All Starfield religions explained

You can align yourself with one of several Starfield religions during your adventures across the galaxy - but what exactly are they?

Starfield religions - we know of four religions so far

What are the Starfield religions? Everyone believes in something, even if you believe there’s nothing. Throwing your lot in with a religion in Starfield not only gives you a whole host of allies devoted to the same goal, but it can also bestow you with the odd buff here and there. As we’ll find out, though, these religions can also come with their own set of drawbacks.

With the full Starfield release date just over the horizon, it’s time we all put some thought into who we’re going to be in Bethesda’s RPG. Will you be a reckless mercenary, only out for number one? Will you be a devotee to your god, and join one of the many Starfield religions? Or will you find your place within one of the Starfield factions? The scope of your journey is huge, and you really can be whoever you want to be – take whichever Starfield companions you want along for the ride.

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All Starfield religions

Here is every Starfield religion:

  • Sanctum Universum
  • The Enlightened
  • House Va’ruun

While many of today’s religions are accounted for in Starfield, we also know of three completely new religions you can choose from in the character creation screen. This information comes from a Starfield Q&A, held on the games Discord server.

Sanctum Universum

A fairly new religion in the grand scheme of things, the Sanctum Universum is of the belief that god is out there somewhere, in the universe, and now that humans have the ability to travel the galaxy, they will one day find their deity.

The Enlightened

The Enlightened is an atheist group that focuses on humanitarian and community work. They believe that taking responsibility for your actions and looking after nature and your fellow humans will ultimately make life a better experience all around. A real ‘be the change you want to see in the world’ type group.

House Va’ruun

After making one of several grav jumps on board a colony ship, a member of the crew claimed to have spoken to the ‘Great Serpent’. This particular entity will allegedly encircle the entire universe and devious anything within. Seems legit.

Starfield enlightened or universal?

You might be wondering which of these two religions to choose, despite the fact there’s a third religion within the game. House Varuun is a vilified religion, whereas the Enlightened are received well by all of the Starfield factions. Your decision ultimately comes down to your personal beliefs and preferences for your character. Enlightened or Universal will both grant good connections in New Atlantis and exclusive items. House Varuun will see you being judged heavily by some groups.

While the full scope of perks you get for joining one of these religions isn’t known, their background should give you an inkling of which Starfield religion floats your boat. If you’re more of a nuts-and-bolts type of spacefarer, check out the different types of Starfield ships you can create – probably going to have to be a good one if you want to see just how big Starfield actually is.

Still looking for more? While a good Starfield wiki can be a handy source of information, our new Starfield Database goes further, offering you daily news, searchable databanks, and even interactive tools.