How to Dismiss Companions & Make Them Stop Following in Starfield

Published: Sep. 10, 2023
Updated: Feb. 14, 2024

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Sometimes in Starfield, you might prefer to roam the planets alone. This guide will teach you how to dismiss companions so they no longer follow you.

How to dismiss companions (TLDR):

  • There are three methods in total for dismissing or getting rid of a companion.
  • The simplest method is to approach the character in question and select the dialogue option "I think it's time for us to part ways."
  • Alternatively, you can use the crew menu for this purpose, or you could choose actions that drive your companion away.
Who exactly are the factions to which companions belong? The answer can be found in this article: All Major Factions Explained, Which Should You Join?

Starfield: How to Dismiss Companions

Starfield: CompanionsCompanions can sometimes hinder your travels, especially when you're attempting to move stealthily and they draw attention. Furthermore, they're quite prone to glitches, often causing frustration by blocking your entrance to a room.

Here are the methods you can use:

  • While on the ship, go to the character you want to leave here. Start a conversation and select "I think it's time we went our separate ways" from the dialog options provided. This way, one won't follow you and will stay on board to do some work here or just relax.
  • You can cancel the companion assignment altogether. To do so, you must go to the Crew Roster by opening the main menu. There, you can remove the companion from the team. This way, one will definitely stop following you, and after a while, you can assign them back.

Read more: Starfield: All Companions of the Role-Playing Game & Their Skills

This way, you'll be free to go on a trip alone without anyone disturbing you. But there are cases when none of these methods work and players are doomed to go with a companion. Fortunately, there is another method that we didn't include in the main list because it's pretty lame. If you can't get rid of your companion, follow these steps:

  1. Go to one of the cities with your companion because there you will have a better chance of getting rid of them.
  2. Do something that this character does not approve of. For example, kill civilians, start shooting at a ship or other allies.
  3. Your companion will not tolerate such actions and will leave you on their own.

This method is not the best to use because in you lose your companion's favor and also perform actions that can bring you to justice. By the way, if you are looking for more content like this, feel free to read our guide on how to add, remove, and change crew members in Starfield.

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Artur is our English-speaking writer from Ukraine who covers many topics in the gaming field. From indies to triple-A blockbusters, he is a gamer through and through. He has been supporting our team as a freelancer since the beginning of 2023.
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