After the primary two quests in Starfield, you’ll acquire entry to 3 principal missions without delay, considered one of which is the mysterious sounding “Into the Unknown.” In case you got here right here from our information on which quests to pick first, you’ll see why we advocate you do that one first in a sec.
On this Starfield information, we’ll stroll you thru all the search steps for “Into the Unknown” — together with “comply with distortions on the scanner”, which has seemed to be bugged for some gamers — and allow you to navigate the sport’s weird tackle procedurally generated planets.
Methods to repair “Into the Unknown’s” bugs
Some gamers have reported a variety of bugs with “Into the Unknown”. Listed here are the one options we’ve discovered after researching each.
“Into the Unknown” isn’t within the quest menu
In case you run into the bug the place Starfield simply doesn’t provide the Into the Unknown quest, for now, you’ll really must skip it utilizing console commands.
Sadly, meaning Xbox gamers are fully out of luck in the event that they run into this bug. If you end up in that state of affairs and you’ll’t set up the sport on a close-by PC, chances are you’ll simply want to attend for a patch.
Can’t comply with the anomaly
One other bug is that gamers are typically unable to comply with the scanner and discover the temple with the anomaly inside (which we describe under).
If this bug occurs to you, return to orbit and waiting by passing time (only for good measure). Contemplate shutting the sport off and launching it contemporary as nicely, simply in case.
Whenever you make to re-land on the planet, be completely certain you’re choosing the Scanner Anomaly Web site. In case you land anyplace else by chance, the temple gained’t seem on the map and also you gained’t be capable of discover it.
The “skip it” repair that we described for the primary bug additionally works for gamers who’re hit with this one, however this mission could be very important to Starfield’s story — particularly the tip — and we advocate holding off on skipping the mission till Bethesda points a repair.
Discovering the artifacts
“Into the Unknown” introduces to you Vladimir and Andreja, and duties you with gathering two artifacts.
Speak to Vladimir and select which planet to go to first
To start out “Into the Unknown,” zoom out to the Alpha Centauri system map. Proper subsequent to New Atlantis, you’ll discover a house station referred to as The Eye. Journey there and dock with the station. As soon as inside, head down the hallway till you meet Vladimir.
Vladimir will inform you he has leads on two totally different artifacts — a fairly good haul for one principal quest. Each of those planets are randomly chosen from a pool of potential planets, that means your quest will differ barely from ours, however solely by which planets it’s worthwhile to journey to on the map. For us, Vladimir served up Piazzi IV-C and Piazzi I.
For this step, you may want to assist Vladimir discover a woman named Andreja, who hasn’t checked in shortly. Sadly, we will’t inform you which of your two planets she’s on. Fortunately, it doesn’t matter, as you’ll want to go to each planets earlier than going any additional with the search.
We occurred to begin with the planet she wasn’t on — Piazzi IV-C. It’s possible you’ll expertise the next occasions in a special order.
Go to Piazzi IV-C
We selected to go to Piazzi IV-C first, within the Piazzi system. Land on no matter planet the sport needs you to go to and embark. Comply with the waypoint to a close-by dungeon, which is the place the search stops being procedurally generated (at the very least for the second).
Discover the artifact on Piazzi IV-C
Make your method into the cave in your planet and push your method via. We didn’t encounter any enemies on the way in which to the artifact.
When you attain the floating caelumite deposits, you understand the drill (actually). Pull out your Cutter and purpose it on the minerals. Reduce away the surplus rock and pry the artifact free. You’ll expertise one other imaginative and prescient right here. After you have the artifact, head again to your ship.
Go to Piazzi I
We selected to go to Piazzi I second, which is the planet the place we discovered Andreja. Land on no matter planet the sport tells you to after which hop out of your ship. Comply with the waypoint to a close-by cave, which is the place the sport’s procedural technology ends — at the very least for this quest.
Discover the artifact on Piazzi I // Discover Andreja
Whenever you enter the “deep cave,” you’ll instantly know should you’re within the one with Andreja, as you’ll see her killing a man in close-quarters fight. After a fast chat, she’ll agree that will help you discover the artifact.
With two companions in tow, make your method via the deep mine, coping with any Spacers you come throughout. A fast tip for this mission is to come back ready with a rifle or long-range weapon of some form. There’s a firefight that takes place inside an enormous cavern, and also you’ll most likely be coping with Spacers from far-off.
Whenever you attain the cavern, take out the enemies and both take the steps (like a chump) or, if in case you have the Boost Pack Training skill, soar down and cease your momentum proper earlier than you smash into the bottom.
With the enemies lifeless and also you on the backside of the cavern, comply with the waypoint till you attain one other artifact lodged in a wall. Carve it out, as traditional, and head again up and out of the cavern.
Add the artifacts to the gathering // Speak to Matteo
With each artifacts in-hand and Andreja rescued, return to the Lodge on New Atlantis. Place the brand new artifacts on the desk after which discuss to Matteo about your discovery. After a minor argument with different Constellation members, he’ll ask you should you help “goals” or “science.”
In case you facet with science you’ll acquire fame with Sarah, Andreja, and another different Constellation members, relying on who you will have round. In case you select goals, you’ll acquire fame with Matteo. You can too abstain from the selection, which doesn’t provide you with any rep in any respect.
Comply with distortions on the scanner
You most likely anticipated the search to finish after you deposited the artifacts, like most missions in Starfield. However this time, Vladimir has one other process for you.
Speak to Vladimir // Go to Procyon III
Journey as much as The Eye once more and chat with Vladimir.
When you attain him, he’ll inform you he needs you to take a look at an anomaly on the planet Procyon III. Soar in your ship and fly over there.
Discover the anomaly with the static on the scanner
Land on the Scanner Anomaly Web site and pull up your scanner. As you go searching along with your scanner out, you’ll discover some minor distortions across the edges of your UI.
Be warned: these distortions will be very delicate and arduous to see, particularly on this snowy world, so transfer slowly at first to ensure you don’t miss it. Stroll within the course the place the distortions seem, readjusting your self and transferring in a special course if the scanner circle stays static for too lengthy.
Comply with the static till a waypoint seems. This can take you to Temple Eta. Stroll round till you discover one of many two doorways into the temple. It ought to be pretty apparent, however you’ll know you’re in the correct spot whenever you see a bunch of glowing rock pillars descend into the ground to disclose a doorway.
Head contained in the temple as soon as you may open the door.
Examine the supply of the anomaly
Contained in the temple you’ll end up in zero gravity, floating round mysterious rings.
Methods to full the ring puzzle
This can be a very minor puzzle, made complicated by the truth that the sport doesn’t really make it very clear that it’s puzzle-time. In case you look across the room with the spinning rings, you’ll discover a faint orb made of sunshine. These are our goals, right here’s what it’s worthwhile to do subsequent:
- Hover into the orb of sunshine — you’ll know you probably did this proper as a result of the music will begin to swell and the rings will spin
- Find the subsequent orb of sunshine and fly into it
- Repeat this course of a number of instances — we’ve had a number of of those puzzles the place the sport takes far more orbs than earlier instances to activate, and we’re undecided why
- As soon as the rings cease, float inside of the rings
As soon as contained in the rings, you’ll be handled to a little bit cutscene the place you get your first energy: Anti-Gravity Discipline.
This energy means that you can trigger enemies in an space in entrance of you to cease transferring and float, making them simple pickings.
Return to the Lodge // Use ‘Anti-Gravity Discipline’ in entrance of Vladimir // Speak to Vladimir
Now that you simply’re a superhero, soar again in your ship and return to the Lodge. Everybody will suppose you’re a little bit unusual, claiming which you can carry issues along with your thoughts now (and who can blame them). Vladimir will ask you to point out off. Oblige him (the sport will educate you find out how to use it utilizing your most well-liked management technique, but it surely’s each shoulder buttons for controller gamers). Sadly, the members of Constellation won’t begin floating towards the ceiling like Charlie and Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility.
End chatting with Vladimir and the remainder of the Constellation crew about your new powers to complete the search.
Whenever you end “Into the Unknown,” you’ll get a Faction quest for Constellation referred to as “Energy from Past,” which can take you to a procedurally generated planet to get one other energy.
If that is the primary of the three principal quests you’ve completed, you may both discover the galaxy or soar into “The Empty Nest” or “Back to Vectera.” In case you did “Into the Unknown” final, like we (regretfully) did, you’ll be capable of do the “All That Money Can Buy” principal quest.