Finding the best outpost locations in Starfield isn’t always easy, since there are many different factors that you have to keep in mind. Unfortunately, you have a limited number of outposts that you can have at any one time, so you have to be strategic. In this guide, we are going to give you some tips on how to find the best place for your outpost in Starfield, what you need to look out for when picking your first Starfield outpost location.
Where to Find Best Outpost Locations in Starfield
Considering the vastness of Starfield, we can’t tell you all of the best outpost locations in Starfield. There’s a thousand planets out there, and heavens know how many moons and other celestial bodies that might house one of your bases of operation. At least, not until we spend a couple more dozen hours exploring; we’ll update the guide if we run into planets that are just glorious for outposts. In the meantime, we can give you some tips on what you need to keep in mind in the process of choosing. There are four things to look out for when picking the best Starfield planets for first outposts: a breathable atmosphere, a magnetosphere conducive to human survival, plentiful crafting materials, clean water, and a reasonably favorable climate. You can get all this information while scanning the planet or moon from the star map screen.
There are two resources that you should look for when picking your best outpost locations in Starfield, and those are iron and aluminum. Those are the materials you’ll need most of when building an outpost, so having them readily available will save you a lot of headaches. Of course, other resources should be a consideration; namely, if you run into a planet that has or is near the source of something valuable, it might warrant an outpost. In other cases, having an outpost can be a good pit stop on your adventures. It all depends on your individual needs. That said, here are top ten choices in our opinion:
- Maheo I, Maheo II, Maheo IV-C – in the Maheo system, tons of useful resources, as shown in the images below and above
- Andraphon – Moon of Sumati in the Narion system, rich in Helium-3, Aluminum, Iron and Beryllium.
- Tau Ceti VIII-B – Moon of Tau Ceti VIII in the Tau Ceti system, rich in water, Argon, Aluminum and Iron.
- Linnaeus IV-B – Moon of Linnaeus IV in the Linnaeus system, rich in water, Aluminum, Iron, Helium-3, Alkanes, and Ytterbium. Plus, the other moons of Linnaeus IV have Uranium, Iridium, Cobalt, Nickel, Palladium and Platinum.
- Jemison – Planet in the Alpha Centauri system, a decent starting point, and New Atlantis is nearby, which is good for the beginning.
- Nesoi – Planet in the Olympus system, rich in Argon, Uranium, Iron and more exotic stuff, like BenzeneCarboxylic Acids, Tantalum, etc.
- Zamka – Moon of Olivas in the Alpha Centauri system, rich in Nickel, Copper and other things.
- Luna – Earth’s moon, obviously in the Sol system, rich in Iron and Helium-3, plus it’s in the old neighborhood.
- Porrima IV-D – Moon of Porrima IV in the Porrima system, rich in Argon, Lead, Uranium, Nickel, Plutonium, Neon, etc. There’s a lot of radiation, though, so be careful.
- Volii EpsilonPlanet in the Volii system, highly irradiated but rich in Copper, Lead, Ionic Liquids, Fluorine, Chlorosilanes