Our guide to all the Starfield achievements has all you need to soak up the expanse of space and come away with a significantly improved GamerScore.
If you’re looking for a long list of Starfield achievements, you’re in the right place. Our exhaustive guide to maxing out your GamerScore in Bethesda’s space-age RPG is all you need to make sure there’s no stone left unturned across the Settled System, with a guide for each achievement there to help you along.
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All the Starfield achievements
We’ve got a list of all the Starfield Achievements, so you can cross them off as you quest across the expanse of deepest darkest space. There’s also a short guide for each one, giving you some hints as to how you might complete some of the more obscure achievements in our list.
A Legacy Forged
How to unlock A Legacy Forged
Complete “A Legacy Forged.”
A Legacy Forged guide
This is the first of many on our list of Starfield achievements that asks you to complete a specific task, in this instance the ‘A Legacy Forged’ quest. Your best bet here is to power through both the Starfield main quest and side quests to find the mission in question before completing it for an achievement.
All That Money Can Buy
How to unlock All That Money Can Buy
Complete “All That Money Can Buy.”
All That Money Can Buy guide
Again, this is another achievement where you need to complete a specific quest before you can pick up the GamerScore. So head over to our All that Money Can Buy guide for all the steps to get this one done.
Another Bug Hunt
How to unlock Another Bug Hunt
Eliminate 300 creatures.
Another Bug Hunt guide
If you want to get this one quickly, your best bet is to hunt low-level creatures in their droves. Kreet is a solid option for your bug hunting, with plenty of low-level beasties for you to take out with the weapon of your choice.
Back to the Grind
How to unlock Back to the Grind
Join Ryujin Industries.
Back to the Grind guide
You can easily cross this one off by signing up for Ryujin Industries in Neon, a trading hub on the planet Volii Alpha in the Volii system. The game indicates what you need to do with a quest marker in your activities hub as you arrive on Neon, so just find a Ryujin Industries terminal and join to cross off this entry on our list of Starfield achievements.
Boots on the Ground
How to unlock Boots on the Ground
Land on 100 planets.
Boots on the Ground guide
Considering there are over 1,000 planets in Starfield, you shouldn’t have much trouble crossing this one off your list. Just go wherever the feeling takes you, from Al-Battani V to Zamka. Or maybe see something familiar, and see the sights of Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, and Neptune in the Sol system.
How to unlock Chief Engineer
Modify a ship.
Chief Engineer guide
This is one of the many Starfield achievements you can cross off the list pretty early on. To modify any of your ships, you need to talk to a ship technician at a Spaceport. Don’t worry if you don’t have any components, you can purchase them from the technician before they fit the part for you.
How to unlock Cyber Jockey
Bypass 50 digital locks.
Cyber Jockey guide
For this one, you need to be digipicking locks whenever possible. For harder locks, you need to master the Security skill, so keep an eye out for any pickable objects while questing to keep boosting your level and steal this achievement.
How to unlock Dark Matter
Eliminate 300 human enemies.
Dark Matter guide
Okay, this one is all about combat, which means skills like Shotgun Certification, Sniper Certification, and Pistol Certification come into play. The best way to approach this achievement is to seek out combat through quests and missions, while also taking out any space pirates you might bump into out the expanse.
How to unlock Deputized
Join the Freestar Rangers.
The Freestar Rangers are an elite group within the Freestar Collective, so you’re going to have to start there first. You can find the Freestar Collective in Akila City, on the planet Akila in the Cheyenne system. From there, our quest guide for Deputized has you covered.
How to unlock Dust Off
Reach level five.
Dust Off guide
This is one of the entries on our list of Starfield achievements that should come pretty easily and pretty early on in the game. Still, if you want to concentrate on leveling up quickly, we’ve got a whole guide on the Starfield max level cap and how you can try and break it. Good luck.
How to unlock Elite
Reach level 25.
As ever with Bethesda games, the quickest way to level up is through rigorous questing, combat, exploration, and crafting. If you’re struggling to level up, be sure to try and implement some skills like Gastronomy, Chemistry, and Commerce to get some extra XP.
How to unlock Entangled
As with plenty of the other individual quest unlocks on this list of Starfield achievements, we’ve got an Entangled walkthrough you can use to pick this one up.
How to unlock Executive Level
Complete “Executive Level.”
Executive Level guide
This is another achievement that requires you to finish a section of the main quest or a side quest, but we’re not quite sure which in advance of the release date.
How to unlock Fixer
Complete 30 activities.
New activities arrive in your activities hub through all kinds of means in Starfield, from talking to random NPCs to reading notes left in peculiar places. Simply complete thirty of these activities – and to be clear, just to activity portion, not any specific level that leads off from an activity – and this is one of the easier Starfield achievements to add to your collection.
How to unlock Fleet Commander
Collect 10 ships.
Fleet Commander guide
For this achievement, we think you’re going to first need an outpost to keep your ships at. Then it’s time for space piracy, as the quickest way to collect ten ships is to simply steal them from others in space.
For All, Into the Starfield
How to unlock For All, Into the Starfield
Enter space for the first time.
For All, Into the Starfield guide
We’re pretty sure the opening has you covered here. If not, make for the Frontier and simply take off to grab this achievement.
Further Into the Unknown
How to unlock Further Into the Unknown
Complete “Further Into the Unknown.”
Further Into the Unknown guide
To cross this one off, check out our Further Into the Unknown walkthrough.
How to unlock Guilty Parties
Complete “Guilty Parties.”
Guilty Parties guide
This achievement is another where you need to finish a specific mission, this time “Guilty Parties”, to cross it off your list.
High Price to Pay:
How to unlock High Price to Pay
Complete “High Price to Pay.”
High Price to Pay guide
Check out our guide to the High Price to Pay mission to get this achievement under your belt.
Home Sweet Home
How to unlock Home Sweet Home
Build an outpost.
Home Sweet Home guide
Because of the flexibility of outposts and outpost management, this achievement is easy. Simply set up an outpost on one of the many planets, like Beta Ternion III or Nirvana II, and cross this one off the list. If you can’t figure out how to set an outpost up, just open your scanner and select the option for an outpost beacon.
I Use Them For Smuggling
How to unlock I Use Them For Smuggling
Successfully smuggle contraband.
I Use Them For Smuggling guide
This one is clear, but you’re going to need Stealth and Concealment skills to get something passed Spaceport Terminal security. Your best bet is to head for Neon, pick up some of the illegal drug Aurora, and smuggle it anywhere you feel. Just remember, only certain planets have cargo checks, so you’re going to need to head for somewhere like Akila City or New Atlantis.
In Their Footsteps
How to unlock In Their Footsteps
Complete “In Their Footsteps.”
In Their Footsteps guide
To add this one to your list of Starfield achievements, just check out our In their Footsteps walkthrough.
How to unlock Industrialist
Produce 500 total resources from outposts.
To get this one, mining on your own won’t get you far fast. You need to get people, companions if you can, living on your outpost, so you can get them out to work collecting Ni – Nickel, Pb – Lead, Al – Aluminum, and more.
Into the Unknown
How to unlock Into the Unknown
Complete “Into the Unknown.”
Into the Unknown guide
You can get this achievement by following our walkthrough for Into the Unknown.
How to unlock Jacked In
Access 50 computers.
Jacked In guide
To pick up this achievement, try and get into any in-game computer you see. Few require special permissions, so keep your eyes open, especially as you explore abandoned outposts and spacer hideouts.
How to unlock Legacy’s End
Complete “Legacy’s End.”
Legacy’s End guide
This achievement requires you to finish “Legacy’s End”, which we think it’s fair to speculate might be a late-game main quest mission.
Life Begate Life
How to unlock Life Begate Life
Gather 500 Organic Resources.
Life Begate Life guide
You can gather organic resources like H2O – Water, as well as all manner of flora and fauna, while you explore the galaxy. You can also order companions to collect organic resources if you have an outpost on a planet with natural life.
One Giant Leap
How to unlock One Giant Leap
Complete “One Giant Leap.”
One Giant Leap guide
This is probably one of the later Starfield achievements you’re going to unlock, but if you need assistance, our One Giant Leap walkthrough has a step-by-step guide to this quest.
One Small Step
How to unlock One Small Step
One Small Step guide
How to unlock Privateer
Complete 30 terminal or misc. Missions.
Reach for the Stars
How to unlock Reach for the Stars
Reach level 100.
Reach for the Stars guide
This one might take a while. While you’re trying to get to level 100, it’s worth trying to engage with some of the more obscure skills like Xenosociology, Neurostrikes, and Outpost Engineering. And don’t forget to keep visiting new planets, with everything from Pluto to Nemeria IV offering XP for a first visit.
How to unlock Replicator
Craft 100 items.
You’re going to need plenty of items and resources to get the job done, and it’s also worth noting that all the crafting tools you need are available in the basement of The Lodge. So, collect, loot, and steal everything you can. Keep up that Scavenging skill, too. Just for when it comes in handy.
How to unlock Rock Collection
Gather 500 inorganic resources.
Rock Collection guide
For this achievement, you need rocks. Lots of rocks. Seek out rocky planets and moons like Alchiba IV-a, Ka’zaal, and Niira. Then, set up some outposts and get some NPC workers to gather those precious hunks of the earth for you.
Rook Meets King
How to unlock Rook Meets King
Join the Crimson Fleet.
Rook Meets King guide
The Crimson Fleet is one of the more mysterious main factions in Starfield, but you need to hunt the group down to sign yourself up. The Kryx system is a good place to start, with the group starting there, but there have also been sightings in the Narion, Cheyenne, and Lunara systems
How to unlock Shipping Magnate
Connect five outposts with cargo links.
Shipping Magnate guide
This achievement is pretty simple. Just keep building outposts as you explore, add cargo links where possible, and you should have five connecting outposts before too long.
Soldier of Fortune
How to unlock Soldier of Fortune
Mod 50 weapons.
Soldier of Fortune guide
This achievement is a little more complex, fortunately, we have a complete guide to Starfield weapon mods. Whether it be a new addition to the Equinox, Beowulf, or Drum Beat, to cross this one off you just need to keep customizing your firearms and knives.
How to unlock Space Opera
Reach level 50.
Space Opera guide
This achievement is another one of those that just comes with playing as much as possible. Remember, you get XP for leveling up your skills, so if you need a boost just work on your outpost output while developing your skills like Outpost Engineering and Outpost Management.
How to unlock Starcrossed
Reach maximum relationship level with a companion.
For this one, you need to concentrate your energy on a specific companion. Whether it be Sarah Morgan or Vasco the robot, you need to do whatever it is to prove your companionship with an NPC. We’re not exactly sure it involves romance, but it well could do.
How to unlock Stellar Cartography
Visit 20 star systems.
Stellar Cartography guide
Our guide to all the Starfield systems is your best friend for this achievement. Browse through the countless systems on that page, including Procyon A, Linnaeus II, Jaffa, and more, to find your next destination. Just keep cruising through space, and you can cross this one off with ease.
Supra et Ultra
How to unlock Supra et Ultra
Join the UC Vanguard.
Supra et Ultra guide
The UC Vanguard is an elite group of the United Colonies military force. You can sign up while in Jemison, with the side quest A Tree Grows in New Atlantis directing you to where to go. If you haven’t unlocked that mission, see if there’s an activity in your activities hub that suggests investigating a scientist standing by a tree, and set it to your main objective.
How to unlock Surgical Strike
Complete “Surgical Strike.”
Surgical Strike guide
This is another story or side quest mission, so wait until it pops up then finish the quest for your achievement.
The Best There Is
How to unlock The Best There Is
Complete “The Best There Is.”
The Best There Is guide
This achievement requires you to see out the “The Best There Is” mission during your playthrough. Fortunately, our walkthrough for The Best There Is has you covered.
The Devils You Know
How to unlock The Devils You Know
Complete “The Devils You Know.”
The Devils You Know guide
To tick off this entry on our list of Starfield achievements, you need to complete the “The Devils You Know” mission.
The Family You Choose
How to unlock The Family You Choose
Recruit 10 separate companions.
The Family You Choose guide
You recruit companions often through interactions within factions, so join all the factions you can. From big names like Constellation and Ryujin Industries to smaller quantities like the Ecliptic Mercenaries and the Enlightened, join them all and talk to as many NPC characters as possible.
The Hammer Falls
How to unlock The Hammer Falls
Complete “The Hammer Falls.”
The Hammer Falls guide
See out the “The Hammer Falls” mission during your time playing Starfield to grab this achievement.
The Stars My Destination
How to unlock The Stars My Destination
Visit all star systems.
The Stars My Destination guide
This is probably the most difficult on the long list of Starfield achievements. With over 1,000 planets, there are also plenty of systems holding them together. To get this one done quicker, skills like Astrophysics, Piloting, and Astrophysics are going to come in handy.
How to unlock Traveler
Reach level 10.
Level ten is a walk in the park compared to some other achievements on this list. So, just keep traveling to new planets, digipicking locks, and taking care of business in combat, and you should have this one crossed off your list in no time.
Thirst for Knowledge
How to unlock Thirst for Knowledge
Read 20 skill magazines.
Thirst for Knowledge guide
In a long-standing Bethesda tradition, you can level up skills like Intimidation, Medicine, and more through skill books – or magazines, in this case. To cross this one off, visit any libraries or book shops you see, or just loot and steal everything in sight in order to grab your achievement.
How to unlock Unearthed
Follow our Unearthed walkthrough to add this to your list of achievements in Starfield.
War of Angels
How to unlock War of Angels
Collect 20 Quantum Essence
War of Angels guide.
Quantum Essence is a precious resource in Starfield, so precious we’re not exactly sure what it is yet. Check back a little while after the Starfield launch to see if we’ve tracked down where you can find it.
Secret Starfield achievements
Some achievements may initially be hidden as ‘secret’, and it will be up to the community to discover what they are. These secret Starfield achievements will likely require a particularly unusual feat to unlock, such as visiting all 1000 planets.
You can bet that as soon as we know what the secret achievements are, we will be back to update this guide and post a spoiler warning.
Starfield DLC achievements
With a new expansion pack or Starfield DLC launch, there are almost certainly a set of achievements to accompany it. These achievements are very similar to those in the base game, but often much rarer than their base game counterparts.
Once Bethesda has announced some additional content, you’ll find all of the updated achievements here.
Will mods disable Starfield achievements?
Historically, Bethesda has disabled achievements when mods are enabled for any of its games. Thus, it is very likely that installing and using mods will disable Starfield achievements. Fortunately, there is a way to enable them again: more mods.
With each Bethesda title, a clever modder has released an achievements mod, allowing you to play Starfield the way you want.