Players have found the game’s best XP farming method within the Strix System in Starfield.

Leveling can start to feel like a bit of a grind after the game’s early stages. It can be frustrating having to wait to gain skill points to spec out your ideal build.

Thankfully, there is a way to farm XP and level up quickly on the Strix I planet in Starfield. Find out how to get there and how to best utilize this farming method below.

Player waving to Flocking Nautiloos Filterer aliens on the Strix I planet in the Strix system in Starfield

How to Get to the Strix System in Starfield

To get to the Strix system in Starfield, you need to have a Grav Jump Range of at least 21.146 light years to make the last jump. It takes a minimum of six Grav Jumps from Alpha Centauri to get to the Strix system.

The Strix system is located in the far right corner of the Star Map in Starfield. It’s exactly 109.700 light years away from the Alpha Centauri system. With a Grav Jump Range of roughly 25 light years, it’ll take six jumps to get to the Strix system from Alpha Centauri.

Here’s the plotted course on the star map for the first three jumps, from Alpha Centauri to the Kryx system:

Highlighting first three jumps on a plotted course for the Strix system in Starfield

The rest of the plotted course for the final three jumps from Kryx to the Strix system is shown below:

Highlighting last three jumps on a plotted course for the Strix system in Starfield

How to Farm XP in the Strix System in Starfield

To farm XP in the Strix system, you’ll need to land on the Strix I planet and eliminate the abundant Flocking Nautiloos Filterer enemies that spawn right near the landing area of your ship.

Flocking Nautiloos Filterer aliens on the Strix I planet in the Strix system in Starfield

As the Strix system is a level 70 area, these alien creatures will give out huge amounts of XP quickly.

It’s also great because there are so many of them that swarm your position as soon as you open fire. It’s a veritable XP buffet!

Player firing against Flocking Nautiloos Filterer aliens in the Strix system in Starfield

Follow these steps to farm XP on Strix I in Starfield:

  1. Once in the Strix system, head to the Strix I planet
    • It’s the planet closest to the star in the center of the system
Starfield Strix I Location
  1. When in orbit of Strix I scan the planet and land in a “Craters” biome
    • You’ll find the Flocking Nautiloos Filterers in this biome and can usually find it where there are deposits of Aluminium
    • You can see where to look for the biome type here:
Highlighting the Craters biome on Strix I planet in the Strix system in Starfield
  1. Once landed, head to your bed on your ship and sleep to get a “well-rested” 10% XP bonus
    • If you have a romanced companion, this increases to a 15% XP bonus and is called “Emotional Security”
Ship bed in Starfield
  1. Exit your ship
    • You should see many groups of Flocking Nautiloos Filterers in a radius around your ship
    • They look like floating jellyfish and are docile unless fired upon
Flocking Nautiloos Filterer aliens near the landing area of the ship on the Strix I planet in the Strix system in Starfield
  1. Head into the menu and change the game difficulty to “Very Easy”
    • This will make taking out a large amount of enemies a lot easier
  2. Start firing at the Flocking Nautiloos Filterer enemies
Firing down gun sight against Flocking Nautiloos Filterer aliens on the Strix I planet in the Strix system in Starfield
  1. Large groups of Flocking Nautiloos Filterers will come towards you at once
    • You can just stand in place and pick them off for easy XP!
    • They come in various levels – the higher-level enemies give you more XP
Player aiming at Flocking Nautiloos Filterer aliens on the Strix I planet in the Strix system in Starfield
  1. Once you have killed all the enemies, find another area on the planet to land on and repeat the process!

Make sure to stock up on as much ammo as you can so you can farm XP for longer!

It’s also important to note that you can also respawn the enemies of an area you have already landed at on Strix I. Just fly to another planet in a faraway system and go to sleep or wait for a full 24 hours.

Sleeping in the Lodge bed for 24 hours in Starfield

This should reset all enemies ready for you to farm for even more XP!

Why Can’t I Jump From Maal to Strix in Starfield?

If you can’t make the last jump from the Maal system to Strix, it’s most likely because you haven’t got a long enough Grav Jump Range.

To make this final jump, you’ll need a Grav Jump Range of at least 21.146 light years.

Player ship in orbit of Strix I in the Strix system in Starfield

Here’s an example of a failed attempt due to only having a Grav Jump Range of 17 light years:

Highlighting failed Grav Jump attempt to Strix System in Starfield

How to Upgrade Grav Drive in Starfield

To upgrade your Grav Drive in Starfield, you can purchase upgraded Grav Drive modules from the Ship Services Technician near the spaceport in any major city or from any vendors that sell ship parts.

You’ll need to select the “I’d like to view and modify my ships” option or ask to see what they have for sale if speaking to a vendor.

Ship Services Technician Dialogue in Starfield

When in the Ship menu, you can select the “Upgrade” ship option to compare Grav Drives and pay a fee in credits to swap it out with your old one:

Upgrading Grav Drive in ship Builder in Starfield

Alternatively, 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:

Grav Drives tab in Ship Builder menu in Starfield

Once you are happy with your choice, you can pay a fee in credits to confirm the transaction and upgrade.

You’ll want to look out for an increased Grav Jump Thrust on any given Grav Drive, as this will directly impact how far you’ll be able to jump in Starfield’s Starmap.

Highlighting Grav Jump Thrust stats in the Ship Builder menu in Starfield

It’s important to note that you’ll need to have certain Ranks of the Piloting and Starship Design skills to be able to use certain ship modules.

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