How to turn on damage numbers in Starfield

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September 29, 2023: Find out just how high your Starfield damage numbers go with this guide, which is a handy feature for some players!

If you are trying to come up with some good build for your characters or just want to check your DPS, you should know how to turn on damage numbers in Starfield.

There are a fairly large number of weapons in Starfield, and many are quite varied and different from the others, so we recommend that you experiment with each. The main indicator of the effectiveness of a weapon, of course, is its damage, which is important to see on your screen. So, without further ado, here is how you can check it!

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How to enable damage numbers in Starfield

You can turn on damage numbers at any time in the game settings. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Choose the interface tab.
  3. Toggle the damage numbers setting and choose “On” there.
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That’s it, you will now be able to see numbers representing the amount of damage you are dealing when you hit an opponent.

Does your damage increase as you level up in Starfield?

In many RPGs, when you level up, your damage also goes up. But that's not how it works in Starfield, and you can only increase your damage by using better weapons or modifying old ones. It is worth noting that this is the case with most other RPGs from Bethesda, not only with Starfield. Also, the game has many combat skills that increase damage for different types of weapons, and below you can see them all:

There you go; you are ready to choose the best gun in your arsenal and destroy space pirates and other villains!

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