How To Setup and Use Cargo Links In Starfield

Cargo Link in starfield allows players to move their cargo and goods on Interstellar level without worrying about the cargo capacity of their ships.

Cargo Links in Starfield allow players to automatically move their cargo from one outpost to another. Whether player’s outposts are on the same planet or an entire galaxy away, Cargo Link is the easiest way to move resources when players run out of space on their ship.

You will come across a total of two types of Cargo Links in Starfield:

Basic Cargo Links in Starfield are your standard links. You can use them to link and transport resources between two Outposts. However, they can only be done on the same system.

Advanced Cargo Links are an upgraded version of the Basic Cargo Links. The major difference between the two is that you can use advanced cargo links to transport resources between two outposts in different systems at the cost of Helium.

If you are confused about how to consume Helium for Cargo Links in Starfield, look at the grey box on the other side of the green/red boxes. You can link your Helium head to the control panel and start linking the other end to the sender.

Creating Cargo Links is a technical task. However, if you already have two outposts with you, then it will be easy for you to create Cargo Links. Below, we have listed step-by-step instructions guiding you to create Cargo Links in Starfield:

  • Create two outposts in Starfield. (if you don’t already).
  • Head over to the Outpost Cargo Link you want to send resources from.
  • Furthermore, open the control panel atop the cargo links.
  • Select the outpost you want to link with.
  • Select the “Cargo link” option on the screen.
  • Confirm the process to prompt a green symbol showing success.

Your Cargo Link platform in Starfield, either planetary or interstellar, has two storage containers—one red and one green. The Red container is the outgoing container. Anything players put in the red container will be sent to the second Cargo Link platform that you have connected. On the second platform, players will get whatever cargo they have sent in the green container on the second Cargo Link.

For setting up a Cargo Link on the same planet in Starfield, players need to have two outposts on the planet. Place a beacon at both the planets and build a Cargo Link platform at both the outposts. The Cargo Link platform is available by default in your basic build menu under the Miscellaneous tab.

To build the Cargo Link platform, players need the following build resources:

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Planetary cargo link resources table

After players have built their Cargo Link, they need to head onto the platform and interact with the console here. Players can connect their Cargo Link platforms by heading onto the platform and interacting with the console next to the stairs.

Players must set up an Interstellar Cargo Link in Starfield to get the Outpost Engineering Skill from the Science Skill tree. After players get this skill, players can go and interact with a Research Table and focus research on Manufacturing 1.

This will unlock the Interstellar Cargo Link platform in your build menu under the Miscellaneous tab. To build an Interstellar Cargo Link platform, players need:

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Interstellar cargo link resources table

Players must also place a gas storage unit next to Starfield’s Interstellar Cargo Link platform. This is required to allow ships to refuel for their journey. Players need to connect the gas storage unit to the fuel pump of their Interstellar Cargo Link platforms and put Helium-3 into the storage unit. 5 Helium-3 will be used for every cargo transfer, so put as much as possible. You need to put this setup in both your outposts on different planets.

In some cases, after you’ve completed all the steps, you may find that your Cargo Link is not working. This problem can arise due to several situations that can be easily remedied.
Make sure you have an established link. If you don’t have a cargo link in both places (where you send and receive materials), the system will not work.

Cargo Links require at least two structures to function. If you have several Cargo Links built and the problem persists, try deleting all Cargo Links and then re-establishing these links. In most cases, this irons out the issue.

Make sure you’re using the correct pads. It may require a different pad depending on where a specific Cargo Link is placed. Lastly, you don’t want to wait for an official patch if nothing else works. Try deleting and then remaking your Cargo Links. While this may seem drastic, considering the materials required to build them, this may be your only fix.

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