Bethesda’s Starfield: How to Store Items on your Ship

Did you just get your hands on Starfield and wondering how to store items on your ship? In Starfield, it’s essential to make the most of your ship’s storage capabilities to ensure you have room for all the valuable loot you’ll find throughout your journey. So, if you want a step-by-step guide on how to store items on your ship in Starfield, we’ve got you covered. Your storage space in the game is limited, but we’ll also tell you how to increase ship storage in Starfield so you can store more valuable items you find during your adventures.

How to Store Items on Your Ship in Starfield

As you embark on your interstellar adventures in Starfield, you’ll undoubtedly accumulate a treasure trove of items ranging from valuable resources to intriguing keepsakes. However, with limited inventory space, it’s crucial to learn how to store items on your trusty spacecraft efficiently.

Access your Ship’s Inventory

To store items on your ship in Starfield, you have to know how to access your ship’s inventory. There are several methods through which you can do this:

1. Using Your Inventory Screen

  • While inside your ship, open your inventory.
  • Switch to your Cargo Hold by pressing the designated button based on your platform:
    • PC: Press ‘Q.’
    • Xbox: Press ‘LB.’

2. Utilizing the Ship Menu

  • Press ‘TAB (PC)/Start (Xbox)’ to access the Ship Menu.
  • Select the ‘Ship’ option located at the bottom left of the menu.
  • You can access the Cargo Hold as long as you are near your ship.

3. Physical Cargo Hold

  • Some ships have a physical Cargo Hold on board.
  • Walk up to and interact with this Cargo Hold to view your ship’s inventory.
How to Store Items on your ship and Increase Ship Storage in Starfield
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Storing Items in Your Ship’s Inventory

To efficiently store items in your ship in Starfield, follow these steps:

  • While in the Cargo Hold, press ‘Q’ (PC) or ‘LB’ (Xbox) to switch to your inventory.
  • Highlight the item you want to store.
  • Press ‘E’ (PC) or ‘A’ (Xbox) to transfer the selected item to your ship’s Cargo Hold.

Remember that you can only store items in your ship’s Cargo Hold when you are near your ship.

How to Increase Ship Storage in Starfield

If you find yourself running out of space, consider these methods to expand your ship’s storage capacity:

  • Payload Skill: Unlock the Payload skill in the tech tree to increase cargo hold capacity by up to 50% at rank 4.
  • Upgrade Cargo Module: Visit a Ship Services Technician in any major city to upgrade your ship’s Cargo module, providing more effective Cargo Holds with increased space (requires credits).
  • Additional Cargo Modules: Add extra Cargo Modules to your ship at a Ship Services Technician’s facility for increased storage capacity.
  • Purchase New Ships: Some ships offer larger Cargo Holds by default. Consider acquiring new ships, such as the Razorleaf, which can be obtained by completing the Mantis side mission.

By following these strategies, you can ensure you have ample storage space for all your valuable resources, gear, and contraband items while exploring the Starfield universe.

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