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How to Get the Altair II Security Keycard in Starfield?

Where is the U3-09 keycard located?
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Getting through a locked door in any video game is tedious. We want to be able to bypass all locked doors because we know behind them are rewards. If you’ve been playing Starfield and have traveled to Altair II you have probably come across some security doors that require a keycard. What’s behind those doors? In this guide, we’re going to show you how to get the security keycard needed to unlock the doors in Starfield.

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Where to find the Security Key in Starfield

If you’re trying to find the keycard that will grant you access to the locked doors on Altair II, don’t worry, plenty of players out there are doing the same. This is part of a quest Groundpounder and in order to start it you’ll need to get into the outpost known as Research Outpost U3-09. For further progress through the quest, you need to speak to Corporal Lezama. To gain access to her, you’ll need your first security keycard which you will get from Sergeant Dasari and Lieutenant Torres.

Corporal Lezama will give you a facility keycard that you’ll need in order to access various parts of the outpost. You’ll need to rescue Captain Myeong from Spacers next. Spacers are enemies trying to gain access to the Research Outpost and you’re getting in their way. You can find Captain Meyeong on the second floor. After you have rescued Captain Myeong, you need to speak to him, and eventually, you’ll have to complete another portion of the Groundpounder mission.

Common Bugs during Groundpounder Mission in Starfield

There is a known bug that some players have reported that involves the Spacers getting stuck. It is recommended to save your progress before you land after you have met with Captain Myeong and Private Tsai.

Once you finish having a conversation between them, you’ll have to go against Spacers on their base. You’ll need to kill multiple enemies and save Freestar Militia, however, during this time, a Spacer can become stuck behind locked doors that require a Master level to unlock.

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Jazmine Corniel

Jazmine Corniel has been a freelance writer at Game Journalist since May 2022. She has an AA in journalism and is working towards a degree in digital communications. She has five years of professional writing experience and social media management. Her GJ coverage includes The Sims 4, Genshin Impact, Honkai Star Rails, and World of Warcraft alongside other live service games. In her free time, you’ll find her playing The Sims 4, voice acting, singing in musicals, and traveling.

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