Starfield Starborn Trader Guide
Let's make this clear right away: If you haven't completed the main story of Starfield yet and want to avoid major spoilers before finishing it, turn ...
Let's make this clear right away: If you haven't completed the main story of Starfield yet and want to avoid major spoilers before finishing it, turn around and close this tab. Bookmark it if you'd like - in fact, we would greatly appreciate it! - but for your own sake, stop reading.
Now that the serious part is out of the way, where can you find the Starborn Trader and what's the deal with him anyway? You might have heard the term before, or maybe not, but either way, it's worth coming across this guy in the New Game Plus.
The Starborn Trader 101
Alright, let's tackle this. The Starborn Trader doesn't make sense by its nature before the New Game Plus. After all, you're not exactly on friendly terms with the Starborn, and what's even more crucial is that the Starborn Trader knows exactly who you are. And unless you're reading this without having completed your first playthrough of the main story, you know exactly what we mean.
The Starborn Trader appears as one of the many characters you can encounter when you make a gravity jump into a star system. Like with all the others, there's the option to ignore an incoming transmission, but like with all the others, you should answer the call. In Starfield's script, he is initially referred to as the "Mysterious Captain."
Where in the galaxy is the Starborn Trader, you may ask? There are conflicting reports. What we believe it means - and we will update this if something different emerges - is that he is a random encounter like other sudden calls. The key difference is that you will only encounter him in the New Game Plus.
What makes this guy remarkable, aside from his identity and your own, you might ask? He's a trader; it's in the name. And the Starborn Trader's inventory contains some incredible equipment items that are mostly well worth their somewhat high prices.
In some cases, we're talking about over 60,000 credits here, but how much would you be willing to spend on a ranged weapon with an incredibly high damage rate, a decent fire rate, and the ability to hit your enemies with various brutal types of bonus damage? Our advice is to buy everything you want from the Starborn Trader because who knows when your paths will cross again?