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Here’s what you get when you cave to Starfield’s biggest scammer

If you're exploring Starfield on Xbox and you want to know whether you should buy extended warranty for your Starfield ship, here's what you need to know.

Starfield ship extended warranty: an image of Andreja from Starfield on Xbox

As you might imagine, Bethesda’s Starfield is absolutely packed with secrets, easter eggs, jokes, and references for you to uncover. While these are all part of this RPG’s charm, some of them are worth a lot more of your time and effort than others. A fantastic example of this is the Starfield ship extended warranty cover you can buy while exploring the stars. If you’re someone who has come across this apparent Starfield scam and wants to know what happens when you actually buy the Premium Elite Plan from the Unknown Ship, you’re in the right place. One brave soul has put their credits on the line and picked it up, so you don’t have to.

We know Starfield might be one of the best RPG games out there right now, and arguably one of the best games of all time, but that doesn’t mean it’s all fun and games. As you can see in this Reddit post from the once-rich ‘Der_Zeitgeist’, spending 200,000 credits on the most expensive option when it comes to picking up some all-important extended ship warranty is actually just a massive waste of 200,000 credits.

We know no one wants to admit being taken for a sucker by some space-based scammer, but that’s what this extended ship warranty encounter is. When selecting the “I’d like to purchase the Premium Elite Plan” option from the short conversation with the extended ship warranty salesman, you do get a document that says it’s the Platinum Elite Plan. However, that’s it – and you’re down a whopping 200,000 credits. For some context, this was twice the value of the ship ‘Der_Zeitgeist’ was using at the time. We don’t know what they think this coverage is going to protect them from, but that really doesn’t seem worth it – right?

I bought the extended warranty Platinum Elite Plan, so you don’t have to.
byu/Der_Zeitgeist inStarfield

Rather hilariously, the document itself says that players can “contact a qualified agent” for any “claims under the terms of [their] plan” – which is good. The only issue is, you don’t know the name of the warranty salesman and they don’t actually give you any indication of where you would need to go to actually make a claim.

So, while this is a fun encounter to come across while you’re searching Starfield planets for the perfect place to build a Starfield outpost, we recommend using your credits on something a little more useful. You know, like looking at some new Starfield ship customization options in a shipyard or maybe buying one of the best Starfield weapons for your next mission.

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.