How to Dock Your Ship with Star Stations and Ship in Starfield

Anastasios Antoniadis

How to Dock Your Ship with Star Stations and Ship in Starfield

In “Starfield,” you’ll soon find yourself at the helm of a personal spacecraft, an exciting game feature. Mastering planetary and lunar landings comes early, thanks to the game’s tutorial. Equally vital is learning to dock with various spacecraft and space stations. This skill opens up opportunities for engaging in high-stakes activities like boarding, looting, or even seizing control of hostile ships.

This guide is designed to navigate you through the process of docking with any ship or space station in “Starfield.” We’ll cover strategies for disabling enemy vessels, enabling you to dock and confront their crew face-to-face.

How to Dock Your Ship in Starfield

How to Dock Your Ship in Starfield
Image: Bethesda via Meta Game Guides

In “Starfield,” docking requires approaching your target within a 500-meter range. To initiate targeting, press “E” on your keyboard or “A” on your game controller near a ship or station to view your distance from it and then start moving toward it.

An on-screen prompt will appear once you’re close enough, allowing you to dock or hail the target. To proceed with docking, hold down “R” on your keyboard or “X” on your controller.

This action triggers a docking sequence, leading to a cinematic scene. Following this, you can either board the docked ship or station or disengage and undock.

You can dock with almost any spacecraft or space station in “Starfield,” including those controlled by hostile forces. For further information on how to board and seize control of enemy vessels, continue reading our guide.

How to Dock to and Board an Enemy Ship

To successfully board an enemy ship in “Starfield,” you’ll need to follow these steps to disable the ship’s engines:

  1. Invest at least one skill point in the Targeting Control Systems ability in Tier 1 of the Tech skill tree. This skill is crucial for targeting specific parts of an enemy ship.
  2. Focus your fire on the ship’s engines. Aim precisely at the thrusters until you notice a red “ENG” indicator next to the ship’s health bar, signaling that the engines are disabled.
  3. Approach the immobilized ship, maintaining a distance of 500 meters.
  4. Initiate the docking process to attach your ship to the enemy vessel.
  5. Once docked, prepare to board the ship.

Remember, boarding an enemy ship means you’ll encounter hostile forces inside. Ensure you’re armed and ready for combat once you step through the airlock. This strategy is key to gaining control of enemy ships in “Starfield.”

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