What religions are there in Starfield? And what’s the point of belonging to a faith anyway? We clarify what beliefs are all about.
Here’s the deal: Starfield offers a whole universe full of possibilities. You will get to know one of them during the character creation. There you can choose whether you want to belong to one of the religions.
And also during the game you’ll hear about one or another religion from time to time. Now you might ask yourself: What is the point of religion in Starfield at all? Which ones are there and how do I join? We explain everything you need to know about religion in Starfield.
These religions are available in Starfield
There are three playable religions in Starfield. There are other religions in the story, some of which are even based on our real-life faiths, but they are not selectable for your own character. The following ones, on the other hand, you can choose yourself:
This “religion” is actually not a religion at all. Rather, the enlightened are atheists who believe in no God. Instead, they see themselves more as pro-science humanists who want to advance enlightenment and do good by earthly means.
This one is reminiscent of some of our real-life beliefs. The Sanctum universe has only existed for 20 years, and followers believe in a god who is also supposed to be somewhere in the universe. Moreover, he is supposed to call people to him, which is why the believers now travel through space to find him.
This is a fanatical cult in Starfield. The disciples believe that a serpent god will eat all non-believers as soon as it has embraced the entire universe. The Va’ruun followers are therefore skeptical, if not openly hostile, to the followers of other faiths.
How do I join a religion?
You can only join a religion during character creation, not afterwards. To do so, choose one of the according character traits:
- The Enlightened: “Raised Enlightened”
- Sanctum Universum: “Raised Universally”
- House Va’ruun: “Serpent’s Embrace”
What is the benefit of religion in Starfield?
Don’t worry about it too much. The choice of faith doesn’t have much influence on how your game will play out. You only have a few special dialog options to choose from, which can be helpful in some conversations. You’ll also get a few religion-specific bonuses, but they won’t weigh heavily. So you can simply choose the faith that you find the most interesting.