Should You Join the UC Vanguard in Starfield?

Should you join the UC Vanguard in Starfield?

by Christian Bognar , J.R. Waugh
Starfield Should You Join the UC Vanguard
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Starfield has many factions that players can join or decide to ignore. One of the early factions you’ll encounter is the UC Vanguard, the game’s version of the Army, or “special forces.” What are the benefits of joining this faction? This guide will cover whether or not you should join the UC Vanguard in Starfield.

What Are the Benefits of Joining the UC Vanguard in Starfield?

Joining the UC Vanguard in Starfield is one of our top recommendations, and it won’t lock you out of other factions. When you join the UC Vanguard, you get access to a horror-themed questline involving deadly aliens menacing the galaxy. Combine this with a vast governmental conspiracy and multiple quest endings, one of which can turn you into a contract assassin, and you get an iconic faction mission along with renewable quests in the future.

The quests included in joining the UC Vanguard are exciting, too. Starfield is all about meeting new characters along your journey, and there’s no better way to start doing this early than by unlocking a bunch of quests with the UC Vanguard.

Simply put, there’s no reason not to join this faction. Doing so won’t lock you out of joining other factions, so you don’t have to worry about that.

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How to Join the UC Vanguard

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To join the UC Vanguard, talk to Commander Tuala at the headquarters in New Atlantis. If you are unsure where to find the headquarters so you can speak to Tuala, just follow the main mission, and one of your companions will bring you to talk to him. This occurs very early in your playthrough.

After interacting with Commander Tuala, inform him that you are interested in joining the UC Vanguard, and he will sign you up for a test to get initiated. Follow the waypoint, and once you reach it, you will have to destroy three waves of ships in space combat. After defeating three waves of spaceships, return to Commander Tuala, who will officially induct you into the UC Vanguard.

- This article was updated on September 13th, 2023

About The Author

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Christian has been a writer of Attack of the Fanboy for about a year and has covered Shadows of Rose, Wild Hearts, Redfall, Remnant 2, and more; his favorite genre is Survival Horror. He has a business degree but felt the need to take his love for video games to the gaming community. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially Always Sunny Podcast and Morbid True Crime.