What are the Starfield unique weapons? Starfield has plenty of powerful weapons, armor, and items to collect, but the Starfield unique weapons are perhaps the most exciting of all. Not that the unique armor should be overlooked though, as this can be just as helpful in a pinch. Nevertheless, here are all the Starfield uniques you can acquire, as well as how to get them.
We’ve collected several unique items during our time with the game for our Starfield review and they often rank among the best Starfield weapons and Starfield armor. As such, you don’t want to miss out on these items, though that’s easier said than done given where some of these are located, often requiring you to join the variety of Starfield factions first. It’s also worth pointing out right away that uniques are different from the Starfield legendaries you can find, which are random drops.
Starfield unique weapons
The Starfield unique weapons are:
- Ace Sidearm – pistol
- Acid Rain – rifle
- Ambassador – pistol
- Ashta Tamer – heavy weapon
- Avatar – rifle
- Boom Boom – shotgun
- Brute Force – shotgun
- Deadeye – pistol
- Despondent Assassin – rifle
- Elegance – pistol
- Experiment A-7 – shotgun
- Feather – rifle
- Fiscal Quarter – rifle
- Fury – rifle
- Gallow’s Reach – rifle
- Hangover Cure – shotgun
- Head Ranger – rifle
- Heller’s Cutter – heavy weapon
- Hunterwulf – rifle
- Justifier – rifle
- Keelhauler – pistol
- Last Breath – rifle
- Mindtear – rifle
- N67 Smartgun – heavy weapon
- Peacekeeper – rifle
- Pirate Legend – rifle
- Poisonstorm – heavy weapon
- Power Beat – rifle
- Radburn – pistol
- Rapidshot – shotgun
- Reckless Bombardment – heavy weapon
- Revenant – rifle
- Shattered Shock – heavy weapon
- Short Circuit – pistol
- Sir Livingstone’s Pistol – pistol
- Speechless Fire – rifle
- Street Sweeper – pistol
- Tempest – rifle
- The Buzzkill – rifle
- The Mutineer – pistol
- The Prime – pistol
- The Spacer – pistol
- The Zapper – pistol
- Trickshot – pistol
- Unfair Advantage – pistol
- Unrestrained Vengeance – rifle
- Vampire’s Gift – rifle
- X-989 Microgun – heavy weapon
While we’ve been lucky enough to find some of these unique weapons ourselves, many were collated by ‘LunarGaming’ in a Reddit thread based on community findings. In fact, we’ve used images from videos by both ‘LunarGaming’ and ‘JorRaptor’ on YouTube. For more on each of these unique guns and how to get unique weapons, read on below.
Ace Sidearm – unique pistol
The Ace Sidearm unique pistol can be purchased from Jameson Mercantile in New Atlantis. Speak to Amoli Bava to view the items sold by the vendor, which will include the Ace Sidearm.
Acid Rain – unique rifle
The Acid Rain unique rifle can be purchased from Vicente Salinas in Apex Electronics, The Well, in New Atlantis city, found on Jemison. However, you must first complete his quest to retrieve a package before it can be purchased from his shop.
Ambassador – unique pistol
The Ambassador Unique pistol is a reward from the Starfield UC Vanguard mission Friends Like These. Here, you must blackmail Ambassador Radcliff and demand a gift, requiring you to not persuade her and instead speak to Cameron. Once you’ve done this, you can return to Ambassador Radcliff and pick the dialogue option to question her negotiation, demanding a gift. In exchange, you will receive the Ambassador.
Ashta Tamer – unique heavy weapon
The Ashta Tamer unique heavy weapon can be in a chest during The Empty Nest quest, one the main Starfield missions. The weapon case can be found in a cave tunnel area surrounded by other crates.
Avatar – unique rifle
The Avatar unique rifle can be purchased from traders in Starfield New Game Plus mode. Unfortunately, this appears to be a random item, so we recommend you check the stock of any vendor you come across if you’re looking to get the Avatar.
Boom Boom – unique shotgun
The Boom Boom unique shotgun can be purchased from Neon Tactical in Neon city on Volii Alpha in the Volii system. Speak to Frank Renick to view the shop’s stock and get the Boom Boom.
Brute Force – unique shotgun
The Brute Force unique shotgun is a reward for completing the Red Mile quest on Porrima III, found in the Porrima system. So, head to this rocky planet to get your hands on the Brute Force.
Deadeye – unique pistol
The Deadeye unique pistol is a reward for joining the Starfield Freestar Collective Rangers faction. Travel to Akila City on the planet of Akila in the Cheyenne system and enter the city to begin the Job Gone Wrong quest. This will automatically be added to your journal, tasking you with intervening with a bank robbery. Once you’ve done this, follow the objective to join the Freestar Rangers and complete your first mission. Doing so will reward you with the Deadeye unique pistol and the Freestar Ranger Deputy gear.
Despondent Assassin – unique rifle
The Despondent Assassin unique rifle is a reward from Leader of the Pack, the final mission in the Defensive Measures quest chain. This requires you to complete Defensive Measures, then False Positives, and then Leader of the Pack. To begin this quest chain, speak to Davis Wilson in Akila City, who will give you the quest Defensive Measures.
Elegance – unique pistol
The Elegance unique pistol can be purchased from Rowland Arms in Akila City, on the planet of Akila in the Cheyenne system. This shop can be found on the main street leading towards The Rock, across the road from GalBank. Here, speak to Belle to view the shop’s stock and get Elegance.
Experiment A-7 – unique shotgun
The Experiment A-7 unique shotgun can be acquired by persuading Ethan during the Entangled side quest. This quest can be picked up by traveling to Freya III in the Freya system, immediately granting you the mission to investigate a distress signal. Eventually, you will have to use the Starfield persuasion system to convince a character named Ethan. Doing so will reward you with the Experiment A-7. We recommend saving your game before attempting to persuade Ethan so that you can reload the save if you fail.
Feather – unique rifle
The Feather unique rifle can be purchased from Aludra Tahan onboard The Key space station, unlocked during the Starfield Crimson Fleet faction story. Tahan is the weapons vendor onboard The Key, so speak to her to view the shop’s inventory and get the Feather.
Fiscal Quarter – unique rifle
The Fiscal Quarter unique rifle is earned by completing the main mission All That Money Can Buy, sending you to Neon. Therefore, progress through the main questline to unlock this weapon.
Fury – unique rifle
The Fury unique rifle can be purchased from Aludra Tahan onboard The Key space station, requiring you to begin the Crimson Fleet faction story. As the weapons vendor onboard The Key, speak to Tahan to get the Fury.
Gallow’s Reach – unique rifle
The Gallow’s Reach unique rifle can be found during the main mission No Sudden Moves. Here, head into the corridor area behind Petrov and take the door to the left, to enter a bedroom. Gallow’s Reach can be found mounted on a wall behind a desk.
Hangover Cure – unique shotgun
The Hangover Cure unique shotgun can be found behind the bar at Jake’s, in The Well, in New Atlantis city, found on Jemison.
Head Ranger – unique rifle
The Head Ranger unique rifle can be purchased from Laredo Firearms in Akila City on the planet of Akila in the Cheyenne system, home of the Freestar Collective.
Heller’s Cutter – unique heavy weapon
Heller’s Cutter unique heavy weapon can be obtained during the main mission Back to Vectera when you return to the Argos Extractors Mining Outpost. It can be found in a small weapons crate to your right, shortly after entering the building through the airlock.
If you’d like to use this as your default mining laser when your scanner is active, simply discard any other cutter from your inventory. Then, this weapon will be automatically selected when using the scanner.
Hunterwulf – unique rifle
The Hunterwulf unique rifle can be purchased from Zuri’s Essentials onboard The Key space station. As such, this requires you to have started the Crimson Fleet faction story to gain access to this location. Once here, speak to Zuri Abara to get Hunterwulf.
Justifier – unique rifle
The Justifier unique rifle is a reward for completing the Freestar Collective Rangers faction storyline, culminating with The Hammer Falls mission. So, join this faction in Akila City and complete all its quests to be rewarded with the Justifier.
Keelhauler – unique pistol
The Keelhauler unique pistol is a reward for completing the Echoes of the Past mission in the Crimson Fleet faction story. This is only mission three, so although you will have to begin the Crimson Fleet quests, you won’t have to finish it to unlock the Keelhauler.
Last Breath – unique rifle
The Last Breath unique rifle can be purchased from vendors in New Game Plus mode. Unfortunately, this appears to be a random item, so we recommend you check the stock of any vendor you come across if you’re looking to get your hands on the Last Breath.
Mindtear – unique rifle
The Mindtear unique rifle can be purchased from Kore Kinetics in Neon on the planet of Volii Alpha, located in the Trade Tower. You can take the lift directly to Kore Kinetics to save time. Once here, speak to Matias Durant to get the Mindtear.
N67 Smartgun – unique heavy weapon
The N67 Smartgun unique heavy weapon can be purchased from the UC Distribution store in New Atlantis on the planet of Jemison. If you’re lost, look at the handy street signs to make your way to the Commercial District where you will find UC Distribution. Here, speak to Wen Tseng to view the inventory of the shop and get the N67 Smartgun.
Peacekeeper – unique rifle
The Peacekeeper unique rifle is a reward for completing the Groundpounder side mission, acquired by traveling to Altair II in the Altair system. Here, you should automatically receive the quest Groundpounder that will eventually reward you with the Peacekeeper.
Pirate Legend – unique rifle
The Pirate Legend unique rifle can be purchased from Aludra Tahan onboard The Key space station, requiring you to begin the Crimson Fleet faction story. As the weapons vendor onboard The Key, speak to Tahan to get the Pirate Legend.
Poisonstorm – unique heavy weapon
The Poisonstorm unique heavy weapon can be purchased from Kore Kinetics in Neon on the planet of Volii Alpha, located in the Trade Tower. Remember to take the lift directly to Kore Kinetics to save time. Once here, speak to Matias Durant to get Poisonstorm.
Power Beat – unique rifle
The Power Beat unique rifle can be purchased from Zuri’s Essentials onboard The Key space station. This requires you to have started the Crimson Fleet faction story to gain access to this location and vendor. Once here, speak to Zuri Abara to get the Power Beat.
Radburn – unique pistol
The Radburn unique pistol can be found in shipping containers on Tau Ceti II. You will likely encounter this during the UC Vanguard mission Grunt Work involving a Terrormorph attack. Nevertheless, jump up to the open shipping container outside, stacked on top of other containers, to find the Radburn in a small weapon case.
Rapidshot – unique shotgun
The Rapidshot unique shotgun can be purchased from the UC Distribution store in New Atlantis on Jemison. Remember that there are street signs to guide you to the Commercial District and the UC Distribution shop. Once here, speak to Wen Tseng to view the inventory of the shop and get the Rapidshot.
Reckless Bombardment – unique heavy weapon
The Reckless Bombardment unique heavy weapon can be purchased from Gualter during the UC Vanguard mission Hostile Intelligence. This is quite expensive so make sure you have the credits to spare.
Revenant – unique rifle
The Revenant unique rifle can be found on a desk at the end of the Crimson Fleet mission Eye of the Storm, located in a vault where you transfer data. This does mean that you need to side with the Crimson Fleet to unlock the Revenant, and will not be accessible if you side with the UC Vanguard instead.
Shattered Shock – unique heavy weapon
The Shattered Shock unique heavy weapon can be found in one of the storage containers you will open during the UC Vanguard mission Hostile Intelligence. Be sure to check all the weapon cases inside these storage containers to get Shattered Shock.
Short Circuit – unique pistol
The Short Circuit unique pistol can be purchased at Best Defense in Hopetown on the planet of Polvo in the Valo system. This shop can be found near the HopeTech building.
Sir Livingstone’s Pistol – unique pistol
The Sir Livingstone’s Pistol unique pistol is given to you by your parents if you picked the Kid Stuff trait during character creation, one of the best Starfield traits. This gift will be given to you after a certain amount of time, so keep playing and visiting your parents to get Sir Livingstone’s Pistol.
Speechless Fire – unique rifle
The Speechless Fire unique rifle can be purchased at Best Defense in Hopetown on the planet of Polvo in the Valo system. This shop can be found near the HopeTech building.
Street Sweeper – unique pistol
The Street Sweeper unique pistol is obtained by completing the Showdown quest in Neon City on the planet of Volii Alpha. This is the final mission in the Striker gang questline.
Tempest – unique rifle
The Tempest unique rifle is earned by defeating Delgado and looting his body during the Eye of the Storm quest when siding with the UC Vanguard SysDef faction. Doing so will lock you out of the Crimson Fleet rewards, so make your choice carefully.
The Buzzkill – unique rifle
The Buzzkill unique rifle can be purchased from the Neon Tactical shop in Neon city on Volii Alpha in the Volii system. Speak to Frank Renick to view the shop’s stock and get The Buzzkill.
The Mutineer – unique pistol
The Mutineer unique pistol can be acquired during the main mission Into The Unknown by speaking to Vladimir Sall on The Eye. Here, speak to Vladimir and select the dialogue option to ask about his past with the Crimson Fleet. He will then provide the location of his house, marked with an activity tab in your journal. Then, track the activity to head to Symra VII-A to reach Vlad’s Villa. Once here, head downstairs and open the Advanced lock on the door to find The Mutineer on a desk. Yes, that means you need to know how to lockpick in Starfield.
The Prime – unique pistol
The Prime unique pistol can be purchased from Laredo Firearms in Akila City on the planet of Akila in the Cheyenne system, home of the Freestar Collective.
The Spacer – unique pistol
The Spacer unique pistol can be purchased from the Arboron shop in Neon, at the base of the Ryujin Tower. Here, speak to Ken Bright to browse the vendor inventory and get The Spacer.
The Zapper – unique pistol
The Zapper unique pistol can be purchased at Rowland Arms in Akila City, on the planet of Akila in the Cheyenne system. To find this shop, simply walk up the main street leading towards The Rock and look to your left, opposite GalBank. Speak to Belle to view the shop’s stock and get The Zapper.
Trickshot – unique pistol
The Trickshot unique pistol can be found in the wreckage of a mech husk during the United Colonies Vanguard faction War Relics. We’d recommend using the video above to find the exact location, as there are several mech husks in this area. Nevertheless, the mech husk hiding the Trickshot is standing upright on the path towards the main platform area.
Unfair Advantage – unique pistol
The Unfair Advantage unique pistol is a reward for killing Ikande and looting his body during the Eye of the Storm quest when siding with the Crimson Fleet faction. Doing so will lock you out of the UC Vanguard rewards, so make your choice carefully.
Unmitigated Vengeance – unique rifle
The Unmitigated Vengeance unique rifle is a reward for completing the main mission High Price to Pay by killing the Hunter at the Buried Temple. Be warned though, this isn’t a possibility if you sided with the Hunter during the Unearthed story mission, so you will need to plan ahead.
Vampire’s Gift – unique rifle
The Vampire’s Gift unique rifle can be purchased from Gualter during the UC Vanguard mission Hostile Intelligence. Thankfully, this isn’t too expensive to buy.
X-989 Microgun – unique heavy weapon
The X-989 Microgun unique heavy weapon can be obtained during the UC Vanguard faction mission Hostile Intelligence. During this mission, be sure to go to the armory and speak to the UC Agent standing near the desk of items. This agent will offer you the X-989 Microgun alongside ammo for it.
Best Starfield unique weapons
The best Starfield unique weapons are:
- Experiment A-7
- Boom Boom
- X-989 Microgun
These unique weapons are the best in the game because they deal massive damage to a variety of different enemy types thanks to their stellar perks, so these are definitely worth tracking down using the list above. However, it’s worth noting that ammo for weapons like the Microgun is not always easy to come by, especially at the start of the game.
For example, the Revenant is arguably the best unique weapon of them all, boasting a massive 150 ammo capacity, strong rate of fire and damage, and the powerful Lacerate perk that can randomly apply Bleed to the enemy. This weapon is absolutely brutal and will serve you well against most enemies.
And that covers all the Starfield unique weapons and how to get uniques. Now all you need to do is pair them with the best Starfield builds and enemies will be running scared. There are bound to be even more unique items to collect, so we’ll keep this guide updated as more are discovered. With how many there are, why not hang them up in your base? Even better, why not build a base in one of the best Starfield outpost locations? There’s no better way to show off your new gear.
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