Best planet for outposts in Starfield

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September 13, 2023: Starfield is finally out now, and if you're planning to set up an outpost to forge a new interstellar home, check out the best planet to for the job.

With a wave of space exploration lying ahead of you, it’s really important for you to pinpoint the best planet for outposts in Starfield. The game lets you touch down on over 1,000 planets within the various star systems, allowing you to strategically set up camp and farm resources that you can utilise for weapon and spacesuit upgrades.

In this article, we’re going to be revealing the finest planet to set up an outpost in Starfield, as it's vitally important for you to have the best celestial body to place a stable outpost that can serve as a valuable base camp.

For further Starfield exploration guides, you can read through our article on the best weapons in the game, as well as our post detailing the best stealth build. We've got all of our content about the game in one convenient location, our Starfield hub!

Best planet to build an outpost on in Starfield

The best planet for you to create an outpost in Starfield has to be Andraphon, due to its wealth of natural resources.

Andraphon is a moon of the planet Sumati that’s located in the Narion star system.

Despite the fact that this place is a barren world free of any atmosphere, water, flora, magnetosphere, and fauna, it’s actually full of the finest early-game resources that can put you in good stead when it comes to setting up future outposts on other planets.

The Andraphon moon has a significant stack of resources, such as:

It’s important to note that those first three elements (Iron, Aluminium, and Helium 3) are vital to outpost development on other planets, so you can take advantage of their abundance by using your extractors.

The player character harvesting materials in Starfield.
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Other suitable planets for outposts in Starfield

With that said, Andraphon isn’t the only planet that’s a great fit for building an outpost in Starfield.

There are other options in the game, which we’ll now cover in turn.

Jemison

Jemison has a wide variety of amenities that you can utilise - let alone the vast city of New Atlantis, just next to you.

This planet is also a major trade and commerce hub, which is fantastic as it means that there’s a lucrative avenue to buy and sell equipment here as well.

Kreet

Another valuable planet for an outpost build is Kreet. It’s a moon of Anselon within the Narion system and it features a breathable atmosphere, an equally strong magnetosphere as well as flora and fauna.

You also get to extract eight different types of natural resources here, as the planet has a healthy stock of:

  • Lead
  • Iron
  • Water
  • Argon
  • Alkanes
  • Silver
  • Neon
  • Helium-3

Some of these resources are critical to have if you’re looking to upgrade your weaponry, so this is a good place to set up camp.

Greenheart

If you’re looking for a more tranquil planetary experience when it comes to creating an outpost, then Greenheart is the ideal fit.

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This planet has favourable temperatures and an environment that is naturally peaceful and relaxing. Greenheart also does fairly well in the resources department, as it boasts a variety of everyday components such as food, water and wood.

That’s it for our guide looking at the best planets to set up outposts within Starfield. Hopefully, you’ll have learnt exactly where to set up your outposts for optimal resource utilisation.

For more on the game, check out how to pay bounties in Starfield. We've also got a look at how to scrap items, plus the Almagest jackpot.

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