In the highly anticipated game Starfield, making money, or credits, can be quite time-consuming if you don't take advantage of some of the game's more disreputable activities. One of the easiest and most lucrative ways to make money is by finding and selling contraband. Contraband refers to illicit items, such as harvested organs, that can be found in enemy buildings and ships and are usually locked up in security stations.
When entering the space around major settled systems, the local security will scan your ship for contraband. The only way to avoid detection is by having shielded cargo or quickly leaving the area before they complete their scan. However, it is recommended to sell your contraband as soon as possible to save credits.
Contraband items are always marked with a yellow symbol. The best place to sell contraband is The Den, a space station located in The Wolf system, east of Sol and northeast of Alpha Centauri. Unlike other locations, you won't be scanned upon arrival at The Den, making it a safe place for selling contraband.
To dock your ship at The Den, you need to get within 500m of the station and look for the button prompt. Once inside, you'll find the Trade Authority vendor to the left. This vendor offers 11,000 credits, allowing you to sell more contraband in less time. You can reset the vendor's credits by waiting for a total of 48 hours. Sit or sleep for 24 hours, then repeat the process once more.
It's important to note that The Wolf system is easy to access early on in the game, but make sure you're going to the correct location and not the old, destroyed Den. While there is a chance of encountering a Trade Authority Merchant ship in space, it's best to travel to The Den for guaranteed sales.
Additionally, investing in the Commerce Skill, a social skill, early on can help you make even more money. The first rank of this skill allows you to sell items for 10% more and scales well with each rank.
Selling contraband in Starfield can be a highly profitable endeavor. By utilizing The Den in The Wolf system and investing in the Commerce Skill, you can maximize your earnings and make money quickly in the game.
– Starfield Guide: How to Make Money Fast by IGN
– Starfield: Smuggling Contraband Guide by [Source] (Link not provided)