Can you join all factions in Starfield?

Members of Constellation looking at an Artifact in Starfield.

Members of Constellation looking at an Artifact in Starfield.
November 8, 2023: Now the game has finally been released to the public, check out whether you can join all factions in Starfield.

Every Bethesda game comes with a range of factions to encounter, ultimately letting you side with one for the big final battle. In Fallout 4 you had the likes of the Minutemen and Brotherhood of Steel, but there are even more options in Starfield. As such, many are wondering if you can join all factions in Starfield.

In this guide, we'll look at whether you can join more than one faction at any given time in Starfield, and how that may work in practice. Since these choices are incredibly important in RPGs, you've got to know all the necessary information before making a decision.

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Can you join all the factions in Starfield?

Yes, you can join all main factions in Starfield, and complete their quests. There are lots you can join simultaneously, but also there are some in the background who don't play a significant role.

However, you can start out by joining many of the main factions in Starfield. The main quest naturally introduces you to the likes of Constellation and the Crimson Fleet, and you'll meet characters like Sam Coe who lets you join the Freestar Collective. However, others like Slayton Aerospace and Stroud-Eklund appear as a narrative dressing for quests and don't run deep enough for you to properly join. You'll see their headquarters, but never actually get the chance to join their ranks.

All faction quests start off operating independently of one another, so you can technically run through and complete them simultaneously without choosing a side.

Two characters helping the player character in Starfield.
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All factions in Starfield

Fortunately, you can complete quests and recruit members from all the main Starfield factions up until it's decision time. For your convenience, here's a list of all factions in the game, both friendly and hostile.

  • Xenofresh Corporation
  • Vanguard
  • MAST
  • SysDef
  • Spacers
  • Crimson Fleet
  • Freestar Collective
  • United Colonies
  • Nexum Local
  • Ecliptic
  • Cydonia Security
  • Taiyo Astroneering
  • Deimos
  • Xiang
  • Chunks
  • Slayton Aerospace
  • Stroud-Eklund
  • Nova Galactic
  • Lunar Robotics
  • Reladine
  • Horizon Defense
  • Dogstar
  • Light Scythe
  • Nautilus
  • Combatech
  • Ryujin Industries
  • House Va'ruun

That's it for our guide to whether you can join all factions in Starfield. While you can, there are still plenty of side factions that instead are inaccessible.

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