Starfield: How to Accept and Complete Bounty Missions
Earn your spurs as a bounty hunter in the least organized and therefore most liberating "faction" of Starfield. As a bounty hunter, you largely play b...
Earn your spurs as a bounty hunter in the least organized and therefore most liberating "faction" of Starfield. As a bounty hunter, you largely play by your own rules and provide a solid service to the populated systems.
As expected, the line between good and evil often blurs, but as long as you can sleep well at night, you should be content with the, well, plentiful credits. Keep reading to find out where you can accept bounties and get an overview of what you can expect along the way.
Find Mission Terminals
If you want to go bounty hunting, you'll need to find mission terminals. Perhaps the biggest surprise here is that you don't have to interact with Trackers Alliance terminals, even though you're essentially joining the Trackers Alliance (if there's even a formal joining process for bounty hunting, that is).
On your way past the security checkpoint in New Atlantis, there's a mission board on the left, but we recommend waiting until you reach Cydonia early on in the main quest before delving into all of that. Starfield throws a lot of gameplay mechanics at you in the beginning, and in Cydonia, there's even a woman from the Trackers Alliance located on the left side of your path. She will not only tell you about bounty hunting but also offer a quest that will be missed if you don't interact with her.
She will also guide you to the nearest mission board, located right in front of the Broken Spear Bar. Look for the two kiosks near the entrance, interact with the mission board, and you'll be ready to start.
What To Expect From Bounty Hunting
If you can see the screenshot shown above, you'll know what the mission board interaction interface looks like. If not, here's the essential information - you'll see mission names and rewards. When you hover over a mission with your mouse, you'll get details about what the mission entails. Note that bounty hunting is just one of several different types of missions, including cargo and exploration opportunities.
Our personal favorites are ship bounties, where you have to destroy ships instead of killing individuals on planetary surfaces. Ship bounties are generally faster since you just fly to the right spot in orbit, target the ship, and blow it up. Just be careful not to get blown up yourself - space combat can be challenging in the Frontier, especially without skill ranks and a good team. Once you have a good ship and the necessary skills? Piece of cake.
If you're targeting someone on a planet, you may have to put in significant effort to reach your target, similar to typical planetary exploration. On the positive side, you'll likely earn many additional credits as you travel and eliminate your enemies along the way.