- Starfield players can unleash their inner pirate by joining the Crimson Fleet or creating their own pirate ship to engage in high-stakes space battles and plunder resources.
- The ship builder feature in Starfield allows players to showcase their creativity by constructing spaceship designs, with one player’s pirate-inspired vessel receiving high praise from the community.
- Starfield’s upcoming modding tools may further expand the ship designer scene, enabling players to build even more ambitious and specialized ships, enhancing the game’s sandbox experience.
While Starfield lets characters become space pirates (complete with a dedicated faction storyline), a player decided to take the concept even further by creating a more old-fashioned pirate ship. Out of all the factions in Starfield, fans have been singing the praises of the Crimson Fleet the most. Much like any Bethesda title, the side quests are often more exciting than the main story, and the pirate-themed faction of the Crimson Fleet appears to stand head and shoulders above the rest.
However, players don’t need to join the Crimson Fleet in order to live a pirate’s life. With a well-equipped ship, they can open fire on any vessel cruising through the Settled Systems, often accruing a high bounty in Starfield for doing so. They can capture these ships, and either sell or add them to their growing fleet, plundering any resources or items found in the ship’s inventory. The burglary and pick-pocketing of The Elder Scrolls games has taken a more ambitious turn in Starfield, but there’s one specific feature that has truly captured the community’s heart.
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The ship builder in Starfield has allowed players to let their creativity shine, and this certainly seems to be the case with knaivey, who managed to construct a spaceship resembling the pirate vessels of old. Instead of sails, white engines are hoisted upon the rig of the Picanha, and angled turrets make this design fully capable of engaging with even the toughest space skirmishes that Starfield can throw at it. While Starfield players have already made sailing ship designs before, knaivey’s build is one of the best ones yet.
With Starfield‘s official modding tools releasing in early 2024, the game may open up its burgeoning ship designer scene even further. From custom, more specialized parts, to fewer restrictions in terms of clipping – the community may see even more ambitious builds emerge in the coming months. While some mods have already loosened the limits of Starfield‘s ship builder, which allowed players to recreate larger vessels such as the Star Destroyer from Star Wars, it’s very likely that this is only the tip of the iceberg in what the community will be able to do in a year from now.
Even though Starfield is the lowest-rated Bethesda title on Steam, it continues to be popular among players on all platforms, who see past the game’s flaws for the unique sandbox experience that it provides. Jumping from world to world, exploring the Settled Systems, it’s an extremely addictive gameplay loop – and for some players, being able to do so in a good old-fashioned sailing ship only adds to the experience.
Starfield is available on PC and Xbox Series X/S.
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