Complete Guide to Companions in Starfield

A Guide to Companions in Starfield

Starfield has quite a few characters that you are able to make your companion. This article will go into detail about each companion. This guide to companions in Starfield covers all 4 companions and their skills.

Starfield - Guide to Companions in Starfield

Meeting Your Companions

You will meet each companion while out on missions. They each have their own detailed story making interacting with them quite fun. They bring something new to games making adventures through space enjoyable and entertaining.

One Companion at a Time

You need to keep in mind that you can only have one companion at a time. If you wanted to have a different companion you will need to dismiss your current one first. This means you need to think carefully before taking a companion with you on a mission as they might not be suited for it.

Starfield - One Companion at a Time

The Four Full-Fledged Companions in Starfield

At the time of this writing, we know of four full-fledged companions in Starfield:

Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan



Sam Coe

Sam Coe


Every companion in Starfield has their own attributes, skills, and personality making gameplay with each one different to the next one.

Understanding the Affinity System

Companions in Starfield use an affinity system that tracks your relationship with each companion:

  • When you do something a companion likes, you’ll earn a boost to your affinity with them.
  • Conversely, if you perform actions they dislike, their affinity for you will decrease.

To get the best affinity gains, get the Leadership skill, which can help you build stronger connections with your companions in Starfield.

Starfield - Understanding the Affinity System

The Importance of Good-Natured Deeds

Companions in Starfield are generally good-natured and well-meaning individuals. They won’t take kindly to your character committing morally reprehensible acts, such as harming innocent bystanders. Consistently engaging in actions that displease your companions in Starfield can eventually lead to them disliking you. However, all is not lost, as you can use the Persuasion minigame to convince them that your actions were unintentional mistakes.

Starfield - The Importance of Good-Natured Deeds

Sarah Morgan: “If you intend to continue this behavior, then maybe we shouldn’t be traveling together.”

Unlocking Unique Conversations

As your affinity with a companion in Starfield grows, interesting opportunities arise. At certain affinity thresholds, usually at 100 and 200, companions will request to speak with you. These conversations you have with them will share more about their past and why they are on mission with you. If you see the flirt option choose it as it opens up even more options with your companion.

Starfield - Unlocking Unique Conversations

From Quests to Romance

When your relationship with a companion reaches a significant level of affinity, they may ask you to accompany them on a quest. This quest will require you to have them as a mandatory follower. Successfully completing the quest and maintaining a high enough affinity can lead to the romance option becoming available. Beyond romance, you may also have the option to commit to a deeper relationship.

Starfield - From Quests to Romance

The Unique Commitment Quest

Once you and your companion in Starfield have professed your love for each other, a unique commitment quest will become available. This quest often involves a significant story arc where the two of you will get married. Besides adding depth to your character’s narrative, it also brings additional benefits, such as temporary XP buffs when sleeping together.

Starfield - The Unique Commitment Quest

Managing Romances

You are able to break up with a companion if you are romantically involved with them and just be friends. Doing this does have consequences and sometimes it makes things harder than they were before.

Starfield - Managing Romances

No Romance Scenes

Starfield has no explicit romance scenes as the game focuses more on your relationship with your companion.

Starfield - No Romance Scenes

Equipping Your Companions

You can equip your companion with a wide range of items including weapons and spacesuits. They can use grenades, and the weapon you assign to them only requires a single bullet for unlimited firing. If your companions don’t have weapons in their inventory, they will pick up weapons from their surroundings and corpses.

Starfield - Equipping Your Companions

Equipping Process

To equip items to your companions you can do the below:

  1. Trade items with them.
  2. Add the item you want them to equip from your inventory.
  3. In your companion’s inventory, select the equipment of your choice, then press the appropriate key (B on PC or Y on Xbox controller).

Now that you understand how companions in Starfield work you’re ready to go on missions knowing they are there to help and protect you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Can I have multiple companions at once?
No, you can only have one active follower at a time in Starfield. The previous companion must be dismissed before you can recruit a new one.

Are there any explicit romance scenes in the game?
No, Starfield does not feature explicit romance scenes. Instead, it focuses on character development and the impact of your choices on your companions’ relationships.

How do I increase affinity with my companions?
To increase affinity, perform actions that your companions like. Avoid actions they dislike, as this can decrease affinity.

Can I break off a romantic relationship with a companion?
Yes, it’s possible to end a romantic relationship and later resume it by talking to the companion again. However, be mindful of the consequences of your actions.

Are there any commitment quests for companions?
Yes, after reaching a certain level of affinity and romance, you may receive a unique commitment quest with your companion. This often leads to a deeper relationship.

Can I equip my companions with weapons and gear?
Yes, you can equip your companions with various items, including weapons, spacesuits, packs, helmets, and apparel. They can also use grenades, and their equipped weapon only requires one bullet for unlimited firing.

Starfield - Equipping Process
Starfield - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you’re hungry for more companion insights, be sure to dive into our in-depth article, ‘What are the Companions in Starfield?‘ For the latest news, updates, and even more guides, join our vibrant community on our Official Discord Server. Stay curious, stay adventurous, and may the stars guide your way!


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