Are you being attacked by what you think should be friendly ships in starfield, with no bounty to be paid off? Well, we might have a solution for you. You see, I’ve been putting in significant playing time in my play through, and I recently ran into that problem.
Ships from the United Colonies and the Freestar Collective were attacking me relentlessly no matter what. I couldn’t figure out what it was, because I tend to play as a good guy for the most part (although the ship trying to scam players out of credits by selling warranties for ships had to be destroyed by me).
I checked to see if I had a bounty and somehow I did have a very small bounty for UC. I flew to one of my outposts, crafted a bounty clearance kiosk, and paid it off. However, after I did that, I was still being attacked by Freestar Collective ships. I had no other bounties.
I had heard of this happening to others, but didn’t know if there was a fix, but it seems as if there is!
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Wait in a chair or sleep in a bed for 5-6 days and it might just fix this bug and save you endless amounts of time!
The only save I had available that I could go back to was 4 days before my last batch of saves and I didn’t want to go back to it, so I took a day off from playing. Determined to find a work around after a frustrating hour or so the day before, I decided to try something new. I looked around on some of the Facebook groups I was part of to see if I could find any tips for fixing it, and it seems that there was one particular suggestion that seemed easy enough and was definitely worth a try.
I slept at one of my outposts for 5-6 days. My outpost was on Alpha Marae III-D. An hour on that planet is equivalent to almost 12 earth hours, so I didn’t have to wait all that long for the effects to kick in.
I don’t know if a lesser time would have worked or if a longer time might have been needed for a more serious crime. I didn’t even know what my crime was.
Thankfully, it worked and I didn’t have to reload a save from days earlier losing all of that precious playing time. This is something that Bethesda should patch, and I hope they do. However, if they don’t, or haven’t yet upon you reading this, try out what I suggest.
If you are experiencing what I was, I hope this works for you too. I created this post in the hopes that other players having similar problems might be able to find help about this issue like I was.
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