Tungsten is a uncommon however extraordinarily necessary useful resource in Starfield. You’ll want it for a ton of various machines if you’re constructing out your outposts, so it’s necessary to get a tungsten mine up and working as quickly as potential. The issue is that tungsten is usually a bit onerous to come back by out within the extensive universe of Starfield — without cost, at the least.
On this Starfield information, we’ll stroll you thru the place you’ll find tungsten and learn how to make as a lot of it as you need (so long as you’re on PC).
The place to seek out Tungsten in Starfield
Tungsten is a little bit of a ache to trace down in Starfield — at the least within the early recreation. You could find it resting on many various planets within the universe, however lots of them have excessive environments, which implies you gained’t be capable of construct an outpost on them till you unlock the Planetary Habitation talent (which requires you to succeed in the Grasp tier of the Science talent tree) and improve it to at the least rank one to take care of excessive temperatures.
The choice is to discover a celestial physique with loads of tungsten on it and and excessive atmosphere. Enter Voss, a moon of Olivas, a gasoline big within the Alpha Centauri system.
Voss is full of assets, together with water, lead, nickel, and even uranium. However tungsten is its most beneficial useful resource of all — and there’s loads of it available. Head over to Voss, open your scanner, and decide one of many large grey spots to the touch down in. The one dangerous factor about Voss is that it doesn’t have a helium-3 provide, which implies you’ll want to make use of photo voltaic panels for energy. Nonetheless, as soon as you agree this planet, you’ll have an infinite provide of tungsten. Even higher, you may get this farm going pretty early within the recreation, which is able to make your life a lot simpler as you try to broaden out into the galaxy.
There are a few different tungsten-rich planets in each the Alpha Centauri and Sol programs that we wish to name out. Every of those have excessive environments, however when you improve your Planetary Habitation talent, you can also make a second, third, and even fourth tungsten farm on one or all of those:
- Bondar, planet within the Alpha Centauri system
- Titan, moon of Jupiter within the Sol system
- Pluto, planet within the Sol system
The place to purchase Tungsten
You possibly can (and may) purchase tungsten from all the same old useful resource retailers in Starfield: Jemison Mercantile in New Atlantis, the UC Alternate in Cydonia, and the Mining League in Neon. You may additionally get fortunate along with your native Commerce Authority, so it’s price popping in to see.
Daily of in-game time you must be capable of discover fairly a little bit of tungsten at Jemison Mercantile. And once they run out, you’ll be able to at all times go wait on a close-by chair or head again to your ship and sleep for twenty-four hours. While you return, you must be capable of purchase extra. If not, go relaxation for an additional 24 and are available again.
Tungsten merchandise ID
Starfield has console instructions — on PC at the least — that you should utilize to do a wide range of issues, like give your self limitless storage or, on this case, give your self particular gadgets.
To present your self tungsten, you’ll want to make use of its merchandise ID code, which is: 0000556B.
Hit the ` key any time throughout your Starfield playthrough and also you’ll pull up the console command. Right here is the complete console command to present your self 20 tungsten in Starfield:
- participant.additem 0000556B 20
You possibly can copy/paste the code above straight into your console command, sans bullet level.
If you wish to get extra tungsten in a single command, change the 20 on the top of the code offered above to 50, 100, even 1,000. When you hit enter, you’ll be capable of discover the useful resource sitting in your stock.
It’s price mentioning that utilizing console instructions can disable achievements in Starfield, so watch out if you happen to’re an achievement hunter.
What’s tungsten used for in Starfield?
You’ll primarily want tungsten for constructing heavy mining machines in Starfield, most notably stable useful resource extractors to your outposts.
To be able to construct a self-sustaining tungsten farm — with a generator fed from helium-3 and at the least two stable extractors — you’ll want at the least eight tungsten (in addition to different supplies). If you wish to throw in a Switch Container, so you’ll be able to seize stated tungsten whereas nonetheless in your ship, you’ll want one other 5.
We advise you buy 20 or so tungsten earlier than making an attempt to construct your self a tungsten mine — or another useful resource like iron or aluminum.