How to Fix Suit Protection Depleted in Starfield

How to Fix Suit Protection Depleted in Starfield

A solid shield can save you.

In Starfield, you’ll find all kinds of interesting planets full of luscious flora, intriguing animals, and other landmarks worth exploring. However, you’ll also encounter hazardous environments and enemies that can quickly drain your spacesuit’s shields and instantly reduce your health to zero. While your gear typically has protective properties to prevent this, there are limits to what your equipment can handle. Continue reading to discover how to fix your suit protection depleting in Starfield.

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What Does Suit Protection Depleted Mean in Starfield?

In Starfield, Suit Protection Depleted is a warning indicating your spacesuit will no longer protect you from harsh weather conditions. As a result, you become more susceptible to environmental afflictions and damage from enemies. You can solve this issue by going inside your spaceship or a building and regenerating your suit’s protection.

Typically, if you have suit protection, your character will be less likely to pick up afflictions such as burns, frostbite, and poison. Many planets have extreme weather that will gradually drain your protection, so don’t stay outside too long. You can also pick up afflictions if you accidentally step into a gas vent, fire, or other hazards in the world.

All Suit Protection Types in Starfield

Every spacesuit also has seven protective properties that determine how effectively it’ll shield you against certain elements:

  • Physical
  • Energy
  • Electromagnetic
  • Thermal
  • Airborne
  • Corrosive
  • Radiation

The values of these stats determine how much damage you’ll take from sources like enemy gunshots, planet temperature, and radiation damage, among other sources. You can see your armor’s values by entering your inventory, hovering over your spacesuit, and looking at the seven values below its name.

Starfield Suit Protective Properties
Screenshot by Prima Games (click to enlarge)

In the example above, while I have decent protection against airborne and corrosive damage sources, I’m slightly more vulnerable to radiation and temperature. In the future, I may consider finding a second spacesuit that focuses on these types if necessary.

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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.