Bethesda’s Starfield: How to Pay Off Bounty

Starfield How to Pay Off Bounty

Exploring the vast universe of Starfield can be filled with peril and danger. One particular problem you may encounter is the issue of bounties. Similar to the mechanics in Skyrim, you might find yourself having a bounty on your head, which can lead to hostile encounters with others. This article aims to provide guidance on how to pay off your bounty in Starfield.

How to Pay Off Bounty in Starfield

If you aim for a safe journey within the Settled Systems and the vast reaches of the cosmos, paying any bounties you may get in Starfield is essential.

  • Opting to clear your bounty in Starfield is a wise decision, rather than being caught and forced to make payment.
  • When facing the authorities, you’ll be required to return stolen items and make a bail payment.
  • However, by clearing your bounty, you’ll still make a payment but retain possession of your contraband items.

In line with previous Bethesda RPGs, Starfield empowers players to make choices. You can role-play to be a bad guy, engage in acts like murder and theft, and be a millionaire. Nevertheless, such actions ultimately carry consequences. 

For a smoother journey through the star systems, we’ve outlined the process of paying and clearing a bounty in Starfield below, along with information on the locations of Bounty Clearance terminals.

How to Pay Bounties

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To settle your bounty in Starfield, you’ll need to make a visit to a Self-Service Bounty Clearance terminal. 

  • These terminals are usually positioned alongside the Mission Board assignment terminals and are commonly found in social hubs like bars, inns, and taverns. 
  • If you have the necessary resources, you also have the option to install a Bounty Clearance terminal at your own outposts.

It’s crucial to note that nearly every major community gathering spot will likely feature at least one of these terminals. 

  • However, it’s essential to be aware that clearing your bounty does come at a cost.
  • Depending on the nature and severity of your crime, the fee can range from 600 credits to 100,000 credits.

Pay Off Bounties Only in Other Faction Territory

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An essential point to remember regarding Self-Service Bounty Clearance terminals is that you cannot pay off a bounty within the faction’s territory where the bounty was made

  • For instance, if you have a bounty from the United Colonies (UC), you must seek a Bounty clearance terminal within the space controlled by either Freestar or Crimson Fleet to clear it.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that you won’t get a bounty from The Crimson Fleet until you become a member of that faction. 

  • As a member of The Crimson Fleet, you can clear your Crimson Fleet bounty just like UC and Freestar bounties.
  • This means you should travel to space under the jurisdiction of the Freestar Collective or United Colonies to make payment at one of their respective terminals.

Where to Find Bounty Terminals

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If you don’t know where to find the terminals, we have you covered. Here is the list of the easiest Bounty Terminals you can find:

  • Cydonia: The Broken Spear 
  • Deimos Staryard: Deimos Staryard entrance area
  • New Atlantis: The Viewport
  • Akila City: The Hitching Post
  • Trident Luxury Lines: Trident Luxury Lines entrance area
  • Neon: Astral Lounge 
  • Hopetown: Pit Stop
  • The Key: Shinya Voss’ chair area

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