ship begins to expire of house, nicely, first, possibly cease grabbing the whole lot. But in addition, put money into 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 neglect: You may improve your ship’s storage capability through the Payloads perk.
Search for spacesuits which have additional storage
Throughout my third night time of taking part in Starfield, I stumbled upon a legendary go well with that permit me carry 40 additional kilograms on my character. Whilst you won’t discover one nearly as good as this, preserve an eye fixed out for spacesuits that present additional storage.
Unfold the load round to companions
If you happen to journey with a companion, don’t neglect to make use of them like a pack mule. They will carry fairly a bit, which will help out so much in large house dungeons full of good loot. Simply discuss 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 enhance your capability
Maybe you’ve completed the whole lot above and but nonetheless end up carrying an excessive amount of junk. Effectively, that’s why I like to recommend retaining some whiskey or different chems available, as utilizing them can improve your carrying capability.
Understand that these are simply short-term options and gained’t final ceaselessly. However they’ll, in a pinch, show you how to cease being overencumbered simply lengthy sufficient to fast-travel and promote all of your junk.