Can You Kill Your Companion in Starfield? – Answered

Why can't you just resist the urge, people? *Loads shotgun with malicious intent anyway*

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As a Skyrim fan, I had flashbacks of Lydia dying permanently (we all know she was the best), so I wanted to make sure that doesn’t happen to me again in Starfield. That left me wondering, is it possible to kill your Companion, whether on purpose or accidentally, in Starfield? Here’s what you need to know.

Is it Possible to Permanently Kill Your Companion in Starfield?

No, you can’t kill Companions in Starfield, no matter how hard you try. The most that happens is that they’re downed and on their knees, crawling about for a short while before getting back up as if nothing happened. 

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So far, I haven’t been able to kill any of my available Companions, but if I manage to find one that’s killable, I’ll let you know. You can also check this very easily on your own by saving the game and unloading all wrath on the unsuspecting character, downing them, and then shooting them some more. No matter the outcome, you can reload, and it will be as if nothing has happened.

That’s all we know about the Companion-murdering tendencies you might be feeling in Starfield. If you dislike a certain Companion, you can dismiss them unless a quest requires their presence. This way, you can ask someone else to join you and don’t need to kill anyone.

If you’re still deciding who to bring along with you, check out the best starting Companions in Starfield – you may find your ride or die.

About the Author

Nikola L

Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. Gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (When gaming was good, remember?). He has been through thousands a lot of different video, board, and card games and it seems that he wants to make it tens of thousands soon™. Current favorites: Vampire Survivors, SMITE, Marvel Snap. Participated in the organization of dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.