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Starfield Bounty Hunter Spacesuit boasts some pretty enviable stats, making it one of the best all-rounder spacesuits you can get in the game, and certainly one of the best suits in the early game. It’s arguably good enough to see you through to the end of your first playthrough. The issue is finding the Bounty Hunter armor among the thousand planets in Starfield.
Here’s everything you need to know to get the Starfield Bounty Hunter set. If you’re after other worthwhile gear, check out our guide to the best Starfield spacesuits for the early, mid, and late game, including the Mercury spacesuit and Mantis spacesuit, and where to get the Mark 1 spacesuit. For help on getting a solid early-game ship to go with your new space suit, check out Starfield Lair of the Mantis puzzle solution guide. You can grab the Mantis armor during that quest as well. And be sure to check out our Starfield tips and tricks for some pointers anyone will find useful.
How to get the Starfield Bounty Hunter Spacesuit
The Starfield Bounty Hunter Spacesuit is available in the Lair of the Mantis during the Mantis side quest. You’ll also be able to pick up the Bounty Hunter Helmet here, too. Head to Denebola I-B in the Denebola System per the mission marker and head into the Mantis’ lair. Continue through the lair, killing spacers as you go, until you reach a larger room decked out with large machinery and full of enemies. You’ll also bump into Livvey there, an NPC you can talk to further the Mantis quest.
Back track to the entrance to the room, and take a left to find a bed next to the stairs you took previously to reach the area. At the foot of the bed is a metallic brief case with red straps containing the Bounty Hunter Spacesuit, putting you well on your way to some hefty early-game damage resistance.
If you’re lucky, you may also be able to pick up the Bounty Hunter spacesuit from the Outland store in New Atlantis. This store has rotating stock, so on your first visit it may not initially show up. But the stock will rotate every 24 hours, so be sure to check back regularly if you’re looking to buy the spacesuit.
How to start the Mantis side quest
If you haven’t triggered the Mantis quest yet, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The quest isn’t available from a specific location or NPC, but rather starts when you loot the Secret Outpost slate from a spacer. The datapad spawns at random as loot on any dead spacer, which can make it difficult to find. Fortunately, it appears to pop up fairly regularly for most players in the early game, specifically around The Old Neighborhood main story quest. Keep playing, looting space stations and every spacer and Crimson Fleet pirate you take down, and it should turn up before long.
Starfield Bounty Hunter Spacesuit stats
What makes the Starfield Bounty Hunter Spacesuit so desirable are its decent physical resistance and stats provide a solid defense with an impressive EM resistance, but also the most balanced environmental protection of any suit in the game. It also has some solid environmental resistances, meaning a better chance of survival on inhospitable planets, with equally good stats in thermal, airborne, radiation, and corrosive resistance.
It saw us through the majority of our time when writing up our Starfield review. It also proves a solid basis for spacesuit upgrades. Here are the starting stats:
- Phys – 128
- Engy – 132
- EM – 136
- Thermal – 15
- Corrosive – 15
- Airbone – 15
- Radiation – 15
That covers where to get the Starfield Bounty Hunter Spacesuit, just make sure to couple it with a decent boost pack, too. To go with your new spacesuit, check out our best weapons guide. If you need some ship upgrades, take a look at our ship manufacturers, best ships, best ship parts, best reactors and starship weapons guides. For shopping, we have all the New Atlantis shops, Akila City shops, and Neon shops. Lastly if you’re after some quests, the Sabotage, Delivering Devils, Absolute Power, Surgical Strike, Operation Starseed and Entangled missions are all great options.