Starfield level

The spacefarer's Starfield level determines much more than just how powerful they are, here's all you need to know about your character level

Your Starfield level is a rough approximation of your character’s abilities, experience, and combat effectiveness. Your level is determined by the total number of experience points (or XP) you have earned, with each level requiring a greater amount of XP.

Each time you level up you get to pick one of the available Starfield skills, but leveling up may also help you access new Starfield locations and systems. Some previous Bethesda Game Studios titles have had level caps while more recent ones like Fallout 4 have not, so we’re assuming Starfield will not have a level cap either.

Star systems have levels too. One of the first systems you encounter, Alpha Centauri is shown to be a level 1 system, which suggests that it’s designed for low-level characters. However, the levels can go much higher and Todd Howard has confirmed that every system will have a system level to show players roughly what level they need to be to tackle it – the example he gave was of a level 40 system.

Enemies will also have a visible combat level, much like in Fallout 76, and the monsters we’ve seen range in level from 1-15.

As with previous Bethesda RPGs, you can earn XP by discovering locations, killing enemies, successfully lockpicking, and likely also by passing speech checks and completing Starfield missions.

Starfield level: two spacefarers exploring a toxic cavern

Your Starfield level might also act as a gate to certain pieces of content. Fallout 4 begins spawning certain types of equipment only when the player meets specific level thresholds. Fallout 4 also locked certain perk ranks behind the character’s level, but Starfield’s skills system appears to avoid this.

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