Starfield materials

Whether you're crafting weapon mods or building your outpost, you'll need to collect plenty of Starfield materials and resources.

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If you want to build outposts all over the Settled Systems then you’re going to need a lot of Starfield materials. While you have to scrap derelict buildings or visit vendors to gather resources in Fallout 4, it looks like you’ll get materials by harvesting them directly with a Cutter or through outpost machinery in Starfield.

Materials are primarily used to build your outposts, and it appears that outposts can in turn be used to automatically harvest even larger resource nodes. However, materials will also be used for crafting Starfield weapon mods and possibly even new modules for your Starfield ship.

Starfield raw materials

When you land on any of the Starfield locations or planets you can scan the environment to reveal how many different materials are present in the area, then it’s up to you to wander around and find them.

Here are the known Starfield materials:

  • Al – Aluminum
  • Fe – Iron
  • Ni – Nickel
  • Sealant

Starfield materials: an outpost for finding and harvesting resources

Using Starfield materials

It looks like Aluminum and Iron will be crucial for building different outpost buildings, while Iron, Nickel, and Sealant have been seen in crafting weapon mods. We’ve spotted Iron as a resource node on the moon of Kreet but that’s all we know for now.

You might want to set up an outpost on resource-rich planets like Chawla, a moon of Olivas, before creating your dream base using our Starfield outpost guide. For a full list of planets, check out our Starfield planets guide where you can find out more.


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