Players in Starfield will loot a ton of items as they progress through the game, but sometimes, they may not have enough space to carry them all – that’s where ship storage can come into play.

Each Starfield ship has space to store your valuable looted items, but gamers may not know how to access this cargo hold.

If you are wondering how to store items in your ship’s storage, look no further as we dive into how to reduce the mass you are carrying and keep those items safe aboard your vessel.

How to Store Items on Your Ship in Starfield

To store and take items from your ship’s storage in Starfield, you can:

  • Access it from the cockpit of the ship.
  • Access it from the Ship section of the menu.

In the cockpit, you will find an interactive panel on the right or left-hand side wall. Interact with the panel by moving near it, and it will give you the option to either take or transfer items.

In the menu, select the option in the bottom left corner to bring up the ship. Then press X on Xbox and F on PC to access the cargo hold.

You can store any item you want. however, the cargo hold does have a maximum mass limit. This limit can be upgraded by purchasing a larger cargo hold.

Starfield Ship Storage panel

Additionally, players could always leave items on the floor of their ship. The game is developed to know what items you place and where you put them.

Using this method won’t take up your cargo hold space, although if you drop a ton of items, the next time you wish to grab the one you need, it could take quite some time to scavenge through the pile you created.

You can also place any excess items in lockers and cabinets around the ship if you do not want to create a massive pile of items.

How to Upgrade & Increase Ship Cargo Hold in Starfield

To upgrade your ship’s storage capacity in Starfield, you need to take your ship to a “Ship Services Technician” and purchase a more significant cargo hold.

To accomplish this, land at New Atlantis and head to the technician on the right-hand side after exiting your ship.

  • Head to New Atlantis.
  • Speak with the Ship Services Technician on the right-hand side.
  • Select “I would like to view and modify my ships.”
  • Enter the Ship Builder.
    • Xbox: X
    • PC: B
  • Select Add.
    • Xbox: A
    • PC: G
  • Then toggle to “Cargo”.
  • Apply it to the underside of your ship.

Once you have done this, you will have a larger capacity to store your items and allow you to travel much lighter when exploring planets. Of course, you will need to have credits to purchase an upgrade.

Starfield Cargo hold items to buy
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