Starfield Grav Jump Pending

In our Starfield Grav Jump Pending guide, we will first explain how to Grav Jump in the first place. You might not be familiar with the system, because the game doesn’t do a great job of explaining itself. After that, we are going to talk about the potential causes for the Grav Jump Pending error message and what you can do about it. It’s fairly simple once you wrap your mind around it. Let’s begin!

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Starfield Grav Jump Pending

How to Grav Jump in Starfield

Before we get to explaining the Starfield Grav Jump Pending message, let’s explain how the system works in general. The first thing you need to do is get off of the surface of the planet you’re on. Once in space, open the star map and zoom out until you can only see the star systems. Select the system you want to travel to, then press the “Set Course” button. It’s X on the controller; you can see what the button is on your system in the bottom right after you pick the star you’re going to. After you do that, exit the map back to the ship screen. If all is well, you’ll get a countdown, after which the jump will happen. If all is not well, you’ll get the Jump Pending error.

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Select a system and hit Set Course

Starfield Grav Jump Pending Explained

There are a few potential reasons you might be getting the Grav Jump Pending message in Starfield. The first one is that you might not have enough power routed to the Grav system. You can see whether that’s the case in the bottom left corner of the screen as you’re flying. This is an easy fix – just reroute some power from your weapons or wherever and put it into the Grav.

The second reason might be that you don’t have enough fuel. Your ship refuels with Helium 3 every time you’re in a space port, and you can harvest He-3 on some planets and moons. However, it could be that the ship you currently have can’t make the jump even if you’re full. If that’s the case, you can upgrade your ship with more Helium tanks.

Alternatively, you can also buy a better Grav Drive, with a longer Grav Jump Range. Or you can do both the tanks and the Grav Drive, whatever you have the money for. Last, but not least, you can invest into the Astrodynamics skill, which increases your Grav Jump length. Until then, you’ll just have to plot your course with shorter jumps.

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