Starfield has become very popular since it launched, and now people wonder how to do certain things in the game. Today, we will show you where to sell Starfield survey data and also hook you up with more information about the concept and process!
Starfield boasts an impressive array of celestial bodies, numbering over 1,000, including moons, planets, and other astronomical objects. When you scan these celestial bodies, you generate valuable survey data that can be sold to interested buyers. However, the key question is: Who is willing to purchase this data, and where can you secure the best prices for your efforts?
If the tranquil life of a scanner is your aspiration, it’s essential to maximize the value of your scans to ensure that your time spent in the cosmos is as rewarding as possible.
What is Starfield survey data?
In Starfield, making a substantial income doesn’t necessarily require endless missions, bounties, or the grind of collecting and selling loot. Instead, the game offers a wide range of possibilities/
Before landing on a planet, initiating a full planetary scan from the map screen is advisable. This scanning step is sufficient to obtain survey data for planets that are inhospitable or gas giants where landing isn’t possible. However, if you’re dealing with a planet suitable for landing, you must choose a location.
Once you’ve touched down on the planet, press the ‘F’ key to activate your scanner. Anything in the natural environment outlined in blue can be scanned.
However, to achieve a complete scan, you must repeatedly scan all flora and fauna until each one reaches a 100% completion status. When a scan is finished, the blue outline will transition to green in the scanner view.
Where to sell Starfield survey data?
To sell data effectively in Starfield, you should head to The Eye and speak with Vladimir. The Eye is situated near Jemison, located in the Alpha Centauri system. You can access this location as part of the main storyline. Upon your arrival at The Eye, seek out Vladimir and inform him that you possess survey data. This will open up a store menu where you can trade the survey data you’ve gathered during your gameplay.
While other vendors, such as the Trade Authority, also accept survey data, Vladimir offers the most favorable prices in the game. Considering the time invested in surveying planets, it’s in your best interest to make the short journey to The Eye to maximize your credit earnings.
It’s essential to note that you can only sell survey data for a planet once you’ve fully scanned everything it has to offer. This includes all the fauna, flora, resources, and planetary traits.
Once you’ve accomplished this comprehensive survey, the planet’s survey slate will be available in the miscellaneous section of your inventory. At that point, make your way to The Eye to ensure you receive the best value for your survey data when dealing with Vladimir.
Vladimir is known for offering generous compensation for Starfield survey data, making it a lucrative endeavor even for highly populated planets like Mars. It’s a good practice to scan any planets or moons you come across during your interstellar journeys.
To streamline and enhance your scanning capabilities, consider investing in the Astrophysics skill, which can be found within the Science branch of your skill tree. Upgrading this skill will make scanning numerous locations more efficient and convenient, further boosting your income potential in the vast expanse of Starfield.
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