You are flying around in space in Starfield, and you see a ship you really like. You give chase and are almost at the point where you don’t just want to loot the ship but also capture it and claim it. What do you do? You board it and take it over. If you are wondering how that is done, this is the right article for you. Keep reading this article, and you will know how to board and take over ships in Starfield.
Taking over ships is one of the ways to collect XP and resources in the game. There are also various classes of ships in Starfield that you will be able to take over and command. All of this plays well into the overall theme of the game, where you are the essential space outlaw. Well, if you are not familiar with the whole boarding/capturing ship mechanics in the game, we are here to help.
Starfield: How to board/capture Ships?
Boarding and capturing ships are part of the same process. You will need to board a ship to capture it. You will also need to deal damage to and disable the ship before you can board it. There are some skills and resources you must invest in before you can go ahead and do this, however. Here is a list of all the requirements you will need to unlock:
- Unlock at least level 1 of the Targeting Control Systems skill.
- Using this skill, disable the other ship’s engines during combat.
- Have the required piloting skills.
- Kill all the enemies inside.
With these requirements met, you are ready to board and capture a ship. We have shared everything in more detail below:
1) Disable their engines
When you see an enemy ship and want to take it over, you will need to disable its engines. Once you do this, you will be able to dock on their ship and board them. It is important to note that you can only board the last ship left if there is a fleet of ships, so you might want to leave the one you want most for the last. Apart from this, it is important to keep in mind that you will need to switch the targeting to the ship’s engine after you bring the shields down. This is important because without specific targeting, the rest of the ship will take damage, and you will not be able to board a damaged and destroyed ship. More details on how to target engines in Starfield are shared here.
2) Dock the ship
Once you have disabled the other ship’s engines, you will be able to dock it. This allows you to board the other ship.
3) Board and kill all hostiles
You will have to board the other ship and kill all the hostiles before you can take over. Once done, you can operate the ship from the Pilot’s Chair. Larger ships also have a chance of having lots of contraband, which you can sell for a lot of cash if found. It is a very good way to farm money.
4) Pilot the Ship
You can pilot the ship from the pilot’s chair if you have the license and skills for it. Classes other than A-class ships will require higher-level skills to pilot. These ships can then be used as your own. Some larger ships also have increased cargo capacity, so you can consider taking that into account when deciding to sell or use the ship as your own.
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