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Starfield Background Tier List | The Best Background to Choose

Check out our guide to find out which background is the best to choose depending on your playstyle in Starfield!

Give yourself the best start in Starfield by choosing the background to suit your character using our Starfield background tier list!

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Choosing a background in Starfield is worth taking some time over as it determines which three skills you start off with. If you are already an avid gamer and have a specific play style then you will definitely want to know which backgrounds would fit a particular build.

Best Background to Choose in Starfield

So as mentioned above, the best background really depends on what sort of playstyle you have and what kind of character you want to be. The tiers S, A, B, and C sort the backgrounds into most to least useful when you first start out. Eventually, you can gain skill points to spend on unlocking more stats but if you want the best start then S and A tiers might be your first choice. Of course, if you have something specific in mind and need the right starting skills to begin your build then check out the choices below.

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TierBackgroundStarting Skills
SSoldierBallistics
Boost Pack Training
Fitness
SBounty HunterPiloting
Boost Pack Training
Targeting Control Systems
SGangsterTheft
Shotgun Certification
Boxing
ACyber RunnerSecurity
Stealth
Theft
ABouncerSecurity
Fitness
Boxing
ABeast HunterGastronomy
Ballistics
Fitness
ARoninStealth
Duelling
Scavenging
ASpace ScoundrelPersuasion
Pistol Certification
Piloting
A[File Not Found]Wellness
Piloting
Ballistics
BCombat MedicWellness
Medicine
Pistol Certification
BDiplomatPersuasion
Commerce
Wellness
BLong HaulerPiloting
Weight Lifting
Ballistic Weapon Systems
BCyberneticistLasers
Medicine
Security
BXenobiologistLasers
Surveying
Fitness
CChefGastronomy
Duelling
Scavenging
CExplorerLasers
Astrodynamics
Surveying
CHomesteaderSurveying
Geology
Weight Lifting
CIndustrialistPersuasion
Security
Research Methods
CPilgrimSurveying
Gastronomy
Scavenging
CProfessorAstrodynamics
Geology
Research Methods
CSculptorPersuasion
Medicine
Geology

After you’ve picked your background, it’s also crucial to know what each skill does – for that, we have a complete Starfield Skills Tier List, so make sure to give that a read too!

Whether you have a build in mind or you just want the best chance of survival at the start of the game, you can chose the right background for your character. Remember: you cannot change your background once you have chosen and begin exploring in Starfield!

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Starfield Background Tier List | The Best Background to Choose