When Can You Join the UC Vanguard Faction?
You can join the UC Vanguard almost immediately after setting foot in New Atlantis, which is the first major city you’ll visit during the Main Story Quest. All you’ll need to do is first head to to finish up the main quest and start quest by speaking with .
She’ll ask you to come with her to the MAST to speak with her United Colonies contact, who as you’ll discover, also happens to be the recruitment officer for the UC Vanguard!
Where is the UC Vanguard Headquarters?
Head back there and speak with , who’s found in the entryhall near the UC Vanguard Recruitment desk. Speaking with him is a requirement of the main quest but as soon as you do talk, he’ll offer you a role at the UC Vanguard, to which you can decline, accept or put off for now.
If you accept, you’ll be asked to do an Orientation test to see if you’re good to join the Vanguard! This will start your first UC Vanguard faction mission, , which we’ve written a complete walkthrough for as well! During this quest, you’ll be required to show off your skills in spaceship combat and you’ll also get the opportunity to learn all about Starfield‘s rich background lore by taking a stroll through the Orientation Hall. The lore part is optional but we highly recommend listening to at least some of the presentations as it’ll give you a better sense of the world and conflicting factions…it might even sway your opinion and help you choose what kind of factions you want to join! If you’ve not already got an idea about what factions you want to join head over to our guide for a quick rundown, including information on whether you can join all factions.