Best Ways To Get Credits (Money) In Starfield

You are going to need a ton of Credits (in-game money) to spend on everything in Starfield. Here's how to become rich!

Credits are the in-game currency of Starfield that you can use to purchase new gear, weapons, and ships. They are actually not that hard to come by as they’re found in almost any activity you do in Starfield whether it’s completing a mission or looting a corpse.

There are many different methods through which you can farm Credits to clench your thirst for improving your gear or getting a new ship in Starfield

If you’re on the lookout for better gear or want to upgrade your ship in Starfield but are low on Credits. This guide is for you.

Starfield Credits ID

Out of all the ways, this is by far the easiest and fastest way to earn money in Starfield. The game allows you to enter console commands and cheats to add as many credits as you want. This method practically gives you unlimited credits in Starfield.

Before you proceed with this method, you should know that this will disable achievements. If you are okay with that, then follow along. If you are not familiar with how to use the console command for credits then here is how you can do it.

You will need the credits ID which you are going to use in tandem with the console command. Simply press the Tilde Key (~) on your keyboard and enter the following command: player.Additem [amount]

You can replace the amount with the number of credits you want. If you are looking to just enjoy the game and don’t worry about any achievements then this is the most recommended method. This method not only works with money but with any item. All you need is the Item ID and you are good to go.

Exploit the difficulty credits glitch

If you were not aware, you earn more credits when playing on a higher difficulty. By exploiting a recently discovered credits glitch in Starfield, you can play on a lower difficulty while still getting the high-difficulty bonus credits.

What you need to do is load the game on the highest possible difficulty and enter whatever area you are going to enter for your objective. Afterward, you can pause the game and adjust the difficulty to something lower without exiting from the menu.

Now all of the enemies will fight you as if you are playing on normal difficulty but the loot they drop will be according to a higher difficulty present. This way, you are not tampering with the game. You will have all of your achievements and you can earn money fast without sweating too much about it.

Starfield unlimited credits glitch

There is a fault in our Starfield where you can get an infinite amount of credits. The best part is that there is no catch. If you go to the Akila City, head to Shepherd’s General Store, which is a vendor. In front of the store is a puddle of water.

Stand near the puddle and look straight into the one on the far right. You should be able to see the chest in which Mr. Shepherd has stored all of his money and valuable possessions. You can steal all the money, wait 24 hours, and do it once again.

You will never be caught because this is technically a glitch. Use this puddle credit glitch and earn money for as long as it works.

Smuggle and sell contraband

Earning credits fast in Starfield might push you towards illegally smuggling and selling contraband.

You can get the contraband by looting enemies’ bodies and finding it in other explorable areas are different planets. Sell it as soon as possible. You can sell it at any of the Trade Authority locations, spread around the known universe.

This is a way by which you can earn credits fast in Starfield but this one is on the riskier side.

Keep in mind that if you are caught with the Contraband, you will be charged with a crime and you might have to pay a fine for it so you must hide the contraband well.

Raid enemy ships

This method involves you becoming a lone pirate and raiding enemy ships in outer space. This is a very good way to earn some extra credits quickly on your way to explore a new planet in Starfield.

Ships can be found orbiting around planets waiting to be looted. Defeat the enemies inside the ship, search their bodies, and scan the ship to find Credits as well as some good loot.

Although this may sound easy, many ships won’t seize to your demands but instead fight back, so make sure you have the best ship to battle them and loot them for every last Credit they have in Starfield.

Sell your junk and unwanted items

Starfield is filled with so many items ranging from your gear to ship parts found on different planets, which could become a hassle for your inventory management.

That’s when selling off unwanted items comes in, helping you get rid of stuff you don’t need and making you some Credits on the side. The items that can be sold are Ammunition, Starship parts, weapons, and gear.

Your regular items won’t go for much other than a few hundred Credits but if you come across items with Blue or Purple highlighted on them, make sure to grab them as they can go for a tidy profit. You can sell most of the items to vendors located around various planets such as Cydonia, Paradiso, or Neon.

Starfield reset vendor credits

Since you will be selling the unwanted items to a vendor you should know that every vendor in Starfield is going to have a limited amount of credits. After their limit is exhausted, you will need to reset vendor credits. There is only one way to do it and that is by waiting.

You can reset the vendor credit by waiting 24 hours according to the in-game time. You can either take a trip across the galaxy and come back at a later time. If you want to make it quick, just find a place to rest such as a bed nearby, and skip 24 hours.

Upgrade your Commerce Skill

Every single method mentioned above and further give you bonus Credits after you have upgraded your “Commerce Skill” in the Social Tree of Starfield.

At level 1’ you can buy for 5% less and sell for 10% more. As you upgrade your skill the better deal you’re going to get, helping you get a hold of a huge sum of Credits in Starfield.

Scavenge dead bodies

Credits are the universal currency of Starfield and every single NPC will be carrying some on them. After defeating enemies such as the Zealots and Eclipse Mercenaries, you’ll make a quick coin by looting their bodies. Even some innocent NPCs who were caught in the crossfire can be looted for Credits.

Build Outposts

This method is completely optional but can genuinely help you earn some passive money in Starfield. Establish an outpost and refine them so that they can collect rare items and generate resources for you to sell to a vendor.

The items can go for a hefty price depending on what you have for sale and how much cash the vendor has to offer you. There could be a downside as well, increasing your sale of items can cause you to visit other vendors who may not have the funds to purchase them for you for a bigger profit.

Complete the side and faction quests

While an obvious method, certain missions can fetch you a good number of Credits in Starfield. In addition, some missions will reward you with rare items that can be used to upgrade your ships and gear. Thus, saving you money.

Aside from the main storyline, you can also join a faction. This will give you additional missions to complete thus giving you the opportunity to earn money quickly.

Starfield money farming tips

We have discussed methods that can earn us a quick buck and are worth your while. If you want to make sure that you keep a steady supply of money then here are some tips to farm money in Starfield:

  • One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. You never know what something is worth so you should always give yourself the benefit of the doubt and pick the item you wouldn’t normally pick up. You can always take it and sell it later to a trader.
  • Don’t hoard items. If you don’t need something or you don’t use it often, sell it and that way, you will have an easier time managing everything and you can earn money as well.
  • Become the wilderness explorer. Explore every and any planet you come across. The game has implied an RNG mechanic so you never know where you will find something of great value. Visit planets everywhere and loot them as much as you can.

These are only a few habits that you can adopt to boost your money-making skills by lot.

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