Starfield Access Is Key Mission Walkthrough

Access is Key challenges your creative side over the violent beast hidden inside you.

Access is Key in Starfield is another faction mission that you need to do for the Ryujin Industries that reign over the Volii Star Systems.

After showing your abilities during A New Narrative, Imogene will have another job for you which requires you to be creative. She needs you to steal a security key card and the method will depend entirely on you.

Depending on how you execute the mission, you will get 2500 or 2250 Credits along with 100 XP for completing Access Is Key. In this guide, we have shared which route will be the best to execute this seemingly simple quest.

How to complete Access is Key in Starfield

To complete Access is Key in Starfield, you need to first visit Imogene in Neon City on Volii Alpha. You will find her in her office on the Operation Floor of Ryujin Tower.

She will brief you on your task of stealing the Security Key Card. The creative method she mentions includes pickpocketing or impersonating a Security Guard Personnel instead of killing the Security Head. As killing or using violence will create problems for Ryujin, she will deduct 250 Credits from your final reward.

Since the quest can be done anywhere, you can choose to dress up as Hopetown Security, Paradiso Security, or even a Security at a clinic and simply talk to the Chief. There are multiple Security Chiefs you will be able to find around but here we have mentioned the easiest ones you can access to.


Wearing a security guard uniform in Access is Key is an optional objective so whichever route you take will not impact the completion of the quest.

Find a Security Guard uniform

The first thing you will need is to find a security guard uniform. Luckily, you can purchase it from the vendor outside. Head back down to the Ryujin Tower’s entrance using the same elevator. On your left, you will find Aito Suzuki, running the Ryujin Industries Product Store.

There will be multiple apparels to choose from, but you need a Corpo Boardroom Suit for the Access is Key mission that will cost 641 Credits. It will also provide you a bonus 5% Persuasion Chance when equipped.

Get yourself a disguise to do "Access is Key" mission in Starfield.

Location 1: Neon City Security Key Card

Equip the security guard uniform and head out straight, past the Spaceport Terminal you will find Neon Security. Head inside and you will find Neon Security Head on the right. Talk to her, she will refuse at first. So, you will have to Persuade her to get the security key off her hands.

We have noticed that choosing the safest options for all questions will get the job done before the turns run out. It may be different for you so make sure you understand the mechanics of Persuasion in Starfield.

However, this is not the only way to complete Access is Key in Starfield and we have detailed another method below.

Location 2: HopeTown Security Key Card

The other method to complete Access is Key in Starfield is to visit Polvo in the Valo System. After clearing the Contraband Scan, you can go ahead and head down to Hopetown on Polvo.

After landing, you need to find the Hope Town Security Base where the Security Officer resides. The shortest route is past the white container on the left through the landing base. You will find a camp before entering the grassy terrain where some useful items can be looted.

At the end of the grassy terrain, you will discover a security base at the end. It is highlighted by 3 giant radio satellites.

The Security Chief of Hope Town will be standing on the porch outside one of the camps. Take her down and loot the Security Key Card from her body. You can also pickpocket her at some additional risk.

Location 3: Paradiso Security Key Card

Another method to complete Access is Key is to travel to Paradiso on Porrima II in the Porrima system. After landing, go up to the entrance of Paradiso Hotel, the one opposite the Enhance building. The Paradiso Security Chief will be leaning on one of the pillars next to the door or near the fountain inside. You can easily persuade her to hand it over to you.

Location 4: Gagarin Landing Security Key Card

The United Colonies Security Chief can be found on Gagarin Landing in the Alpha Centauri system. After landing, just go up the stairs and she will be on your left.

Tip: Security Chiefs of other factions can attack you if you have another faction suit in your inventory, or have it equipped. This can cause them to keep targeting you each time they respawn.

Access Is Key mission bugs and fixes

There is a bug in Starfield where players can’t interact with the Security Chief during the Access Is Key faction mission. While the cause of the bug is not known, there is fortunately a way to work around it.

Instead of speaking with the Security head, simply pickpocket him instead. This will require you to first grab the Theft skill under the Social Skill Tree. You can also just kill the person instead but it will deduct Credits from your final rewards.

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