Starfield: How to quick select to swap weapons and heal

Starfield Quick Select Menu
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In Starfield, you can swap weapons quickly and heal quickly by using the quick select menu. If you’re familiar with Bethesda games, this may be familiar to you or you may need a reminder. So, here is how to quick select to swap weapons and heal in Starfield.

Related: While discovering how to use the quick select menu in Starfield, you might want to learn how long the campaign is.

How to quickly swap weapons and grenades in Starfield

You can quick select weapons, grenades, healing equipment, and much more in Starfield whether you are on a controller or mouse and keyboard. To do that, you need to know how to use the quick select menu.

To pull up your quick select menu, you press Q on mouse and keyboard (which can be remapped) and anywhere on the D-pad on Xbox. With this pulled up, time around you will slow and you’ll be able to heal or swap weapons with ease.

To assign weapons and healing items to your quick select menu, you need to open your inventory and press favorite. While hovering over an item, you’ll see the button prompt for favorite on the bottom of the screen. After pressing favorite, you’ll be able to assign where you want the weapon or healing item to go in your quick select menu.

How to heal in Starfield

Starfield How To Heal

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Healing in Starfield can be tricky, especially if you’re new to Bethesda games. To heal quickly in Starfield, you can favorite Med Packs in your inventory to save them to your quick select menu.

I, for one, like to minimize the amount of pausing and slowing down of combat sections as much as possible, and the best way to do that while healing often is by keeping your healing supplies in your quick select menu.

I suggest you put Med Packs, Heart+, or other healing items in the bottom part of your quick select so you can heal easily in combat without having to dig through menus. And now that you know how to quickly heal and swap weapons in Starfield, you might want to learn how to use persuasion.

Noah Nelson
About The Author
From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.