How to Enter Build Mode in Starfield (XBOX/PC) – (Build an Outpost or Ship)

In Starfield you need to open the build menu to access the build mod that helps you in setting up the outpost. Opening the Build Menu and Accessing Build Mode in Starfield is a bit tricky, especially since the game doesn’t provide a clear explanation.

However, entering a build mod is essential for creating and customizing your base. It helps you with resource extraction, storage, and more. Once you’ve set up your beacon, the next step is figuring out how to use Build Mode to place items effectively.

In this guide, we have explained steps on how to enter Build Mode in Starfield and start building an outpost or ship in Starfield

Opening Starfield Build Mode Guide (PC, Xbox Controls)

How to Enable Build Mode

To open the Build Menu and enter Build Mode in Starfield, follow these steps:

  1. First, you should have already placed the Outpost beacon.
  2. Walk toward the beacon and hover your cursor over it. You’ll see interactable options.
  3. On Xbox, press the A button. On PC, press the E key to activate Build Mode and initiate your building process.
  4. Once in Build Mode, you’ll have the ability to move objects, change your view, delete items, and more.
  5. When you’re done with Build Mode and want to exit, on Xbox, hold the B button. On PC, press the TAB key.

How to Open Build Mode inside Outpost Buildings

If you’re already inside a building within your constructed outpost and wish to access Build Mode, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Scanner.
  2. Click on the Outpost Prompt. On PC, press the R key, and on Xbox, press the X button.
  3. This will allow you to enter Build Mode within the outpost structure.
  4. Now, you can customize your outpost by adding essential elements like a Crew Station or any other items you need.

How to Start Building an Outpost or Ship in Starfield

Let’s dive right into outpost building, as that’s probably what brought you here in the first place. To enter Build Mode, here are the steps:

  1. Ensure that you have placed an Outpost Beacon in your desired location. You can find the beacon placement option in your scanner.
  2. Once the beacon is planted, approach it. To open Build Mode, press the ‘E‘ key on your keyboard or the ‘A‘ button on your controller.
  3. In Build Mode, you can start customizing your outpost. When you’re ready to exit Build Mode, simply press the ‘Escape‘ key on your keyboard or hold down the ‘B button’ on your controller.

Here’s an additional tip: If you’re having trouble entering a structure within your outpost while in Build Mode, switch to Modify Mode by pressing ‘Tab’ on your keyboard or the ‘B button’ on your controller. This will allow you to open doors and access the structure. Then, you can press ‘E’ on your keyboard or the ‘A button’ on your controller to interact with the doors and navigate inside the building. Happy outpost building and modifying!

How to Enter Ship Building Mode in Starfield

Getting into ship-building mode is a bit more straightforward. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. First, have a chat with a Ship Services Technician. When you talk to them, choose the option “I’d like to view and modify my ships.”
  2. Once you see your ship on the screen, take a look at the bottom right corner. There, you’ll find the Ship Builder key. Press that key.
  3. Now, you’re all set to explore and make changes to your ship. However, be prepared, as the ship-building menu can look a bit overwhelming at first.