Starfield Main Quest List [All Story & Side Missions]

Discover the main quest list in Starfield: a 20-hour exploration of space, artifacts & the mysteries of human advancement across 19 missions.

Starfield invites players on a galactic journey centered around a series of mysterious artifacts. Unraveling the main quest list in Starfield not only sheds light on what the game has to offer to players but also reveals the enigmatic fate of planet Earth & much more in the Sol System. Comprising nineteen primary missions, the narrative offers around 20 hours of captivating gameplay in the vastness of space.

Key Takeaways
  • Starfield features 19 main story missions, 52 Side Missions, and 38 total faction missions in the game.  
  • The main storyline reveals the unknown fate of planet Earth.
  • Completing the primary Starfield narrative takes approximately 20 hours.
  • An optional “Power From Beyond” questline intertwines with the main story.
  • Choices made by players can influence specific mission objectives so be cautious of it in Starfield.

All Main Quest List

The Old Neighborhood Quest
The Old Neighborhood Quest (picture credits: eXputer)

From my experience, in Starfield, the main narrative revolves around discovering mysterious artifacts, with the initial finding occurring early in the game.

Important: While the main storyline in Starfield consists of nineteen missions, taking about 20 hours to finish, there’s an optional “Power From Beyond” questline linked to the main story that can aid in the endgame.

Aside from these, the expansive universe of Starfield offers countless side missions, world-building lore, and faction-specific quests, and here is the list of all the main quests you will find in Starfield.

  1. One Small Step
  2. The Old Neighborhood
  3. The Empty Nest
  4. Back to Vectera
  5. Into the Unknown
  6. All That Money Can Buy
  7. Starborn
  8. Further into the Unknown
  9. Short Sighted
  10. No Sudden Moves
  11. High Price to Pay
  12. Unity
  13. In Their Footsteps
  14. Unearthed
  15. Final Glimpses
  16. Missed Beyond Measure
  17. Entangled
  18. Revelation
  19. One Giant Leap

All Starfield Side Missions Quest List

Power From Beyond
Power From Beyond in Starfield (picture credits: eXputer)

The side missions complement the main storyline in Starfield, allowing players to dive deeper into the expansive universe.

These side quests can be found on major planets, often presented by random NPCs in unexpected locations. Starfield encourages exploration, with some of the rarest side missions hidden in the game’s vastness.

These side quests contribute to the game’s depth, offering various narratives and challenges beyond the main story, here is every Starfield side mission I have found and know of so far in the game:

  1. A Light in the Darkness
  2. A Tree Grows in New Atlantis
  3. All For One
  4. Alternating Currents
  5. Bare Metal
  6. Beautiful Secrets
  7. Blast Zone
  8. Burden of Proof
  9. Captain’s Bounty
  10. Charity of the Wolf
  11. Defensive Measures
  12. Distilling Confidence
  13. Due in Full
  14. Echoes of the Past
  15. Failure to Communicate
  16. First Contact
  17. Fishy Business
  18. Freight Fright
  19. Friends Like These
  20. Gem Jealousy
  21. Groundpounder
  22. Heart of Mars
  23. Keeping the Peace
  24. Last Will and Testament
  25. Late Bloomer
  26. Loose Ends
  27. Mantis
  28. Media Sponge
  29. Mob Mentality
  30. Out on a Limb
  31. Overdesigned
  32. Power From Beyond
  33. Primary Sources
  34. Psyched
  35. Red Tape Blues
  36. Red Tape Runaround
  37. Red Tape Reclamation
  38. Run the Red Mile
  39. Runaway
  40. Saburo’s Solution
  41. Space Frog from Outer Space
  42. Superfan
  43. Supply Line
  44. Suspicious Activities
  45. Tapping the Grid
  46. Taste of Home
  47. The Akila Run
  48. The Art Dealer
  49. The Audition
  50. The Best There Is
  51. The Great Laredo Caper
  52. The Kindness of Strangers

All Faction Missions List

The Faction missions are a distinct subset of quests linked to Starfield’s primary groups: The UC Vanguard, Crimson Fleet, Freestar Rangers, and Ryujin Industries.

Mirroring mechanics seen in games like “Fallout” and “Skyrim, each faction offers its unique questline.

Important: Engaging with these missions allows players to interact with and further understand the major powers in Starfield’s universe, potentially influencing inter-faction relationships and unfolding new layers of the game’s narrative.

Here’s every Faction mission in Starfield:

UC Vanguard

Supra Et Ultra
Supra Et Ultra (picture credits: eXputer)
  1. Supra Et Ultra
  2. Grunt Work
  3. Delivering Devils
  4. Eyewitness 
  5. Friends Like These
  6. The Devils You Know
  7. War Relics
  8. Hostile Intelligence
  9. A Legacy Forged

Crimson Fleet Questline

Rook Meets King
Rook Meets King (picture credits: eXputer)
  1. Deep Cover
  2. Rook Meets King
  3. Echoes of the Past
  4. Breaking the Bank
  5. The Best There Is
  6. Absolute Power 
  7. Eye of the Storm
  8. Legacy’s End

Freestar Rangers

Surgical Strike
Surgical Strike (picture credits: eXputer)
  1. Job Gone Wrong
  2. Where Hope is Built
  3. Shadows In Neon 
  4. Surgical Strike 
  5. On the Run
  6. First to Fight, First to Die
  7. The Hammer Falls

Ryujin Industries

Sowing Discord
Sowing Discord (picture credits: eXputer)
  1. Back to the Grind
  2. One Step Ahead
  3. A New Narrative
  4. Access is Key
  5. Sowing Discord
  6. Accidents Happen
  7. Maintaining the Edge
  8. Top Secrets
  9. Background Checks
  10. Guilty Parties
  11. The Key Ingredient
  12. Sabotage
  13. Executive Level

List of All Activity Missions In Starfield

Talk To The Bartender At Viewport
Talk To The Bartender At Viewport (picture credits: eXputer)

Besides the main quest list of Starfield, there are Activity missions that are much smaller in scale than side missions in the game.

Important: Most of the Activity missions in Starfield will lead you to various other side quest opportunities and events that arise when you listen to certain NPC dialogues, and observe a strange scene or something like that while exploring the expansive world of Starfield.
Activity Location
Accept a Bounty Mission from the Mission Board Random
Go to Eleos Akila, Akila City
Go to Red Mile Akila, Akila City
Speak with Trevor Akila, Akila City
Offer to Help Mitch Benjamin Akila, Akila City
Start an Outpost on a Planet Akila, Akila City
Talk to Borealus Akila, Akila City
Talk to Katherine Luzion Akila, Akila City
Talk to Frank Renick Akila, Akila City
Visit Your Rented Room Akila, Akila City
Talk to Clover Akila, Akila City
Speak to Commander Tuala About Joining the Vanguard Jemison, Alpha Centauri, New Atlantis
Talk to Sergeant Yumi Jemison, Alpha Centauri, New Atlantis
Talk to Representative Chisolm Jemison, Alpha Centauri, New Atlantis
Talk to the Bartender at Viewport Jemison, Alpha Centauri, New Atlantis
Talk to Noel About Quarters Jemison, Alpha Centauri, New Atlantis
Talk to the Scientist by the Tree Jemison, Alpha Centauri, New Atlantis
Talk to the Ship Services Technician Jemison, Alpha Centauri, New Atlantis

To sum it all up, as players traverse the cosmos in Starfield, the main quest list & missions themselves serve as a beacon, guiding them through a story rich with discovery and intrigue. While the game boasts a universe brimming with side quests and faction missions, the central narrative’s exploration of ancient artifacts and humanity’s legacy remains its pulsating heart.

If you want to explore more about Starfield, then read What Happened To Earth in Starfield, How To Use Script Extender, and Alternating Currents in Starfield guides.


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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

Experience: 7+ Years || Worked for TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming

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