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How to craft ammunition in Starfield

For all of your gunslinging needs.

Starfield has a plethora of weapons to shred your enemies with. From laser weapons to ballistic weapons, what makes them work is a steady supply of ammunition. There are different ways to acquire ammo, but can you craft some yourself?

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Ammo crafting in Starfield explained

Before the June 9 update, there was no way to craft ammo in Starfield. Bethesda mentioned that since ammo crafting was available in previous games like Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, and was highly requested by fans, it finally decided to add it in the June 9 update. Crafting ammunition follows a similar process to crafting other items in Starfield.

An image showcasing weapon ammo crafting in Starfield.
Open the research lab terminal to find this new feature. Screenshot via Bethesda Softworks YouTube

Simply head to a research lab and access the terminal. Navigate to the new weaponry tab and search for the ammunition of your choice. The ammunition will have different component requirements depending on the weapon you use. Once you have the required amount and type of components, you can craft ammunition like any other product.

If you don’t have enough components to craft ammunition, you can acquire some the old-fashioned way: by raiding outposts. When you find an outpost taken over by Spacers or raiders of the Crimson Fleet, you can take them out and forage their ammunition supplies. If you get lucky, you might find components needed to craft ammunition here.

If raiding isn’t your cup of tea, you can purchase components or mine them yourself by creating outposts. Having a steady supply of the minerals and components you require will ensure you never run out of ammo with the new crafting system.

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Anish Nair
Freelance gaming writer for Dot Esports. An avid gamer of 25 years with a soft spot for RPGs and strategy games. Esports writer for 2 years and a watcher for 12 years. Aspiring author. Dad to a host of animals. Usually found trying to climb ranks in Dota 2, plundering the seas in Sea of Thieves, hunting large monsters in Monster Hunter World, or mining rare minerals in Deep Rock Galactic.