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How To Make Money In Starfield (Earn Credits Fast)

Don't want to be broke when exploring the different planets? Here is how you can easily earn money in Starfield.

While playing Starfield, you must make money fast to not have to worry about being unable to buy things. It doesn’t matter whether you want to restock your ammo or upgrade your ship. Credits are needed for everything in this game. With the amount of things that you can buy here. It is easy to run out of cash in no time. Luckily, there are just as many ways for you to earn money in this game, as it is to lose. So here are some of the fastest methods to get credits.

Best Ways To Make Credits Fast in Starfield

How To Make Money Fast In Starfield

  • Steal and sell things
  • Do main & side missions
  • Use Cheats

While the above three methods will make you good money, you should start by investing in Commerce Skills. It allows you to passively increase how much you make. At the maximum level of commerce skill, you can earn 25% more for selling items.

Here is how each of the methods works:

Steal & Sell Things

The Trade Authority is your best friend when it comes to using this method. Is it even a Bethesda game, if you can’t steal things and sell them to morally questionable merchants?

At the start of the game, you can’t carry a lot. You need to increase your carrying capacity for that. But no matter how much you can carry, always look for items that have lower mass and higher sell value. Once you are nearly full, go and sell the stolen goods to vendors and watch the credits flow in. Sure this may not look like the fastest way to get rich, but in the early game, it is going to be plenty useful.

Check out our detailed guide on how to sell items, to learn more about them. And how you can sell Contraband Items later on.

Do main & side missions

The main quests of the game should provide you with a fair amount of Credits upon completion. But the real star of the show here is the Mission boards. No matter what planet you are on, you can find some missions for the different factions to do on the Mission Board. These can mostly be fetch quests or things like killing a certain target. But depending on which faction you got the mission from, the Credits you get in return can be a lot.

Use Cheats

This method is for PC players who don’t mind losing out on some achievements.

  1. Press the “~” tilde key to open the console.
  2. Enter the following codes here:
    • player.additem 0000000F 1000000
  3. Press the enter key.

Boom you instantly have 1M credits in your account now.

Sure there are other things you can do like stealing and selling ships, selling survey data, and what not. But the above two methods excluding the cheats are the best ways to get rich.

These were some of the fastest ways to make money in Starfield. Since you are here I suggest you also check out our guides on how to quick swap weapons, all traits, and list of missions & side quests.