Chances are that you are currently carrying a lot of junk items in your inventory that you should scrap in Starfield.
Getting rid of them is how you free up storage space for starters. Secondly, the amount of weight you are carrying affects your Oxygen and CO2 levels.
If you do not do this, you will be weighed down. This will further affect your stamina, preventing you from traveling further into space in search of other planets. Thus, you must scrap Junk, which is a challenge in itself.
In this guide, we are going to cover all of the methods that will tell you how to scrap junk in Starfield.
What’s Junk in Starfield?
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The saying sits quite well for this situation. In Starfield, Junk Items are anything that is of no use to you based on the current circumstances and situation.
These could be anything from a gun that no longer serves a purpose to random pieces of material that you picked along the way. You will essentially need to scrap and dismantle such junk items to make you lighter and make space for more useful items.
Just to be sure, Junk Items are not to be confused with Junk Flush. While you might not need other items, you might need the Junk Flush which is a medical item that is going to help you get rid of any addiction, that you might have developed.
Can you scrap or dismantle Junk in Starfield?
Unfortunately, you cannot salvage Junk in Starfield. This is unlike the Fallout games where you could dismantle Junk Items to convert them into crafting materials.
What to do with Junk Items in Starfield?
To see how much Junk you are carrying, just open your inventory and head into the Miscellaneous tab. Except for Digikeys and quest items, everything else in the Misc. tab is Junk that cannot be scrapped or dismantled in Starfield.
So what do you do with your Junk Items then? You either sell them for money or get rid of them to make space.
1. Sell the Junk items
The most helpful method of scrapping junk in Starfield is by selling it. You can sell them at a reasonable price and get some credits. The price may vary depending on the item itself.
You will find several vendors spread across your territory that will happily purchase these miscellaneous items. Below, we have given a table dedicated to each vendor, along with their location in Starfield:
|Jemison Mercantile||This vendor is found at New Atlantis near a fountain|
|The Trade Authority||You will find this station scattered around different cities on different plants in the galaxies, such as Akila City, The Den, and The Well in New Atlantis|
|Staryards||You will find Staryards at the orbit of each planet|
Additionally, you can head over to the New Atlantis, which is the first major city you will come to in Starfield. Here, you will find several NPCs who act as vendors and are eager to purchase what you are selling.
2. Drop the Junk items
If you cannot find any vendor looking to buy your junk, then you can drop the load and make space in your inventory. Simply approach any location where it is suitable to drop off your junk and get rid of it.
However, this should be a last resort if you cannot sell these miscellaneous items in Starfield. To drop junk items in Starfield, you can press the controls listed below:
|Xbox||Press X to drop your junk items|
|PC||Press the R-key to drop your junk items|
You can also jettison your junk off your spaceship. While traveling, simply hit the jettison button to get rid of items from your inventory.
3. Use them as decorations
Additionally, you can hover over your dropped junk items to place them in your outposts. This will help decorate your outpost in Starfield. Simply hold E to pick the item up and put it on your outposts by pressing E in Starfield.