Starfield Overdesigned quest guide

Starfield Overdesigned quest guide

As you get deeper into Starfield, more quests with greater rewards and more interesting plots will open up to you. The Overdesigned quest is given by Walter after a key story mission and has you joining his company as a consultant to help design a new ship. Whether or not you’ve spent much time in the custom shipbuilding part of Starfield or not, your character certainly isn’t experienced in all the nuances of design, marketing, budget, and taking on a general producer role. If you’re nervous about jumping into the business side of things and making the tough calls, here’s a full guide to the Overdesigned quest in Starfield.

Overdesigned walkthrough

A diagram of the Kepler R ship in Starfield.
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After getting the quest by talking to Walter, your first step will be to head to his Stroud-Ecklund space station to meet his team, which is working on a new ship design. Once you arrive, you will meet Jules, who will lay out the major roadblocks you’ve been brought on to solve, first of which is the budget.

Your two main options here are to be conservative with the team’s funding, or to try and persuade Jules to ask for higher funding. If you have the persuasion skills to do so, getting a bigger budget will result in a better ship reward by the end, so do your best to increase the budget.

The next task is to conduct some market research, or put more simply, go on a bounty board mission to get some information on ships. Just make sure you pick either a Passenger or Bounty mission for it to count.

There’s an optional objective at this point to talk to the team and give them feedback, which you should do to ensure you get the ship reward you want. To get the Kepler R, which we recommend, give everyone positive feedback.

To wrap things up, talk to Jules once more to pass on the data and then fast travel back to The Lodge to go over everything with Walter. If you secured the larger budget and gave positive feedback, you’ll get the Kepler R as a reward; otherwise, you’ll get the slightly worse Kepler S.

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A ship lands on a planet in Starfield.

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Best ship weapons

Ship weapons in Starfield come in four types: ballistic, lasers, missiles, and particle weapons. Each one is better-suited to damaging either shields or hulls, with positives and negatives associated with each. However, a few stand out as simply better than the rest.


Atlatl 280C missile launcher


This missile launcher is perhaps the best ship weapon in the game, bar none. Each missile has a range of 4,000, deals 264 damage to both hull and shields, and boasts a max power of 4. The two downsides are that it has a fire rate of 1, plus, as a missile launcher, you have to first get a target lock before firing to avoid missing.


Torch-P 250MW UV Pulse Laser


As a secondary pick, the Torch-P is designed to absolutely shred enemy shields. Hull damage is a measly 8, but that’s where your missiles or ballistic weapons come in. While dealing 25 shield damage at a fire rate of 5, you’ll watch that shield bar melt as long as you can sustain a constant stream of hits for a few seconds.


Turrets


No turret is going to be as good as a traditional weapon in terms of stats, but simply having them fire themselves is enough to make them essential for any ship. There are dozens of them to pick from, so choose one that best suits your current weapon loadout. For example, if you have a build that has great hull damage, go for a turret like the Scorch-S 80MW Pulse Laser Turret that focuses on shield damage.


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Spaceship on planet in Starfield.

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Key art for Starfield

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Should you choose Aceles or Microbe?

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