Starfield Deimos Armored Transport Vault Chest
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How to find and loot the Deimos Armored Transport in Starfield

Elevate your scavenging.

Starfield features many systems consisting of multiple planets and moons. It’s easy to overlook things. The Deimos Armored Transport is a cool area you can explore near the very start of the game. It’s not a priority, but you won’t want to ignore it for too long. Here is our guide telling you how to find and loot the Deimos Armored Transport in Starfield.

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The Deimos Armored Transport is a drifting vessel of enormous size. You can explore it to find some nice loot, though you’re not the first person to arrive on the scene. To find and loot the Deimos Armored Transport, locate the vessel in the Alpha Centauri system. Board the Deimos Armored Transport in orbit near Grissom and access a computer at its far end to open the vault near the area entrance.

Starfield Deimos Armored Transport Alpha Centauri System Starmap

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Find the Deimos Armored Transport

You will find the Deimos Armored Transport in the Alpha Centauri system. That’s the same system where you start the game. It includes planets such as Jemison and the city of New Atlantis. Access your Starmap and select the Alpha Centauri system, if you’re not there already. Then aim for the planet and moon just to the left of the system’s star. If you move the cursor around, you can select the Ship location, which will place you in front of your destination after you fast-travel.

Once you appear in space, the Deimos Armored Transport should be adrift directly ahead of you. Give your ship some engine power and head to it. As you approach, Dock and then Board to access the vacated vessel.

Starfield Deimos Armored Transport Vault

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Find the Deimos Armored Transport vault

You appear in a room with doors on its upper and lower levels. Proceed through the lower door to find a Computer with an S.O.S. message that explains why the ship was abandoned. Continue through the door from there to find some Crimson Fleet pirates trying to access a vault. If you have joined the Crimson Fleet faction, as I have, none of the other people you meet on the ship are hostile. Keep the vault location in mind, as you’ll want to return to it later.

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For now, head left from the vault and continue through an open door. By now, you will likely have encountered shifting gravity. Sometimes, it functions as expected. Sometimes, you have to float about, weightless. These changes happen periodically as you continue to explore, so get used to them. Try to position yourself near a platform when a shift makes you go from weightless to heavy, so that you don’t fall a long distance and suffer a Fractured Limb or Dislocated Limb. I may or may not have learned this the hard way.

Starfield Deimos Armored Transport Elevator Opening

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Explore the Deimos Armored Transport

Continue through the corridors. Veer toward the left as you advance to reach an elevator shaft. The elevator is not functional. However, look overhead to spot an opening. When the gravity lets you, it’s possible to float up the shaft and to a higher corridor. Just remember which button or key ascends (Y, on my controller) and which one descends (B, on my controller).

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Proceed along the corridor you access near the top of the elevator shaft. Enter the door on the end. Follow that next corridor as it wraps around and descends to a lower area. Here, the changing gravity also impacts whether two large fan blades rotate in the horizontal passageway ahead of you. Wait for them to stop whirling, then pass quickly through them as you follow that corridor.

Starfield Deimos Armored Transport Opening Through Broken Pipe

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Loot the Deimos Armored Transport

Past the enormous fans, look left. You should see a large pipe, which has been broken (see the above screenshot). Head through the opening and descend some stairs. Pass through a hatch at the bottom of those stairs. In the next area, find a Computer ahead of a large window. Access that computer and choose to Open Door.

Finally, backtrack to where you found the locked vault door, near the entrance to the ship. The door is now open, and the Crimson Fleet crewmembers are inside the vault. Wait until you become weightless. Then float toward the top of the room to find a ledge with a hatch door. Open the hatch to find a chest that contains your reward. In my case, the loot was as follows:

  • Bogdonov’s Boutique Liquor (Box Set)
  • O2 Boosted Advanced Pirate Raiding Balanced Pack
  • Credits (2904)
  • Impact Grenade
  • Digipick
  • Platinum (7)

That’s not a bad haul! You now have accomplished what you came to the Deimos Armored Transport to do. Go ahead and exit with your loot and continue your main adventure.

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