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Losing XP in Starfield Explained – Not Leveling Up!

It's your doing!

It's your doing!

Starfield is strange, sometimes, forcing you to wonder whether you are not doing something right or the game has a bug. Here in this guide, we are going to explain to you about Losing XP in Starfield, and due to it, you are not leveling up.

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Introduction to Starfield

Starfield is sometimes referred to as one of the most anticipated games of 2023, or some even refer to it as Game of the Decade. In either case, the titles given to this game speak for themselves.

Starfield was developed by the masters themselves, going by the name of “Bethesda Games Studios”, and published by “Bethesda Softworks”, who are known to create some other masterpieces like Fallout, Skyrim, and Can’t Forget Doom.

Taking place in a Space Theme this time, you have a futuristic world. This means you can travel from one planet to another in a completely different environment and time.

On top, you have your very own futuristic equipment like Space Ships, and vehicles used to travel on grounds/air. You start the game as a miner, who works in the Settled Systems, as Exploration is something that was done in the past.

But, you are different, as you love to explore things and discover something completely new on your own. Each path you take in the game will basically pave a different route for you. So make up your mind before you jump into anything.

Losing XP in Starfield Explained - Not Leveling Up!

Losing XP in Starfield Explained – Not Leveling Up!

So, Starfield has this jail system, where you end up in jail and due to it, you have a negative or subtraction from XP. Either you steal something, kill innocent people, or do something bad, you will end up in Jail.

It depends on which type of thing you did that resulted in you being in Jail and losing XP, but there is a subtraction each time. This is the reason you are not leveling up because there is a minus on the XP.

It is something you need to be aware of because you get around 200 XP every time you do a mission from the Mission Board. You can have -5k XP from a 500k Bounty Mission or something similar. Therefore, Losing XP in Starfield is your doing, and you won’t level up because of that.

Look at that negative 1774. That's what's holding you back from Leveling.

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