One of the standout features of Starfield is the level of choice and roleplaying opportunities presented to players as they progress through the main campaign. An important decision is made early on in the Eye of the Storm mission. Here, the UC Sysdef group and the Crimson Fleet contact you, each seeking your help with a crucial task. We’ll guide you on choosing UC SysDef or Crimson Fleet in Starfield.
Siding with UC SysDef or the Crimson Fleet in Starfield?
When confronted with the conflict between UC SysDef and the Crimson Fleet, you must carefully consider which faction to side with. This simple choice may seem minor initially, but it can significantly impact your character’s development and progression.
What happens if you go with the UC SysDef
UC SysDef is the law enforcement authority in the Settled Systems region. Siding with them will resolve the pirate threat of the Crimson Fleet for good. This puts an end to their raids and brings stability to the area. UC SysDef allies like Constellation will also approve of this choice.
What happens if you go with the Crimson Fleet
The Crimson Fleet is a pirate faction based at The Key. Choosing them allows players continued access to their black market and contraband missions. They also won’t scan the player’s ship or attack on sight. This opens up smuggling and illegal activities. However, it keeps the Crimson Fleet a threat and may not sit well with more law-abiding companions.
UC SysDef vs. Crimson Fleet
Siding with UC SysDef does have some notable downsides compared to choosing the Crimson Fleet. While it resolves the pirate threat long-term, it immediately paints a massive target on your back. By taking down the Crimson Fleet’s leadership, they will relentlessly attack on sight from that point forward.
In contrast, siding with the Crimson Fleet does not similarly incur UC SysDef’s wrath. You can continue taking your missions and using black market services without gaining a bounty with the law.
That’s all you need to know about the UC SysDef and Crimson Fleet in Starfield. While you are here, check out our how to join the Crimson Fleet guide.