In Starfield, managing resources efficiently is crucial for survival and progression. One of the tools that make this task easier is the Transfer Container. This container allows players to seamlessly move resources from their outposts to their ships, eliminating the need for manual transportation. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use it:
Building the Transfer Container
Before you can start transferring resources, you need to have a Transfer Container built at your outpost. To construct one, gather the following materials:
- Tungsten (x5): This can be mined from Titan.
- Iron (x8): Iron is commonly found in asteroids.
- Lubricant (x4): Lubricant can be obtained by looting abandoned outposts or purchased from Jemison Mercantile in New Atlantis.
Once you’ve gathered these materials, you can construct the Transfer Container within your outpost. But remember, to truly benefit from it, you must also set up an extractor and its corresponding power source. This initiates the resource harvesting cycle. It’s worth noting that each resource demands a specific type of extractor. For instance, extracting Iron requires an Iron Extractor, while Argon would need a different one. Always check the building materials required for each extractor to ensure you have what you need.
Setting Up the Transfer Process
- Extractor Setup: Ensure you have an extractor set up at your outpost. This device is responsible for gathering resources.
- Create an Output Link: This is a connection that directs resources from the extractor to the Transfer Container. If you have a storage container in the mix, the link should go from the extractor, to storage, and then to the Transfer Container.
- Landing Pad Consideration: Depending on the proximity of your outpost to your ship, you might need a landing pad. If your ship is within the outpost’s boundaries, you’re good to go. Otherwise, construct a landing pad to ensure your ship is close enough to access the transferred resources.
The primary function of Transfer Containers is to store the resources you extract from planets, which can range from solids and liquids to gases. Without one, you’d be stuck next to an extractor for days on end, waiting for it to produce resources. With a Transfer Container in place, the harvested resources are automatically transferred to it for storage.
Using a Transfer Container is straightforward. After setting up your extractors and power sources, enter ‘Build mode’ and aim at your extractor. An option labeled ‘Create Output Link’ should appear. Activating this (default right-click on PC) will produce a red line from the extractor. Drag this line to your Transfer Container, and it will automatically connect. Confirm the link, and your extractor’s output will now funnel directly into the Transfer Container.
Transferring Resources to Your Ship
With everything set up, land your ship at the outpost. Open your inventory and access your ship’s cargo section. In the interface, there’s an option to switch to your outpost’s inventory. From here, you can select and transfer any resources that have been sent to the Transfer Container.
For those looking to optimize their operations, the ‘Cargo Link – Inter-System’ is a game-changer. This structure lets you transfer materials between outposts, eliminating the need to travel to a specific outpost for certain materials. The Cargo Link features two containers: a red one for outgoing materials and a green one for incoming shipments. After setting up the cargo link, connect the Transfer Container to the red box, just as you did with the extractor. The Cargo Link’s control panel lets you choose your transfer destinations. With this system in place, you’ll have a seamless resource transfer network at your fingertips.