Starfield, the highly anticipated sci-fi RPG from Bethesda, has finally launched and it’s as expansive as we all hoped it would be. Among the myriad of features, you’ll find a variety of interesting characters that can join your crew, some of whom can be romanced.
The key to winning their hearts is raising their approval rating, a task easier said than done. This guide aims to introduce you to the four current romantic interests in Starfield and how you can woo them into becoming more than just colleagues. So buckle up, and let’s dive into the romantic cosmos of Starfield.
As the chair of Constellation, Sarah Morgan is a by-the-book leader committed to unravelling the mysteries of the universe. A fan of diplomacy and procedure, Sarah joins you early in the game and guides you through your adventures.
Role: Chair of Constellation
Likes: Following protocol, discovering ancient artifacts
Dislikes: Criticising the United Colonies, reckless behaviour
Sam Coe is a rugged space cowboy with libertarian roots from the Freestar Collective. With a knack for flying and a strong sense of justice, Sam is a fearless pilot who will join your crew during The Empty Nest mission.
Likes: Defying the United Colonies, dispensing frontier justice
Dislikes: Sympathy towards United Colonies, letting enemies escape
Enigmatic and unpredictable, Andreja is a navigator whose mysterious past only serves to add to her allure. She values independence and isn’t afraid to bend the rules to get what she wants.
Romancing in Starfield revolves around making choices that align with your chosen companion’s values. This involves choosing dialogue options and actions that they approve of, indicated by a notification at the top-right corner of your screen.
Be careful though, companions can dislike you for your actions and it’s a long road to mend a broken heart in the cold depths of space.
As you deepen your relationship, the “[Flirt]” option will start to appear in dialogues, giving you the opportunity to take things to the next level. Achieve a high enough approval rating and your chosen companion will eventually propose a unique mission, the successful completion of which opens up further dialogue options.
Engage in a conversation with your hopeful romantic companion and you’ll see the “[Friendship]” or “[Romance]” options. Now it’s time to pull the trigger on love or friend zone your companion. If you choose to romance them, you’ll eventually be given the option of “[commitment]” which can lead to an interstellar marriage. While the mechanics will feel familiar to fans of other Bethesda games like Fallout 4, they offer enough depth and nuance to keep both new and seasoned players engaged.
Whether you’re looking to find the love of your life among the stars or simply looking to forge strong friendships, Starfield offers you a variety of options to do so. Happy romancing, space explorers!