Starfield Earth is a Starfield Planet in the Sol system, which you can visit when flying your spaceship.
Bethesda have been very tight-lipped ahead of Starfield’s release regarding Earth and what role it has to play in the Starfield campaign. The Earth has been seen in the background of the Starfield gameplay trailer, and so it definitely exists in the Sol system – aka The Old Neighborhood. However, whether the Earth still supports life or can be visited remains to be seen.
It seems very likely that the Earth’s ecology has been destroyed given humankind’s migration to the Alpha Centauri system. The lack of a colony on Earth implies that something truly disastrous occurred, though a colony of humans yet remain in the nearby city of Cydonia on Mars. An image of the Earth was spotted in the Starfield Direct trailer, and seemed to indicate that North and South American have been overtaken by desert or flooding.
Nearby planets and locations:
Earth was first spotted during the Starfield gameplay trailer in June 2022.
Earth was mentioned during the Constellation Questions: Talking Starfield Quests with Will Shen video, and confirmed that “very early on in the main quest” you will encounter “the question of what happened to the Earth.”
Earth points of interest
Most Starfield planets will generate a number of locations you can visit, so your experience may vary from other players who visit Earth. Fortunately, there are a number of locations that have a fixed planet to call home. Below, you will find both procedural locations you are likely to find on Earth, and fixed locations such as important settlements and buildings.
Here are all of the notable locations you can find on Earth:
Notable Earth NPCs
Located in various locations on Earth are a number of named NPCs who can provide you with unique quests and opportunities. You might also be able to recruit some of them to join your Starfield crew at an outpost or aboard your ship.
While exploring Earth, you can begin the following Starfield missions:
By performing a scan of Earth from orbit, you will be able to see how many resources Earth has, and where they are distributed if you wish to build a resource extractor at an outpost. Should you land on the planet, you can find small resource nodes scattered throughout the environment. By using your scanner, you can mine these Starfield resources and add them directly to your inventory.
Here are all the Starfield resources you can find on Earth: