In Starfield, there are many different ways to set up your ship, but if you do not want to control weapons in battle, auto turrets are the one for you.

Ship battles can be tricky as you attempt to lock on to an enemy vessel and start unleashing your weaponry. However, you can set your ship to auto-fire by using turrets.

If you are wondering how to get auto turrets, you are in the right place. So, let’s dive in and discuss this weapon type.

What Are Auto Turrets in Starfield?

Auto turrets are weapons you can add to your ship that automatically lock on to hostile vessels. When these turrets are added to your ship, you will not need to press anything for them to fire.

The downside to auto turrets is that they are inaccurate due to the player not controlling them. Additionally, you can get turrets for any of the weapon styles, which include:

  • Ballistic Weapons
  • Lasers
  • Missiles
Auto turret in Starfield

How to Get Auto Turrets in Starfield

To get auto turrets in Starfield, head to a Ship Services Technician and select “I’d like to view and modify my ships.” Then, enter the ship builder and open the parts menu, scrolling to “weapons,” where you will see different turret options.

  1. Head to a Ship Services Technician.
  2. Select “I’d like to view and modify my ships.”
  3. Enter ship builder by pressing X (Xbox) or B (PC).
Starfield Ship Builder
  1. Select an area away from your ship and press A (Xbox) or G (PC) to bring up the parts menu.
  2. Scroll through the options until you get to “Weapons.”
  3. Look for any weapon that contains the word “Turret.”
  4. Purchase it and attach it to your ship.

We recommend adding the turret to the back of your ship, as this will allow you to fire at enemies who are tailing you. However, you can add it to the front if you wish.

How to Use Auto Turrets in Starfield

To use auto turrets in Starfield, all you need to do is be in the range of a hostile ship, and the weapon will start to fire.

There is no way to control the turret manually. When choosing which turret you want, keep an eye on the range stat so you know roughly how close you need to be for them to function.

Starfield auto turret range

Best Auto Turret in Starfield

The best auto turret in Starfield is the Disruptor 3320 Neutron Turret. This turret has a good combination of high Hull damage, Shield damage, a decent rate of fire, and a long range.

Additionally, you will need a ship that can use Class B ship parts for this turret, but it can be unlocked without upgrading your Starship Design skill.

Here are the full stats for this turret:

Stat Stat Point
Fire Rate4
Hull Damage29
Shield Damage29
Best auto turret in Starfield
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