How To Recover From Environmental Damage In Starfield

Landed on dangerous territory during your space exploration? Here's how to recover from environmental damage.

In Starfield, players will come across various dangerous environments, and often they will have to recover from the environmental damage and afflictions. The game doesn’t really go into detail about treating such harsh damage and afflictions, and so, this guide will come in handy.

During your space adventures, you will land on planets with extremely cold or hot temperatures, toxic gasses released from the ground, solar radiation, acidic areas, and more. The environmental damage that you take will be indicated by an orange bar on your health.

How to Recover from Environmental Damage in Starfield

Whenever you reach a certain planet that deals Thermal, Corrosive, Airborne, or Radiation damage, here’s what you need to do:

  • Protect yourself by getting back to your Spaceship or inside your Outpost or any building.
  • Cure your afflictions with healing items.
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As soon as you see the environmental damage indicator on your watch, get away from the location where you’re taking the damage and protect yourself with a spacesuit, helmet, and other protective gear. If you stay out there for too long, even that protection will run out soon because you will lose your health slowly until your character dies. Go back to your spaceship or get inside your outpost as soon as possible. 

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Once you are afflicted by environmental damage and return to a safe space, the indicator on your HUD will go away, and you can heal yourself with food or other healing items. Remove the damage you have taken, like frostbite, radiation poisoning, burns, and more, with the help of aid items like Snake oil, Injector, Heal Gel, Heal paste, or even Panacea.

To avoid getting hit by such environmental damage and remove and recover from it in Starfield, make sure you change to a better and upgraded spacesuit that you may find during your quests or exploration. Head over to our Starfield wiki guide for location guides, walkthroughs, and more tips and tricks.