If you’re unhappy with the loot you got from Starfield’s Starborn, it’s definitely worth taking a look at a new mod.
Assuming you’ve found a good start to the game’s main quest, chances are good that you’ve encountered the Starborn, who serve as Constellation’s main rivals in the frantic race for the mysterious artifacts scattered throughout the cosmos. Although these faceless enemies are generally quite powerful, they only drop a single dose of Quantum Essence upon death, which can be quite disappointing.
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With the goal of “making shipping more interesting,” modder Netherworks has just released Starborn’s Bounty.
“I originally created this mod to give you an alternative way to delve into (new game and) runs to increase or add new powers, but I thought why not give it random results to top it off “To make it more interesting,” they reveal in his description.
With the mod installed, each time you take down a Starborn, one of three random outcomes will occur, giving you the chance to secure additional useful boons.
The first of these, and the most likely to occur in the standard version of the mod, causes the Starborn to die without dissolving, allowing you to loot them like a normal enemy. This will generally net you a weapon, which can be rare, epic or legendary, and some ammo, with small credits or some science tidbits occasionally popping up too.
The other two possible rewards are both related to Starborn powers, with one granting you a new power or improving a power you already have, while the third simply gives you more Quantum Essence per kill than the base game gives out.
If there’s one of these that you’re a particular fan of, you’re in luck, because Netherworks has created a number of different variations of their work that tip the scales toward certain outcomes. There are also versions customized to only give out a specific reward if you want to be sure of what you’re getting.
The modder also provided a possible lore-friendly rationale for the changes they made to the Starborn, suggesting: “You can imagine that they decay (sometimes) because you absorb their energy heavily, and sometimes you do too.” .”(Don’t) absorb enough of it to vaporize it so you can loot it.”
If you can’t get enough of Starfield’s strangely satisfying lock-picking mini-game, you might also want to check out the free browser game based on it.