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How to Pick Up and Move Items around in Starfield

In case you want to place 100 potatoes right next to your cockpit

If you’ve been enjoying Starfield, you’ve probably noticed the fact that there are a plethora of items in the game. From weapons and spacesuits, to things such as cheese sticks and sandwiches, there’s a ton of things to interact with. However, it would seem that there is a feature that isn’t properly explained, allowing you to move things freely in the world. If you wanted you could take 30 beer juice boxes and place them in your cockpit. So let’s drag and drop things around and figure out how to pick up and move items around in Starfield.

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Starfield is hailed for it’s object permeance, allowing you to place an item somewhere and come back to it being in the exact same spot. This allows for some very silly moments, as well as making the world feel more alive and real. Players can put items in their inventory and then drop it at a later time to place it somewhere else. On the other hand, if you’re wanting to simply drag something from one place to another without adding it to your inventory, you’re in luck.

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In order to pick up and move items around in Starfield, simply press and hold the interact key. Press and hold the ‘E’ key on PC or the ‘A’ button on Xbox. Doing so will make the item look like you are moving it using the force, allowing you to move it, or even rotate it. This might not be a completely practical feature, as you won’t have time to drag things around while you’re in combat. But on the other hand, it’s very funny and interesting to pick up a coffee mug and slap people across the face with it.

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Alex Garcia is a freelance writer for Gamer Journalist. Since joining the team in October of 2022, Alex has been covering news and writing guides from all corners of the gaming industry, with a proclivity for covering games such as Destiny 2, Vampire Survivors, and Honkai Star Rail, along with testing out the latest gacha games. In addition to his background in content creation and eSports, you'll find him streaming the latest AAA/Indie game titles on his Twitch in his off time, with a sprinkle of competitive FPS games every now and then (CS: GO, Valorant).