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Who is The Mysterious Captain? - New Game + Trader Shop

Jessica Dillon

There are a lot of random encounters in the game, but few are as intriguing as the Mysterious Captain. This strange ship actually has a purpose once you’ve jumped into New Game + and is a fan-favorite shop. With that being said, there are some things you should know before deciding whether to buy from the Trader or not. The guide below goes over everything you need to know about the Mysterious Captain and their shop.

Speaking with the Mysterious Captain for the first time.

Who is The Mysterious Captain?

The Mysterious Captain is a random encounter that can happen when you grav jump. You may or may not see her on your first playthrough. If you do, then she wishes you luck and then jumps away. She will hail you and briefly speak with you. While she is a Starborn, she will never attack you, although you can open fire on her ship. Even if you do manage to destroy it, she will just be back later according to many player accounts.

Mysterious Captain Shop in New Game +

The story changes a bit once you, yourself have become a Starborn and changed universes in New Game +. The Mysterious Captain is still a random encounter, but when you find her this time, she will change her name to Trader and open up a unique shop. While the contents of her shop change every time you find her, she sells high-level gear, weapons, and even legendary items. If you want something from her though, it’s best to buy it when you find her as she likely won’t have it for sale on your next encounter.

There is no solid recipe for making the Mysterious Captain appear. Just keep jumping around until you find her and speak to her when you do. There is a known glitch where she attacks you, either grav jump away or destroy the ship. Don’t worry player reports show that she just comes back so you shouldn’t lose out on too much.

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  • Platforms,
    PC, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Action RPG, Shooter
  • Guide Release
    30 August 2023
  • Last Updated
    18 October 2023
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Starfield is an action role-playing game from Bethesda Game Studios set in a futuristic interpretation of space exploration and colonization. Earth has long been abandoned, but there are plenty of other planets in different star systems where humans have ventured and settled. You have the freedom to create your own character with a unique background, but the main story will take you through a series of adventures as you uncover more information about mysterious artifacts which create gravitational anomalies. Along the way, you can build and customize your own space ship, establish your own outpost, befriend and romance new companions, and more. As a Bethesda game, you can also expect to see a lot of creative mods which have the potential to change your experience of the base game, or take it in an entirely new direction.

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