All Side Quests in Cydonia in Starfield

Here is every side quest in Cydonia!
Starfield Cydonia City Entrance
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Of the few major cities and settlements in Starfield, none provide the same atmosphere and aesthetic as Cydonia, an underground mining colony on the red planet. If you enjoy spending time here like I do, you’ll likely want to know about all side quests in Cydonia, right?

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Every Side Quest in Cydonia

In total, there are 14 side quests in Cydonia, not including the various miscellaneous quests and mission board jobs you can tackle. These 14 quests were designed with unique characters, objectives, and locations, making them enticing side stories to explore.

Freight Fright

Starfield Lost Freighter
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Quest GiverQuest Reward
Denis Averin110 XP
Credits (Leveled)

In Freight Fright, you will help Denis Averin deal with a seemingly abandoned ship along the outskirts of the city, and it is infested with problematic little buggers that you do not want growing up. It’s a quick quest, with a few jump scares to really spook you and a bit of gunplay for an eventful, quick reward.

Heart of Mars

Quest GiverQuest Reward
Layla Pulaski110 XP

In Heart of Mars, you will help Layla Pulaski track down the fabled ore out in the wasteland of the red planet. You can fast-travel to the location, but delving into the cave itself is up to you, and it’s a bit of a creepy one to explore.

Media Sponge

Starfield Mitch Benjamin in Cydonia
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Quest GiverQuest Reward
Mitch Benjamin100 XP
Credits (Leveled)
Dragonstar Force Books

Who doesn’t love a good book? In Media Sponge, you’ll help Mitch Benjamin track down his favorite novel series, the Dragonstar Force books, across the galaxy. He can’t get them easily in Cydonia, but other vendors across the Settled Systems sell the novels in spades.

Psyched

Starfield Gilly Seong
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Quest GiverQuest Reward
Gilly Seong75 XP
Credits (Leveled)

To unlock Psyched, you will first need to complete Red Tape Reclamation in Cydonia. But once you do, speak with Gilly Seong in her cubicle. She’ll require your help in performing psych evals for various employees, which is a touch different than the norm.

Refurbished Goods

Starfield Stolen Goods
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Quest GiverQuest Reward
Denis Averin50 XP
1000 Credits
Armor or Weapon

Upon finishing Freight Fright for Denis Averin, return and speak to him about his second side quest, Refurbished Goods. You’ll have to visit a unique location, which is procedurally generated, and track down a few items for Denis. It’s a fetch quest, plain and simple, so don’t get too excited.

Red Tape Blues

Starfield Red Tape Executive Assistant Answers
Quest GiverQuest Reward
Trevor Petyarre100 XP
Credits (Leveled)

If you ever want to feel like the working class on Mars, then Red Tape Blues will kickstart an adventure that starts with mining and ends with corporate fraud. You’ll have to help Trevor secure additional mining equipment by applying for an assistant position with the company, but ensuring your success through a careful hack.

Red Tape Runaround

Starfield Trevor Petyarre
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Quest GiverQuest Reward
Trevor Petyarre100 XP
Credits (Leveled)

Red Tape Runaround is the continuation of Trevor’s questline that starts in Red Tape Blues. This time, once you’ve secured the assistant position, you must work for Peter Brennan to ensure the mining operation receives the proper equipment.

Red Tape Reclamation

Starfield Hank Walking on Mars
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Quest GiverQuest Reward
Trevor Petyarre100 XP
Credits (Leveled)
Deimos Spacesuit
Deimos Space Helmet
Deimos Cap
Deimos Pack
50x Iron

In the final quest for Trevor, the culmination of the Red Tape quest line, Red Tape Reclamation, will see you track down the missing mining equipment you’ve sought. An employee, Hank Ferraro, stole the equipment and intends to make a quick buck, but not if you have anything to say about it!

Runaway

Quest GiverQuest Reward
Rivkah Ovadiah100 XP
Credits (Leveled)

After completing Red Tape Reclamation, Trevor will explain that if you want to continue helping, one of his employees, Rivkah, is having trouble. In Runaway, she’s on the run from her father and cannot secure medical help for her condition without his knowing, so she needs you to bridge the gap.

Space Frog From Outer Space

Starfield Space Frog Posters
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Quest GiverQuest Reward
Renee Shelby100 XP
12 Credits
Space Frog Posters (!)

If a child asks you for help, do you drop everything? In Space Frog From Outer Space, little Renee Shelby wants your help in posting six drawings of Space Frog around Cydonia. It’s a simple quest that provides one of the best rewards in the game for those who enjoy building outposts!

Special Delivery

Starfield Chris Cullen in Cydonia
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Quest GiverQuest Reward
Chris Cullen100 XP
Credits (Leveled)

Hey, you don’t even have to draw your sidearm for this one! In Special Delivery, you’ll act as a postman delivering birthday presents across the Settled Systems. It’s a chance to spread joy and happiness by simply flying from point A to point B.

Start-Up Stopped

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Quest GiverQuest Reward
Jane Weller100 XP
Credits (Leveled)
Riot Shotgun

The Start-Up Stopped side quest in Cydonia is a chance to help a down-on-her-luck vendor, earn a unique weapon, unlock a recruitable companion, and track down a lost starship. You must track down the Berry Mule, deal with mercenaries, and save the day.

The Bounty That Got Away

Starfield Trackers Alliance Agent in Cydonia
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Quest GiverQuest Reward
Trackers Alliance Agent50 XP
2000 Credits

As you enter Cydonia, you’ll spot an imposing figure off to one side. The Trackers Alliance Agent is tough but still needs a helping hand. In The Bounty That Got Away, you’ll help her place a sensor to track down her lost bounty and get paid to parkour.

Top of the L.I.S.T.

phil hill
Quest GiverQuest Reward
Phil Hill200 XP

In Top of the L.I.S.T., you’ll eavesdrop on unsuspecting recruits, persuade civilians to join the cause, and find a habitable planet to found a new settlement. Unfortunately, we can’t actually build the settlement, but it’s fun managing the process. You’ll unlock a unique vendor that purchases 100% Survey Data afterward, too.

If you’re like me and trying to tackle every side quest in Starfield, we recommend exploring Akila City next. They have a ton of unique and interesting quests to tackle in the Freestar Collective.

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