How to swap companions in Starfield

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The more I play Starfield, the more I’m discovering that there’s a lot under the hood. Most of which isn’t explained that well in the space epic. One of the things that’s making Starfield feel both immersive and a honed-in experience is the companions. Unlike most games that have sidekicks who are just a character, Starfield takes it deeper.

Each companion offers something different in terms of gameplay, combat, dialogue, and how efficient they are in the outposts. They add another element for gameplay that emphasizes the choose-your-own-adventure aspect of Starfield. However, you don’t have to play the entire game with one companion, you can swap them in and out as you wish. Like most things in Starfield, this is done more realistically and not explained the best. To learn how to swap companions in Starfield, check out this guide. 

Starfield: How to swap companions

Changing companions is simple to do, you just need to talk to the character you want as a companion. First, you have to dismiss them if you choose to run with another one. To do that, simply talk to them. This can be done anywhere, they just need to be following you first. Afterwards, find the NPC you want to use, and talk to them

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There are moments in the game that require you to use certain characters, so you’ll be locked out from swapping for a time. 

Why is changing companions important?

As mentioned, each companion has certain attributes, such as being good at stealth like Andreja is. If you’re choosing a more experimental playstyle, companions are a great way to do that. If you’re running a dungeon, for example, an NPC like Sam Coe could make things easier since he’s a better fighter than other companions. Plus, it adds even more immersion since you and your companion can create some interesting moments like romancing them if that’s your thing. 

Starfield is available now via Xbox Game Store and Game Pass.

Raza Malik
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Raza is a Contributing Writer who's been at PC Invasion since March 2023. After he earned his Media Arts degree at Niagara College, he went on to grow his portfolio by working at such publications as GameRant. While he plays a wide array of different types of games, Raza enjoys discussing open-world games, shooters, and live service games. Some of his favorite series include Assassin's Creed, God of War, and the Diablo series. On the side, he enjoys editing videos, and creating content for his side project Marching Into Madness.