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Stuck on the UC Vigilance in Starfield? Here’s How to Get Out

Uh, guys? You wanna open the door?

As you progress through Deep Cover in Starfield, aboard the UC Vigilance, Commander Ikande will brief you on the mission and send you off…except the docking bay is closed, and you can’t get out. If you’re stuck in the UC Vigilance, we’re here to tell you how to get out.

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How to Fix Being Stuck on the UC Vigilance in Starfield

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You’re most likely stuck on the UC Vigilance because the mission bugged out, and you aren’t actually done. Instead, you need to speak with Ikande’s second-in-command, Lieutenant Toft. She can be found on the bridge alongside Ikande and is a brunette with her hair back. You’re allowed to leave once you speak with her and receive the Burden of Proof mission.

However, there are alternative options if this isn’t why you’re stuck. Some players have reported that you’ll be freed from the UC Vigilance if you stand up and fast-travel to any other location. Others have reported that you can start shooting people, and the docking bay will open. This will force you to take the side of the Crimson Fleet in this mission line, but it’ll get the job done. You could even try to reload the save, though we haven’t heard anything to confirm or deny this fixes it.

When Will This Bug Be Fixed?

Bethesda hasn’t given a timeframe on when you’ll all be freed from the UC Vigilance without going through all this hassle. Game developers tend to release patches throughout a game’s lifespan, so it could be weeks from now, or it could be months from now. Without official word, there’s no way of knowing.

How to Get to the UC Vigilance

Now, if you’re trying to get into the UC Vigilance, you may or may not have an easier time than getting out. You may have noticed that this large ship sometimes moves around, perhaps causing you to lose track of it. But it’s likely just hiding in plain sight in one of two places depending on where you are with your faction quests.

You will likely first encounter the UC Vigilance near Mars’s moon Phobos in the Sol system. This is where it hangs out before you initiate the Crimson Fleet questline. And all you have to do is look for its icon near Phobos to travel to it…Or if you have a penchant for crime, you can get yourself arrested in UC territory to be imprisoned on the UC Vigilance, kick-starting the Burden of Proof quest.

If you’re a few missions into the Crimson Fleet faction questline, you’ll want to check the Aranae System northeast of Alpha Centauri. The UC Vigilance will travel to Aranae II’s orbit after some time. Approach the ship within 500 meters, and you should see an option to dock.

If you’re running into some other issues on the UC Vigilance, check out our guide on how to fix manual save crashing in Starfield.

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