Your Starfield journey heavily depends on your faction. Here’s everything you need to know about all factions and how to join them.
Starfield is Bethesda’s newest action RPG game that takes your adventures in the year 2330, where conquering space isn’t a pipe dream anymore.
Similar to Bethesda’s previous titles, Starfield’s storyline heavily relies on player choices, and the biggest choice that will impact your playthrough is arguably the factions. They will open up different quests, additional weapons, ship upgrades, and many more!
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So, if you want to make the most out of your Starfield experience, then you should learn about all factions and how to join them, and that’s exactly what this guide is for!
List of All Factions in Starfield
In Starfield, you will come across various organizations and groups, but if you are being specific about factions, then there are five factions you can join during the campaign:
- UC Vanguard
- Crimson Fleet
- Ryujin Industries
- Freestar Rangers
Apart from these main factions, you can also pick up a religious faction at the beginning of the game during the character creation cycle. Your options in this case are:
- Sanctum Universum
- The Va’ruun
- House of the Enlightened
You will unlock specific perks and bonuses depending on which religious faction you choose. There is also the option of not picking any religious faction at all.
The first faction that you will be able to interact with within the game is Constellation. This faction is focused on space exploration and discovering the mysteries etched in the unknown.
Constellation is also heavily incorporated into the main storyline, and most quests for the primary campaign will come from them. Most of your primary companions will also come from this faction.
How to Join Constellation Faction
To join Constellation, you just need to follow the main story quest. The base of Constellation is located in New Atlantis. Go to the Lodge in the MAST District.
There, you will be able to interact with Sarah Morgan, who, after a brief conversation, will sign you up as a new member of the faction.
The United Colonies Vanguard is similar to a police faction primarily waged at war with mercenaries. If you want to be on the right side of the law, then this is the faction you should go for.
How to Join UC Vanguard Faction
To join the UC Vanguard, go to the MAST headquarters, which is a building located over the transit line. Go inside and then head left until you find Commander John Tuala.
Interact with him, and he’ll ask you to attend the training exams to join the UC Vanguard.
You encounter the Crimson Fleet right at the beginning of the game, as they are the pirates who attack you in the tutorial section. If murder, theft, and pillage are your thing, then join the fight with the red mercenaries of space.
How to Join Crimson Fleet Faction
In order to become part of the Crimson Fleet, you will have to follow up with the UC Vanguard story quest ‘Deep Cover,’ where you will be sent to the Crimson Fleet as a spy, but you can always double-cross!
The most influential and growing corporation in Neon can be a luxurious faction you may want to sign up for, especially if you want those trade bonuses.
How to Join Ryujin Industries Faction
Unlike the other factions, the sign-up for Ryujin can be quite straightforward. Go to the Galbank located in the Commercial District of New Atlantis, interact with the red kiosk there, and choose to apply with Ryujin Industries.
If you want to support the law without the influence of UC Vanguard, then Freestar Rangers are the next best option. They are formed to live without the rules set out by the UC and offer some of the most interesting questlines.
How to Join Freestar Rangers Faction
Signing up for the Freestar Rangers can be a bit difficult for some, but it is relatively straightforward. Go to Akila City and follow the ‘Empty Nest’ quest, and you will eventually enter the ‘Rock.’
Interact with Emma, who is at the upstairs’ bar table, and you should be asked to do a bounty to be considered a member.
That covers all major factions and how to join them, but there are also a lot to explore and smaller factions that don’t offer recruitment yet, but maybe they will open up in the future through DLCs and updates.