With over 1000 planets there are going to be a lot of Starfield locations to discover as you journey across the Settled Systems.
Starfield locations are map icons spread across the Settled Systems that the player can discover. Each location you arrive at will reward you with a set amount of XP. What’s still unclear is if discovered locations will become fast travel destinations as they have in previous Bethesda releases. With space travel forming a major part of gameplay, it seems unlikely that players will be able to skip it regularly. With at least 1000 worlds to discover, there could be a frankly ridiculous number of locations to explore.
Many locations will be ruled or controlled by one of the Starfield factions, while more remote planets may be inhospitable unless you kit your character out with the right Starfield skills. So if you want to be an explorer then make sure you survey all of the Starfield character creation options carefully.
Here are all of the known Starfield locations:
- Alpha Centauri
- Vol II
- Unknown world
- Other Locations
- Unknown world
- Kreet – Moon of Anselon
- Unknown world
- Unknown City
- Further Locations
Alpha Centauri is a star system containing many planets. It’s a stronghold of the United Colonies faction and is made up of four main planets, some with multiple moons and satellites.
Jemison is a rock-type planet with a temperate climate, abundant flora and fauna, and an atmosphere primarily composed of oxygen. This planet is also home to New Atlantis.
The capital city of one of the most powerful factions, New Atlantis is where the United Colonies plans its political and military operations. The Constellation HQ can also be found here, which suggests that New Atlantis will feature heavily in the opening hours of the Starfield campaign.
Given that it’s home to several major factions, New Atlantis was always going to be a prominent Starfield location. Thanks to game director Todd Howard, though, we now known that New Atlantis is the biggest city in Starfield, and “the biggest we’ve ever built. It’s kind of the capital of the game”.
Located in a quiet, overgrown corner of the city of New Atlantis, Constellation’s headquarters can seemingly only be accessed with a Chronomark watch. Inside you’ll find a library-like main room with a mysterious Artifact at its center.
It’s highly likely that this is also where you’ll be able to chat with Sarah, one of the confirmed Starfield NPCs.
Located on your left as you leave the starport, the Interstellar Inn appears to be a hotel for spacefaring travelers.
UCSEC - United Colonies Security and Safety
On your right as you leave the starport, you will find the offices of the UCSEC. The United Colonies Security and Safety division (UCSEC) is dedicated to the protection of the United Colonies, and likely a good location to pick up some quests.
NAT - New Atlantis Transit
Not far from the main spaceport, you will find the New Atlantis Transit system (NAT), providing you with easy transport and access to various sectors of New Atlantis.
Constellation Space Station LO-868
In orbit around the planet Jemison, you’ll find the Constellation Space Station LO-868. First seen in the Starfield teaser trailer, the space station resembles an enormous compass. It’s likely you’ll find a few Constellation characters here, and maybe a few quests, but exact details are vague at the moment.
Vol II is a system between Jaffa and Porimma that we think is home to the city of Neon and factions like Ryujin Industries and the Xenofresh Corporation.
Neon is a pleasure city on an unknown aquatic planet. Originally set up as a fishing station by the Xenofresh Corporation, it was transformed into a vacation destination when the company learned that the local fish contained a psychotropic substance that could be sold for more money. The domed city is home to many shops, bars, and clubs, as well as the Ryujin Industries faction.
We already know that you’ll be able to join Ryujin Industries during your Starfield playthrough, so it seems likely that Neon will be a significant location for players that choose to align with this mysterious faction. Perhaps you’ll be able to sample Aurora for yourself, too…
You’ll arrive here when you first visit Neon.
Seen during the Starfield gameplay trailer, Reliant Medical appears to be a pharmaceutical company that just might sell you healing items.
Lit up with bright neon signs during the gameplay trailer, The Emporium might allude to a general store for Neon.
The Vol II Hotel
Located on one of Neon’s bustling streets, the Vol II hotel is a place to stay for travelers.
Sol is close to Narion and known as ‘The Old Neighborhood’ in Starfield lore. While we know Earth is located here, only Mars and its capital of Cydonia have been confirmed as locations you can visit.
The only confirmed world destination in the Sol system, Mars is the familiar red-dusty giant and the location for the colony of Cydonia.
Not much is known about Cydonia other than it being the capital of Mars which faces unique challenges. Compared to New Atlantis, Cydonia looks considerably poorer and neglected.
Mars Mech Factory
During the Starfield gameplay reveal, we saw a very blurred playthrough of Starfield taking place just behind Todd Howard. At one point during the shootout on Mars, a location name pops up and informs us that the Spacefarer arrived at the Mars Mech Factory. Unfortunately, due to the low resolution image, little else is known about the factory.
This city is home to the Freestar Collective faction and is a frontier-like settlement that’s walled off to protect its citizens from the Ashta, a predatory alien that’s described as a mix between a wolf and a velociraptor. Akila City was founded in 2167 by Solomon Coe.
A store in Akila that sells a variety of goods.
A store in Akila where you can buy Starfield weapons and ammo.
The Hitching Post
A bar in Akila.
This appears to be a headquarters for the defenders of Akila. It has a statue of an Ashta in it.
This planet is a moon of Anselon. It contains a couple of alien species and moderate flora but is generally a dry and barren planet. You’ll come across this planet during one of the earliest Starfield missions and battle a number of Crimson Fleet pirates here.
Kreet Research Lab
This is the only known named location on Kreet. It’s an abandoned research station that’s being ransacked by Crimson Fleet pirates. It has multiple rooms and levels, plus an external landing pad.
A large, retro-looking hotel on an unknown planet.
At present, only a handful of Starfield locations are known, but you can be sure we will compile a full list when Starfield releases. Until then, you can find more details on known Starfield planets and Starfield cities where you can build outposts, recruit companions, and find innumerable Starfield missions.