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You probably missed this easy quest to get the best Starfield pistol

If you want to make sure you have the best Starfield pistol to hand, you're going to need to go and steal it from someone at Constellation.

Starfield best pistol The Mutineer: an image of Vladimir from the Xbox RPG

Searching the Settled Systems for answers to life’s biggest questions can be a dangerous game to play, so making sure you have the best Starfield pistol strapped to your hip is a great way of keeping yourself alive while you do it. Or, you know, anything else you want to do in Starfield – it’s a big game. If you want to get this weapon for yourself though, while an easy task, you will have to steal it from one of your friends at Constellation.

Bethesda’s Starfield is one of the best new Xbox games we’ve played in a long time and it’s already comfortably one of the best Xbox Game Pass games available at the moment. The freedom you’re afforded as a player is one of the main reasons why this is the case. You can go anywhere in a galaxy of over 1,000 Starfield planets and explore to your heart’s content. Or, you can join one of several Starfield factions and get stuck into some corporate espionage and unsettle a band of space pirates from the inside.

You can, though, also adopt a lone wolf lifestyle and steal everything from your closest allies to fund your adventures. If you want to get your hands on one of the best Starfield weapons out there, this is what you’ll need to do. Although, don’t worry about annoying your Starfield companions – they’ll get over it.

Thanks to a series of handy graphs detailing the base stats of all the pistols in Starfield, uploaded online by ‘THEDUKE30000‘ recently, we worked out that The Mutineer is the best pistol in the game right now. At a glance, though, it might not look like it.

As you can see below, while it might not deal the most damage per projectile (67), this modified Magshot has an incredibly high fire rate (161) which means its DPS (damage per second) is second to none. It does have middling damage range stats and a lower accuracy than most of its peers, which you’ll need to manage, but upgrading the best Starfield skills related to ballistic weapons and pistols will combat this. If you’re using some of the best Starfield builds to become something of a gunslinger, picking up this pistol should absolutely be on your ‘To Do’ list.

Starfield All Base Pistol Stats (For Your Viewing Pleasure)
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If you want to know how you can get your hands on it, you’re going to need to get through the first five Starfield missions of the main questline. This won’t take you too long if you’re starting fresh, or from a Starfield New Game Plus save, but you won’t be able to get your hands on it without getting this far.

So, once you get through the Into The Unknown quest (which is main mission number five), you’re going to need to have a chat with Valdimir in The Eye – which you’ll be prompted to do through this quest, anyway. When you ask him about his past with the Crimson Fleet faction, a side activity should pop up prompting you to visit Vladimir’s house on Syrma VII-A. This is the part you might miss, as it only pops up when you choose this conversation option – and it’s not even listed as a proper quest. If you don’t know where to go, though, this fan-made Starfield galaxy map should help you find the right system.

When you get there and reach Vladimir’s villa, you’re going to need to head down to the lower levels and find a locked door. The Mutineer is on a desk behind that door. You will need to make sure your Security Skill is Rank 1 (at least) as this door has an Advanced Lock. However, as one of the base Tech skills available to unlock, this shouldn’t take you too long. Unlocking Starfield Gymnastics skill at Rank 4 is still a mistake, though. So, don’t do that.

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Anyway, once you’re inside, you’ll have yourself The Mutineer – a modified Magshot pistol and one of the best weapons in the game. The next Starfield update might be adding this gameplay feature “by popular demand”, but that hardly compares to a hard-hitting sidearm that shoots rounds faster than half the SMGs in the game. The one thing you need to remember, though, is to keep stocked up on .43 MI Array ammo – this pistol will burn through it quite quickly.

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.