How to Get Structural Materials in Starfield

Build structures with structural materials

How to Get Structural in Starfield

Structural is one of Starfield’s most commonly used resources, depending on how far you’ve progressed into the game. You probably won’t need much if you’re just starting out, as we primarily focus on basic research projects and equipment mods. However, after creating an outpost, you’ll find that many buildings require this resource in some capacity. To learn more, continue reading to discover how to get structural materials in Starfield.

Where to Find Structural Material in Starfield

There are three main ways to get structural materials in Starfield:

  • Purchase from vendors
  • Gather from fauna and flora
  • Random drop from storage containers

If you are okay with spending some money, visiting a shop like Jemison Mercantile in New Atlantis is a quick and easy way to get just about any crafting material you need. Visit a shop, go into their resource section, and scroll down until you find “Structural Material.” If it isn’t there, you may have to wait for up to 24 in-game hours before rechecking the list.

Structural in Shop Menu Starfield
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Another option is to harvest plants and enemy corpses on various planets. While not all fauna and flora give structural materials, you can scan them to see what resource types they provide. If you see “Structural,” you’ll know you can harvest it to your heart’s content.

Structural Plant Resource Starfield
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Lastly, there’s a chance you can find structural materials, among other resources, in storage containers as you explore the world. While this is almost completely random and luck-based, it’s good to check any crates you find to see if any appear.

What Is Structural Used for in Starfield?

Structural is a common organic resource used for crafting and completing research projects. In particular, you’ll see it frequently as you build in your outpost, especially if you have multiple and plan on upgrading them into proper bases of operation.

Starfield- Structural Recipe Material
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About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is 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.