To start the Operation Starseed quest in Starfield you must travel to Charybdis III in the Charybdis system – but how do you get there?
Operation Starseed is one of the best and most inventive side quests in Starfield, where you get to meet clones of some of the most famous people from Earth’s history.
It’s more than worth the journey to Charybdis III but can be a little tricky to get there. Thankfully, we go over exactly where to find the Charybdis system in the Starmap in Starfield and what you need to get there.
Where to Find the Charybdis System in the Starmap in Starfield
You can find the Charybdis system to the right of the Starmap just above the Serpentis system.
However, it can be a little tricky to pinpoint its exact location as the Starmap in Starfield is in 3D, meaning it won’t always be in the same place when you check it yourself.
To make things easier, follow these steps to find the Charybdis system in the Starmap more reliably in Starfield:
- Open up your Starmap while in the Alpha Centauri system
- Zoom all the way out using the “Mouse Wheel Down” input for PC and “Left Trigger” for Xbox
- When zoomed all the way out, it should appear like this:
- Move to the right of the Starmap and align the Kryx system to be in the middle of the Map
- When the Kryx system is in the middle, you can see the Serpentis system in the top right
- Its star is a little larger than the surrounding systems in the Starmap
- Move the map a bit more to the right to reveal two star systems above and below the Serpentis system
- For reference, the system below Serpentis is Leonis
- The system above Serpentis is Charybdis
It can be frustrating pinpointing the exact location of the Charybdis system, but we found that the above method helps to find it much more reliably than simply moving the camera around and hoping for the best!
How to get to the Charybdis System in Starfield?
To get to the Charybdis System in Starfield you need to have a Grav Jump Range of at least 22 light years to make the last jump. It takes a minimum of four Grav Jumps (with a ship with a jump range of 30 LY) from Alpha Centauri to get to the Charybdis system.
Here’s the plotted course on the Starmap for the first two jumps, from Alpha Centauri to the Charybdis system:
Here’s the plotted course on the Starmap for the final two jumps to the Charybdis system:
How to Start the Operation Starseed Quest in Starfield
To start Operation Starseed in Starfield, you need to head to the Charybdis system. You’ll receive an automated voice message to land at the Crucible area on the Charybdis III planet.
Charybdis III is the third closest planet to the system’s star:
You’ll need to land at the Crucible to begin Operation Starseed:
After this you will meet a robot named Tobias who will introduce you to Ada, thus starting Operation Starseed.
Be sure to check out our guide on how to recruit Amelia Earhart in Starfield, which can only be done after completing the Operation Starseed side quest!
How to Upgrade Your Grav Drive in Starfield
To upgrade your Grav Drive in Starfield, you need to purchase an upgraded Grav Drive module from the Ship Services Technician. They can be found at the spaceport in any major city or from any vendors that sell ship parts.
To upgrade your Grav Drive you’ll have to swap it out with the new one you have purchased
For more information on where to buy Grav Drives, here’s a full list of all Shipyards and Ship manufacturer locations in Starfield.
When speaking to a Ship Services Technician, you need to select the “I’d like to view and modify my ships” option or ask to see what they have for sale.
While in the Ship menu, select the “Upgrade” ship option to compare Grav Drives and pay credits to swap it out with your old one:
You can also select “Ship Builder” and head to the “Grav Drives” tab to look through more options and manually replace the Grav Drive on your ship:
Once you are happy with your choice, pay credits to confirm the transaction and upgrade your Grav Drive.
You’ll want to look out for an increased Grav Jump Thrust, as this will directly impact how far you’ll be able to jump in Starfield’s Starmap.
It’s important to note that you need to have higher Ranks of the Piloting and Starship Design skills to be able to use certain ship modules.