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Xbox players all agree Starfield’s best mission is lacking in one area

The United Colonies Vanguard is home to one of Starfield's best missions, but Xbox players are convinced that it's just not violent enough for the situation.

Starfield best mission Terromorphs: Hadrian from the Xbox RPG

If you’ve played Starfield, you’ll know what we mean when we say this, but Bethesda’s latest RPG is an actual behemoth – for better and for worse. With well over 1,000 celestial bodies for you to explore and a a fantastic ship-builder to take advantage of, there’s a lot to be getting on with. Interestingly, though, when it comes to deciding on the best Starfield missions out there, (of which there are literally hundreds) the community is actually in agreement; the United Colonies’ Hostile Intelligence takes the top spot. However, quite a few people also agree that it needed a lot more violence.

Bethesda’s Starfield is easily one of the best RPG games out there right now, but all the Starfield planets, Starfield legendary weapons, and Starfield characters fleshing out this game’s expansive universe take their toll – in a way. The graphics could be a little better, the animations fall flat when compared to the other best open world games out there right now, and there is a repetition in exploring uncharted planets. However, the Starfield missions are where this game shines – and (most) Starfield fans are in agreement that the United Colonies assignment that takes you to Toliman II and the home of the Terrormorphs is one of the best.

Although, there is one issue that seems to be universally agreed upon – as this Reddit post from ‘Thunderrunt‘ highlights; there aren’t enough Terrormorphs, plain and simple.

Now, we know what you’re thinking, and you’re right; Terrormorphs are some of the toughest enemies in Starfield and, even if you’re using some of the best Starfield weapons with the best Starfield skills, you’re going to have a bit of a battle with one or two at a time.

However, quite a few people are rightfully pointing out that Toliman II and Londoninium, a veritable hotspot for this fearsome alien race and a settlement devastated by their presence, is quite quiet. You do come across a few throughout this mission, and a tougher one at the end, but it’s still being described as “anticlimactic” and “very empty” by players – even though it’s also being lauded as one of the best quests in the game.

You can check out the entire thing below if you’re interested. It does take a little while, though.

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Several players are saying that you’ll encounter a few more Terrormorphs if you venture outside Londoninium during your stay, but you’re not invited to and there’s no benefit to doing so – which means many, us included, don’t bother. This means you’re left with a rather lacklustre series of spaced-out combat encounters in a location which is deemed to be one of the most dangerous in the Settled Systems.

So, rather shockingly, everyone seems largely in agreement that there should be a lot more of them. One player suggests lowering each Terrormorphs’ health to keep things balanced and fair, but we feel as though this quest should be a punishing one – to reflect the importance and the threat being met. You don’t often need to think too tactically about firefights in Starfield, but an onslaught of Terrormorphs would force you into taking advantage of their weaknesses with your weapons – and, we can imagine, managing your resources to survive.

This is something mods could fix, but there’s no timeline when it comes to Starfield mods on Xbox. So, for now, you’re just going to have to slog your way through the sparsely sprinkled Terrormorphs in this mission.

If you’re yet to tackle Londoninium and the Terramorph scourge, you’re in for a treat. This Starfield United Colonies Vanguard mission is packed with twists, turns, and loot to pick up. You just need to make sure you have enough ammo to take down the tougher Terrormorph at the end. Although, if you’re using melee weapons, we would suggest switching it up for this one. Starfield fans are demanding a “dramatic rework” of this system and – when you think about how frustrating these are to fight – you may struggle with a sword.

Still looking for more? While a good Starfield wiki can be a handy source of information, our new Starfield Database goes further, offering you daily news, searchable databanks, and even interactive tools like a New Atlantis map for exploration.