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Mastering Jettison Starfield: Detailed Guide on Cargo Management and Recovering Disposed Items

As you explore the vastness of the galaxy in Starfield, you’ll come across numerous objects that can be valuable for crafting or trading. However, there’s one feature that might catch your attention and leave you wondering – the ability to “Jettison” an item. Don’t worry, we’re here to explain what this means in the context of Starfield.

If you choose to Jettison cargo, it means you’re discarding it from your ship, and it will be lost forever. Sometimes, you can use this interaction to give an item to another ship, such as in the All That Money Can Buy quest. In these cases, you still lose the item, but it ends up in someone else’s possession.

It’s worth noting that you can Jettison any type of object, regardless of its size. However, quest-related items cannot be jettisoned and must be kept with you. This prevents you from accidentally tossing them into the void of deep space.

While it’s generally not advisable to throw away items, there are a few situations where Jettisoning cargo can be useful. For example, if you’re approaching a security checkpoint with contraband on board, you can choose to Jettison the illegal item to avoid getting caught. Similarly, if you’re carrying heavy items and need to free up space in your cargo hold, Jettisoning can help lighten your load.

How to Jettison Cargo in Starfield

To Jettison cargo from your ship in Starfield, you have a couple of options. You can open the in-game menu, navigate to the Inventory section, and select the Cargo Hold. From there, you’ll be able to choose the items you want to Jettison. Alternatively, you can perform this action directly from your ship’s inventory.

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Once you have selected an item from the Cargo Hold, simply press the interaction button to jettison it.

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If you find yourself in a situation where you need to dispose of an item from a stolen ship in Starfield, you may need to consider a different approach. Some players have reported that the interaction to throw out the item is not available through this route. Alternatively, you can sell the stolen goods in specific areas like Mars Cydonia, Akila City, or the Den.

Recovering a Jettisoned Item in Starfield

Unfortunately, there is no known way to retrieve a jettisoned item once you have selected the option. However, you can always revert back to a previous save to regain the item in your inventory. We have extensively tested this method while grounded on a planet and have found that the item does not appear near the ship or in space. We even attempted to capture an image of the jettisoned item, but to no avail.

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Fortunately, Starfield is designed to automatically save your progress frequently, so if you accidentally jettison an item, you can usually retrieve it without much trouble. To further avoid any mishaps, you can customize the game’s save settings in the Gameplay options, allowing you to save after resting or at specific time intervals when accessing the pause menu.

Now that you understand the meaning of “jettison,” you can prevent yourself from inadvertently yeeting away your valuable possessions. While you’re here, why not learn how to loot destroyed ships to enhance your knowledge of the game. Don’t forget to check out the related links below for more exciting Starfield content.

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About the author

Kristina Ebanez

Kristina is an experienced Staff Writer at Twinfinite, where she has been working for over a year. Her areas of expertise include Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and the latest game releases. She has a special affinity for the Metal Gear Solid series, particularly Snake Eater, as well as Rockstar’s Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Even her dog enjoys watching her play video games, especially if there are horses or cats involved. Kristina holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and has been gaming since her childhood years on the lovely islands.


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