This guide will walk you through the steps to establish these outposts and skyrocket your XP, potentially reaching Level 100 in a mere 5 hours.
How to Set Up Your XP Farming Outposts
In Starfield, as you explore the cosmos, gaining XP allows you to unlock new skills, abilities, and gear. Efficient XP farming can significantly speed up your progression, and setting up specialized outposts is a game-changer in this regard.
1. Prerequisites for Starting:
- Skills: Outpost Engineering.
- Research: Resource Extraction 1 & Power Generation 1.
- Ship: Ensure a cargo space of 1500-3000+.
- Resources: Acquire from Jemison Mercantile and store on your ship. This includes Adaptive Frames, Aluminum, Beryllium, Copper, Fiber, Iron, and Tungsten.
2. Aluminum & Iron Farm on Andraphon:
- Head to the Narion System and locate Sumati’s moon, Andraphon.
- Scan the planet to find where Aluminum and Iron resource veins intersect.
- Land near the intersection of these resources.
- Set up your outpost with 6 aluminum extractors and 6 iron extractors.
- Power your outpost with 10 solar arrays.
- Connect all extractors to storage bins and link them together.
- Sleep for 24 hours in-game. Upon waking, your storage bins should be filled with resources.
- Use the Industrial Workbench to craft Adaptive Frames, which will grant you XP.
3. Nickel & Cobalt Farm on Venus:
- Head to the Sol system and locate Venus.
- The strategy is similar to Andraphon, but you’ll be farming Nickel and Cobalt to craft Isocentered Magnets.
- Ensure you have the Planetary Habitation 3 skill due to Venus’s extreme environment.
- Set up your outpost, sleep for 24 hours, and craft for XP.
Tips for Efficient XP Farming:
- Sleeping Bonus: You’ll receive a 10% XP bonus for sleeping. This increases to 15% if you sleep with a max relationship companion.
- Resource Management: Ensure you have ample storage bins to store the resources you farm.
- Defend Your Base: There’s a chance your base might get attacked. Be prepared to fend off enemies and repair any damages.
In Starfield, progression is key, and with the right strategies, you can level up faster than ever. By setting up specialized outposts for XP farming, you can streamline your journey and unlock the full potential of your character.