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How to Remove an Outpost in Starfield

Matt Chard

At first, the Outpost building system in Starfield can feel overwhelming, and some controls won’t make a lot of sense due to some key options being either hidden in plain sight, or there isn’t a tutorial for it. When building your first Outpost, you may want to delete it, and start again. So, can you remove Outposts in Starfield? Yes, you can, although it isn’t obvious. Read below to find out how.

Did you know you can remove Outposts in Starfield? Neither did we.

Deleting and Renaming Outposts in Starfield

When building an Outpost, you’ll place a beacon down as that allows you to build in its vicinity. Sometimes, you’ll put it in the wrong location, or there may be something like a rock in the way which is ruining your building plans. It could be that the planet isn’t what you thought it would be, and you want to try somewhere else. For the former two, you can use Modify mode, but for the latter, you’ll need to delete it. You may ask why delete it when I can build somewhere else and ignore it? And you would be right, somewhat, but Starfield has restrictions on how many Outposts you can build which is a total of 16 (with the "Planetary Habitation" iconPlanetary Habitation skill). So eventually you will want to delete the Outpost.

Holding in the R Key, or X button while hovering over the beacon will remove the whole Outpost.

So, how do you delete it? Well, head to the front of the Beacon (you’re kicking yourself right now, aren’t you?) and HOLD in the R-Key Key (Xbox-ButtonX on controller) to remove the Outpost. Also, You can rename the Outpost name by simply pressing the same key/button. That’s it, as simple as that, but it took us a while to figure it out too, and it was only due to playing No Man’s Sky that made us think about interacting with the beacon, to begin with.


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  • Platforms,
    PC, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Action RPG, Shooter
  • Guide Release
    30 August 2023
  • Last Updated
    30 September 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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