How to clear your Starfield bounty

Our guide on how to clear your Starfield bounty has all the information you need to pay for your crimes without having to do hard time.

How to clear your Starfield bounty

Whether you’re a space pirate or a planetary do-gooder, you’re going to need to clear your Starfield bounty from time to time. It’s that, or face off in an endless battle against factions like the United Colonies of the Freestar Collective. So, we’ve put together this guide on paying off you’re own bounty, making it that bit easier to land on whichever planet you feel like exploring.

For more assistance making your way through the Settled Systems, check out our Starfield maps hub, including virtual versions of the New Atlantis Map, Akila City Map, and Neon map. Or, if you’re still deciding how best to set up your character, see our guides to Starfield skills, backgrounds, and traits, before making the commitment.

How to wipe your Starfield bounty

Getting rid of your Starfield bounty is actually quite easy, though the game might not make you think that. Unlike in some Bethesda games, you can’t just rock up to the location or planet where you’ve committed a crime and offer to pay. In the Settled Systems, it’s guns first and talking later, with much of the talking taking place over your body after fifteen security guards surround you.

To clear your bounty, you need to find a Bounty Clearance Kiosk that belongs in a system not affiliated with the one you’ve committed a crime in. For example, if you’re wanted in New Atlantis, you can head along to Madame Sauvage’s in Neon Ebbside and use the kiosk right by the entrance to pay off your crimes. We’ve got a list of different options below:

If you have multiple bounties, remember to pay them all off before returning to the System you’re wanted in. Even if it’s a very small bounty, the soldiers of whatever faction that planet or system belongs to will come after you from the second you land, making it harder to leave again and find another Bounty Clearance Kiosk.

Screenshot of a Starfield Bounty Clearance Kiosk on the planet Cydonia

How to wipe your Starfield bounty at an outpost

If you don’t want to take your chances building up another bounty on a populated planet, there is a way you can clear your bounty from your outpost. In the outpost building menu, there’s an option to create a Bounty Clearance Kiosk with just a few materials – those being Be – Beryllium, Al – Aluminum, and Zero Wire. To track those resources down, use the filter and search function in our Starfield planets database.

It’s a smart idea to add a Bounty Clearance Kiosk to an outpost in an otherwise deserted world, as it’s not much help when you need to clear a United Colonies bounty and your outpost is just outside New Atlantis.

There you have it, all you need to know to clear your Starfield bounty and get back to exploring the depths of space. If you’re in an exploratory mood, see how best to get from Al-Battani V to Zamka with our Starfield ships hub, including guides to ship components, ship manufacturers, and ship designs.

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Connor has spent much of his life in the world of Bethesda RPGs and is currently continuing that habit deep into a Starfield playthrough. When he's not landing on foreign planets, he's scouring for fresh Starfield mods, improving his fleet of Starfield ships, and searching for mysterious quests to add to the Starfield walkthrough.