How to Pay Off Your Bounty in Starfield

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While you go on various escapades through the expansive world of Starfield, you’re bound to run into at least a few situations where you upset one of the game’s major factions: the United Colonies and the Freestar Collective. If you find yourself in some hot water, you might find it easier to pay off the bounty you’ve incurred instead of letting it grow and grow. Here’s how to pay off your bounty in Starfield.

How to Stop a Bounty Put On Your Head in Starfield

Starfield Sergeant Yumi
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Naturally, you’re going to pay off your bounty through different methods depending on which faction is frustrated with you. Since it’s the simpler of the two, let’s start with the United Colonies. To pay off their bounty, you’ll want to speak to either the guard at the security checkpoint of New Atlantis or Sergeant Yumi in the nearby UC Security Office. There, you’ll be able to pay for the bounty and go about your day.

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Starfield Akila City Security
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If it’s the Freestar Collective that you’re in deep with, then you’ll want to make your way to Akila City on the planet Akila. There, you’ll want to speak to the Akila City Security officer at the front gate to pay the bounty off.

How Do You Pay Off Bounties That Aren’t From the Two Major Factions?

Starfield Self-Service Bounty Clearance
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If you manage to piss off a settled system that isn’t controlled by one of the two major factions, then it’ll depend on a case-by-case basis. If figuring that out isn’t for you, there is a much simpler way. If you own an Outpost, you can construct a Self-Service Bounty Clearance kiosk. To build it, you need the following materials:

  • 4x Aluminum
  • 2x Zero Wire
  • 2x Beryllium

This also lets you pay off the bounties for either of the major factions if you find yourself wanting a convenient place to clear multiple bounties.

If you want to align yourself with one of those two major factions, check out our guide on how to get a United Colonies citizenship in Starfield.

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Shawn Robinson

Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.