Starfield Hopetown Location Guide

Hopetown is a key location in the highly anticipated space RPG, Starfield. As a corporate settlement built around the massive HopeTech starship factory, Hopetown offers much to explore for players. This guide will provide tips on how to find your way around Hopetown and locate notable residents like Nia and Ron.

How to Get to Hopetown in Starfield

Hopetown is located on the planet Polvo in the Valo system. To reach it:

  1. Open your galaxy map and set a waypoint for the Valo system.
  2. Travel to the Valo system and locate the planet Polvo.
  3. Land on Polvo and make your way to the northern hemisphere where you will find the settlement of Hopetown.

Alternatively, you can ask locals for directions once in the Valo system to point you towards Hopetown on Polvo.

Starfield Hopetown Location
Starfield Hopetown Location

Hopetown Locations

Once in Hopetown, refer to your in-game map (M key) to find key locations:

HopeTech Factory

This massive facility is at the heart of Hopetown. Here you can take tours and learn about starship manufacturing.


The thriving open-air marketplace is where you can buy/sell goods and mingle with locals.


This busy spaceport is where you can dock your ship while visiting Hopetown.

Finding Key Characters

Hopetown is home to some important characters that you may need to interact with for certain quests:


Nia works as an engineer in the HopeTech factory. You can find her inside the main factory building during the day. Talk to her to gain valuable insights on Hopetown and starship tech.


Ron is a merchant who sells starship parts and tools. Look for him in the Hopetown marketplace where he runs a parts stand. Ron is an excellent source of tips for upgrading your ship.

Unable to land on Hopetown in Starfield

If you are having trouble landing in Hopetown in Starfield, there are a few fixes you can try:

Fix 1: Verify You Have the Correct Coordinates

Make sure you have set the right coordinates in your galaxy map for Hopetown on the planet Polvo in the Valo system. Double check that you are heading to 0.5, -0.1 on Polvo.

Fix 2: Clear the Landing Zone

Scan the designated landing area for any obstacles like ships or debris. You may need to clear the area or find an alternative landing spot if something is obstructing the zone.

Fix 3: Check Your Ship’s Status

Ensure your ship is in good working order with enough fuel to land safely. Make any necessary repairs and refuel before trying to land again. Damaged components or low fuel levels can prevent landing.

Fix 4: Reload Your Game

If you still cannot land, try reloading your most recent save or restarting the game entirely. This may reset any bugs preventing your ship from landing properly.

With these fixes, you should be able to successfully land your ship in Hopetown. Let me know if you have any other questions!

FAQ – September 8, 2023

How do I get quests in Hopetown?

Speak with town residents and keep an eye out for notice boards in the marketplace and spaceport. These often have fliers advertising jobs and quests.

Where can I restock on supplies in Hopetown?

The marketplace has vendors selling all types of goods and consumables for adventuring. Be sure to stock up on food, water, ammo, and crafting materials here before leaving the system.

What are the best places to explore in Hopetown?

Be sure to check out the HopeTech factory tours during the day for an inside look at starship building. The taverns and marketplace are also great spots to soak in the local culture and overhear interesting gossip.

I hope this guide helps you navigate your way around Hopetown and find key characters like Nia and Ron when playing Starfield! Let me know if you would like me to expand on any part of the guide.


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