How to use Outpost Transfer Containers in Starfield

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When you build your first outpost in Stardield, you will notice that managing resources is quite daunting in the game. This is where Outpost Transfer Containers come in to make farming resources on planets as easy as possible. With our guide on how to use Outpost Transfer Containers in Starfield, you will be able to set up a chain of Outposts across space to get all the materials that you need.

The primary function of an Outpost Transfer Container is to move resources from any of your outposts to your ship. You can move your resources around directly from the cockpit. If you want to take full advantage of your outposts and have a hassle-free experience when farming resources, you should know how to use the containers.

Before we talk more about using Outpost Transfer Containers, consider checking out our guide on how to linkoutposts. If you don’t know which planets you should be farming resources on, we have a definitive list of the best planets for outposts in Starfield as well.

Outpost Transfer Containers in Starfield explained

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To use an Outpost Transfer Container, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Head to any outpost
  2. Open your Cargo Hold inventory which can be accessed via the cockpit
  3. As long as you are docked at an outpost with an Outpost Transfer Container, you will be able to swap items between your outpost’s inventory, personal inventory, and the ship’s inventory
  4. You can either transfer all resources at once or manually manage your resources.

How to make an Outpost Transfer Container

You need to build an outpost before you can build an Outpost Transfer Container. To build a Transfer Container you need the following items:

  • 8X Iron
  • 4X Lubricant
  • 5X Tungsten

These are all common resources and you should be able to find them during exploration. If you are missing the resources, the fastest way to obtain them is by buying them from vendors in cities.

After building your first Transfer Container, you need to connect it to an extractor and create an Output Link. Simply point the extractor line to the container and you are good to go when you see a green line appear. To make your resource farming even more efficient, you should consider building a landing pad for your ship as close to the outpost as possible.

What to do if you can’t access your Outpost Transfer Container


If you opened your cargo Hold and are unable to access your inventory, you are most likely out of power, do not have an Output Link build, or are too far from the container. If you do not have enough power you simply need to have a power source whose capacity exceeds your requirements.

That is all you need to know about using Outpost Transfer Containers in Starfield. For more content check out our guide on how to fast travel in Starfield and our list of confirmed cities in case you want to explore all of the game world.

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