If you are looking to smuggle and sell Contrabands in different major city hubs on various planets, then Shielded Cargo in Starfield is an essential upgrade for your ship. Each system and the planet among them are controlled by different factions. Although you will find UC Vanguard & Fresestar Collective to be everywhere. These factions have scans placed for your ship before you enter their territory. And if you are carrying or smuggling any illegal Contrabands, these scans will detect and you will be deemed as a criminal.
You don’t want to get caught in their crossfire as they will put a bounty on your head. So to avoid this, Shielded Cargo in Starfield is one of the necessary upgrades, and here is a guide on how to get it in the game.
How to Get Shielded Cargo Hold in Starfield
One of the best ways through which you can get the Shielded Cargo Hold is to visit Porima III in the Porima star system in Starfield. On Porima III, you will come across a facility named Red Mile in the game. Inside the establishment, players will come across an NPC named Lon Anderson. After exchanging some time and interacting with him, you will see the option to modify your ship in the game. Going through the options, you will find the different cargo holds Lon sells in Red Mile. There are two Shielded Cargo Holds available to modify your ship. Here are both of the options you can purchase from Lon:
- 100CM Ballast Shielded Cargo Hold
- 200CM Ballast Shielded Cargo Hold
The first option is a little easy on the credits and can be used if you are just starting in the smuggling business. It provides you with 160 shielded capacity for your ship. Once added, the items will be transferred automatically for you in the game. After gathering enough credits again, you can purchase the second one accordingly in the game. Another option to get the Shielded Cargo Holds is to engage in combat with different factions in Starfield. Once defeated, you can take a look around their ships for any cargo hold with shielded capacity and use it to smuggle the contraband. Although you may find this method hit and miss, we would recommend you spend some credits and get one instead.
That’s everything covered on how to get Shielded Cargo in Starfield. Check out our how to holster weapons, how to build outpost, & how to add ship parts guides for more information. And if you find these guides useful, look out for our dedicated Starfield section, right here on Gamer Tweak.