How to delete outpost beacon in Starfield

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September 8, 2023: Starfield is available now and we've updated our guide so you know how to delete an outpost beacon.

Let us see how to delete an outpost beacon in Starfield. Deleting the outpost beacon can indeed be a daunting task if you're unsure of the exact procedure. Outpost beacons play a pivotal role in outpost creation within Starfield. Once the beacon is in place, you can commence the outpost construction, customising it to your liking.

However, if you find yourself in the predicament of having mistakenly positioned the beacon incorrectly, fear not. This guide is tailored to help players rectify such situations and proceed with their outpost-building endeavours smoothly.

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How to delete outpost beacon in Starfield

To begin, make sure to exit the building menu to delete an outpost. Unlike standard outposts, which can be easily removed by pressing either the 'R' key on PC or 'X' on Xbox, outpost beacons require interaction from outside the menu.

As you approach the outpost beacon, an interaction menu will appear with two options: "BUILD" and "RENAME" positioned side by side. Your primary concern here is not "BUILD," but rather "REMOVE YOUR OUTPOST," located just below it as a grey text.

Once on that menu, simply press hand hold the 'R' key for PC users or 'X' for those using Xbox controllers. If you press for only one time you will be redirected to the rename section instead of outpost delete.

By following the aforementioned steps, you'll effectively delete the beacon outpost along with any surrounding structures. It's important to note that this action is irreversible, so exercise caution and proceed only if you genuinely consider the outpost to be expendable and no longer needed.

How many outposts can you have in Starfield?

The initial limit of outposts you can have in Starfield is eight. You can increase this limit by investing in the Planetary Habitation skill in the Science tree. As the number of outposts you can have is limited, you will need to choose wisely where you place them.

You will also need to consider the resources that are available in the area, as well as the environmental conditions. These resources can be Copper, Nickel, Iron, and many more.

Adhering to these precautions will assist you in avoiding unnecessary outpost setups and the subsequent need for deletion. It's all about making informed decisions and optimising your base locations in Starfield.


So, that is all you need to know about how to delete the outpost beacon in Starfield. However, if you still haven't set up the base then you can check out the best Planet for outposts in Starfield. Also, we have put together the best Starfield name suggestions.

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