Starfield - Guide on How to Use Transfer Containers
If you've played Starfield even for a short while, you've likely already noticed the difficulty of managing your inventory in the game, unless you're ...
If you've played Starfield even for a short while, you've likely already noticed the difficulty of managing your inventory in the game, unless you're using console commands or mods to increase it. While there are a few ways to expand inventory space, most of them only provide a marginal increase.
One of the few ways to significantly increase inventory space is by establishing an outpost and placing storage containers on it. Transfer containers are among the best types of storage containers as they also allow for seamless transfer of your resources onto your ship.
How To Build A Transfer Container
It is important to note that you can only place a transfer container within the range of an outpost, which is symbolized by the yellow line surrounding it. You will need to collect eight iron, five tungsten, and four lubricant to start with this item. Once you have them ready, go to the building menu of your outpost.
Due to the size of this container, it is advisable to use the top-down perspective within an outpost to place it properly.
In the building mode, you can find the transfer container in the "Storage" category, which is the fourth one from the left. There, you will find it alongside the containers for solids, liquids, and gases at the beginning of the game. Keep in mind that you can only place one transfer container in an outpost, so you must carefully decide which resources you want to place inside it.
How To Use A Transfer Container
The whole purpose of the transfer container is to expedite the process of moving your resources within the outpost. Once you have built the structure, you can start setting output connections from various extractors and smaller storages to it. To do this, approach the extractor/smaller storage closely and open the quick menu.
There, you will be able to see the output connection, which generates a conduit that can be directly connected to the transfer container. Once you have established this connection, all your resources in the previous structures will be automatically transferred to the transfer container until its storage capacity is reached.
How To Transfer Cargo Between Your Ship And Outpost
The main reason for building a transfer container in your outpost is that you can transfer cargo directly between your outpost and your ship without having to place it in your inventory. This prevents you from becoming overloaded and moving slowly until you have stored the items. You need to have your ship near the transfer container to do this.
There are several ways to achieve this depending on the availability of resources:
- The best way to guarantee your ship's closeness to the container is by building a Landing Pad near it in the outpost. Your ship is guaranteed to land on this pad when you're coming to the outpost, but it does take quite a lot of resources.
- If you don't want to spend these resources, you can try to land at a certain location and attempt to make the outpost near the Landing Site. This site usually stays on the planet and allows you to land at the same place, but it might not work all the time.
Once your ship is close enough to the container, you can either open the container's inventory or your ship's inventory and switch between the container's inventory, your personal inventory, and the ship's cargo hold. This allows you to transfer all resources directly between the two main storage spaces.