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Skill Categories Physical
Tier 2
Item Code 002CFCAE

Starfield Piloting skill overview

The Starfield Piloting skill is a tier 1 skill in the Tech skill tree. It, as with all Starfield skills, has 4 ranks, beginning at rank 1 and ending at rank 4. In order to progress up the Piloting skill tree, you will need to complete various skill challenges related to the skill in question, and increase your Starfield level to earn skill points. Each rank requires a skill point to unlock.

This skill allows you to use ship thrusters and increases your ship’s turning rate and maneuverability. As you continue to rank up this skill you will unlock Class B and C ships.

This skill is a vital skill as it brings a number of benefits to piloting your ships, and gives you the ability to pilot more advanced ships.

In-game Piloting skill description

As more people journey into space, the number of those certified to effectively pilot various types of spacecraft has increased dramatically.

The Piloting skill has the following ranks and stats:

RankRank ImageRank EffectRank Challenge
1You can now utilize ship thrusters.Destroy 5 ships.
2Increased ship turning rate and maneuverability. Destroy 15 ships.
3Unlock the ability to pilot Class B ships.Destroy 30 ships.
4Unlock the ability to pilot Class C ships.You have mastered this skill.

How to unlock Piloting console command

If you want to add the Piloting Starfield skill to your character without increasing your Starfield level or expending a skill point, simply open the Starfield console command window with the apostrophe (‘) or tilde (~) key and enter the following command:

player.addperk 002CFCAC

By repeating the player.addperk 002CFCAC command, you can bypass the Piloting rank-up challenge and unlock the next rank. Entering the above command four times will unlock the rank 4 Piloting skill.

To remove the Piloting skill, you can use the following command:

player.removeperk 002CFCAC