The Starfield Freestar Collective is one faction that you can become a part of during the campaign. The group itself is an offshoot of the United Colonies, consisting of millions who preferred to remain independent and outside the United Colonies’ influence. Now, they guard the frontiers against encroaching raiders and hostiles. Our guide discusses the steps that lead to your career as a Freestar Collective Ranger.
How to join the Freestar Collective in Starfield
The Starfield Freestar Collective quest is called Job Gone Wrong. You won’t have this mission right from the get-go, as you need to head to Akila City. The location is found on the planet of Akila in the Cheyenne system.
The marshal and the Galbank robbery
Once you’ve arrived, you’ll notice a commotion in front of the Galbank building. It seems that some criminals have taken hostages inside the facility. Tell the marshal that you’d like to help, and speak to the robbers via the intercom. If you’ve put a couple of points into the Persuasion skill, you can attempt to successfully diffuse tensions. Doing so causes the robbers to surrender and some companions, such as Sarah, will like how you handled it. No matter what though, ending the standoff will lead you to the next part of the quest.
Emma Wilcox and the Deputized mission
The marshal tells you to talk to Emma Wilcox inside the Rock, the headquarters of the Freestar Collective Rangers. Emma herself isn’t too impressed, but she’s willing to give you a chance. Your next goal is to check the mission board terminal, where you’ll see tasks of the following nature:
- Rescue a captain that’s been taken hostage aboard their ship.
- Destroy a pirate’s ship in orbit over a planet.
- Kill an outlaw captain/gang leader in their base of operations.
You only need to complete one objective to be in Emma’s good graces. At this point, you and Emma will talk to the marshal. They’ll give you your deputy outfit, hat, badge, and the Deadeye revolver.
Take note that, even though you’re a member of the Starfield Freestar Collective, you’ll still be able to join other factions, such as the United Colonies, Ryujin Industries, and Crimson Fleet.
Montara Luna and The First
The next quest is called Where Hope is Built. The objective is to head to Montara Luna, where you’ll talk to farmers that have been harassed by outlaws. Emma will join you as an NPC follower here, not as a full-fledged companion.
To be frank, although we did join the Freestar Collective in Starfield, we did not continue past this stage of the quest arc. That’s because we found out that Emma continued to tag along no matter where we went. As such, that made her an extra active follower, leading to a three-person squad.
That’s everything you need to know about how to join the Freestar Collective in Starfield. You can also learn about all the rival forces in our factions guide.
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