Everything you need to know about extracting minerals when destroying asteroids in Starfield, and whether this procedure is worth it or not.
One of the keys to our games in Starfield is the ability to obtain a multitude of resources, and basically, we get most of them on dry land.
However, a feature that goes unnoticed by most players in Starfieldis the extraction of resources thanks to asteroids.
The game doesn’t tell you, but if you destroy the asteroids, you can extract a certain number of resources and it may or may not be worth it depending on how you play.
So on the one hand we are going to teach you how to mine asteroids in Starfieldand also the resources that can be obtained and whether it is really worth it.
How to extract minerals from asteroids in Starfield
Before we start mining asteroids, we need to find the orbit of a planet or an accessible area of space where there are nearby asteroids.
Once you’ve found it, start shooting at the asteroids and when they take a certain amount of damage, they’ll explode, leaving a ton of resources along the way.
To collect these resources, you must press “interact” to lock onto the mineral deposit and then loot them from a distance of up to 500m.
The resources we can obtain
When destroying asteroids, certain resources may appear, especially those related to water and iron.
In any case, there have even been reports of asteroids that have dropped even platinum. Generally speaking, iron, nickel, aluminum, platinum and water are the most common resources found on asteroids.
Regarding whether or not the extraction of resources from asteroids is worth it, in general terms, yes.
You can take advantage of space battles or those dead times in space, to destroy asteroids, and collect their resources, although obviously, the best resources are still present on dry land.
Are you playing Starfield? In that case, we recommend taking a look at these articles: Analysis of Starfield on Xbox Series X|S and PC, Everything you need to know about early access, or Compilation of game notes in the international press.