Starfield lets players explore space and visit famous landmarks from Earth. You can see things like the Shard in London or the Apollo 11 spot on the Moon. There is nothing much going on when you visit the landmarks and they’re put in the game’s version of the Earth as a future possibility where the planet is destroyed but these mega architectures still stand tall.
1. The Shard – London LandmarkThe Shard is one of the historic Starfield Earth landmarks in London, standing as the tallest structure in Western Europe. By 2330, the 310-meter tower lies in ruins, a relic in Starfield’s depiction of Earth.
This bookshop, situated in the Cheyenne star system east of Alpha Centauri, can be located on the left past Chunks, near the Sanctum Universum building. After obtaining the book, the London Landmark landing site on Earth’s map becomes accessible.
To ensure the landmark unlocks, players must speak with Ahnjong Sinclair at Sinclair’s Books and inspect the inventory under the Notes tab.
2. Egyptian Pyramids – Cairo LandmarkThe Egyptian Pyramids, another of the Earth Landmarks in Starfield, represent Cairo’s might architecture. After reaching the store, players should seek Ahnjong Sinclair to purchase the book from the Notes section. Once read, the Cairo Landmark landing point is activated on Earth’s map.
3. Empire State Building – New York LandmarkThe Empire State Building is another of the tallest, and iconic Earth landmarks in Starfield, a testament to the resilience of humanity’s architectural feats.
In the New Atlantis Mast Building, players must use the elevator to reach President Abello’s office located on one of the upper floors. The book can be found on the President’s desk. Upon reading “Our Lost Heritage,” the New York Landmark landing site is activated on the player’s Earth map.
4. Gateway Arch – St. Louis LandmarkThe Gateway Arch, representing Saint Louis, is among the iconic landmarks of Earth in Starfield that players need to find.
Bayu is typically found in the VIP areas of the Astral Lounge, especially Booth 4. After securing the key, players can use the private elevator to access the penthouse, where the book is placed on Bayu’s desk. Upon reading, the Saint Louis Landmark landing site becomes accessible on the player’s Earth map.
5. Burj Khalifa – Dubai LandmarkThe Burj Khalifa, once Earth’s tallest skyscraper, stands as one of the resilient landmarks in Starfield’s destroyed Earth.
This quest is accessible after completing “Deep Cover,” “Rook Meets King,” and “Echoes of the Past.” On the Siren of the Stars, venture to the guest quarters through the ballroom. Find the room 5, Larry Dumbrosky’s suite. Inside, players can either pick the Expert lock or wait for an opportune moment in the quest. The desired book can be found on the left side desk.
6. International Commerce Center – Hong Kong LandmarkThe International Commerce Center, once a famous structure in Hong Kong’s skyline, remains standing in the destroyed Starfield’s Earth.
7. Abeno Harukas – Osaka, Japan LandmarkStarfield’s post-human Earth landmarks include the iconic Abeno Harukas skyscraper situated in Osaka, Japan.
Once inside The Key, head to the command center, ascend the stairs, and pass through the door with a red light overhead, leading to Delgado’s chamber. The diary awaits on a nightstand to the left of Delgado’s bed. Acquiring it activates the “Visit the Osaka Landmark on Earth” activity, marking a new Earth landing site on the player’s map.
Once the activity is unlocked, players can fast-travel to the Osaka Landmark, revealing whatever is left of the Abeno Harukas in the destroyed Earth of Starfield.
8. Shanghai Tower – Shanghai, China LandmarkIn Starfield’s depiction of post-apocalyptic Earth, among the surviving landmarks stands the Shanghai Tower in China.
After reading it, the “Visit the Shanghai Landmark” objective activates, granting access to the Shanghai Landmark landing site on Earth.
9. US Bank Tower – Los Angeles LandmarkIn Starfield, the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles stands as one of the game’s versions of Earth landmarks & visitable megastructure. To gain access to the US Bank Tower, players must locate the “Hope Family Tree” book.
If missed, players can regain access to the office after completing the “Accidents Happen” quest for Ryujin. Be cautious when retrieving the book, especially if Hope and Cosette are present. Utilize the Stealth skill, wait until unnoticed (when the Stealth meter reads “Hidden”), and swiftly take the book.
Once read, it unlocks the Los Angeles Landmark on Earth, providing a new landing site on the player’s map. Upon arrival at the location, the towering US Bank Tower looms above, a relic of a bygone era.
10. NASA Launch Tower – Cape Canaveral LandmarkThe NASA Launch Tower in Cape Canaveral is another famous site that must be visited in Starfield’s main story.
11. Opportunity Mars Rover – Mars LandmarkThe Opportunity Rover is a reflection of real-world space exploration within Starfield, positioned on Mars where it once collected data for NASA over a 14-year span.
12. Apollo 11 – Moon LandmarkThe Apollo 11 Landmark in Starfield is an homage to the historic NASA’s Apollo 11 Lunar mission.
By setting a course for Luna in the Sol system, the Apollo landing site becomes available. If difficulties arise in locating the journal, players can always resort to console commands in Starfield, but with caution, as this action may disable in-game achievements.
Once at the Apollo Landing Site, players will witness an iconic scene: the American flag rooted firmly, surrounded by lunar debris.
To sum it up, Bethesda masterfully presents landmarks as an alternate and destroyed version of Starfield’s Earth. By inserting iconic Earth landmarks such as the Opportunity Mars Rover and the Apollo 11 landing site, players are not only invited to explore unknown territories but also to reflect on humanity’s monumental steps in space exploration.
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