How to get tungsten in Starfield

Tungsten: A Rare and Essential Resource in Starfield

Tungsten is a valuable resource in the world of Starfield, and it plays a crucial role in the construction of various machines for outposts. However, obtaining tungsten can be a challenge in the vast universe of Starfield, especially for free. In this comprehensive Starfield guide, we will provide you with information on where to find tungsten and how to maximize your supply (for PC players).

Where to Find Tungsten in Starfield

Locating tungsten in Starfield can be quite difficult, especially in the early stages of the game. While it can be found on multiple planets across the universe, many of these planets have extreme environments that prevent players from building outposts until they unlock the Planetary Habitation skill. To acquire this skill, you must reach the Master tier of the Science skill tree and upgrade it to at least rank one to be able to withstand extreme temperatures.

An alternative solution is to search for a celestial body with abundant tungsten resources and an extreme environment. Voss, a moon of Olivas in the Alpha Centauri system, is an excellent option. Voss is rich in various resources, including water, lead, nickel, and most importantly, tungsten. To settle on Voss, choose one of the vast gray areas using your scanner and land your ship. The only downside is that Voss lacks a helium-3 supply, so you will need to rely on solar panels for power. Nonetheless, once you establish a base on this planet, you will have an unlimited supply of tungsten. It is advisable to start your tungsten farm early in the game to facilitate your expansion into the galaxy.

There are a couple of additional planets within the Alpha Centauri and Sol systems that are also rich in tungsten. However, these planets have extreme environments and can only be utilized for farming once you have upgraded your Planetary Habitation skill. Here are the planets you should consider:

  • Bondar – A planet in the Alpha Centauri system
  • Titan – A moon of Jupiter in the Sol system
  • Pluto – A planet in the Sol system

Where to Buy Tungsten

It is recommended to purchase tungsten from the standard resource shops in Starfield. These include Jemison Mercantile in New Atlantis, the UC Exchange in Cydonia, and the Mining League in Neon. However, it is also worth checking with your local Trade Authority for potential tungsten supplies. Jemison Mercantile, in particular, tends to replenish their tungsten stock regularly. In case they run out, you can wait on a nearby chair or sleep aboard your ship for 24 hours, and when you return, they should have restocked. If not, repeat the waiting process for an additional 24 hours.

Obtaining Tungsten via Console Commands

For PC players, Starfield offers console commands that allow you to perform various actions, such as granting yourself unlimited storage or obtaining specific items like tungsten. The item ID code for tungsten is: 0000556B. To utilize this code and receive 20 units of tungsten, simply press the ` key during your Starfield playthrough, which will bring up the console command. Copy and paste the following code into the console command: player.additem 0000556B 20. If you wish to acquire more tungsten in a single command, modify the number at the end of the code (20) to your desired quantity, such as 50, 100, or even 1,000. Once you press enter, you will find the tungsten resource in your inventory. However, keep in mind that using console commands can disable achievements in Starfield.

Applications of Tungsten in Starfield

In Starfield, tungsten is primarily used for constructing heavy mining machines, particularly solid resource extractors for outposts. To establish a self-sustaining tungsten farm with a generator fueled by helium-3 and at least two solid extractors, you will need a minimum of eight units of tungsten, along with other necessary materials. If you want to include a Transfer Container for convenience, an additional five units of tungsten will be required. Therefore, we recommend acquiring around 20 units of tungsten before embarking on the construction of a tungsten mine or any other resource-based facilities, such as iron or aluminum.