Starfield doesn’t try to force decisions on its players. Instead, you are given the option to make your own decisions. Right from the initial character creation screen, you are bombarded with options that you can choose according to your preference. In the same way, a large number of players will stick to the usual space exploration journey in Starfield without indulging much in illegal activities and following the usual grinding pattern. However, sometimes a little twist to the gameplay is necessary. You may steal things or even go on a killing spree. But this will result in attracting heat. In that case, the bounty system will kick in. Committing crimes won’t be spared in Starfield, and you will be hunted down by many for the bounty on your head. However, there is a way to avoid this. You can pay the bounty on your head to get rid of unwanted attention.
Like in the GTA game series, where destroying cars and messing with civilians will put a bounty on your head, and depending on how severe it is, more heavy artillery will start to haunt you, the same mechanic is featured in Starfield. So, if you did some things you weren’t proud of, either run for your life or accept your guilt if you want to do business in a particular area or planet. This can be done either by serving jail time or paying off the bounty on your head.
Starfield: How to pay off the bounty
Although serving jail time is the primary method of losing heat, you can try a few ways to remove the bounty from your head. But first, you have to know what triggers this bounty system to begin with. Well, if you didn’t already know, killing civilians will make you wanted immediately. But there are other crimes too, like lockpicking. Yes, this is also a crime, and if anyone catches you in the process, you will be marked as a criminal on the spot. Anyway, here’s how you can pay off your bounty:
Find a security guard
There are multiple factions in Starfield. You may have already known about them by now. For example, the United Colony in New Atlantis and the Freestar Collective in Neon. Since these two factions are polar opposites, the crime or bounty from either place won’t automatically transfer to the other. Let’s say you had a bounty on Neon Planet, and when you arrive at New Atlantis, no UC soldiers will run you down. The same thing will happen if your crime is tied to New Atlantis; then soldiers from Freestar Collectives won’t bother capturing you. Anyway, if you have some bounty, then you must go talk with a soldier from that same faction. Then you can pay off your bounty on the spot.
Self-Service Bounty Clearance machine
This is an automatic machine that can both detect and clear your bounty if have the required credits. Fortunately, you can build this machine right inside your outpost. That saves you lots of time. You will need these materials to build a self-service bounty clearance machine on your outpost:
- Beryllium x2
- Zero Wire x2
- Aluminum x4
This machine can clear bounties for both factions. Yes, even if you have bounties from UC, you can clear them right here. The same goes if you have bounties from both factions, which is unusual, but yes, you can pay the price using this machine. Well, now you know how to pay off bounty in Starfield. If you find this guide informative, follow Android Gram for more.