Starfield: New Atlantis City [Location & Activities]

Explore the bustling metropolis of New Atlantis in Starfield, a central hub brimming with opportunities, and potential companions.

In the world of Starfield, you’ll find New Atlantis, a significant metropolis situated on the planet Jemison within the Alpha Centauri System. It functions as a major hub, not only for the United Colonies faction but also for Constellation, and plays a central role in the main storyline.

Key Takeaways
  • New Atlantis Starfield is a major metropolis located on the planet Jemison in the Alpha Centauri System.
  • Expect a scan by the United Colonies upon arrival at Jemison, checking for contraband.
  • The city has various districts, which include the Commercial District, Residential District, MAST District, The Well, and the Spaceport.
  • You can obtain houses such as “The Well” and the “Mercury Tower Penthouse.” 
  • New Atlantis is home to three potential companions in Starfield: Marika Boros, Simeon Bankowski, and Gideon Aker. 
  • There are various skill magazines scattered throughout New Atlantis that offer permanent bonuses when collected in Starfield.
  • New Atlantis features a variety of shops, each offering different items and services.

You can get some extra loot from New Atlantis in Starfield by checking out this in-game glitch to obtain hidden chests:

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How To Get To New Atlantis In Starfield

System Alpha Centauri
Alpha Centauri System [Image by eXputer]
To find New Atlantis in Starfield, I suggest you navigate to the Alpha Centauri system on the Starmap just below and to the left of the Narion system, where your journey begins, and it’s to the bottom right of the Sol system.

Fortunately, Alpha Centauri is close enough to Narion that you can reach it in a single jump without having to visit another system first.

Upon Reaching Alpha Centauri

Planet Jemison New Atlantis
Planet Jemison [Image by eXputer]
  1. Head to the planet Jemison within the Alpha Centauri system.
  2. Expect a scan by the United Colonies to check for contraband upon arrival.
  3. After passing the scan, you can land at the Spaceport in New Atlantis.

Once In New Atlantis Starfield

  1. Explore the various districts within the city, such as the Commercial District, the MAST District, and the Residential District.
  2. Each district offers interactions with different characters who may request your assistance.
  3. Completing these tasks can be a rewarding way to earn experience and credits.

Background

New Atlantis Exploring
Exploring New Atlantis [Image by eXputer]
Established in the year 2160, New Atlantis boasts a diverse population encompassing people of various races, creeds, and ethnic backgrounds in Starfield. This vibrant city was designated as the official capital of the United Colonies in the subsequent year, 2161. Additionally, New Atlantis proudly houses The Lodge, which serves as the central command hub for Constellation, the renowned exploration organization.

New Atlantis features several distinct districts, each with its unique character and purpose, which include:

  • Commercial District
  • Residential District
  • MAST District
  • The Well
  • Spaceport. 

To facilitate transportation within the city, there’s an efficient metro system known as New Atlantis Transit (NAT) that conveniently links to the spaceport.

Housing In New Atlantis

Housing opportunities within New Atlantis are exclusively available to UC Citizens. To obtain UC Citizenship and secure housing, you must accomplish a series of UC Vanguard Side Quests until a favorable arrangement is reached to earn your citizenship. 

I’ve listed down the houses you can get in New Atlantis Starfield below:

The Well

House The Well
The Well House in New Atlantis [Image by eXputer]
  • Location: The Well
  • Price: 30,000 credits
  • Requirements: Complete Friends Like These quest
  • Rooms: 2
  • Floor Space: Small

The accommodations at The Well, located in New Atlantis, may not be the most luxurious, but they are far from the worst in Starfield. You can acquire this residence from Zora, whose shop is near the MAST HQ

However, please be aware that The Well consists of only two relatively modest rooms. Nevertheless, it serves as adequate storage space. 

Additionally, while you’re residing here, you have the opportunity to contribute to improvements, such as participating in the Alternating Currents Starfield quest.

Mercury Tower Penthouse

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  • Location: Residential District
  • Price: Free
  • Requirements: Complete A Legacy Forged quest
  • Rooms: 4
  • Floor Space: Large

Mercury Tower Penthouse stands out as the premier player residence in Starfield, and it doesn’t even have any close competitors. It has an abundance of space, both in the primary living area and within several secondary rooms, all of which hold significant potential. 

What’s more, it offers not just one, but two balconies. On one side, you can enjoy the view of Jemison’s natural beauty, while on the other, you have a vantage point over nearly the entire New Atlantis Starfield.

To secure this exceptional house, make it a priority to embark on the UC Vanguard questline as early as possible. It serves as a fitting reward upon completing the A Legacy Forged in Starfield quest.

Companions

New Atlantis is home to three potential companions that you can discover and enlist as valuable additions to your crew in Starfield. Surprisingly, you can find all recruitable companions of New Atlantis in one place, The Viewport.

Marika Boros

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  • Location: The Viewport, New Atlantis
  • Romance: No
  • Payment Required: Yes
  • Skills: Shotgun Certification ★, Ballistics ★ ★, Particle Beam Weapon Systems ★

Marika Boros is among the recruitable companions you can encounter at Starport. Although her skill set may not be as extensive as that of main characters like the members of Constellation, she possesses several combat-oriented skills that are valuable both on the ground and as a member of your starship crew.

Recruiting

  1. Go to The Viewport in Starfield New Atlantis.
  2. Locate Marika and engage in a conversation with her.
  3. Initially, she will quote her recruitment price.
  4. Offer to pay her the full amount to have her join your crew.
  5. Alternatively, persuade her successfully to reduce her recruitment cost by half.

Simeon Bankowski

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  • Location: The Viewport, New Atlantis
  • Romance: No
  • Payment Required: Yes
  • Skills: Sharpshooting ★, Sniper Certification ★ ★, Marksmanship ★

Simeon Bankowski, a weapons specialist, boasts combat-related skills that can significantly aid you in battle. To fully utilize his potential, it’s essential to have him follow you.

When it comes to combat, Simeon Bankowski is undoubtedly the top companion choice. If your goal is to efficiently eliminate enemy encampments, Bankowski is the ideal companion for the job.

Recruiting

  1. Locate The Viewport by turning left upon exiting the Spaceport in New Atlantis.
  2. Approach Simeon Bankowski and engage in conversation to recruit him.
  3. While his initial recruitment price is steep, you can persuade him to halve it successfully.
  4. Enhance your persuasion chances by consuming food or drink with a persuasion boost just before negotiating with him.

Gideon Aker

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  • Location: The Viewport, New Atlantis
  • Romance: No
  • Payment Required: Yes
  • Skills: Ballistic Weapon Systems ★ ★, Missile Weapon Systems ★ ★

Gideon Aker comes at a high cost for recruitment, but you can also cut his price in half with a successful persuasion attempt.

While Gideon Aker may be expensive to bring aboard, he offers valuable skills that enhance your ship’s weapon proficiency. If you decide to recruit him, it’s advisable to assign him to your ship’s crew.

Recruiting

  1. Visit The Viewport located in New Atlantis, which can be reached by turning left upon exiting the Spaceport in Starfield.
  2. Engage in a conversation with Gideon Aker and express your willingness to meet his recruitment terms.
  3. Upon agreeing to a reasonable price, Gideon will readily become a member of your crew.

All Skill Magazines

Skill Magazine
Skill Magazine [Image Credit: eXputer]
COLLECTIBLE LOCATION BONUS
Constellation Guide 01 The Lodge – New Atlantis Permanently reduces fall damage by 5%
Nova Galactic Manual 03 Jemison – New Atlantis MAST Administrative Division Permanently reduces the fuel needed for a grav jump by an additional 1%
The New Atlantian 05 The Well – New Atlantis Permanently grants the recipe for the Shepherd’s Pie food item
Cyber Runner’s Cipher 02 The Well – New Atlantis Laser weapons permanently do 5% more critical damage
Vanguard Space Tactics 01 Flight Simulator – New Atlantis Ship missiles permanently deal 5% more damage

Shops

New Atlantis Vendor
Vendor in New Atlantis [Image Credit: eXputer]
Name Items For Sale Location
Jemison Mercantile General goods, weapons, ammo, gear, miscellaneous Commercial District
Outland New gear and buying unwanted items Commercial District
Terrabrew Coffee Coffee for health and O2 recovery Commercial District
UC Distribution Centre General goods, weapons, ammunition, UC faction gear Commercial District
Whetstone Restaurant with food and drinks Commercial District
Centurion Arsenal Weapons and Ammo Residential District
Chunks Food items Residential District
CJ’s Food, Drink, and Cooking Ingredients Residential District
Dawn’s Roost Luxury Cafe with Fancy Food and Frinks Residential District
EIT Clothiers Fancy Clothing Options Residential District
Reliant Medical Medical Supplies, Healing Services Residential District
Apex Electronics Raw Resources, Components, Miscellaneous Items The Well
Jake’s Bar Food, Drink, and Side Quests The Well
Med Bay Medical Supplies and Services The Well
Trade Authority General Goods Vendor, Contraband Sales The Well
UC Surplus Lower-quality UC Stock The Well

Even though there is no Fast Travel in New Atlantis, you can jump off a top building and use a boost pack to travel around the city.

Note: While playing Starfield, I found New Atlantis to be somewhat small and disappointing. However, I found out later that the city has more to offer than what meets the eye. The surface is where the rich live, while the poor civilians remain hidden.

That’s everything you need to know about the New Atlantis City in Starfield. Did you know that you can steal Ships in Starfield? Or how about diving deeper into companionship by engaging in Romance with Sarah Morgan, or maybe learning the easiest way of hitting the Max Level Cap.

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