In Starfield it is very easy to fill your inventory and that of your ship, only to realize you are carrying something illegal and then be arrested by the guards present in the game. Don't worry if this has happened to you, it's normal, as the contraband goods (which most of the time are illegal) will not pass the guards' scanners and you will end up straight in the slammer. However, there is a way to overcome this problem and it is the Starfield shielded cargo. In this article, therefore, we will explain in detail what it is and what you will have to do to get it.
What is shielded cargo in Starfield?
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, most contraband is illegal goods that will not pass police scanners as soon as you arrive on another planet. To avoid ending up in the slammer, the thing to do is to equip yourself with a Starfield shielded cargo that allows you to evade these controls. This is certainly a very interesting and useful feature, especially for all those who decide not to adopt a “legal” gaming style and decide to also dedicate themselves to smuggling.
Being a smuggler, in fact, is possible in Starfield, but that doesn't mean it's legal. If you get caught smuggling goods, the guards won't think twice about throwing you straight into prison, so keep this thing in mind. However, if you can get away with it and need to move to another planet, shielded cargo is the solution to all your problems. Without it, in fact, you will not be able to go very far and it is therefore important that you know how to obtain it.
How to get shielded cargo in Starfield
As soon as your adventure begins, the easiest and fastest way to obtain a Starfield shielded cargo is to go with your ship to the Porrima Star System. At this point, select Porrima III, and once you arrive at your destination head towards the Red Mile, a gambling establishment. Perfect, you've come to the right place, now what? Don't worry, we will explain step by step what you will have to do to obtain the shielded cargo.
As soon as you enter the Red Mile, immediately head to the office located on the right side at the back and talk to a character called Lon Anderson. Once you get to know each other and leave the pleasantries aside, select the “I'd like to view and modify my ships” dialogue option to enter ship-building mode. Lon, in fact, is a merchant who sells many ship parts, some of which are essential to hide your cargo from the guards' scanners.
At this point, what you will have to do is scroll until you get to the “Cargo” section. Here you can find many objects that the NPC has for sale, some of which are very interesting, so we recommend you take a look at them before leaving, you might find something else useful besides the shielded cargo. Anyway, what you are looking for to secure your cargo is called “Shield Cargo Hold”. There are several that vary based on capacity and price, so the most suitable one for you depends on how large your load is and what your economic availability is.
Once you have found the one that suits your needs, both loading and economical, buy it and set it down beside your ship. At this point, remove the one you currently have and replace it with the one you just bought. The important thing to remember is, however, that any of the shielded cargoes you choose will give you the chance to go unnoticed, just pay attention to the name of the cargo while you are purchasing it and make sure it has the word “shielded” in it. At this point, you are ready to acquire all the contraband you want and go unnoticed by police scanners.