In Starfield players have the opportunity to be helped by companions and their crew in carrying out various actions. For this reason, it is very useful to know how to assign crew to outposts in Starfield, so that you can be able to have access, for example, to the skills of each individual companion without spending points to unlock them in your skill tree. In this article, we will explain in detail everything you need to know for how to assign crew to outposts in Starfield.
How to build a Crew Station in Starfield
First of all, what you need to do in order to assign a member of your crew to an outpost is to create a Crew Station. Without the presence of it, in fact, you will not be able to assign any companion to your outpost. To build a Crew Station, you need the following materials: Nickel (3), Aluminum (5), and Iron (2).
Once you have these materials, you can finally build a Crew Station. If you don't know where to go to find one, don't worry, it's all very simple. Enter the build menu and select the “Miscellaneous” tab. Select the Crew Station and, once it is complete, you will finally be able to assign crew members to the outpost.
Assigning crew to outposts in Starfield
Now that you know how to create a Crew Station, a fundamental prerequisite for assigning crew to outposts in Starfield, you are ready to proceed. At this point, all you have to do is go to the Starfield menu where your character is present (press “Menu” if you play on Xbox or “ESC” if you play on PC). Now, all you have to do is toggle to the bottom left option and select it to select your ship. To see available crew members, press “Y” on Xbox and “C” on PC. Select the companion of your choice and assign it to the outpost.
In short, as you can see, it is a very simple procedure to do and does not require prerequisites that are too difficult to satisfy. Although there is a need to build a Crew Station first, it is a very simple thing to do, since the materials needed for construction are also very easy to find and therefore you will not have to spend a lot of time looking for them. As a result, in a few simple steps, you have learned how to assign crew to outposts in Starfield.
What members should you assign?
First of all, let's start by saying that the choice can be very subjective, but what we recommend you do is to choose companions who have the following skills, Outpost Engineering and Outpost Management. Why? The reason is very simple.
Having access to these skills certainly represents a big incentive in managing your outposts, in addition to being able to guarantee you many benefits for the management of the outposts themselves. Furthermore, since we consider these skills very important, having companions in your outposts who already possess these skills is certainly a positive thing, as, in this case, you will not be asked to unlock them for you. As a result, you can save these points to unlock other types of skills.
Where to find crew members in Starfield
Another important thing to underline that cannot be missing from such a guide is where to find crew members. The answer to this question is actually very simple. Crew members, in fact, can be found anywhere in the Strafield universe, although they are more likely to be found in large cities. Consequently, if you are looking for characters to recruit and assign them to your outposts, one thing we recommend you do is visiting the large cities present in the various systems and go in search of your perfect companion.
We remind you, once again, that you must first aim to recruit characters who have Outpost Engineering and Outpost Management skills, in order to make the entire management of the outposts easier. For example, crew members who meet these requirements can be found at the Red Mile on Porrima III in the Porrima system. Obviously, they are not the only ones, as there are also others in the game world. As a result, travel a lot between the various cities and decide carefully who you want to assign your outposts to.