While surveying and collecting data on different planets, alongside mining resources you will also come across vents emitting gasses that can be harvested in Starfield. Like any other resource, you might think of mining them with the cutter available at your disposal. But you will quickly realize that’s not the case with these gaseous resources. In addition to everything, these gasses are valuable for survey and also for crafting in Starfield which makes them crucial as you progress. And while all of this might confuse you at one point with every mechanic there is, rest assured it’s a very simple process. So if you are wondering how to collect these gaseous resources in-game, here is a guide you should check out further.
How to Harvest Gasses in Starfield
To collect the gasses players will have to approach the vents and press E on their keyboard or the A button on their Xbox controller in Starfield. This will help you gather any gaseous resources you will come across on different planets during the survey. Players can look around for these vents the same way they look for mining resources by using the Hand Scanner. To use the scanner players will have to press the F key on the keyboard or the LB button on the Xbox Controller. With it, you can scan around for vents for gasses like Helium, Argon, Carbonic acid, etc. in the game. You will have to close your scanner for the harvest option to show up in the game.
However, players will have to be careful while approaching these vents and collecting different gasses in Starfield. Many gasses you will come around on the planets would be harmful toxins. These will in turn cause cough and lung damage to your character. The damage will deplete your oxygen chipping your health away. However, players can easily avoid this by not spending too much time near the vents. Another important thing to mention is that water can be harvested the same way. Players won’t be able to use their mining cutter when they come across H20. Instead, approach the resource and you will get the option to harvest it.
Additionally, you can also place extractors in your outpost to collect and harvest different gasses in Starfield.
That’s everything covered on how to collect gasses in Starfield. If you find this guide useful, check out more guides on where to find ytterbium, best reactors & how to fix mass in Starfield. For even more interesting ones take a look at our dedicated Starfield section, right here on Gamer Tweak.