In Starfield, you can visit Earth, but what has happened to Earth and what you’ll find here might be disappointing. Guided will reveal whether a trip to the gray sphere is worth it.
In Starfield, you travel the stars, but homesickness is inevitable! Even Guided author Kevin Willing was drawn back to Earth, and what he found there, he shares with you in this article.
Contents of the article:
- How can you visit Earth in Starfield?
- What has happened to Earth?
- Is building a base here worth it?
How can you visit Earth in Starfield?
To travel to our home planet and land there, you simply need to have completed the tutorial. The introduction to Starfield ends after about 30 minutes, once you leave the first moon. You also receive a side quest that leads you to Earth. After taking off with the Frontier and finding yourself in space, open your starmap:
- Zoom out of the map until you see the star systems.
- Look for the SOL star system, which is our solar system.
- Choose to travel here.
- Upon arrival, select Earth and the “London” landmark.
What is there to see on Earth? Once you’ve landed at the landmark, you can already spot a skyscraper protruding from the sand. Unfortunately, there’s not much else to see on the entire planet, except for rocks and sand, and everyone knows:
Sand is coarse and rough and irritating…
But what exactly happened to Earth to make it look like this now? There’s an explanation in the universe and one from the developers:
What happened to Earth in Starfield?
The Starfield Earth resembles more of an inaccessible desert planet than the blue gem we know from reality. But what caused humanity to leave the planet, which was supposed to be so hospitable?
The in-universe answer lies in a pole shift that forced humanity to explore space and establish the United Colonies (UC). The North and South poles reversed, allowing the sun’s radiation to scorch the surface.
On the other hand, the out-of-universe answer, however, is simpler: The developers simply didn’t have the ambition to recreate Earth in all its glory. Even if they had focused on a few locations, it would have meant a million-dollar budget just for Earth.
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Is it worth building an outpost on Earth?
The answer is yes, you can and should build an outpost on Earth. While radiation levels are very high, there are no other dangers, which makes building an outpost easier and more cost-effective. Additionally, Earth in Starfield provides important and rare resources:
- H2O – Water
- Pb – Lead
- Cl – Chlorine
- SiH3Cl – Monochlorosilane
- Hg – Mercury
That’s all we can tell you about Earth in Starfield! Now you know what happened to Earth, what (un)interesting discoveries await you, and that you should establish a base. If you have more questions about Earth, feel free to ask in the comments or join our Discord, where we’ll assist you personally!