The wanted trait in Starfield can be a hassle sometimes while other times it can offer great roleplaying opportunities. If you want to learn how to remove it, you will have several options.
In Starfield, the progression of the game is significantly influenced by your choices. These decisions encompass narrative choices and, in certain instances, even choices made during character creation can have substantial consequences. For instance, opting for the “Wanted” Trait during character creation results in your character being pursued relentlessly. This can be quite troublesome, prompting questions about how to eliminate the “Wanted” Trait in Starfield.
Earning a “Wanted” Bounty is possible if you are apprehended for activities like pickpocketing, hacking, assaulting NPCs, or committing any other unlawful acts. The game, however, doesn’t impose this Trait when you engage with the Crimson Fleet. If you opt to align yourself with them, though, the Trait will be applied.
Fortunately, there exist numerous methods for removing the “Wanted” Trait in Starfield.
Removing Wanted Trait in Starfield
The Wanted Trait can be removed in three ways; serving jail time, paying the bounty or offering a bribe to an officer.
Serving Jail Time
You can offer an officer to take you to jail. The time you serve will depend solely on the severity of the crime. Being in jail will mean losing any stolen goods you have. Your XP will also drop.
You can choose to fight the guards to get out, but they will eventually overpower you. You also have the option to escape jail if you do not like the prison. But escaping will reactivate your bounty.
Paying the Bounty
You can do this at the Trackers Alliance Self-Service Bounty Clearance Kiosk. These will be available in every major settlement. Interact with them and pay the bounty amount on your head to remove the Wanted trait in Starfield.
The price will depend on the severity of the crime you have committed. This option can cost you anywhere from 600 Credits all the way up to 100,000 Credits.
There is a condition that you cannot use the kiosk present in the region of the Faction, which is currently hunting you. You can only use kiosks in territories of factions other than the one who has placed a bounty on you.
Bribing an Officer
You can also offer a bribe to an officer to clear out your name. This task will require negotiation skills. Your Charisma Skill also can persuade an officer to accept your offer. You can get free of all the charges for as low as 3000 Credits if the bounty is higher than your credit score.
If the bribe fails, you will be instantly arrested, and your bounty will be increased even further. But if it is accepted, you will be teleported to jail and allowed to leave.