Want an early look at Starfield features can you choose for your character? This year’s Xbox and Bethesda showcase gave us our first proper look at Starfield, Bethesda’s highly anticipated upcoming sci-fi RPG. Along with gameplay footage of space exploration and low-gravity gunfights, we also got a brief look at Starfield’s character creator. Bethesda’s latest suite of character customization tools, touted by Todd Howard as “the most versatile yet,” lets you choose up to three optional attributes for a little extra flavor.
Along with your character’s background and skills, Starfield features they offer a number of unique advantages and disadvantages, depending on which one you choose. Selecting optional features not only enables you to affect gameplay in a number of ways, such as granting access to additional dialogue options and determining faction allegiance, but also provides a degree of individuality to the character you play.
Bethesda fans will definitely recognize this type of character customization from the studio’s previous titles. As in Fallout, Starfield’s optional traits are a double-edged sword: a simple stat boost from one trait will be at the expense of another stat, while a discount at a shop will make another vendor completely unreachable. Of course, stat boosts are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to optional features Starfield has to offer. If you ever wanted a mortgage in space, Starfield has you covered.
List of Starfield Traits
Here are all the Starfield features we know so far:
- Alien DNA
- The dream house
- Freestar Collective Settler
- He was hero worshipped
- Children’s things
- Neon Street Rat
- Exalted Illuminated
- Raised Universal
- The snake’s embrace
- In the distance
- Solid ground
- Natives of the United Colonies
- Unwanted hero
While we didn’t see a full breakdown of what each optional feature does, the Xbox and Bethesda showcase He made tease us with a brief look at some feature descriptions. It also gave us an early indication of how Starfield’s features can be combined (or not, in some cases) and the ways in which choosing them can affect gameplay. Note that we’ve now seen the feature screen twice and the list of features is different, so expect some of these to be simple name changes rather than completely separate or distinct features.
You volunteered for a controversial experiment combining alien and human DNA. As a result, you start with higher health and more stamina, but healing items aren’t as effective.
The dream house
Have a luxurious, customizable home on a peaceful planet! Unfortunately, it comes with a 50,000 credit mortgage with GalBank that has to be paid weekly.
You are deeply connected to the feelings of others. Performing actions that your partner likes will result in a temporary increase in combat effectiveness. But performing actions they don’t like will have the exact opposite effect.
You are a man of the people. Exercise uses less oxygen when you adventure with human companions, but more when you go it alone. (Cannot be combined with introverted.)
Freestar Collective Settler
You gain access to special Freestar Collective dialogue options and better rewards from certain quests given by the faction. However, the bounty of crime towards other factions increases significantly. (Cannot be combined with any other faction loyalty feature.)
He was hero worshipped
You’ve gained the attention of an annoying “Superfan” who will randomly appear and bash you non-stop. On the plus side, it will give you gifts…
You really need time alone. You have more stamina when adventuring alone, but less when adventuring with other human companions. (Cannot be combined with extroverted.)
Your parents are alive and well and you can visit them at their home. But 10% of all money you earn is automatically deducted and sent to them.
Neon Street Rat
You grew up in the mean streets of Neos. You gain access to special dialogue options and better rewards from certain missions in Neon. Rewarding crime from other factions increases significantly. (Cannot be combined with any other faction loyalty feature.)
You were raised as a member of the Enlightened Ones. You gain a significant discount in the organization store, but lose access to the Sanctum Universum store. (Cannot be combined with any other religion feature.)
You grew up as a member of the Sanctum Universum. You gain a significant discount in the church store, but lose access to the Enlightened store. (Cannot be combined with any other religion feature.)
The snake’s embrace
You grew up worshiping the Great Serpent. Grav jumping provides a temporary boost to health and stamina, but health and stamina decrease if you don’t keep jumping regularly – like an addiction. (Cannot be combined with any other religion feature.)
In the distance
Your body has acclimatized to space. Health and stamina increase when in space, but decrease when on the surface. (Cannot be combined with Terra Firma.)
How many features can you have?
You can choose up to three attributes when creating your character, but you don’t have to fill all three attribute slots.
Can you remove traits after making your character?
Yes, you can remove your attributes in Starfield, but it’s not a simple case of visiting a specialist vendor to redesign your character. In a Constellation Questions video, Todd Howard explains that there is a quest you can do to remove or solve each feature during a playthrough.
The Starfield release date it’s still not complete, but this year’s Xbox and Bethesda Showcase gave us a lot to consider about the kind of character we want to create for our journey to Settled Systems. Do you want to be a street rat or a religious fanatic? Have you recently flown the nest or are you an orphan on a distant moon? Time will tell, but more importantly, so will your Starfield attributes.
If you’re already dead set on what kind of space traveler you’d like to be, check out our guide to all the Starfield weapons revealed so far, as well as our list of all the Starfield companions that can help you on your journey .