How To Assign Ship Weapons To A Group In Starfield

To fix the unassigned weapons error in Starfield, you need to assign ship weapons to groups.

Assigning ship weapons in Starfield is a term used to describe how you can use the weapons on your ship. You can use them properly by mapping your ship’s weapons to their respective buttons. You will come to know about this feature after the occurrence of the Ship Builder’s Fight Check error.

If you are assigning a weapon to a group, you will end up assigning the weapon to a button IE: w0 w1 w2 in Starfield. In the case of w0, you will have Left Click/LT. w1 has Right Click/RT and lastly, we have w2 with G/Y.

How to fix assign ship weapons to a group in Starfield

After adding or removing any weapon from your ship, you will be given errors related to unassigned weapons/missing weapon assignments. This error occurs because your ship is not mapped with a proper button/key.

This can confuse the ship to identify the placement of the weapon. Thus triggering the error in the process. The best way to fix the assigned ship weapons to a group in Starfield is by following the method below:

  • Enter Starfield’s Ship Builder or Flight Deck menu by pressing the “C Key.”
  • After that, you will find all the weapons assigned to different groups. To swap the weapon to your selected group, press the “T Key” or “RB button.”
  • Doing so will make the weapons move, and you can assign them to any group.
  • Each ship has three weapons groups “W0, W1 and W2“. Each list needs at least one weapon inside for you to move. Otherwise, you will see an “Assign Ship Weapon to a Group” Error.

From a technical standpoint, when using the Ship Builder in Starfield, assigning weapons to your ship is not mandatory. This is a defensive tactic when exploring different galaxies in search of loot and in case you run into enemies.

However, if you have decided to include weapons in your ship, you must place them in a group. Moreover, you can only add a limited number of weapons to your ship in Starfield. This is because you are only provided with a set of Lasers, cannons, and missile launchers as Starfield’s primary choice of ship weapons.

Benefits of assigning Ship weapons to a group in Starfield

Assigning ship weapons in Starfield is a matter of personal choice. However, certain weapons only work well with a particular group. Therefore, you must select a Ballistic weapon for w0, a Laser weapon for w1, and a Missile Launcher for w2.

By assigning Ship weapons to a group in Starfield, you are essentially organizing weapons into groups. The main benefit would be time-saving, as you already know that your long-range weapon is in the W0. On the other hand, you can assign different types of weapons to other groups.

Assigning weapons also lets you switch weapons with just a button click. You can then essentially bash enemies with a variety of attacks. All your focus will be on the enemy without worrying about finding the weapon from the long list.

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