After choosing your traits and background during character selection, you set off into the world of Starfield. However, if you want to get rid of any you no longer like, there are interesting, if difficult, ways to do so, ranging from kicking your parents out of the house to killing your adoring fan. Here’s how to get rid of traits in Starfield.
How to Get Rid of Traits in Starfield
Removing traits in Starfield usually nulls the bonus or extra story elements that you would’ve had if you kept them. It’s important to note that if you remove a trait, it’s gone forever. Make sure it’s something you want to do before proceeding. That said, you can start the game without any at all if you choose to roleplay that way.
How to Remove Traits in Starfield
Here’s how to get rid of all 17 traits in Starfield. Some require more effort than others, while some can only be tossed aside once a game.
This is perhaps the easiest one to remove, but it breaks my heart to consider. Kid Stuff gives you two loving parents with their own house. You can visit them anytime you want after you take to the stars freely. Your parents siphon at least 2% of your money every month, but you can visit your old home and check on them. If you want to get rid of them, talk to your father and tell him that you can’t pay for expenses anymore. This forces them to move, removing the trait.
This trait gives you an adoring fan, who will come to talk to you randomly. You can make them part of your crew — which is nice — but if you get tired of all the chit-chat, you can kick them to the curb, too. Do this by talking to them and selecting the “Remove Trait” option. Alternatively, you could kill them.
With this trait, you get your own luxury home at the start of the game. This abode comes with a price tag of 125,000 credits that must be paid in weekly payments of 500 credits. If you find the place isn’t worth the money, you can head to the bank and tell them to foreclose your home.
The wanted trait puts a bounty on your head, making you a target for blood-thirsty bounty hunters. This means that you’ll be attacked randomly, so I don’t suggest getting this trait if you are keen on exploring and completing quests at your leisure. If the heat gets to be too much and you’re tired of the surprises, you can pay off your bounty with 3,000 credits with a Tracker Alliance Agent.
These are probably some of the easiest traits to get rid of. They usually work with or without crewmates, and they can be removed by talking to Andy Singh.
Raised Enlightened, Raised Universal, Serpent’s Embrace
To remove either of these traits, you have to go to New Atlantis and find the corresponding person for each trait.
- Raised Enlightened: Go see Andy Singh and get them to remove it.
- Serpent’s Embrace: Search for Mir’za at the UC security Office.
- Raised Universal: Seek out Keeper Aquilus at the Sanctum Universum.
Empath, Taskmaster, Spaced, Terra Firma, and Alien DNA
These five traits are easily removed by talking to Reliant Medical. Getting rid of either costs a hefty 10,000 credits.
Neon Street Rat, United Colonies Native, Freestar Collective Settler
These three require a bit more work to remove. You have to talk to specific NPCs across the game. Luckily, you can only have one of them at a time, so you won’t have to search the stars looking to remove all three in one playthrough.
- Neon Street Rat: Go to Ebbside in Neon City and talk to Madam Sauvage.
- United Colonies: Go to Colonial Health and Human Resources in MAST District in New Atlantis and speak to Administrator Rookes.
- Freestar Collective Settler: Go to Akila City and talk to Elias Cartwright.
That’s how to get rid of traits in Starfield. While this does change aspects of the game, traits are not required for your playthrough. For more tips and tricks, head over to our Starfield guides hub.