What are the major Starfield cities?
Venturing across space can get pretty tiring from time to time. After walking across those large expanses in search of resources and getting dragged into endless battles, it’s only natural that you might want to get a drink at a warm bar, eat a proper meal at a decent restaurant, or spent the night in a comfy hotel. Lucky for any weary spacefarers out there, you can do all of that and more in one of Starfield’s cities.
There are loads of things to see in Starfield – naturally, space is pretty huge, after all. Alongside all of the Starfield creatures you can discover and Starfield companions you can meet, and among the thousands of Starfield planets around you, there are a few bustling cities to rest up at. Here’s everything we know about those Starfield cities, including their locations and what Starfield factions control their borders.
All confirmed Starfield cities
Here are the confirmed major Starfield cities:
- New Atlantis
- Akila City
- The Key
Location: Jemison, Alpha Centauri System
Faction: Constellation, United Colonies
This is the capital of the United Colonies, as well as the headquarters of Starfield’s Constellation: the last bastion of space explorers and the faction that drives Starfield’s main mission. It’s also the home of the Starfield’s Adoring Fan, who you’re guaranteed to encounter if you’ve picked certain Starfield traits.
Location: Akila, Cheyenne System
Faction: Freestar Collective
This is the capital of the Freestar Collective, another major faction that represents a loose confederation of settlers across three separate star systems. Starfield’s Akila City is a flat and rugged settlement ensconced in a desert landscape – it’s reminiscent of somewhere like Reykjavík in Iceland or the Mongolian Plateau.
Location: Volii, Volii System
Faction: Ryujin Industries
Neon is described as a “pleasure city” and is located on an aquatic Starfield planet that wasn’t originally considered important beyond its bounty of seafood. The city started life as a major fishing platform for the Starfield XenoFresh Corporation until they discovered one of the local species had psychotropic properties.
Location: Mars, Sol System
Faction: United Colonies
Take a journey back to the “old neighborhood” known as the Sol System. It’s the original solar system that we live in today. You can visit Cydonia, which is the largest mining facility for the UC colonies and is beneath the surface of Mars.
Location: Suvorov, Kryx System
Faction: The Crimson Fleet
The Key is technically just a space station, but it’s large enough to be considered pretty much a city, and more importantly, it’s home to the Starfield Crimson Fleet pirates.
And that’s what you need to know about the main Starfield cities, so head off and go see them for yourself – or read up on our own sightseeing in our Starfield review. Before you head out, make sure you’ve got the best Starfield skills for space flight and combat, and brush up on the Starfield religions to avoid a verbal faux pas. Finally, check out how to use Starfield photo mode so you can keep a record of your travels.
Still looking for more? While a good Starfield wiki can be a handy source of information, our new Starfield Database goes further, offering you daily news, searchable databanks, and even interactive tools.