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How to Fix Turrets Cannot Be Fired Manually in Starfield

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Starfield is a space role-playing game by the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

You can create any character and go on a journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.

Customize your character’s appearance, decide their background, and select their traits.

Join Constellation, the last group of space explorers finding artifacts throughout the galaxy.

Explore more than one thousand planets, navigate cities, and traverse wild landscapes.

You can also pilot and command the ship of your dreams, personalize the look of it, and more.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix turrets cannot be fired manually in Starfield on PC, Xbox, or PS4/PS5.

How to Fix Turrets Cannot Be Fired Manually in Starfield

Here is a list of known fixes from the Starfield community:

  • Fix 1: Go to ship design, move them into a front facing position (source: AstralResolve on Reddit).
  • Fix 2: Install a new turret and you’ll be able to use it (source: Ok_Worldliness8080 on Reddit).
  • Fix 3: Turrets are sometime not oriented in the proper direction and enemies may not be in their field of view so they won’t fire. I found my turrets were pointed down into my ship or backwards. I went into the ship builder, selected the turret, clicked the “flip” button until they all faced forward. I found this fix before putting any stats into automated turrets perk so no, you don’t need that perk for them to operate properly. I also unassigned all crew while not having the perk, and again, they all worked (source: Embarrassed_You8789 on Reddit).
  • Fix 4: I’ve had that problem and reloading a save seems to fix them (source: ArmandPeanuts on Reddit).

Further reading

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