Starfield Unlock C And B Ship Parts And Ships
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How to unlock class B and C ships and parts in Starfield

How do you unlock better ships and ship parts in Starfield?

In Starfield, every ship and ship part has a class. There are quite a few differences between classes A, B, and C, most obviously being the skill level it takes to fly them. However, you need to meet certain requirements before installing class B and C ship parts to your ship and before piloting class B and C ships. Here’s how you can unlock class B and C ships and parts in Starfield.

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How to pilot class B and C ships in Starfield

The only way to fly class B and C ships in Starfield is to unlock the Piloting skill and rank it up. At Piloting rank three, you can pilot class B ships, and at Piloting rank four, you can pilot class C ships. It should go without saying that you can’t just jump to rank three and four.

You first need to unlock rank one, then, two. And unlocking ranks always requires you to use that skill to a certain extent. In this instance, unlocking Piloting ranks requires you to destroy a certain amount of ships in battle.

How To Unlock Class B And C Ships Parts In Starfield

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When stealing a ship, you sometimes need the right authorization. This authorization is found by ranking up your Piloting skill to rank three and four. Only then can you buy and use higher class ships and steal and use higher class ships.

How to install class B and C ship parts in Starfield

If you’re trying to install any ship part that is class B or C in Starfield, you first need to unlock the Starship Design skill. This skill is on the third tier of the Tech skill tree, so if you focus solely on Tech, the minimum level you need to be to unlock Starship Design is level 9.

Like Piloting for flying class B and C ships, you need to rank up Starship Designs to use class B and C ships. Though the description of the rank ups are really vague, you need to rank Starship Designs up two or three times to get access to class B and C ship parts. If you want to install experimental ship parts, you’ll need to get Starship Designs to rank four.


Starfield is available on Steam and the Microsoft Store.


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