Starfield: 3 BEST Missile Launchers [Ultimate Guide]

There are tons of missile launchers to choose from, which can be confusing but here you can find the best missile launcher in Starfield.

A ship in Starfield has seven major types of weapons: Ballistic Weapons, Railguns, Lasers, Missiles, Particle Beams, Suppressors, and Turrets. Missiles are among the best weapons in Starfield. However, there are many available in-game, which could cause some confusion among players when choosing one. There are three Missile weapons that stand out from the rest, and among them, Atlatl 270C is the Starfield Best Missile Launcher.

Key Takeaways
  • There are a total of 24 Missile Launchers in Starfield.
  • Missile Launchers are among the best weapons in Starfield that can destroy the enemy’s ship in a single shot.
  • All of the weapons discussed in the guide belong to Class C.
  • Without Missile Launchers, it can be hard to destroy the shield and engine of a ship instantly.
  • While Missile Launchers are great for destroying the enemy’s ships, they suffer from a lack of firing speed.
  • Atlatl 270C is arguably the best launcher players can get in Starfield, as it is not hard to get and has pretty good stats.
  • CE-19 and Atlatl 280C are other great alternatives that can serve as a good substitute for Atlatl 270C.

Best Missile Launchers In Starfield Comparison

Here’s an overview of the best Missile Launchers you can find in Starfield, alongside their Range, Hull Damage, Shield Damage, Fire Rate, Value, and required Level.

Missile LaunchersRangeHull DamageShield DamageFire RateValueRequired Level
Atlatl 270C40001491491.0024,40010
CE-19400077771.007,94035
Atlatl 280C40002642641.0045,12543

1. Atlatl 270C 

The Most Balanced Missile Launcher In Starfield.
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Atlatl 270C Missile Launcher (Image Credits: eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: If you’re looking for a strong all-rounder missile launcher with great stats and effectiveness in almost every scenario, I believe this weapon is your best bet.

Atlatl 270C Missile Launcher is just great. I think there is only one flaw about the weapon: firing speed. However, the damage makes up for that flaw, as one good hit on the enemy’s ship is all you want to turn them into ashes. I have used Atlatl 270C many times and concluded that it is arguably the best Missile Launcher in Starfield that just annihilates the enemy’s ships.

Some other weapons are fast, but it might take you a long time to just destroy the enemy’s shield. It will cost you some time, and you will spend more effort. That is why I think no other launcher can best Atlatl 270C in Starfield.

The following are the stats of the Altatl 270C Missile Launcher:

Weapon Type Missile Launcher
Class C
Hull Damage  149
Shield Damage  149
Em Damage  0
Fire Rate  1.00
Hull  6
Max Power 4
Crew Capacity  0.5
Range  4000
Mass  7
Value 24,400
Required Level 10
Manufacturer Light Scythe
  • Exceptional damage output.
  • Unlocked early.
  • Efficiently destroys enemy shields.
  • Balanced stats.
  • Lackluster firing speed.
  • High mass.

2. CE-19 

The Best Aiming-Focused Missile Launcher In Starfield.
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CE 19 Missile Launcher (Image Taken By eXputer)
  • Why I Chose This: The CE-19 Missile launcher has a targeted system, which means the missile is guaranteed to hit the target if you shoot toward the enemy.

Just like Altatl 270C, Missile Launcher CE-19 is another beast that can annihilate the enemy’s ships with just one good blow. It suffers from the same fire rate flaw, but regardless, it is one of the Best Missile Launchers. The weapon is overpowered, but it doesn’t compare to the first one in the list because that one has way too much Hull and Shield damage.

It can target the engine, shield, and destroy anything. Moreover, you don’t have to go out of your way to get a high-end ship installing the amazing weapon. You just need to reach Rank 3, and that’s a pretty valid requirement.

The following are the stats of the CE-19 Missile Launcher:

Weapon Type Missile Launcher
Class C
Hull Damage  77
Shield Damage  77
Em Damage  0
Fire Rate  1.00
Hull  2
Max Power 3
Crew Capacity  0.5
Range  4000
Mass  1
Value 7,940
Required Level 35
Manufacturer Ballistic Solutions Inc.
  • High damage output.
  • Targeted systems allow better accuracy.
  • Low rank discourages unnecessary grinding.
  • Weak Fire Rate.
  • Gets overshadowed by Atlatl 270C.

3. Atlatl 280C 

The Best Damage-Dealing Missile Launcher In Starfield.
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Atlatl 280C Missile Launcher (Screenshot Grab By Us)
  • Why I Chose This: The Atlatl 280C Missile Launcher is probably the best damage-dealing Missile Launcher in Starfield.

The weapon isn’t at the top because it has a value of 47,500, and it requires you to be level 43, meaning you won’t be able to use it in the early game. If you want to farm XP in Starfield and quickly level up, then it is perhaps the best choice for you.

It has some of the best stats and a lot of power. It can break through any ships you can see in space and has almost the same stats as the number 1 missile launcher on the list. The only difference is in the power and value.

The following are the stats of the Atlatl 280C Missile Launcher:

Weapon Type Missile Launcher
Class C
Hull Damage  264
Shield Damage  264
Em Damage  0
Fire Rate  1.00
Hull  6
Max Power 4
Crew Capacity  0.5
Range  4000
Mass  7
Value 45,125
Required Level 43
Manufacturer Light Scythe
  • Strongest damage output.
  • Better Fire Rate than other top-tier Missile Launchers.
  • Unlocked extremely late.

What Are Missile Launchers In Starfield

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Locking On Enemy (Image Source: eXputer)

Missiles are some of the most useful weapons in Starfield, as they just let you one-shot the enemy’s ship, and the best one for that is Atlatl 270C.

While missile launchers have a low fire rate, it only takes one good shot to destroy the engine of any ship. Missle Launchers have a high range, and you take benefit of that to target the parts of your enemy’s ship easily.

That’s almost everything you would want to know about the Starfield Best Missile Launcher. The three launchers explained in the guide are all great to use, as they will help you so much through your journey. If you prefer missiles over other weapons, then you will be able to one-shot the enemy’s ship more often. However, you will have to bear with the low fire rate as such huge damage comes with a flaw.

With that said, you should read the guide on the Main Quest List in Starfield to have an idea of all the story and side missions as it helps you in-game. After that, make sure to check out the guide on Temple Eta in Starfield to learn about its location and how to solve the puzzle. Do not forget to read the guide on Best Exploits and Hacks in Starfield, as it can make your progress in-game extremely fast. You can also note some things like ammo capacity and reload speed of missile launchers in this subreddit thread.

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