Where to find Tungsten in Starfield

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Crafting plays a large role in Starfield, it can help you get stronger gear.  If you are out in deep space, this allows you to craft ammo and medicine. It helps you survive better, so you should invest in this aspect as early as you can. Not all resources in the game that are used to craft are as common as Iron or Aluminum, so you’ll need to spend time searching. But when you stumble on the rarer resources, you can create better items. One of the more elusive resources in Starfield which is Tungsten is extremely uncommon. If you’re just starting the game, it can be nearly impossible to find. However, thanks to some Redditors, it seems like we can narrow down our search better. So, if you’re in the market for Tungsten, this guide will show where to find it in Starfield. 

Starfield: Where to find Tungsten

There are a few ways to get Tungsten, you can go through the Shopkeeps if you have the money. But, be warned, because the material is rare, many vendors might not hold a lot of it or any of it. If you planet hop from store to store to accumulate a good amount of Tungsten which may take more time.

The other method is by going to planets which are usually rich with resources including Tungsten. However, most of the planets I’ve found that hold the resource are harsh and extreme and do damage even with a spacesuit. On the other hand, I think I found the Goldilocks moon for Tungsten. There’s a celestial body called Voss which is a moon of the gas giant Olivas, it’s located in the Alpha Centauri Star System.  Olivas is the biggest planet in the system, so it’ll be hard to miss. The planet is ideal to explore because it’s not harsh nor extreme, plus you can build an outpost here. On top of that, it seems to be highly dense in Tungsten, so you can spend a lot of time mining for it there.

Where to extract the metal

Since Tungsten is rare, the places where you can go in Starfield are limited. However, there are a few planets in the game that contain high concertation of the resource to extract from. To save time being on the lookout for Tungsten, check out the locations below.

  • Titan: One of Jupiter’s moons within the Sol Star System.
  • Pluto: A smaller planet inside the Sol System.
  • Bondar: Located in the Alpha Centauri System.

Can Tungsten be bought?

While the metal is rare, it actually can be purchased at a few vendors in Starfield. At the time of writing this guide, I’ve only found three places in total that sell this metal. At Neon, make your way to the Mining League where you’ll get to buy around 31 units of Tungsten. Next, head to Cydonia on Mars where you want to talk to the vendor at the UC Exchange. He’ll sell you six units of the metal. Finally, in Jemison Mercantile on New Atlantis, you’ll get 20 units of the Tungsten.

Console Commands for Tungsten

Alternatively, on PC, Starfield supports console commands. These commands allow you to enable things outside the vanilla experience of the game. You can easily give yourself a large amount of Tungsten this way.

To use console commands hit the tilde ley (`) and type in player.additem 0000556B. To add an amount, type in a number after the code has been typed out. For example, if you want 100 units of Tungsten type out player.additem 0000556B 100. It’s unconfirmed how high you can go, 100 was the highest for me. With Starfield being a Bethesda Softworks game, it seems like you can give yourself an unlimited amount of the resource.

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.