How to Get Tetrafluorides in Starfield

Brings me back to my chemistry class days

Starfield Tetrafluorides

If you’re familiar with chemistry, you may recognize tetrafluorides as a chemical compound involving fluorine. For most of us, it’s just a resource in Starfield needed to research pharmacology and other helpful projects. Regardless of your knowledge about it, you’ll likely find yourself searching for it at some point so you can craft a valuable item. To learn more, continue reading to discover how to get tetrafluoride in Starfield.

Where to Find Tetrafluorides in Starfield

There are three ways to get tetrafluoride in Starfield:

  • Purchase from vendors.
  • Loot from enemies.
  • Search enemy spaceships and the open world.

Buying components like tetrafluoride from merchants like Jemison Mercantile in New Atlantis is the quickest way to find your needed resources. However, while buying one or two units of tetrafluoride won’t break your bank too much, make sure you have some extra credits on hand in case you find other items you need.

Tetrafluorides in Shop Starfield
Screenshot by Prima Games (click to enlarge)

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To find tetrafluorides in a store, go into resources and search near the bottom of the list until you see some. If it isn’t there, wait for 24 in-game hours before rechecking the store. If you still can’t spot it, you may have to wait multiple times until it appears.

Alternatively, you can find tetrafluoride, among other helpful materials, as you explore planets, search hostile spaceships, and loot enemy corpses. While there’s no way to guarantee you’ll find some, especially with luck-based enemy drops, it’s good practice to search as many places as possible to see if you can pick some up throughout your travels. Using your scanner can also help you spot items hiding in the dark or identify resource nodes on planet surfaces.

What Are Tetrafluorides Used for in Starfield?

In Starfield, tetrafluorides are a rare inorganic component used in crafting and research. I first encountered it while researching Performance Enhancement in Pharmacology and later spotted it again in the industrial workbench for various manufactured items.

Starfield Tetrafluoride in Research Project
Screenshot by Prima Games (click to enlarge)

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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.