How to romance Barrett in Starfield: Quest, likes & dislikes, more

Stephanie Zucarelli
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Like most of Bethesda’s RPGs, Starfield gives lots of characters for players to romance while completing missions. Barrett is one of the first NPCs you’ll meet that you can flirt with, but if you want to build a romantic relationship with him, check this guide.

Starfield‘s vast universe can get pretty lonely while traveling across star systems. Luckily for players, there are plenty of NPCs that they can romance while trying to discover every mystery of the Settled Colonies.

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Barrett is one of the NPCs you can build a romantic relationship with, and you’ll meet him in the early stages of the game. You’ll be able to start your relationship after completing the primary story mission “Back to Vectera”, where one of the next three quests involves meeting Barrett again.

After finishing it, Barrett will become available to choose as an active companion. If you want him to be more than your galaxy-hopping companion, here’s how to build a romantic relationship with him in Starfield.

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Starfield: How to flirt with Barret

If you want to win Barrett’s heart while traveling across Starfield‘s different star systems, you should first set him as your active travel partner. This way, he’ll be able to witness your reactions in certain dialogue options and will also judge your character while completing missions. Whenever you make a decision that he likes, you’ll see a notification pop up that will indicate that you are gaining his favor.

Barrett is usually impressed by high moral decisions, so it’s a good idea to avoid dishonest actions if you wish to romance him. This includes pickpocketing, stealing ships, killing people, and overall, everything related to crimes.

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The best way to flirt with Barrett in Starfield is to choose light-hearted responses while talking with him. While he enjoys jokes, he’s generally put off by people who are full of themselves. If you get him to warm up to you enough, you’ll be able to pick the “Flirt” option dialogue to deepen your relationship.

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Starfield: Breach of Contract quest

After you’re close enough with Barrett, he’ll tell you about his late husband Ervin. It will be difficult at first to ask him about this subject, so you should opt for a soft and empathetic answer for these conversations.

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When Barrett finally trusts you, the Breach of Contract quest will become available, and you’ll have to help him investigate his late husband’s background. Players will have to pay for some parts of this investigation, which they will have to do if they want a romantic relationship with this character.

To complete the mission, you’ll have to travel to Gagarin with Barrett to clear Ervin’s name; be sure to collect everything you can before testifying, so you’ll receive the best outcome when finishing the Breach of Contract quest.

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Once you finish this mission, you’ll be able to open up about your intentions with Barrett who’ll welcome your advances and will agree to begin a romantic relationship.

And there you go, everything you needed to romance Barrett in Starfield. If you want to know more about Bethesda’s latest RPG, you can check our guides below:

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Stephanie is a Writer at CharlieIntel who is currently obsessing over Baldur's Gate 3 and LEGO Fortnite, but finds time for trying out any RPG or simulator she can get. You can reach her at [email protected].