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Starfield Guide: Navigating the Bounty System and Clearing Your Name

In the immersive universe of Starfield, the consequences of your actions don’t simply vanish into the void. Bounties, a result of witnessed crimes, become an ever-present shadow, impacting interactions, gameplay, and even your relationship with companions. However, fret not! This guide provides a comprehensive look into Starfield’s bounty system and ways to navigate it.

When And Why Are Bounties Issued?

  • Criminal Acts
    • Just as in reality, theft, violence, trespassing, and hacking aren’t looked upon kindly. And the catch? They need to be witnessed.
  • Witnesses
    • It’s not just the NPCs you should be wary of. Even your trusted companions might rat you out if the crime is severe enough.
  • Active Bounties
    • Possessing a bounty isn’t just about evading authorities. It limits gameplay progression, makes entire territories off-limits, and can even sour your experience in the cosmic expanse.

Clearing Your Name: Options at Your Disposal

  • Pay The Fine Remotely
    • Locate a Trackers Alliance Self-Service Bounty Clearance Kiosk, often found in settlements near public hubs. These allow you to clear your name without stepping into hostile territory. The fee? The original bounty amount plus a 10% service charge.
  • Pay The Fine In-Person
    • If you’re accosted by a faction security, they might allow you to pay up. However, be prepared to part with your contraband and potentially land another bounty if you’re caught stealing it back.
  • Time Behind Bars
    • Getting captured means jail time. Though you don’t lose credits, you’ll shed XP on a per-day basis and part with your contraband.
  • Bribery
    • Got Negotiation and Charisma skills? Use them to bribe your way out. But tread carefully – failure could escalate the situation.
  • Pay The Blood Price
    • If your avatar meets an untimely end at the hands of the faction you’re indebted to, the bounty is cleared. Though perhaps not the most appealing choice!

Starfield’s bounty system isn’t just about “cat and mouse.” It intertwines with the gameplay, characters, and the very fabric of the universe. But with the right knowledge and strategy, you can easily navigate this complex system.

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Amie Gammons

A huge fan of puzzlers. Would love to experience the world and takedown on every single and upcoming game title. In the free time love to sing, follow recent game rumors and try to decrypt them in the best possible way.

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